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Loving a dog means getting your heart broken in 10 to 15 years. You know it's going to happen, but there is no way to prepare for it. This week he stopped eating and drinking, and on the infrequent times that he would walk, he would shake himself and fall down. We sent him back to the universe at 10 am this morning.

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That last post was a rhetorical question obviously.

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It turns out we spent 95% of our time in Venice (you know, where Venice Beach is)
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My dad and I went to the Springfield (Massachusetts) Science Museum a couple days ago. They have a temporary exhibit about dogs up now.

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And sometimes Charlie
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Jim surprised me by going belly-up for Diana Ross. This is how he usually greets Maggie, as an appeasement gesture.

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Alexis looks fetching in her Jonathan Coulton t-shirt and Fiona Apple sun hat.

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Fiona is shocked and honored that Jim is approaching her with his ball--he tends to bark at new people until he likes them. This is good stuff, him asking her to play with him.
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The Jim naps in his home base.
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Jim waiting for the ball

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Jim ready to catch the ball!
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Also Alex got Alexis a shirt with a picture of Maggie on it.
From here: http://www.doggietops.com/collections/841951-custom-designs/products/9339052-t-shirt-customized-design
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I took yesterday off, so Alexis took the opportunity to bring some client dogs over to play with Carlisle. Here are Cricket and Shane.

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Carlisle meets a potential new family.
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Alexis and Carlisle. But perhaps you'd like to see Carlisle playing with his sister Salem (who came over to visit)?

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Here's poor Jim. I played ball with him most of the late morning and early afternoon, but the weather crapped up on us again. He's ever so expectant.

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What exactly is Maggie saying to Carl in this photo?

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Another camera test: I called Carlisle over and got this shot of hime barreling over at top speed!
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Carlisle and Jim--yes that's right, for the next 10 days we're a 4 dog household! I'm taking it as a household/marriage stress test.

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No bugs to photograph, so I'll test the new camera on some snowflakes on the picnic table.
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Yesterday we went to Thanksgiving dinner at our friends' house. Here's Milo greeting our arrival.
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A relatively mild day means hanging out in the back yard with Alex and the dogs.

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Dogs all over!
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Maggie and Charlie uncommonly close on the basement couch. Pocket was away on a visit so we had the night to ourselves to watch a movie (Winter Soldier).
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Alex is under there somewhere, with her dog Jim, and my dogs Charlie and Maggie (in case you're new here).

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Alex brought over a little Victory in a bottle, which gleamed like liquid gold in the sun.

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The Norway maple in the front yard decided this weekend was the right time to drop all its leaves.

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Look, it's foster puppy Pocket! She looks cute in the leaves, but she kind of looks cute everywhere.
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Somebody gave Alexis 150 bulbs, so on Sunday she started planting them. Pocket is helping.

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Also on the to do list, pull out the large volunteer sunflower. She put an echinacea in its place.

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And let Pocket clamber onto Maggie, who didn't protest.
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Alexis needs to be the subject of a series of faux religious paintings.

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We all have our photogenic moments.

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None of us so much as the dogs.


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Alex with Pocket and Jim.


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