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Dog Blue and Bentley

A blue lake, a Blue dog and dark chocolate

It all began with chocolate. Isn’t that the best way to start any adventure? My husband and I were at the local grocery in Glen Arbor, Michigan picking up a few items when I had a hankering for chocolate. (This happens frequently.) Near the checkout I saw,  “Grocer’s Daughter” chocolate and picked up a bar.

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The Draft Horse Project – An open and affirming place of love

Clydesdales – the beer horses, right? That’s not what you think when you visit The Draft Horse Project (TDHP). http://www.thedrafthorseproject.org. TDHP is a therapeutic farm in Geauga County with four Clydesdales and two Shires. Clydesdales originated in Scotland and Shires originated in England. We have our own “Shires of Windsor” close by — in Windsor, Ohio.

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Training your dog for everyone’s peace and safety

  When purchasing a house, you’ve heard the expression, “Location, location, location.” After purchasing a dog, the expression should be, “Training, training, training.” A properly trained dog will be a blessing and a huge asset the rest of your life. He or she will ease your mind when you and your dog are around others.

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Do you use hyphens and em dashes correctly?

  Many people interchangeably use hyphens and dashes. Hyphens are shorter and are used for specific purposes. Dashes set off a thought or are used for emphasis. The most common dash use is an Em Dash which is longer. “I thought to myself — do I really need this?”   Hyphens basically connect two adjectives

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Once in a while I like to post about the origin of sayings. Since I love dogs, this one caught my eye.   https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/dog-days.html photo Samuel Charon, Unsplash    

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National Medal of Honor Day

I don’t know about you, but I get choked up with stories of our country, soldiers, and those who serve. Usually to tears. Today is National Medal of Honor Day. Some of the best soldier stories are those who found a dog while overseas and promised to bring that dog home. That bond is so

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How to ensure your dog will be a great family member. Part 1

Dog ownership. Part 1   Some people (like myself) will only adopt from shelters or rescue organizations. Others want to get a puppy and train from scratch. Regardless of your preference, all dogs need structure. It begins with their DNA. They are pack animals, and pack animals have a leader. The leader is now you!

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Introducing The Pooch Writer

Many of you know me as Trina Gigax, freelance copyeditor, Fresh Eyes Reading LLC (my other half.) Of course, I still am Trina – but I created a moniker, The Pooch Writer, derived from my insane love of dogs. It’s really Bentley, our Yorkie. He will help me reach dog lovers, pet shop owners, rescue

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