When the Creative Urge Strikes: A Blog by Marcy Mary

I want you to know that I am really adjusting to the desert life. I now have the horrid local Canada geese whipped into shape—no squawking before 8:00 a.m. How did I do this? See the description of my teeth below. Besides my new friend Hank, I have met and interviewed several local creatures, including […]

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New Year Blog: 2020

“Twenty twenty.” Don’t you just love the way that looks and the way it sounds when you say it out loud? To me, it conjures up thoughts of dreams finally fulfilled, new experiences, and shadow images that good things are in the future. As a year closes, I know it is traditional to look back […]

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Unexpected Blessings

How do you approach the holiday season? I have to confess I approach December with feelings of anticipation, eagerness, joy … and also incipient feelings of being overwhelmed, apprehension, and exhaustion. These latter feelings usually start the day after Thanksgiving when my mind starts jumping from upcoming tasks like a grasshopper leaping from blossom to […]

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Christmas Carols!

Marcy Mary and I thank our friend Lois Eastman for sharing her doxie Christmas carols with you on this week’s blog. Even though these carols are about Christmas, dachshunds come from all backgrounds, and no matter how you spend this time of year, Marcy Mary sends you happy wishes for a wonderful season!  Lois, take it […]

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A Thanksgiving Feast for all Creatures: A Blog by Marcy Mary (Part II)

(Read part I of this story here.) After settling in at their cabin in the Tahoe forest for Thanksgiving, the Anthony family is sitting contentedly around a crackling fire. Into this peaceful moment, Joey dropped his announcement. “Marcy and I saw bear scat in the forest behind the house.” Pausing, he added ominously, “And it […]

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A Thanksgiving Feast for all Creatures: A Blog by Marcy Mary (Part I)

“Finally!” Hattie, my 14-year-old human sister, said as she levered her stiff body out of the van. The rest of the family, both two- and four-legged, echoed her sentiment. After all the humans had extricated themselves from the van, Hattie, Pinky, and Joey released Rex, Kotty, and me from our crates. We all stood there […]

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