Derrick Knutson
My wife says, “I hear something squeaking.” We look outside, and our dog, Russell, is wildly pouncing on the compacted snow, tossing something up in the air over and over. She yells at me, “I think he has a mouse!” We’d let him outside at about 9 p.m. Monday night so he could relieve himse...Read More
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A couple of friends of mine recently move to Florida, and they post photos online of 80-degree days on the beach, while it’s like 8 degrees and snowing here. And here I am, after getting some exercise lifting weights inside or running on our treadmill, thinking, “What should I do with the rest o...Read More
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The 150-piece bag of candy we bought from CostCo about a week prior to Halloween seemed like a good purchase at the time. Buying in bulk appeared to make sense; it was cost-effective, and we wouldn’t have to worry about running out of candy, like we almost did last year when we got 50-plus trick-o...Read More
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All right, I know this is the third column in five weeks about our dog, but he is truly entertaining. Well, I guess this column isn’t so much about our nearly 4-month-old corgi, Russell, as it is about the whole “dog owner culture” in general. Before last weekend, Russell had only met a few ot...Read More
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There I was on Sunday, sitting on a tarp in the middle of our backyard, scooping up landscaping rocks by the handful and placing them in a 5-gallon bucket. I never thought I’d be one of those people doing seemingly nutty things for his dog, but that mindset went by the wayside when I realized [......Read More
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It’s interesting what Google fills in when you start typing a phrase into the website’s search bar. The other day I began with this: “Why do squirrels,” and Google filled in “hate me?” Google, and other search engines like it, offer a list of popular matches when people start to search f...Read More
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