Monthly Archives: July 2017

Day 12 — Working like a Dog — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

I was feeling extremely tired and sore last night, and for some reason, the Beatles song “Hard Day’s Night” kept running through my brain. “…and I’ve been working like a dog.” Aside from helping to facilitate the second line into … Continue reading

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Day 11 — Pavlovian II — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

Tired of my dogs immediately demanding their evening snack the moment I walk in the door after my afternoon shift — which gets me home anywhere between 6:20 – 6:50 p.m., I developed a new strategy that keeps them from … Continue reading

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Day 10 — Dogs and Chocolate — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

People are always warning us about how chocolate can be fatal to dogs. If that was the case, I would have had at least three dogs succumb to such poison. Around Christmas time 1993 a bowl of Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses … Continue reading

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Day 9 — In Limbo — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

I make a point to visit the San Diego Humane Society on a weekly basis these days. I feel the need to rescue somebody, and we have room for another dog in our home, as long as it is around … Continue reading

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Day 8 — A Rescue After All — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

There were three boys and one girl in the litter of Schnauzer puppies Chuck and I were interested in. Actually, we were interested in adopting the girl, but we hadn’t seen the litter yet. I spoke with the woman on … Continue reading

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Day 7 — Pavlovian — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

I once knew a family who had a poodle that loved to sniff its own farts. Audible or not, once the fart was emitted, the dog’s nose would immediately gravitate toward its butt. Naturally hilarity would always ensue. To up … Continue reading

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Day 6 — “It’s Just a Dog.” — 40 Days of Writing, Summer 2017

It was 1999. I was fairly new to the Radio biz, doing mostly fill-in, plus part-time on weekends. My boss, Rich Barnes, called me one evening and asked if I could possibly be on call for one of my co-workers … Continue reading

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