Category Archives: Critters

News & views on Canis lupus familiaris and Hank’s wiggly buddies all over this dang planet.

Hank as a Young Swain

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Skort! And Other Small Words that Make Hank Snort

trousers burgle thong oakum burp spork pulpit Speedo dandle dangle plunk twee Fahrt coif pants plump splotch plop potty purloin Poobah dipthong moist gerund gleek glom pep uvula cherub slacks spank zither pulp piddle plank pip chortle glottal chomp nudist … Continue reading

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Hanku No. 1

Leashes seem foolish Who would hold the summer wolf Your pants are so thin

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Dog Days

Hank’s going to do something special, just for you and just for August. He’ll post one short, sweet something each day—perhaps one photo or wee Hanku—because he loves summer almost as much as he loves you and he wants to … Continue reading

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Hank Celebrates National Hot Dog Month, Daily

Taste No Evil, See No Evil, Smell No Evil. What’s that? Didn’t know that July is National Hot Dog Month? According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council — a proud project of the American Meat Institute — the dog days … Continue reading

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Hankoi

This week, Hank visited some favorite fish and met a few new friends: Oh, hey Hank. Nice to see ya. Gimme little kiss. Of course, koi are just a few of the critters who find Hank irresistible. Indeed. _________________________ Out … 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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Have You Seen

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Off to the Vet: Go, Dogs, Go!

Truth be told, Hank loves going to the vet. Loves it. Why, Hank, why? Why do you love the vet when many do not? Biscuits, of course. Biscuits. Biscuits. Biscuits! All those delightful biscuits! Here’s Hank’s old vet-visit schtick: First, … Continue reading

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Et tu, Bronchi?

March. Blech. Well, at least that’s over. Even for a notoriously dreary and dreadful month, March was particularly dismal here at the House of Hank, as an epic plague descended upon Hank’s lands. He considered naming this post What Hank … Continue reading

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What Hank Hearts

And of course, YOU. ______________________________________ And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 
They danced by the light of the moon. —Edward Lear

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Sounds Good

_______________________________________ Be obscure clearly. —E.B. White

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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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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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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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Cheesy Poof Night

Hank & Cap have been very busy fellows lately, attending lovely events in sparkly, sparkly places, eating delicious food and catching up with friends and family. Such delight! It’s Hank’s favorite season to sneak into posh ladies lounges, collect fancy … 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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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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