Luna the Paper Tiger

Luna the Cockapoo is addicted to paper, actually, to chewing in general. It’s a puppy phase, we are told. She is not particular about her forest products: napkins, paper towels, receipts, band-aid wrappers, brown paper bags. We try to scan our major receipts and then shred them; maybe Luna could be our “green” shredder! She […]

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Luna’s thankful list

“Gratitude is the act of feeling and communicating appreciation for the people, circumstances and material possessions in our lives. The word gratitude comes from the Latin root gratus, meaning ‘pleasing; welcome; agreeable.’” (“Gratitude: the ultimate spiritual practice,” Forbes, November 22, 2017). I don’t know if Luna the Cockapoo feels gratitude, or even thankfulness. But we […]

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The Rain of Luna

How did our “water dog” become disinterested in, no, reluctant to venture out in the rain? Bad news, Luna: it’s fall in the Pacific Northwest and the rain hath cometh. It’s raining as I write this. And it’s beginning to rain indoors. Luna the Cockapoo has decided she doesn’t want to get her paws wet […]

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