POSTS BY HANK

  • YUP. STILL A PUPPY

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    For whatever masochistic reason, I find myself from time to time thinking morbid thoughts about how I’ll feel when Kemba, you know . . . reaches his time.  That is, if I’m still around.  (At my age, not a slam-dunk.)  I further torture myself by going back to when our beloved Ricky the Beagle died suddenly of
  • AWESOME NEW CONCEPT: BAG CHECKING!

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    Packing light?  Nah.  I scrapped that as a goal long ago. When I’m getting ready for a get-away, I want everything with me that I could conceivably need, or want.  Might have time to go for a run?  Running shoes.  Maybe a nice, long, scenic bike ride?  Dri-fit shorts and T-shirts.  Body-surfing?  A swimsuit, obviously.  Have tickets
  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME?*

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    Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France  (Washington Post, January 13, 2019) At 24, NFL player retires after his 6th concussion: ‘My well-being is more important’  (Today, August 2, 2018) Teen Surf Star Loses Arm in Shark Attack  (ABC News, November 3, 2003) Yes, skiing the Alps can be dangerous, I think we’d
  • HOW DO THEE EMBARRASS ME? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS*

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    When you run off down the block, and I have to do The Walk of Shame after you — trying to look like it’s no big deal, while I’ve got a leash in my hand and no dog attached to it.  (That would be you, Ruckus.) When you’re playing fetch at the beach with some
  • ESCAPE ARTISTS

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    Kemba, what the heck!!?? Last night around 10 I sent him out to the backyard for his goodnight pee.  Fairly normal stuff.  Sometimes he’ll prowl the property a bit, though there’s not a helluva lot to explore, since the downsize.  Or he might grab a tennis ball to gnaw some holes into.  I’ll usually see
  • WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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  • WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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  • KEMBA GOES TO SLEEP-AWAY CAMP

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    No paws up on my side of the bed this morning.  No licks and kisses to wake me up.  No fetch/walk along the beach before breakfast.  No watching my dog jump up on his hind legs with excitement as I pour kibble into his bowl, and fill his other dish with ice water.  (Not just
  • WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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  • WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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