Tag Archives: dogs

The high value of red meat and bones

We adopted a dog from Safe Haven, the rescue group that brings abandoned pups from Tennessee and Kentucky up to Illinois to find homes for them. We named her Lucy, in part after triathlete Lucy Charles-Barclay, a person we both … Continue reading

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The adorable doggo tale of Max, Megan and Augie

Toward the end of my run through the woods and prairie at Dick Young Forest Preserve, I turned east on the last stretch of trail toward the parking lot and beheld a strange sight up ahead. At first I thought … Continue reading

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10 Years with Chuck the Dog

During his senior year in college, my son Evan was coming home from the bars with a buddy late one night when they noticed a small dog peeking out from underneath a car. He was covered in white paint and … Continue reading

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Dogging it too

Yesterday the topic was “dogging it” in workouts to avoid unnecessary effort and pain. But one of the ironies of the human languague is that a term like “dogging it” can be so close to a term such as “being … Continue reading

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Sharing a pup named Chuck

In a few weeks, my life will change once again. That’s when our dog Chuck will begin living with my daughter Emily. She’s been working toward this goal for some time, and is finally getting out on her own with … Continue reading

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On the road with me and Chuck

I did the math a while ago and figured out that my dog Chuck and I have covered a lot of ground together. He’s been in our lives for about 5 years now, and I’ve walked him virtually every day … Continue reading

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