Deck the Luna

New Luna the Cockapoo lyrics set to a classic holiday song. “Deck the Luna” (Sung to “Deck the Halls”) Deck the crate and chase a collie Bow wow wow wow, wow wow wow wow Barking at the fire is folly Bow wow wow wow, wow wow wow wow If you’re George you are in peril […]

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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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Luna and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad tummy

Clean up on the dog aisle. When our daughters started daycare and later during the fall in elementary school, little feet and nose both ran. And they were so generous, so sharing! In just a day or two mom and/or dad would also be sick. Hard to know about Luna’s playmates at doggy daycare. Like […]

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Luna’s Toy Box

Ah, the holidays. They bring so many fun things, including an endless array of holiday TV shows. One of our favorite films is Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer. I mean, what child could forget The Island of Misfit Toys?? Our beloved Luna has certainly rescued most of those toys as they have found their way to […]

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A football life: Luna the Cockapoo

FALL IS HERE!! When the leaves start to turn color around our house, we begin to speak another language: Touchdown, Superbowl, Russell, Nick, field goal, Chip, f#%$&@g dumb refs, Tom Brady, Andy, Marcus…Aaron (especially Aaron Yes, folks, It’s football season. Luna the Cockapoo has a long, complicated (as much as it can be given she’s […]

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Educating Luna (not Rita)

The leaves turn, the air cools, children wait at corners holding backpacks heavy with unread textbooks and one dog goes to school. Luna the Cockapoo has begun to learn. Her people (our family) readied for her homecoming by watching Zak George videos and reading his book. He makes dog training look easy! It’s really an […]

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The name game

What’s in a name? Well, an identity for all of your life and then some. (My parents told me it took them several days AFTER I was born to come up with the right sounding name combination. What they were thinking the previous six-plus months I will never know.) You can call me Johnson. A […]

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The Girl with the Curl

“Sometimes you need a little finesse, sometimes you need a lot.” It’s great to have fun with Luna, but sometimes all that bad ass dog play time ends up with her having “that not so fresh feeling” or just the bad (smelling) ass. (Let’s not discuss adventures with CoCo the cat, who left a racing stripe […]

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