Happy 1st Birthday To Kirby

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It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since this adorable goofball was born. Several chewed-up rugs later, here we are. One look at that face tells us he’ll always be a puppy. An 80 lb., occasionally-crazed Hellbeast, but still an adorable puppy. And we love the little guy.

Move It!

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Biker, Silhouetted

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Kirby At 10 Months

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Kirby’s a happy, mischievous puppy these days. We’re thrilled. Exhausted, but thrilled.

A Divided Nation Celebrates

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Gamechanger

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Kirby Is 9 Months Old Today

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Treats and belly rubs are clearly on the schedule for this Very Good Boy today.

The Senior Cyclist

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Tiles

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Blue Mask, Red Jacket

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Traumatic Timeline Cleanse Courtesy of Kirby

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Kirby knows there’s been lots of sad news since yesterday. But he wants to assure you there are treats and bellyrubs on the horizon.

Dressed For The Occasion

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Kirby At Eight Months

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He’s still a handful, but Kirby has become far less a Hellbeast in the evening hours. The last few weeks with him have been a lot of fun. He’s a sweet (not so little anymore) puppy.

Kirby’s Lashes

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Your Official Kirby Timeline Cleanse

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It’s been a rough day here in Brooklyn. Kirby would like to brighten your mood.

Kirby Is 7 Months Old

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Paw is healed, Cone Of Shame is removed. And check out those gorgeous blonde eyelashes!

Kirby At Six Months

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On the left is Kirby at 2 months, the day after we brought him home. At right, Kirby on his 6 month birthday.

We sure got ourselves one adorable puppy. Kirby is a lovable ball of fur. And the HellBeast only emerges for an hour or so each day, usually mid-evening.

His health is great, his potty training is back on track, all his vaccinations will be complete in another week, and we love the little guy. How could you not?

Guess Who Celebrated his 5-Month Birthday With an 11 PM Emergency Visit To The Vet?

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Kirby is fine. Even after swallowing a latex glove that a neighbor dropped on the sidewalk in front of him. Kirby’s a regular canine garbage disposal unit. In the past, we’ve pulled rocks, cigarette butts, tissues, screws, and pieces of plastic out of his mouth. This meal turned out to be a bit pricier, but our pet insurance should cover it. Most certainly the first of such late night trips to the vet, knowing this little rascal.

Subway Scenes

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Stroller By The Sea

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Verdant Lot

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Kirby’s First Thanksgiving

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Among the things we are thankful for today is this little guy. Who is  nowhere near as little as he was 2.5 weeks ago when he first arrived here. If you celebrate, I hope your Thanksgiving is a wonderful one.

Meet Kirby, My New Executive Assistant

Kirby

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Who says you can’t find good help anymore?

After an exhaustive search, I found Kirby, an 8-week old Golden Retriever, and he is terrific. Outgoing, energetic,  curious, tenacious and loves people. Based on his first walk this morning, they love him too.

He started with us yesterday, and we began with the basics: house training, walks, treats, and belly rubs. Not fond of a collar and leash, but nobody’s perfect.

I suspect you’ll be seeing lots of him in the days to come.

Autumn Comes To Shore Road

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The Staircase Of Abandoned Toys

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Shore Road Smile

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Morning Merchant Ritual

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Shore Road

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