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Unfortunate Names

Max’s adventures in California have exposed the poor pup to some businesses and products whose names are, well, unusual. I suppose Coldcock Whiskey should be acknowledged for its truth in advertising. For those not familiar with the idiom, to “coldcock” … Continue reading

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Max and the Raccoon-Dog

Apropos of nothing, let’s talk about raccoon-dogs. To start, here is a photo of Max sitting on our hearth next to a picture of himself and two statues of the famous Japanese raccoon-dogs known as tanuki. In Japanese folklore, tanuki nominally belong to a … Continue reading

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Goon Butts

The AJF and I were at our favorite Japanese grocery store. As she spent a large portion of our children’s’ inheritance on products that all seemed to consist of soy sauce, miso, mirin and sugar, I wandered the aisles and … Continue reading

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Deceiving Dogs!

Dogs are sly and not just a little manipulative. We all knew this. Now science proves it. A new study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, has found pet dogs will deliberately deceive humans in order to get something they … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Gold Country, Part 2

So there we were, cruising Highway 49, singing old Monkees’ tunes since there are no new Monkees’ tunes, and remarking about how incredibly soggy Northern California had become after a very rainy season. We debated the merits between a straight … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: RIP Prince Charming

It’s so sad when a dog friend dies. In their passing we are reminded starkly just how important these creatures are in our lives. We think of their boundless good will, their devotion, and their unequivocal acceptance of their owners, … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Gold Country

Max was sitting in his car seat outside the local Smelly Pot, waiting for his taste of stinky tofu, when he got word that we were headed to Northern California on a trip that would include a visit to his … Continue reading

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Aloha ‘Oe

When I was a kid, my Dad would drag out the famous lines from Lewis Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter anytime some matter of importance needed discussion. “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: … Continue reading

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I Dare You Not to Grin

I double dog dare you. http://i.imgur.com/BRNAXsX.webm Told ya.

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Preview of Coming Piñatas

The Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I took Max to our local Petco shop to pick up some poochlet necessities. While we were in line at checkout we were approached by the store manager and another lady who was toting … Continue reading

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