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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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Cap, Interrupted

___________________________________________ Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. Edith Wharton

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Hanku No. 5

bellybutton eau hank’s summer freshness distilled inevitable ____________________________

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Late August Beach

_________________________________ All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien

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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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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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Green, Green is Hank’s House

_______________________________ “Green, Green is My Sister’s House” poem by Mary Oliver from her book, A Thousand Mornings (The Penguin Press, 2012).

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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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Knothead

Back in the days when Hank knew his way around a sailboat (truthfully, there were probably three) he dutifully practiced his knots. Square knots, half-hitches, bowlines, cleat hitches, sheet bends, figure 8s, rolling hitches…you know da kine. The Ashley Book … 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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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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