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To Be or Not to Be? The Good Thing About Stillness

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 A couple of weeks ago, we in North Carolina went through about a four-day rainy spell. Seriously, like I didn’t leave the house for two days, and it nearly drove me batty, especially since I’m working at home right now. That week, I literally stayed inside since it was so wet. ...continue reading

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The Great Possum Caper

The shouts startled me. “Bonnie! No! Get away! Get away!” Oh, no. I realized our Basenji girl, Bonnie, must have caught some sort of hapless small creature who’d been foolish enough to venture into our backyard. Steve must have been trying to stop her. I rushed outside with Clyde, our male Basenji who’s almost six ...continue reading

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Completing the Pack

These past couple of years have been hard in some respects. In March 2016, we lost Aspen, our female Basenji. Granted, she was fifteen at the time, so her death should not have come as a surprise. Still, it caught us totally unawares. We had to make that tough decision to put her down, and ...continue reading

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Saying Good-Bye to a Dear Friend

The time had come. My husband, Steve, and I sat curled with Wallace, our Basenji, on the exam room floor at the vet’s office. Wallace had walked with us as a faithful companion for almost sixteen years. We’d waited. Oh, we’d waited, perhaps for almost too long, as his decline, once slow and steady, accelerated ...continue reading