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Things Hank Didn’t Score at the Thrift Store

______________________________ Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Usually. Voltaire (paraphrased)

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House of Doom(ba)

In what seems like a foolhardy move to Hank, and one of no particular significance to Cap, certain Persons with Thumbs just brought home a Roomba. Which is to say, a robot. That cleans. Brought it home. To stay. Yes. A very zoomy, … Continue reading

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Wanted

_____________________________ It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. W.C. Fields

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Hanku No. 5

bellybutton eau hank’s summer freshness distilled inevitable ____________________________

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Party Animals

Hank goes to a dinner party and meets new friends, including the escargot: __________________________________ Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Lucky 13

This is a lucky post in the sense that it isn’t actually a 13th post, but a twelfth post. Hank feels a bit chagrined by this lapse, but he knows that almost every good post-er posting once per day will … Continue reading

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Driftwood Kanji

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A Little Frosty

Blue skies here at the House of Hank and some darn cold days for snuffling around! Hank’s been keeping a somewhat low post-holiday profile but’s still managing to snap photos when his iPhone isn’t frozen to his nose. Let’s take … Continue reading

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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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Flotsam, Jetsam, Handsome

__________________________ The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun. —John Greenleaf Whittier

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Januaryish

Well, hello everyone! Hank’s been a little quiet in this chilly new year, catching up on sleep and trying not to look too much like a Seattleite in winter (see above). You know, just kicking around, chewing on rocks and … Continue reading

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Misty Morning

_________________________________ Not knowing when the dawn will come 
I open every door. — Emily Dickinson

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Paws Between Storms

______________________________________ We could learn to stop when the sun goes down and when the sun comes up. We could learn to listen to the wind; we could learn to notice that it’s raining or snowing or hailing or calm. We … Continue reading

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What the Dogs Saw

_____________________________________ Dog around the block, sniff, Hydrant sniffing, corner, grating, Sniffing, always, starting forward, Backward, dragging, sniffing backward, Leash at taut, leash at dangle, Leash in people’s feet entangle— Sniffing dog, apprised of smellings, Meeting enemies, Loving old acquaintances, sniff, … Continue reading

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Things Hank Saw Today

A frolic of Labradors A ray of sunshine A floundering, saffron-sailed junk rig ketch and associated sailor rescued by the Seattle Police boat in the waters off Shilshole: Flashing blue and white lights, siren and everything. Warm sand A brown-robed, rope-belted and Birkenstock-besandaled … 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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Strange Thing from Camano Island

Hey dogs, Hank needs your help figuring something out. (And brings a perfect diversion to those of you who haven’t yet filed your taxes and are searching for one more sidetrack…may Hank suggest IRS Form 4868? You’ll have more time … Continue reading

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Future Posts…fresh to your inbox!

Wonder what’s coming up at House of Hank? Here’s a wee sampling of the treats Hank’s got squirreled away for you. (Did someone just say squirrel?) This is going to be a delicious few weeks ahead folks, so save your … Continue reading

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“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

___________________ Werner had Hank at “manky, old bones on the floor”. Hank is so excited about Werner Herzog’s latest offering, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” that he’s started to wear his 3-D glasses all the time. Werner Herzog? 3-D? Together? Ayep. … Continue reading

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