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88

My grandfather is 88 today.

Grandpa Sam on his 88th birthday, April 16, 2017.

It also happens to be Easter Sunday – every once in a while, the stars align and his birthday falls on the holiday. To celebrate, my mother took him to the MGM Grand casino in downtown Detroit. Gambling is his favorite pastime, still, at almost 90 years old. He didn’t win anything big today, but he sounded cheerful, like he genuinely had a good time.  Continue reading

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Solved

FINALLY. Instead of three weeks, it took six.

Wisdom Panel lost Sam’s original DNA swab but, eventually, they came through.

We have the results of his genetic test.

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Life’s Great Mysteries

It’s right up there with “is there life after death?” and “are we alone in the universe?”…

“WHAT KIND OF DOG IS SAM?!”

What do you mean? I'm a pup! A SuperPup!

What do you mean? I’m a pup! A SuperPup!

Seriously, we couldn’t take it anymore. Constantly arguing over whether he was a Jack Russell or a Fox Terrier, or whether he has a little Bull Terrier thrown in for muscle and some Pitt Bull for the hard head (it really is an asset at the dog park!). A little Whippett for speed…

The constant conversation with strangers in bars or pet stores or parks that went on too long…

“He’s a Rat Terrier!”

Is that a compliment?

“He’s a Beagle! LOOK AT 27 PICTURES OF BEAGLES ON MY PHONE NOW!”

BECAUSE IT’S NOT LIKE I DON’T KNOW WHAT A FREAKIN’ BEAGLE LOOKS LIKE OR ANYTHING!

“He’s a Cattle Jack!”

…uh, you got me there.

Well, we finally decided it was time to find out what Sammy the SuperPup really is, besides just the fastest, muscly-ist dog in the west.

So on January 9th, four years to the day from when we brought him home from the SPCA, we swabbed his little puppy cheek and set up his doggy DNA test.

Two more weeks until we end the debate for good (and leave a blueprint for the rest of the world to make their own little SuperPups)…

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Birthday Boy(s)

It’s birthday week here at the Temple household. Sammy and Trent both turned a year older, just one day apart: my Scorpio men.

Sam’s big day was spent at daycare with his puppy buds, followed by an evening meal of chilli and mozzarella cheese with a giant bully stick for dessert. Oh – and a squeaky stuffed avocado on the side. What – you didn’t think I’d forget the veggies, did you?

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With the pit still in, to keep it fresh!

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Double Hit

Today is Trenton Temple’s birthday. He’s 34 years old (the youngin’).

I pointed out to him that it’s a special day to be born – exactly nine months after Valentine’s Day. Must explain why he’s the most fiery, passionate, loving man I’ve ever met.

Handsome SuperHubs, just shy of turning 34.

Handsome SuperHubs, just shy of turning 34.

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