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Friday, September 01, 2006

An Old Dog Discovers New Tricks

Perhaps it is true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but our 12 year old dog - Apples - "learned" on her own how to open our refrigerator and eat all the cheese, meat, yogurt, apple sauce, and anything she could smash or tear open. She never touched the salad. She learned this trick while we were all out of the house for the evening. The first few times this happened we unfairly attributed it to our typically distracted teenage son leaving the fridge open. It took a while for the reality to sink in – Apples had learned how to open the refrigerator. In time we found a way of locking it, but not before she ate us out of several meals.

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mj said...

Hi Oz,great site - writing from Canada - hope all is well. Did you write Old Dod Discovers New Tricks?

Ozzie said...

I wrote "Old Dog Discovers New Tricks" - except where noted, I write the comments and take all the pictures.

claudine said...

Just Three things
go to your blog
go to Beta Blogger
take a new template
minima 2
the last one on the list
make it black like you did
and you'll have your photos in the middle of the page
or B)YOU WANT to add things in the side bar, small photos, drawings, texts
go to the same template
don't leave an empty place I don't like it
your photos texts are good give them peps
stick to the black it's nice
and thank you, it's so pleasant to read a blog with no adds
see you

Moobear said...

Sir, I love your blog, but I find white on black very, very hard to read. Much better should you reverse it. A lover of black-- tho not on blogs. Critique from the heart Sir.

God Bless!

Shakira said...

Thank you for directing Sesam Street!

Ozzie said...

Thank you Shakira, but I was one of several directors.

Jessica said...

that is too funny! unfortunately also messy and expensive...oh well=) said...

Great blog! I've added a link to your blog on Blog of the Day under the category of Photo. To view the feature of your blog, please visit

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rob! As you can see, I've returned the compliment. said...

Thank you for the return compliment!


Anonymous said...

as a person who shares her life with three dogs...I love this!

Ozzie Alfonso said...

Our dog, Apples, was put to sleep in August of 2010, she was 17. She had become deaf, then progressively senile, finally her hind legs gave out. It was sad to see her getting stuck in places she obviously could not fit through. Apples was a kind, gentle creature, and a great companion to the very end. We all still miss her. She was my first dog, and opened my eyes to what wonderful companions they all are.