Dirt Road Ramblings

Random musings of an aging kid-at-heart who marvels at life's wonders around her

Have I mentioned lately that canine camaraderie and knitting are mutually exclusive? Especially at our house. With our Labs. Last week I posted that I’m trying to complete a 10-for-10 knitting plan: 10 knitting projects in 10 months. That’s all well and good. But here’s what happened when I sat down to try to knit …

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[Warning: Serious post ahead.] I love animals. My family loves animals. Most people I know (with a few exceptions) love animals. Yet somehow I missed how common the connection is between humans and beasts, that is, until recently. Or maybe I just never thought about it before.  

Long time LabTails readers know that DH and I love Labrador retrievers. Over our 37 years of wedded bliss, we’ve enjoyed the faithful companionship of nine Labs: Stoney (black), Strider (yellow), Baxter (black), Ridge (fox red yellow), Elsie (cream yellow), Kenya (black), Pinot (fox red yellow), Tuc (black), and Chessie (chocolate). The last six Labs …

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It’s our first Wigglebutt Wednesday at Joanie Tales. Yay! It seems appropriate that our first Wigglebutt Wednesday happens to fall on the day before Valentine’s Day and the day after the 2019 Westminster Dog Show. [Sidenote: I’ll spare you how disappointed I am that a Wire Fox Terrier took Best in Show yet again, for …

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