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Sam goes to the show


Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Monday, July 30, 2001

There was a Dog Show held at the county fairgrounds recently and I thought that it might be fun if I entered Sam. Sam likes attention and I was fairly certain that Sam would make a good showing at the First Annual Dog Show of Flabbergast County. When I told my wife that I was going to put Sam in the show. She didnít think much of the idea. She asked me if I knew just what I was letting myself in for. She told me that Sam was in need of grooming, that he hadnít had a bath since the last one I gave him in the basement shower and that if I placed any value on my peace of mind, that disaster would never repeat itself.

There is a lady down the road from us who does pet grooming and when I called to make an appointment, she said that she was sorry but she wasnít equipped to handle the likes of Sam and that as far as she could ascertain, nobody else was either. I solved that dilemma by taking Sam to a farrier and had his nails filed. Then I took him to a carwash for his bath. We did have a spot of trouble in the carwash when Sam thought that he was in a public restroom but things got quieted down with a check and a promise never to come back again.

The First Annual Dog Show of Flabbergast County was held out at the county fair grounds in a large barn which as it turned out, was not quite large enough. Sam was never in better form as he pranced in to the barn and he never intended to step on some ladyís Pekingese. I believe that I have mentioned how fond of people Sam is and when Sam jumped up to apologize, the lady apparently lost her balance and fell down. When we were able to get her back up on her feet, she gathered up the Pekingese and stormed out of the barn while commenting on the percentage of certain dog owners and their dogs.

I thought that, considering the circumstances, we were off to a pretty good start and I was about to lead Sam into the ring when some ill mannered Doberman got in Samís way. Now, Sam is not what some people might call an aggressive dog. It is true that at times he is somewhat over-friendly and enthusiastic, but when it comes to certain ill mannered Dobermans, Sam will take just about so much before he takes them aside and teaches them some manners. That would have been the end of the affair if a couple of self-righteous mutts hadnít tried to intervene. If itís one thing that Sam will not tolerate, itís the meddling of dogs in his affairs. When Sam turned his attention to those two .....
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Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Monday, August 13, 2001

I am often asked why I live in a small town and commute forty-five minutes each way to work. I say that I prefer the lifestyle. If the person asking has ever lived in a small town, they probably know what I mean. If not ..... 
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"In Those Days You Walked."

Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Monday, August 20, 2001

The Art of Farming is a project of the Collaborative for Watershed Sustainability to gather stories about farm life in southeastern Minnesota before World War II. Stories have been gathered from individuals near Harmony ..... 
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Butterflies through Binoculars

Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Monday, August 6, 2001

What creature flies; makes no sounds; does not bite, sting or carry disease; is bright orange with dark bands on its upperparts and silver spots below; and is common in meadows, fields and along roadsides in Fillmore Cou ..... 
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Why Study Turtles Anyway?

Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Weaver Dunes Field Report Late Summer 2001By John LevellMonday, August 20, 2001

With nesting finally completed, those of us working on the Weaver Dunes Blandingís Turtle Research Project can at last step back to enjoy a m ..... 
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Harvesting Herbs

Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Virginia CooperMonday, August 20, 2001

If you haven't started gathering herbs from your garden, get out there! What could be better this winter, than a nice hot cup of tea brewed from herbs you grew yourself? Many herbs have started flowering ..... 
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Edgar, Nucla and Niwot

Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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By Wayne PikeMonday, August 13, 2001

I am looking out the window at our drought-scorched pasture. I should go outside to accomplish something, but it is too hot. I am just going to let my mind wander back to our trip to Colorado in June. We go ..... 
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Shark Stories

Fri, Aug 17th, 2001
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Monday, August 20, 2001

Oh, the shark has, pearly teeth babe...

Sharks have been in the news lately. A few weeks ago, Jessie Arbogast, a Mississippi eight-year old, was attacked by a 6-1/2 foot bull shark in the Gulf of Mexico. Jessie l ..... 
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