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TOBY DOESN'T GROWL

Nov 10 2015
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My Golden Retriever named Toby still remains a central figure in my life.  He is my true and faithful companion.  He is such a good dog!!  He is everybody’s friend.  I have never heard him growl at anybody.  He came pretty close to growling a couple of months ago when I took him in for his annual shots.  The Vet started out by pushing a thermometer up his rear end, and then sticking a needle in his rear leg, and then spraying some stuff down his nostrils.  Toby was looking at me in amazement, as if to say “Why are you letting this happen to me?  I thought you were my friend.  I’m having a dignity problem here.”  He didn’t actually growl, but I think one more indignity would have  pushed him over the edge.

INVITATION TO ORDER MY BOOKS FROM AMAZON.COM

Sep 04 2015
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Four of the books that I have written have recently been published on Amazon.com, and the purpose of this blog is to invite the reader to order one or more of these books, if interested. The names of the books are

STORIES ABOUT MY DOG TOBY

Jul 21 2015
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My dog Toby is a rogue and a rascal, but he has wormed himself into the innermost part of my life and heart.  He keeps me on my toes.  Just when I think everything is under control, there all of a sudden he will appear in front of  me, with one of my valuable possessions in his mouth, and his head cocked, and his eyes gleaming, and a "come-on-let's-play-chase=me-around-the-house" look on his face.  Nothing is sacred.  Anything that I foolishly leave within his reach - this month's electric bill, that refund check, somebody's borrowed book - all get chewed up.  The day I shot my age on the golf course, I had the duly signed, fully authenticated score card hanging on my refrigerator,  Toby ate it, of course.  But it's hard to get mad at him.  When he thinks he's in the doghouse, he comes over and plops his head in my lap, and I know that he's mine forever.

AN EVEN FURTHER STORY ABOUT MY DOG TOBY

May 31 2015
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                  My Golden Retriever named Toby has become a central figure in my life.  He has become my true and faithful companion.  He's such a good dog!!  Not that he's completely perfect.  He's been around humans enough to have developed some human-type deviousness.  One example has to do with earning treats for being a good dog.  When he was a puppy, and being house-trained, I would reward him with a doggy-treat each time he was a good dog and did his business out in the yard.  I still carry treats in my pocket for rewarding him like this, even though he is completely house-broken.  Two or three times a day, Toby and I will go out in the back yard, and I will spend some quiet time in my chair on the patio, while Toby patrols the back yard, sniffing anything worth sniffing.  When he pauses for a moment to poop or to pee (pardon the vulgarity), he will ...

ANOTHER STORY ABOUT MY DOG TOBY

Apr 08 2015
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My Golden Retriever named Toby has become a central figure in my life.  He is my true and faithful companion, and he's such a good dog!!  Not that Toby and I don't have our issues.  A while back, he was beset with mats of tangled hair that kept developing on various parts of his body.  He was not very cooperative but I was managing to get most of the mats out by combing.  However, the serious one that was still left was the mat in his tail.  It was a big, tough one, and the comb was no match for it.  I decided that the only way to get it out was to take the scissors and cut it out (although the experts say that this is bad technique).  But Toby was having no part of those scissors.  And that was as far as I ever would get.  It was a stand-off, and I was about ready to throw in the towel and hand him over to the dog groomers at Sherry's Pampered Pets.  However, when my daughter Nancy was over at my house one day and we were talking ...

TOBY(HE'S MY DOG)

Mar 26 2015
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My dog TOBY and I enjoy a feeling of companionship and a synchronization of feeling that is almost uncanny.

STORIES ABOUT MY DOG TOBY--

Jun 22 2014
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These are a few stories about my dog that illustrate how much joy and happiness he has brought into my life during my retirement years, and to remind other persons facing their retirement years that having a dog is an option that should be seriously considered.

STORIES ABOUT MY DOG TOBY

May 09 2014
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These are a few stories about my dog that illustrate how much joy and happiness he  has brought into my life during my retirement years, and to remind other persons facing their retirement years that having a dog is an option that should be seriously considered.

Meet Frank

Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University School of Law, Chicago. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he has worked  as an intellectual property attorney for the same firm for over 65 years.

After retiring in 1985, he has continued as a legal consultant for the company and has developed a second career, specializing in computer databases. He still donates his time at the Law Department and devotes considerable time and effort doing volunteer work on databases for the Research Library of the Phoenix Art Museum.

“My activities for the Law Department and for the Phoenix Art Museum keep me busy for most of my time and, in my mind, are responsible in large part for being able to stay healthy and live life to the fullest since my retirement in 1985.”

But that is not all that Frank does with his days. He, along with his co-author and friend Dan, published a book about Dan’s days as a solider during the campaign through Northern Europe during the WWII. In addition, more recently, Frank has written a new book named “TOBY-(He’s My Dog)”, which has been published and is available on-line from Amazon.com.

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