Louie the Loaner Dog

Today I received some sad news at the microcosm. Louie the Loaner Dog, who has visited here several times and who taught me that not all chihuahuas are yappy and snappy, passed away during the holidays. I will miss his cuddles and frenetic playing with his rat toy as well as his sweet and gentle disposition. Such a character, our little Louie.

louie in august 2018

Louie in August of 2018 with his favorite rat toy.

 

Louie, dear one, you were much loved and you will be missed.

A Louie link:

Bittersweet, a haibun

 

 

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Sophie Stella Early Days

The questionnaire asked me about the best dog I ever had and what could be improved. That felt a little like someone asking me to choose my favorite kid. My favorite dog and what would make him better? I listed my dogs and what I loved best about them. Each was a miracle in their own way. All simply wonderful, beautiful, extraordinary, and loving. Continue reading

Sophie Stella Arrives in the Microcosm!

Knowing what I knew yesterday when I posted for NaNoWriMo, I should have guessed that after 4 pm yesterday, there would be no more writing, reading, or arithmetic (hahahaha 😉 ) around here because that’s when I picked up Sophie Stella formerly known as Stella who may drop the Stella at some point in the future.

sophie stella night one

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I’m Back! Log of the Faithful Companion #amwriting

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We heard on Facebook, as we skipped over all of those politically partisan memes and rants Image result for cringe emoji, that some folks might not mind me stealing the spotlight writing another post. I took over volunteered because Ma Sascha looks stressed and who knows what she might write. I’m just hoping she has some hair remaining when she’s done. Continue reading

How I Spent My Summer Vacation #amwriting

Hello! I don’t get to post often. Sascha is a blog hog (she doesn’t know how well I rhyme or I’d be given more time…see what I mean?) I am just a crazy rhyming dog. Anyway, in case you don’t know, or haven’t read posts from a billion years ago, I am Scout the Faithful Companion. Personally I dislike that title. I prefer: Scout the very smart, observant English Shepherd. If you know nothing about English Shepherds, I heard someone once talk about us like this: a border collie is smart, but if you tell him to jump off a cliff he’ll do it, an English Shepherd will think about it and then walk away. Now, who’s smart? Continue reading

Beach?

Scout, the Faithful Companion, has high-jacked this blog post on the daily prompt of desert for his general opinion on the beach in summer. He is sweet and cute so he is allowed to unleash his opinion.


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S. Darlington (and TFC), 7/10/2016