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I scream for Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor


“I scream…you scream…we all scream…for ice cream!” One of the newest and sweetest delights of visiting Mackinac Island is Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor at the base of The Grand Hotel. True to the island’s quaint Victorian-era heritage, this wonderfully decorated … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a beloved family pet


“Puppy, puppy, puppy.” That’s the call we heard from the Jack Russell Terrier breeder in Belleville, Michigan as we were first introduced to her litter of puppies in the fall of 1996. In response to the call, out from the … Continue reading

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Whose sidewalk is it anyway?


Recently, I have noticed two things about public sidewalks that seem to be amiss. The first is, why do property owners or businesses and their private landscapers insist on installing their sprinkler systems within the public right-of-way to water the … Continue reading

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If Gus and Ellie ruled the Earth


Breakfast would always be served prior to 6:00 am. Eating from each other’s bowls would be mandatory. Flipping water bowls would be a new Olympic sport. They’re paws, not hands! All humans would be able to speak and read cat. … Continue reading

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States with highest pet ownership rates


Some fascinating data gathered by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2011 and published in the May 2013 edition of AARP Bulletin. Listed are those 15 states that exceed 60 percent. At the end of 2011, the national average was … Continue reading

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De Niro dog whispering


Back in January, I was fortunate enough to adopt a wonderful American Eskimo dog who I named Relay. His name came from the fact that it took a relay of four vehicles to bring him from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Greater … Continue reading

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Si chihuahuas gobernó el planeta (If chihuahua’s ruled the planet)


Random yapping would replace chatting or talking. “Aye chihuahua” would replace “hello, “hi,”” or “hola” as the official greeting. Snorting and sniffling would become socially acceptable – who needs tissues? Chihuahua, Mexico would be decreed as world capital. Taco Bell would use … Continue reading

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How the heck does he do that?


Those of you who have been reading Progressive Blogic for past several months know that I recently adopted an American Eskimo dog (Eskie), that I names Relay. He has been a wonderful blessing and is very enjoyable to have around … Continue reading

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If Eskies (American Eskimo dogs) ruled the world


I thought it might be a good time for a little fun on the old blogaroo. Have written these previously for Jack Russell Terriers, dachshunds, birds, cats, and rabbits. Figured it is time to decree what would happen if American Eskimo dogs … Continue reading

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A midwinter dawn


Relay and I took an early bird saunter this morning between 7 am and 8 am. This time period, along with just after dark in the evening are two of my favorite times to walk because of the stillness and … Continue reading

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