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A paintbrush, banana bread, and a spatula


Dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend. It is true they are loyal and loving.

But then sometimes, particularly if you have a Border Collie mix—and double that with an Aussie-Border Collie mix, there are always surprises.

One day, earlier in the lifespan of Toby, I came home to discover an entire stick of butter had disappeared from the counter top. Did she have diarrhea? Nope! She just licked her lips and smiled at me.

She surveys the counters in the kitchen on a daily basis to see what has been left—as you must know , we never feed her or offer any treats of any sort! And if you believe that, there is a bridge I’d give you a great deal on.

I sliced some luscious banana bread my friend had sent me–we each had two slices, Toby had four.

I looked for the spatula to turn the sausage cooking in the frypan on the burner; I found it under her bed in the breakfast room.

But then there was this;

And what tasty treat did I use this brush for?

It was not brushing melted butter on the top of rolls.

It was not basting a roast.

It was a glue brush.

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  1. I always had labs/lab mixes and although everyone describes labs as laid back, none of mine were. I have stories too, but generally such “surprises” happened when they were left on their own. My last one apparently didn’t like me talking on the phone though and often snuck into my studio to see what mischief she could wrought in order to redirect my attention to her, like grabbing a spool of thread and chewing through it or the worst, grabbing a patch of fabric off the design wall and chewing it up, a patch for which I had no more fabric to cut another piece from. But I think the glue brush is a true mystery!

    January 18, 2022

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