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"Juneuary" observations from western Washington

Alert "Journal" readers will recall my wife Sherry and I have been involved in dog sitting a Standard Poodle in Woodinville, Washington for the last couple of Novembers. This year we got a call from the folks who own Fiona (the poodle) that they would like for us to come dog sit in mid-May so they could go to a son's college graduation in Boston. "And," they added, "since we will be halfway to Europe when we get to Boston we decided to go on to Portugal for another week."

That meant two weeks with Fiona, our grandkids and our first soon to be born great granddaughter. We had not been to Washin...