The Old Man:
Pearls before Primates:
In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Serving the Community since 1903
How Much for that Doggie?
Ammonoosuc Times readers make known their favorite quadrupeds....
NAMES: Mac and Kessie
AGES: 6 and 3
PEDIGREE: Bernese Mountain Dogs
COMPANIONS: Barbie Beck-Wilczek and Bill Wilczek
HOMETOWN: Littleton, N.H.
OCCUPATION: Family pets and Registered Therapy Dogs
HAPPIEST WHEN: Visiting our friends and making new ones at Littleton Regional Hospital, Riverglen Assisted Living Facility and Morrison Nursing Home.
MAC SAYS: Watch for us pulling our carts and wagons in the next Littleton parade.
KESSIE SAYS: I'll do anything for food!
WHY WE LOVE OUR DOGS: Our dogs are a part of our family and we enjoy being able to share them with the community.
(Interested readers can learn more about Mac and Kessie at www.wilczekwoodworks.com)
PEDIGREE: Standard Poodle
WEIGHT: 52 pounds
COMPANION: Bobbie Barrand
HOMETOWN: Franconia, N.H.
HAPPIEST WHEN: Crowding Bobbie off the bed
MEG SAYS: "Woof!"
WHY I LOVE MY DOG: "Her companionship. I've spent only one night without her since I've had her."
PEDIGREE: Newfoundland-Shepherd (mix)
AGE: 2 and 1/2 years old
OWNERS/COMPANIONS: Emily and Dave Alberini (of EH Floral's FloraLatte)
HOMETOWN: Littleton, N.H.
HAPPIEST WHEN: Playing tennis ball with customers or at the volleyball court.
WHY I LOVE MY DOG: Because he's my best working companion!
PEDIGREE: Australian Ridgeback and Heinz 57
AGE: 9 years
OWNER/COMPANION: Duncan Cullman
HOMETOWN: South Franconia
BUSINESS: Franconia Landscape Supply and Safe Place Storage
HAPPIEST WHEN: (Note Red Sox cap.) "When Manny hits a home run with the bases loaded!"
MY DOG SAYS: I look forward to skiing Mount Eustis.
WHY I LOVE MY DOG: Because he's a Red Sox fan.
NAMES: Buz and Woody
PEDIGREE: Yellow Labs
AGE: Buz is 2 years old, Woody 1 1/2
OWNER/COMPANION: Bruce, Lucille (pictured), Amy and Gracie
BUSINESS: Franconia Landscape Supply and Safe Place Storage Favorite Activity: Chasing a ball! Chasing a stick! Swimming!
MY DOGS SAY: Woody: "I like socializing with my neighbors in the Easton Valley! Buz: "Gimme the stick! Gimme the stick!"
WHY I LOVE MY DOGS: Because they love us back.
NAMES: Max and Cooper
PEDIGREE: Bloodhound and beagle mix
AGE: 1.5 years and 7 years
OWNER/COMPANION: Bethany (pictured), Chad and Lisa Pelotte.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Cooper is happiest when we are outside playing fetch or keep away. Max is happiest when he gets treats.
MY DOGS SAY: "Love me, love me, love me. "
WHY I LOVE MY DOGS: They complete our family. They bring great joy and love into our home.
PEDIGREE: Tea Cup Pomeranian
AGE: Eight Months
OWNER/COMPANION: Valerie Magoon (Granddaughter of Russ & Lucy of Littleton)
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA
BUSINESS: Casting Associate, most recently with the movie Dark Water, and the TV series Boston Legal
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Playing with her celebrity puppy friends Latte, a Maltese owned by Heather Locklear and Josie, a Lhasa Apso, owned by Kerry Washington
NOTORIOUS SAYS: "I love Grammy Lucy and Pappa Magoon" -- followed by "Do you have anything to eat?"
WHY I LOVE MY DOG: She's my sidekick. She goes everywhere with me, even to work. When I first saw Notorious coming toward me in her purse-like carrier, she looked like a little black bear. She is lively, playful and full of energy, despite her small stature.
NAMES: Dakota and Bruno
PEDIGREE: Black Lab Mix
AGES: 4 and 1
OWNER/COMPANION: Dylan Ridley, Kris Ridley and Tanya Reardon.
MY DOG IS HAPPIEST: When I play with them and give them treats.
DOGS SAY: Woof, woof. We want to play with our Dylan.
WHY I LOVE MY DOGS: Because they protect me and love me so much