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    Kickass on a chair in the dark

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports the keeper’s involvement in one of those incidents that demonstrates why women live longer than men.  The keeper is in the Vista West woodworking shop varnishing shelving that…

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    Kickass winter survival

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, is working with the keeper in revising the system for not only surviving yet one more gray, middle-of-the-winter day, but actually deriving some pleasure from it. Heretofore, the keeper’s…

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    Kickass and high school students

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joins the keeper each weekday morning in watching the kids stroll across the parking lot on their way over to Memorial High School.  They seem taller and more purposeful…

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    Kickass and tying shoes with Mom

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, has been of little help to the keeper in explaining the mental quirk whereby he–the keeper, thinks of his mother every morning when he ties his shoes, obviously because…

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    Kickass watches The Sting

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joined the keeper and Phyllis in watching the old movie “The Sting,” and shared their conclusion that it was a good thing to do: great acting by old favorites,…

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    Kickass and noisy winter guys

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joins the keeper in a salute to: “The Noisy Guys of Winter:”          Into the snowy white silence Come the noisy guys of winter.          Blinking yellow trucks scraping…

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    Kickass and Phyllis’s new desk

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, joins the keeper in congratulating Phyllis on the occasion of her “new” desk, which compliments her promotion to Supreme Commander of all matters having to do with the keeper’s…

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    Kickass and the nothing post

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper has nothing to say this morning, and so having said it, he ends this post and goes out for breakfast with Phyllis.  Later they plan…

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    Kickass and use of gravity

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, aids the keeper in spreading the word that, contrary to the cliché that gravity is not a friend to the keeper’s age group, the opposite is true: it is…

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    Kickass resigns as a human

    Kickass, the doorstop dog, is unable to help the keeper with the dilemma of continuing to accept identity as a member of the species that has the intelligence to build the most powerful…