14. 04. 2016

Bender in Prison

I recently wrote an essay for an MBA program answering the following prompt:  How does your intellectual curiosity drive your professional and personal growth? I half completed about a dozen essays in a week. Finally...

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24. 09. 2013
Brady, an 8 week old golden retriever puppy in a red pick up truck headed to her new home.

Zero to Sixty

Sigh. He’s sprouting like a weed. All of the sudden he has these legs that are way too long for him, he’s so tall he can barely lick the floor (one of his...

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24. 08. 2013
Bender, golden retriever puppy, in a harness with his paws on the window sill looking out the car window

Dogs will be Dogs

I love how Bender just instinctually knows how to be a dog. I don’t mean like he wags his tail when he’s happy and barks at strangers and wants to murder every moving...

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13. 08. 2013
Bender digging a hole in the garden

80% Perfect, 10% Jekyll, 10% Hyde

Bender sleeps like 80% of the day. The other 20% is split into two states. He is either a half drowsy, wonderful, cuddly puppy who just sits and observes the world going on...

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31. 07. 2013
Bender asleep on my leg

Puppy Love

There have been a few times that I knew I loved Bender. Before I even met him I was having nightmares about losing him. The day I did finally meet him I could...

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30. 07. 2013
12 week old puppy with his feet up on the couch

What happened to a good old thump on the noggin?

So I’m beginning to realize something here, this positive reinforcement thing is a real pain in the ass. It goes like this: your puppy jumps up on the couch, you lure him off...

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22. 07. 2013
Wrinkles, a 2 1/2 month old golden retriever puppy sits in tall grasses

Four Decades of Dogs

In 1976 John Brown unknowingly began a lifelong, generations-wide tradition. He gave his daughter a golden retriever puppy and my life, one among many others, was changed forever. That tiny puppy from John...

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