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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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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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Misty Morning

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

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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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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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Hank & the HazardFactory

Flaming tetherball: not just a state of mind, it’s this scar right here. HAZARDFACTORY…Could there be a better place to bring your favorite 13 year-old?  On a recent sunny evening, Hank went down to South Park to find out. Here … 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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Sunday Sunset

When I pronounce the word Future, 
the first syllable already belongs to the past. 

When I pronounce the word Silence, 
I destroy it. —Wisława Szymborska ____________________________

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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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Captain’s Courageous

October has brought its round, orange rump into Seattle and with it continuing sunshine and warmth…such a treat! While Hank would prefer that our summers start in, say— June? He’s not complaining. Speaking of roundly russet rumps, what is Hank doing? He’s so … Continue reading

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Shark Week!

Hank began Shark Week celebrations early this year, when he ventured out to the birthday party of a favorite 8-year-old and came back scarred. Bouncy castle, check. Cotton candy machine, check. Face painting, check. One small, deadly Chihuahua. Check? Ruh roh.  But. And. Oh, … Continue reading

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Cairn Fever III: Return of The Haggi

Which do you fancy? Sailboat or runner? They’re back! The Haggi. Everyone’s favorite Haggis Twins—as roly-poly and full of vinegar as ever. Uncle Hank’s Summer Camp is officially open! The Haggi have already earned their badges in Alley Clearing, Squirrel-Calling, … Continue reading

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Jedno černé pivo, prosím! Hank’s Beer Taste

One can travel the world and enjoy many fine, fine experiences, but it’s the coming back home again and traveling one’s own big block that makes the travels so sweet, ano?  Take the light in Hank’s neighborhood joint Chuck’s Hop Shop, for … 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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School’s Out

…and Seattle celebrated with a nice spot of rain. Hank celebrated with a fresh dip. And a sniff about. ____________________________________ People always think something’s all true. – Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye

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Waggy Guru II

_____________________________________ “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ― Steve Martin

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