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Maxwell Celebrates Spring

Here in California, it’s been spring-like for a long time. In fact, it’s very rarely not spring-like. It was spring-like in mid January, when temperatures stayed in a comfortable 65-75 degree range during the day, only dipping below 50 at night. Now, though, it’s actually Spring. And though California’s seasons are a bit looser defined...
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The Calculus Incident

As anyone who knows Max will tell you, he’s always first on the scene when food is involved. Max never hesitates to grab anything which an obliging human drops on the ground or sneaks him under the table. Since coming to California, he’s even become something of a connoisseur, developing his palate with the best...
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Bath Time

One of the great things about living in California is that we get to walk every day. The temperature is usually 60-80 degrees, and the rain is all concentrated into a handful of days during the rainy season, so the majority of the time it’s beautiful walking weather. We average 3-4 miles per day. It’s...
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California Bichons: Lafayette Reservoir

Living in California is like living inside Instagram. While technically it is still winter, this weekend it was 85 degrees, as though we’ve skipped spring altogether and jumped straight from winter to summer. While family and friends on the East Coast woke up to 10 inches of snow (see picture below of a recent Philadelphia...
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5 Great Holiday Gifts For Your Bichon Frise

Earlier this year, we did a list of Easter/Passover gifts for your Bichon Frise. With Christmas nearly upon us, here’s a new list of Christmas/belated Chanukah items your Bichon is sure to love! 1. Sleepypod As you’ve probably noticed if you read the blog a lot, we love to travel with our Bichons. Earlier this...
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New Cellphone Bichons

Last week, Amy and I got new cellphones. The bichons are generally not too fond of cellphones (or Cellphone Bichons, in their mind). We carry our Cellphone Bichons around all the time,  stare intently at them multiple times per day, pet them frequently (or so the dogs assume–they don’t quite understand the mechanics of touchscreen...
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Home Is Where My Bichon Frise Is

For the last 6 years, Tom and I have had the privilege of calling Baltimore home. Before that, it was Philadelphia and Delaware. In September, we are starting a new chapter of our lives and moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. Why California you ask? There are of course reasons related to our professional lives and...
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Cats, Cooking, and Color Palettes

On Friday night, Tom and I had dinner at our good friends Judy and Nathaniel’s “new” apartment. I put the new in quotation marks because they’ve been living there for at least 6 months, but every time they have a party or invite us over, we turn out to be busy. So, Friday night was...
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Annual Whitebred Bichons Party 2013

Each year, Jack’s breeder, Karen Graeber, throws a huge backyard party for all her Bichon owners at her home in Whippany, New Jersey. To view a photo album from the 2013 annual Bichon party, including the group shots, please click here. Born in 2009 to Whitebred’s Kissed by an Angel and Bellefleur’s Smooth Operator (Lovey), Jack’s...
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From the Desk of Maxwell Morgan

Dear Human Readers, My name is Maxwell Morgan. Though I am featured prominently on this “weblog”, I have only rarely provided my own submissions. Mostly this is because I am busy with more important things, such as Hoovering small bits of spilled rice off the carpet. Or sleeping. Especially sleeping. Here is a picture of...
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