Sep 30, 2023

Bird Town – by Don

…unfortunately, my battle isn’t with interesting birds like Non-Philly Eagles, Bushtits, Masked Boobies, Dickscissels, Horned Screamers, or Titmouses. Not even a Common Shag. No. I’m battling uninteresting, small, gray birds. They’re not even song birds. They just kind of cheep-cheep and shit on everything….

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Aug 1, 2023


“Hi. My name is Don and I’ve been in retail for 12 years.” “Hi Don!” “I’ve owned a pet supply store and been exposed to the general public after having a cush, well-compensated engineering job rehabilitating earth dams on the west coast. At that time, I had a wife who loved me and the respect […]

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Apr 1, 2023


We lost Buddy in 2021, Max in 2022, and now Teddy in 2023. I’m truly sorry to dump another one of these “Dead Dog Stories” on you. Believe me, there’s nothing less I’d rather be doing. But I can’t let Teddy down. I loved him like I loved all my dogs. Maybe it’s the engineer […]

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Mar 1, 2023


This post is exactly what it sounds like. Let’s go through them chronologically, shall we? MAXIMUS GARY vs. HYPER DOG The worst thing Max did was when he was about 3 months old. He ruined a wedding at the Lucerne Inn in Holden, Maine. Long-story short, he bolted through a gap in the drizzle drapes […]

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Dec 1, 2022


Marz is the first dog we’ve had that we are seriously worried about jumping off a balcony after a tennis ball. Or jumping over the shop fence and meeting a fast-moving dump truck. Or hopping the fence and going on a merry little adventure forever. He’s also pretty impervious to criticism. Unless you scream it […]

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Nov 1, 2022

A WEE NY TEST — by Don

After reading this delightful Manhattan Socialite’s hilarious send up of Maine, I got to thinking mayhap a Mainer should respond in kind to the waves and waves of sophisticated and culturally aware New Yorkers inundating our fair shores every summer. That’s when I got to work creating “The Test.” It is a free, simple, quick, […]

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Jul 1, 2022

Weird Eatin’s – by Don

Quiet everyone! The blog is starting! THE BLOG IS STARTING!!!! If you own a dog, you’ve most likely seen them eat just awful, weird, and unexplainable things. I once saw an article about a dog that ate packs of cigarettes. Open or unopened. Then she would vomit them all over the house. When her owners […]

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May 1, 2022

Goodbye Max – by Don

Maximus Gary Kingsbury was born in Bangor Maine- Friday, May 16, 2008. We had to put him down on Saturday, March 12, 2022 just before noon. He was dying of kidney failure. He was almost 15 years old. He was in more pain than we could bear.

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Oct 1, 2021

Auggie’s Addiction – by Don

  Auggie has a problem. Therefore, Chez Salty has a problem. Auggie is a Foodoholic. When Augustus Megatron Bulldozer Kingsbury was a mere 7-week old pup, he would charge to the communal puppy bowl in the whelping box and gorge himself. Having wolfed the kibble in his personal area down, he would shove his brothers […]

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Jun 1, 2021

Buddy – by Don

We got Buddy when he was 9 years old. We said goodbye to Buddy on May 18th 2021 when he was 15-1/2 years old. We got him because of Facebook. It’s the only time I remember something good coming to us from Facebook. Our long-time friend Jen shared a post about Buddy needing a new […]

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