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This was a dog in a small package. How did this Schipperke make it into the painting? The artist found what caught her eye and the skilled impressionist caught his graceful lines of the old breed. Teacher's Pet by Deanne Lemley OPA NWA

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The Reluctant Seamstress -  These are the golden years of youth in summer.  Just finished a classic, Black Beauty with my book club kids. Do you have a favorite quote?  "I grew very fond of him, he was so gentle and kind. He seemed to know just how a horse feels, and when he cleaned me, he knew the tender places and the ticklish places. When he brushed my head, he went as carefully over my eyes as if they were his own, and never stirred up any ill temper." (5.21)   Here's something Beauty wants you to understand: A horse...

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