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Creative blogs written by DDI owner

Dog sad at home

At work with my best...

I'm one of the lucky ones. Everyday, I wake up, take care of my kids and then leave to go to work with my best friend. He keeps me company during our hour ride to the City. During the crazy amounts of traffic,...

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dog ocd

Dogs and bugs?!

Dogs and bugs-what an interesting combo! Today something bizarre happened...we had one of our favorite dogs in the office expecting her usual laidback, loving self. Instead, this time, she was a girl on a...

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Grey kitten staring at the sky

Cats!

I'll admit it, I've never owned a cat before. Not because I don't think they're adorable and not because I don't want to snuggle every single one I see. The reason I cannot own a cat is because I am deathly...

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Dog Obsession

A wise woman (otherwise known as my mother) once said, that everyone has an opinion. In our culture of constant media bombardment and in your face personalities, it is tough to not be influenced by opinions....

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Mr. Pants

He was my first love. I can clearly remember when I met him. I was a Sophomore in college coming to visit my sister in Chicago. It was definitely love at first sight. He was full of imperfections, but so...

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Let’s Work

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is how I lived for the past eight days. I basked in tropical breezes, engulfed air so sticky you could taste it and...

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Ti parli dog?

I speak a different language. I get scoffed at by strangers and am judged by passerbys. I know what it feels like to be looked at differently by ignorant English-speakers. My ex-boyfriend spoke Swiss German...

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Dog or child?

It's been awhile since I've posted anything on our blog and for good reason! I have been busy adapting to my new role as HUMAN mother to a beautiful boy. Throughout my pregnancy, I was constantly torn by...

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Winter Blues

Everyday I feel blessed to have my dog. But on a few days, two short weeks ago, I wanted to curl up in a ball and never let Guido out. I could not handle being outside anymore than I had to. The cold was too...

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The Power of Dogs

About a week ago I was having a particularly difficult day at work. We were beyond busy and it seemed that everything was going wrong. On top of that, it was typical Chicago - cold weather and cloudy skies. I...

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