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No Man (or Dog) is an Island

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I wake up early these days, even earlier than past habits would insist, around 4 am. The world is dark, but not...

Buddy’s Little Sleepover

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I have served at the pleasure of each and every one of my Bulldogs: Maggie, Gracie, Buddy and Boz. I am neither...

Vegan and Dairy-Free: A Tale of Two Chocolate Mousses

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Happy Valentines Day, my little snookie-wookies, lamby-kins, and kitten-cakes! If overly-sweet pet names aren't your thing, let's head to the kitchen and...
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Moles, Holes, and Flower Bulbs

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As a child, I watched a cartoon where a beatnik cat named Jinx would spend his days chasing two irascible rodents,...

Favorite Fruit Trees: Apples, Pluots and Pears, Oh My!

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One of my biggest joys is growing fruit trees. Their roots nurture my roots; their growth heartens my growth; and their bounty...
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Buddy and Tom: The Movie

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Me and bulldogs, what can I say. I've always loved the breed, even as a toddler. My mother shares stories of me...
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Peach Upside-Down Cake: Potluck Perfect

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If Vashon ever fancied a name-change, I would suggest Potluck Island, for we are a friendly folk who mark the march of...
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NWSAM: Buddy’s Hands-on Experience

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Buddy, my bulldog is a lot of things: my top dog, my moment-to-moment muse, my unwitting comic, and my cherished companion; but...

Snapdragon Bakery: Easing Into Saturday

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Buddy's knows which side his croissant is buttered...

Taylor’s Pink Perfection: Camellia or Lipstick Color?

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Nature doles out some amazing colors. When my Taylor's Pink Perfection camellia began to bloom for the first time, I found its...