Tag Archives: happiness

Let Them Eat Cake

The Cake Rex Saga continues: Sorry. We’re experiencing some technical difficulties at this time. Our iPhone has been mistaken for cake. ________________________ The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem

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Cake Rex

Hank has been a bit unhinged since his last birthday. “Unhinged” cannot possibly be a good omen for his dotage. You see, Hank has become obsessed, and we’re talking more than the usual Hank obsessed, more than the run-of-the-mill Hank unhinging du jour….this is more like … Continue reading

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Hank’s Happy 14!

Amazing as it may seem, our Hank is 14 years old today. Yes, it’s his birthday, and he’s been doing a little celebrating. The sun is shining—miracle of miracles—so our equally sunny spring chicken started his birthday off right:  with bacon … Continue reading

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Cap, Uninterrupted

Just can’t get enough of these photos, apparently. Nope. Cap wishes you all a dreamy weekend! _________________________ Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself. Astrid Lindgren

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Special Delivery

 ♥    ♥    ♥ full belly warm sun fresh grass spring dreams chase run roll i’m hungry again  ♥    ♥    ♥ XXOO from Hank   Happy Valentine’s Day from Hanku & Captain Valentine! __________________________ Me thinks that the … Continue reading

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Cap, Interrupted II

Hope your Sunday is just as cozy. ____________________________________

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Please Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight (or whatever): Cairn Fever IV

The mighty Haggis Twins are again visiting Yank Uncle Hank! Winifred & Conan Haggis are back at the Ranch and looking for sport. They got some rather close shaves recently, and as a result they look a little silly. So … Continue reading

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Ice Cream, You Bark

One of Hank’s luckiest friends… ______________________________ Whatever you are doing, take the attitude of wanting it directly or indirectly to benefit others. Take the attitude of wanting it to increase your experience of kinship with your fellow beings. Pema Chödrön

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Hank’s Summer

For Hank, summer days run something like this: wake, yell, eat, burp, pee, poo, scratch, sniff, yell, sniff, yell, swim, swim, shake, sniff, roll, roll, sniff, swim, swim, shake, yell, roll, roll, scratch, pee, yell, eat, yell, pee, yell, yell, sleep. Which brings … Continue reading

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Spot of Color

Please consider these blooms tucked in an old rusty bucket and perched on your doorstep—oh-so-fancy like—with a love note from Hank and delivered by this Fairy Princess of the Ice Cream Cone: Happy Sunday, friends! _____________________ Home is the nicest word … Continue reading

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Greenwood Car Show 2013

Wheeeee! It’s back. Hank’s best critter-watching day of the year. The day he strolls along Greenwood Avenue delightedly sampling the pavement smörgåsbord and spocking large men and their small dogs. …It’s the 21st Annual Greenwood Car Show! Today’s event—which raises a heck … Continue reading

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May Your Spring Be

From Hank’s Garden to You! _________________________ And a bird overhead sang Follow, And a bird to the right sang Here; And the arch of the leaves was hollow, And the meaning of May was clear. —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Sounds Good

_______________________________________ Be obscure clearly. —E.B. White

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2012: Knackered, Tuckered Out & Pooped

Oh, are Hank’s dogs barking. Hank’s had a heck of a holiday season. The past few weeks have flown by, complete with the feather-rustling and squawks you’d expect from this joint. Hank’s played host to The Troubles, Loosie the galloping … Continue reading

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Rays of Sunshine

Wet and cold. Great for the nose of a Labrador, but not so great when you have to live in Seattle without one. Or two. But lo! A small break in the weather arrives and Hank & Cap decide to call … Continue reading

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A tHanksgiving reCap

Abundant blessings at the House of Hank this year! Hank & Cap hosted a houseful of lovely guests for the holiday, including six—yes, six—equally lovely dogs. As you may imagine, Hank had his paws full so he didn’t capture much of … Continue reading

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Sea Salts

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Hank Spells it Out

Good dog, Hank! ____________________ Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.  —Marcel Proust

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Happy Spring!

It’s official. The Spring Tree Returns! And with it, springtime to Seattle. Though it seems that no one actually notified the Pacific Northwest, here in Hank’s little corner of the world the Spring Tree‘s annual appearance thrills bystanders and promises buds and … Continue reading

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The Spring Tree Returns!

One of Hank’s most anticipated yearly events has occurred: the Return of The Spring Tree. Each year, just as the cherry trees burst into delightful confectionery pinkness, fairies emerge from sparkly, petaled fairy-bowers and magically construct The Spring Tree on … Continue reading

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