Hamish Macbeth and Darwin

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This is Hamish Macbeth, I’ve written about him a lot because I happen to think he is the most pawsome dog in the Universe.

Before I go on I will say that I know your dog is pawesome too – all dogs are. It’s science. Anyway back to my story about Hamish.

Hamish is very good at following rules and doing as he is told..but we sort of have a running battle going on.

There is one rule he bends at tests and probably spends a lot of time thinking about how to get around it.

It’s the house rule involving his big brother Darwin.

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Hamish dumped this toy in front of Darwin and trotted off- but there is a method to his madness because the house rule is that Hamish is NOT allowed to go near Darwin’s food dish.

I had no idea that Hamish was eating Darwin’s food- I was giving Darwin extra because I thought he was just developing a robust appetite.

What I ultimately noticed was that Darwin’s weight was staying the same-even with the extra food he was taking in.

Hamish on the other hand put some weight on and his breath smelled fishy.


Photo of Hamish Macbeth
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So I noticed that all of the sudden Hamish was dropping toys around Darwin and walking by me with his best boy in the face world- note, he was nowhere near the dining room at these times.

Eventually I was so used to this toy routine that when Hamish added a pit stop at Darwin’s bowl, I didn’t even notice.

But I did catch on and now Hamish has taken to doing this:

He’s been lining up his toys by Darwin’s dish- doesn’t matter if there is food in the bowl or not. In fact, he’s left toys in front of the dish when there was food inside of it.

Plot twist.

I wonder what is coming next?


In a Flash

Holidailies Prompt: Share some of your favorite pictures from this past year

My Favorite Pictures of


They’re not art and they’re not witty or clever and they don’t make a statement

but they’re my favorites because of the memories they captured.

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My dog Hamish Macbeth and his big brother  Micey. This was taken shortly before Micey died- Micey was almost 17 years old and he and Hamish were always together. We miss you our little Micey.


My granddaughter Jemma- she’s a spirited gal like me! This was from the trip me and Luis took to see our Son and his family in May.

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Taken in Olympia, Washington. I love it when trees look  spooky.

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This was a big day for Hamish Macbeth! Not only did he overcome his fear of getting into cars in 2019 he was officially now unafraid of water now. As you can see, he was ready to swim for it and Luis gave him as much lead as he could so that Hamish could enjoy himself.

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We have a talented sidewalk chalk artist in our neighborhood,  I loved the planets and stars but most of all I loved that drawing of the waving hand. Captain Kirk would be proud.


Winter In May


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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I took these  pictures  in May when we were  on the train to Wisconsin to see our Granddaughter Jemma.

I believe we were passing through Glacier Park at the time.

I’m not a fan of Spring or Summer, so this was a very pleasant surprise- Winter has a cold yet gentle hold on my heart.

I am enchanted by dark winter nights.

I wonder what it looks like up there now-wait, why wonder – this is the interwebs! Here is link so we can see it




Hamish Gets Groomed

Over the weekend I was a teeny bit stressed because I  had to leave my dog, for the first time ever with people he didn’t know. He did great with them of course because he’s confident and secure- me, not so much.

I’d decided to take him in for his first visit to the Dog Groomer because, let’s face it a hose and oatmeal doggie shampoo and a quick brush when he runs through spider webs or goes crazy at the dog park and rolls around is better then nothing, right?

Well, I think it is but it’s not exactly thorough and my dog is awesome and deserves better from me

I’d found a great Vet Clinic and because Hamish Macbeth was so fond of the staff I decided to pull the trigger and get him groomed there.

Here are the results.


Homeschooled and home groomed BOL.

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I used the same camera for both all of the pictures- Hamish’s fur really IS that bright and shiny and since he had his ears cleaned he’s been holding then up more. Plus his pointy raptor nails are gone.

I loved the bandana they put on him, but Hamish’s signature color is pink so I’ll ask if he can get one on his next visit.

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Photo-A.M. Moscoso

So Hamish will now be visiting his Groomer every eight weeks and before special occasions.-

From the smile on his face, I have the feeling he’s looking forward to it too!

Imhotep Wept



Concrete, steel, broken roads and sidewalks that go nowhere

Walmart Shoppers and Gunhumpers  standing beer belly to jowls at the corner store

where you can still buy beef jerkey  and pickles from a fly speckled plastic jar.

Trucks belching diesel fumes,country music,  cheap after shave and aqua net-” Beep

Beep, git outta my way! ‘Murica First y’all!” the trucks cry out to uncaring traffic


You can build roads that will take you to anywhere you want to go,  houses and buildings that will sing and talk and keep you warm and cool you off on the hottest of days.


you can build a ruin on purpose and call it a home.

Imhotep wept, can’t we do better than that?

PHOTO A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso