Banjo in his own words

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New York to California with a Dog

March 28, 2011

I can now say I drove 4,153 miles across the United States with my dog. Banjo and I travelled from Brooklyn, NY to Escondido, CA over a 12-day period. Along the way we saw everything from snowy mountain peaks of Arizona to the chasm of the Grand Canyon; from the muddy swamps of Louisiana to […]

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Prologue: Road Trip

February 8, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer.  Soon we leaving our home in Barklyn, Noo York and gonna be living in Los Angeles.  Soon I be a California dog.  I not know wot dis means.  But mah hoomins tell me I gonna like it and it smell good. Hoomins say dere is no more snow in a Los […]

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Off-Leash in Snowy Prospect Park

January 26, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer. I a running dog. But, dis week iz too cold for me to go to da Puk. So heer sum pikchuss from last week to remind me I a running dog. Aroo! 0 Click to say Aroo! to this post

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Naughty Puppy Tricks!

August 30, 2007

Banjo has learned to … open a door by jumping up and putting hisbody weight on the door lever … open the trash can using his truffle snout to lift up the lid and sniff the delicacies hidden in there (if you don’t want it, I’ll have it!) …catch a ball in his mouth …bring […]

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We Must Smell the Same

August 15, 2007

I marvelled at how Shyhound almost immediately relaxed around our various parents and siblings. He didn’t seem particularly interested in my step-father, so I deduced that family members must smell similar to a dog. He immediately accepted Wonderman’s parents and my mother as his superiors, but Teenage Sister appeared to be another puppy to him. […]

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June 29, 2007

As rawhide is to dogs what chewing gum is to humans, the canine equivalent of us watching television has to be a dog gazing out the window to his house/ apartment. Banjo has the attention span of a two-year old child, but he enjoys people-watching from our living room window. At first he was too […]

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Congenitally-Broken Tail

June 21, 2007

Banjo’s tail is broken. When he’s relaxed it looks like a broken arrow; when he’s boisterous, it’s curved, like a cane. Our first vet said it was probably slammed in a door, but our new vet says it’s a congenital defect, because he has sensation in it and it is perfectly hairy. Someone (and someone […]

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A Dog-Eared Photo

June 20, 2007

I am desperately trying to take the perfect photo which captures Banjo’s ears in all their glory. They are pointed like a German Shepherd’s, and are firmly-fixed at the base, but the tips flop like a Labrador’s, and the inside skin is a dusty pink.  Like a deer’s. The result is that my little guy’s […]

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Space Age Elizabethan

May 4, 2007

Banjo had a growth on his foot, and there was a tiny, tiny chance it was cancer. I was a bit freaked out, even though I knew cancer was unlikely. He had an operation yesterday to remove it, and, as it turns out, no biopsy was necessary. *phew* Anyway, to cut a long story short, […]

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Power Animal

April 2, 2007

I don’t have a power animal like some of my friends, but I will tell you this: I love dogs and the mere sight of one makes me beam. And the larger the dog, the larger my grin. I’ve always loved large dogs, especially Labradors, so I guess that Labs are the closest thing I’ve […]

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