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Sparkle's summer splash
Wed, Oct 5, 2011, 10:24 PM
With the cooler, drier (finally!) weather upon us, we've been taking long walks every morning. Sparkle's energy level is zooming, and she's...
Sparkle is up 455 percent!
Wed, Sep 28, 2011, 10:12 PM
Even though I still think of Sparkle as a "young" pup, she's piling on the pounds and the muscle. At a recent vet visit for a bordetella (kennel...
A glorious day at Oberlin College
Fri, Sep 23, 2011, 10:13 PM
We arrived at Oberlin College & Conservatory, guided by our GPS, after dark on a Sunday after driving from Chicago. The contrast with the...
Sparkle savors the University of Chicago
Wed, Sep 21, 2011, 11:03 PM
While daughter Betsy and I attended the admissions open house in the morning, my wife, Cathy, took Sparkle and young Josh around campus and...
Sparkle soaks in Northwestern's beauty
Fri, Sep 16, 2011, 11:39 PM
Our next stop after Purdue was Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., just north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. It was a perfect summer...
Sparkle rides the rails
Tue, Sep 13, 2011, 10:38 PM
On a recent Sunday afternoon, we joined the puppy-raiser club on an excursion on the Wilmington & Western Railroad in Delaware that was...
Convalescing at home
Wed, Sep 7, 2011, 11:32 PM
After Sparkle got bitten through the backyard fence by a dog visiting next door Sunday evening, we whisked her over to the emergency vet and...
Sparkle goes to the emergency vet
Tue, Sep 6, 2011, 10:56 PM
On Sunday afternoon, we went on a relaxing train excursion in Delaware with the puppy club (more on that later) and were puttering around after...