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Saka Dawga

A very happy June to you from your peony-laden, rose-scented June bugs, Hank & Cap!  The Boys invite you to breathe deeply with them as they contemplate the auspicious month ahead in their garden: Ahhh. _____________________ Now is everything. Whatever you do in this very … Continue reading

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Alley Cap

Our friend Cap went for a chilly February adventure this morning, poking around Seattle’s back alleys and sniffing the light while Hank stayed nestled under blankets, dreaming of sandwiches and the coming of spring. Happy Friday, everyone and hope some … Continue reading

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Hank as a Young Swain

___________________________________ There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Miksang

Well, Hank’ll be gosh darned. The heck you say! He’s apparently been sort of using an artistic technique all these years. Go figure. Being a dog and whatnot, he tends to see things from a heads-on perspective, a looking-up-and-down perspective, a what-is-this potential … Continue reading

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Your word for today is: PLUVIOUS (exclamation)

LOCAL LABRADOR WALKS ON WATER ______________________________________ *pluvious, adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by rain; full of or bearing rain or moisture; rainy. Blech. The fall rains have returned.  Which bites, to be honest. Autumn seems determined to arrive with a … Continue reading

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Sunset on Juneteenth, 2012

Such a day, then and now. For you all outside of the United States (hello, Denmark) you may not know that Juneteenth is June 19th, 1865—Emancipation Day, Freedom Day—commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Well now hang … Continue reading

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Waggy Guru

_________________________ There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. – Anaïs Nin … Continue reading

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A Great Escape

Another inspiring Seattle-area WWII veteran has passed away today at 93 years of age. Former U.S. Army P-47 pilot and POW Donald E. Hillman was by all accounts an incredible individual with an equally incredible story. The Seattle Times reports … Continue reading

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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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Happy April

April! Finally. No joke here. No sunshine either. Seattle enters its 1000th continual day—more or less—of rain. Seagulls wheel and cry over the House of Hank, mistaking our sodden street for the Sound. Sigh. But is Hank blue? Nah. He’s … 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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Smiles go viral with videos of therapy-dog visits | Seattle Times Newspaper

Living | Smiles go viral with videos of therapy-dog visits Well, yeah. Hank hopes he lives to see the day where pups are welcomed in more places, more often. (Like England. And Ireland. And Scotland. And Canada. For instance.) Just … Continue reading

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Sunset, HouseofHank

Lovely mid-winter skies, looking west towards the Olympics.

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Moon Set at Sunrise

A lovely, sunny Saturday dawns cold and blustery in Seattle…the moon setting behind the Olympics from HouseofHank:

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Where Men Win Glory

Hey dogs, Hank here, the day after the Super Bowl. He’s been chewing on John Krakauer’s new book, Where Men Win Glory. He put off reading it for a while because it’s the life story of Pat Tillman, who was … Continue reading

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Along for the Ride

Check out the latest from Hank’s friend Mimi Allin, aka the Poetess of Greenlake. Mimi has spent the last 3 months–very cold, very wet wintery months–living at Tent City 3 in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood. Hank thinks she’s one of … Continue reading

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Half the Sky

Hey sportsfans! Just a quick Superbowl Sunday post on a topic Hank cares a bunch about: changing the lives of women + girls in the developing world. Lifting the world’s girls out of poverty and lives of servitude with education … Continue reading

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Good Dog, Zeb

What a great fellow. This little Aussie captured hearts all over Seattle, not merely for surviving rush hour on 520, but for inspiring folks to do the right thing, watching out for him and reporting sightings via social media. For … Continue reading

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Are you IN or OUT?

Aloha Friday, dogs. As you know, Hank tries to keep it light, and spread light, but lately there have been some serious things on his noggin’.  Starting locally, you probably know about the 100 or so Huskies killed by our … Continue reading

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RIP, Jack LaLanne

_______________ Ach, it’s a sad Sunday for Hank. That wonderful ball of energy and enthusiasm and muscle, Jack LaLanne, has gone on to the big gym in the sky. He was 26. Whoops. 96. He will be very missed for … Continue reading

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