HEY HO – THE DUKE – Marilyn Armstrong


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We got him by accident. We kept him because he needed a home. We thought eventually, he’d calm down.

He has not calmed down.

He has not become mellow.

He has not recognized that he is home and it safe to relax. Mostly, he wants to be attached to Garry all the time. Physically joined if possible.

He has calm periods, but mostly, he’s like a giant, over-wound spring and if the hour strikes just right, he goes into hyper action and zooms madly around the house, knocking over fences and making the two, relatively quiet little Scotties looking lost and confused.

Resting … however briefly
What’s going on out there!
Portrait of the beast
Exploring the outdoors
“I think I smell a squirrel”

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

20 thoughts on “HEY HO – THE DUKE – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. Yes, a little too much. I appreciate his adoration. But it’s a bit over the top. I have a fresh shirt on, ready to go to a medical appointment. I am sitting on the edge of the couch as I write. He’s creeping closer — to be VERY near me and my clean shirt.

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    1. Yes. It’s hard to stay angry with him – even when he’s done something really annoying. That face melts your irritation quickly. I find myself laughing at myself. Duke has done it again.

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    1. Covert, again you’ve nailed it. You look at his face – those eyes. Can’t be mean to him — even if he provokes things. And, he does.


    1. A breeder friend of mine pointed out that although they can’t tell us, the first year or two of a dog’s life make a really big difference in their personalities. I don’t know what was done to him, but he’s pretty flaky. He’s very smart, too.


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