Tag Archives: Labradors

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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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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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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Flotsam, Jetsam, Handsome

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

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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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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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Sea Salts

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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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Hank Spells it Out

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

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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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Cairn Fever

On a lighter note, Hank’s niece and nephew Winnie & Conan Haggis are here for a visit. As you might imagine, they’re too portly to accompany their favorite person to Spain, so to HouseofHank they retire for a week under the … 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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Please, Spring

February in Seattle can mean many things.  Some years, it’s a microfleece bikini (this is Seattle, after all) on the sunny back deck and some years it’s endless rain and more Gore-Tex. Hank prefers a tartan lava-lava. This year it’s … Continue reading

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Good Day, Sunshine

Spring is coming! Clear skies and brisk breezes today and all the world was soaring. The bald eagles, crows, seagulls, windsurfers, kites, even the waxing crescent moon seemed head-to-the-wind.

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