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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 24 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 24 Extract

The ducklings make themselves comfortable tucked in this Mastiff’s neck ruffles. I hop on the dog grapevine to talk to my bloodhound buddy, Otto. “Hey big guy, where you at?” “This ol’ hound bein’ treated like royalty here at the poleece station. Dispatcher Ralph, he...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 22 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 22 Extract

I set Lester and Bubba next to their water bowl. I know it’s going right through their tiny systems so hustle both the little ducklings outside to lounge on the blanket I carry from the porch. We lie together mostly looking at the sun shining through the leaves...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 23 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 23 Extract

Kahu lies down beside this big boy and strokes my back with tender loving care. I heard that phrase used on one of Kahu’s Spaghetti Westerns and liked the rhythm of the words and the meaning melts this Mastiff’s heart. It describes the way my Kahu feels...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 22 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 22 Extract

While easing myself into a peaceful respite on the big couch, Beauregard Eddington slips into an empty corner of my headspace left vacant of natural parents. Until hearing the name of a famous dad I never knew existed, I could not see him on the dog grapevine. He’s a...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 18 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 18 Extract

My Kahu hugs me from the side to keep from crushing the ducklings. He doesn’t mind my drool when he kisses me with enthusiasm and tells me I’m a good boy and he’s sorry for not knowing how important being introduced as Mastiff Bernard is to me. He goes on to make a...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter  17 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 17 Extract

Mabel opens her eyes and stares blankly at the new babies like they’re someone else’s. I want to set this notion straight, but the vet holds up a hand before I can open my mouth. Not that she could hear much of what I got to say about Mabel pulling herself together...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 16 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 16 Extract

I’m thinking it’s convenient having a hole in the fence so the ducklings can come and go as they please when suddenly my front legs feel crowded from the babies shoved up against me with their little legs moving a mile a minute and all the peeping from their tiny...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 16 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 16 Extract

The new duckling offsprings poke around my fur looking for something, except they never stop peeping, so it makes me wonder what they could be going on about. Then finally, they settle down for a nap. This gives me time to check on Otto and Charlie after asking...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 14 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 14 Extract

A carpenter built our backyard fence of tall wooden slats about four inches apart with a flat surface on top where the birds perch and the squirrels hang out when tired of hopping from one tree to another. Rambling roses, trumpet vines, and an assortment of other...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

Sergeant Ralph leaps on the dog grapevine the second I call his name. “Hey Buddy, you got a sec?” I see his handsome German Shepherd face staring at a monitor like a working dog who went to MIT along with his human brainiacs. His ears come forward the second he hears...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

“Thanks, good buddy. Be in touch. Keep the inner peace!” I tell the sweet-natured bloodhound. Thinking over his new predicament brings me to the conclusion his family couldn’t tolerate having a dog drooling on their fine stuff, most especially the prissy poodle who...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 11 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 11 Extract

I follow Kahu into his home office and watch him unload the contents of his pockets into the top desk drawer along with the business card. I open the drawer with my teeth and pick up the card and trot after Kahu on his way to our bedroom. I shove the piece of...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 10 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 10 Extract

Kahu asks if I would like to go to his favorite vegan restaurant Living Greens for supper. My tail thumps against the sofa where I’ve been snoozing for the last four hours working up an appetite. While he’s doing his business in the bathroom, I hurry to the...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 8 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 8 Extract

The dog grapevine allows me to talk endlessly to my dog buddies but disappoints me some knowing my Kahu can’t understand a word I’m saying, especially since I got this notion about wanting a prefix before my name instead of always being introduced as ‘this is my dog...

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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter Seven Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter Seven Extract

Sometimes, I take a moment to look inside my interior to make sure my head space is not crowded with grandiose ideas, unkind thoughts and irritations at the idiocy of others, and whether or not I’m making a difference in the world at large or am I a worthless...

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