The Dog Days of Summer: A Blog by Marcy Mary

Well, it has been hot here. So hot that the patio scorches the pads on my beautiful feet. Trips outside are only for necessities. This morning I thought I would have a little grass to refresh my palate, but it was dry and lifeless. Ugh! I did a half-hearted morning patrol, but as the story […]

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Searching for Summer

I’ve been looking for signs of summer and trying to capture that carefree essence that defines the season. Where we live, the weather in June is definitely transitional. A blanket of fog appears many days, and sometimes the sun never appears. I’m reminded of the Carl Sandburg poem: The fog comes on little cat feet. […]

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Why I Love Dachshunds (and a Recipe!)

“You do know on a 1–100 scale of canine intelligence, dachshunds were rated in the high nineties?” Greg informed me. Greg was our daughter Jennifer’s new husband. “Well, I know that! They are extremely bright, among having other interesting qualities,” I said.  “You’ve got it wrong. One is the most intelligent, and 100 is …” […]

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