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(We’ve Got) Dog Daze of June

I’ve got your back, little buddy. You’ve got my hairy belly, turned wrong-side up when I’m looking for a scratch. I’ve got your friendship, little buddy. You’ve got my pillow beside your bed, a hug, a walk, a ball-toss. I’ve got your heart, little buddy. And  you’ve […]

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(a note from my pup) Dog Daze of June

Dear Darlene, Oh, lady, thanks for choosing me when I scampered my clumsy shadow-tripping way onto your lap as you knelt in the newspaper covered kennel, the one that reeked of assorted puppy stuff, but you and those two fellers with ya, ignored the aroma, petted my head, […]

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(Farting) Dog Daze of June

I cannot remember the older, larger dog’s history of why he was at the pound, but that’s where we got him some 7 years ago. He was older than a tiny pup at 4 months old, but immediately he belonged to my then 4-year-old son. And the […]

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dogTude

(Profs, Pups & Pedigrees) Dog Daze of June

One summer, a simple country girl and a simple country feller cut the apron stings and united in the mayhem of marriage, err, I mean holy matrimony. They moved, unpacked, and mastered their culinary Top Ramen skills — all in the midst of their newfound collegiate adulthood where they gained higher […]

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chazSD

(Stoic) Dog Daze of June

He was part grown when he moved into our home – an odd combination of goofy labrador, stoic bloodhound. I remember when he yanked raspberry vines, got them stuck in the doggy-door, his guilty smile, thumping tail betrayed his woeful eyes. Chaz the dog pushed, […]

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(Eating) Dog Daze of June

You empty the box, chew plastic to bits, eat cabbage leaves off my garden starts.   I yell Nooooo! You pee on my foot,  thump your tail – slow, low.   I exhale hard. Take a knee, wag my finger in your face – back and […]

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(Howling) Dog Daze of June

Whiskered, black chins tilt skyward  furry necks and grungy blue collars  exposed as their raucous, tandem howling exceeds beginner harmonica’s yowling. Even after spittle stops flying and breath stops pressing hard from music-learning mouths, I cover my ears laugh loud tears until I relent, join them with lips pressed hard toward the moon. . . June […]

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Slip Knots

push back stand firm when evil rushes in   enough! enough!   ribbons slip knots off daylight unbound found love   truth mercy strength unfurl grace shields . . Psalm 103:2-5 (NKJV) Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who […]

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And He With Me

Handle my broken? You’re kidding, right? I’ll sweep, gentle-like, sharp shards of glass; replace with glue, a mug’s cracked handle; tape a page, nearly tore in two — but staunch the wounds of my own heart? It’s not possible, plausible, sensible that I’m worth any […]

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Your Face So Sweet

. . . Before I had ears Before I could speak My eyes still shined to Your face so sweet Yes, You called out my name – You called out my name.             And as I grew I breathed You  […]

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