Category Archives: dogs

Thursday, 10 March 2016

11:53 – We had some excitement overnight. About 1:50 a.m., Colin started whining and pestering, so I got up to let him out the front door. Ordinarily, he’d just run out into the yard, do what he had to do, … Continue reading

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Monday, 7 March 2016

10:55 – Barbara is down in Winston today for a dental appointment. Colin will be wandering around the house, whining and barking, until she gets back this afternoon. Barbara originally called the unfinished area in the basement just that. As … Continue reading

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

08:19 – Poor Colin had a bad time of it yesterday evening. Barbara was out with friends for dinner and to watch fireworks, so it was just me to protect Colin from the noise. We shared roast beast sandwiches for … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

08:51 – The morning paper says that Blue Cross/Blue Shield has requested a rate increase of up to 26.7% for North Carolina. The fundamental problem, which no one ever talks about, is that insurers are being forced to cover people … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

09:13 – Thanks to Barbara’s efforts over the last few weekends, I have something like 3,000 labeled chemical bottles that need to be filled and capped. I’ll get started on that today, along with building another batch of chemistry kits. … Continue reading

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

08:02 – It didn’t get as cold here last night as it was supposed to. The forecast was for 2F (-17C), but the actual low was about 10F (-12C). The forecast low tonight is 0F (-18C). We’ll see. Saturday we’re … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

07:46 – I feel the same way about controlling abortions as I do about controlling guns: neither one is any of the government’s business, and the government has no right to place any restrictions whatsoever on either. Unfortunately, North Carolina … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

07:53 – Barbara and I won’t bother to vote today, but Colin plans to vote. As he pointed out, North Carolina lets anyone vote, and he is a lot smarter than some of the humans who’ll be voting. Since he’s … Continue reading

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

08:58 – Border Collies really are nearly as fast as Greyhounds. Whenever I release Colin from his leash, he immediately runs home at top speed, grabs a stick from the front porch, and then lies in the front yard waiting … Continue reading

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

07:39 – Barbara leaves at oh-dark-thirty Sunday morning. She and her friend Marcy are taking a bus tour to visit The Hamptons, on the eastern tip of Lon Gisland. Colin and I are planning an entire week of wild women/bitches … Continue reading

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