Coffee Time with Tyler #2: lets try this again....

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Blog entry by NoLongerHere posted 05-04-2014 02:00 PM 1563 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my Second attempt at a blog about my adventures with my jobsite shop dogs.

Good morning, ...... But Wait!

Before I even get started, I have an important update:

It was a sad day for Tyler. He was all brushed and ready to go but his play date with Athena was cancelled.

Athena, a 1 1/2 yr. old Golden Retriever is Tyler’s Aunt. If You look, you can really see the family resemblance.

Unfortunately, she had a tough start in life. She was badly neglected and needed medical care. She really needed someone special so her friends put out the word on Facebook.

We told our neighbor friend, Kim who had recently lost her Golden Retriever so the timing was right for her to get another dog. She was really happy to take her in and helped nurse her back to health.

Last Sunday, we all went for a walk to the park for the first time. They were running full blast, chasing each other like they were best friends, swimming out to fetch tennis balls and chewing up sticks for two and a half hours.

..... They had a blast.

Tyler went home and slept for the rest of the day…. We wore them out!


They had such a good time, we made plans to get together on Sunday mornings to play in the park.

But yesterday, Athena was playing in the yard and stepped through a sewer grate and broke her front leg.

Poor thing, they even had to bring in a specialist who put in a splint with 9 screws. She spent the night in the hospital but should be coming home today.

So, I guess Mr. Tyler will just have to be patient and give his aunty time to heal.

Poor Hunter, ....he finally had another dog to play with Tyler to help wear him out!

Not easy for an 8 year ol’ dog to keep up with a 10 month old pup, but he tries … he’s a good boy.


We might stop over later to see her, if she’s up for it. I’ll bet she’d like that.

I know Tyler sure would like to see his new friend.


Well, .... I had originally planned to post a story I’ve been working on about my first jobsite dog, Sammy
- an incredibly smart Black Retriever like no other.

A natural born Frisbee dog, he understood many words and silent commands but was fiercely independent.

He could out stare you with his intense eyes that looked in you like he was reading your mind or predicting your next move, like a wolf. But his smile always let you know he was very friendly. Everyone loved him dearly.

He went to work with me just about every day and became quite popular, even made the local paper
in the small wealthy town of Lake Forest IL.

He was one in a million.

I’ll tell you more about him next time, if you like.

Until then, thanks for reading my first blog, Coffee Time with Tyler,

...... who is sound asleep under my feet.


Hope you have a great day with your dogs too.


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#1 posted 05-04-2014 03:41 PM

I do have to say you write very nice stories! My thoughts and prayers are with Athena and family! Hope she gets well soon! I can’t wait to meet Tyler! Sammy was a very good dog! I love and miss him so much and think about him often as well as Jack, KC, and Abbey! RIP our Angels and have fun in Heaven until we meet again hope we see you at the Rainbow Bridge!

Love Always,

-- Holli

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 10:49 AM

hey Holli,
Athena was still too groggy to have visitors so we may go over later this week to see her. Poor thing.

You remember Sammy, that’s cool. Every once in awhile, someone comes up to me and mentions him by name, even though it’s been years. He made quite the impression, a real cheerleader for the company. No one walked away from him without a smile on their face.

Thanks for the comment, Holli…very sweet.

fyi – Holli grew up across the street from us and is like my own daughter.

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