Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #9

Star Date: September 28, 2019 Happy Fall Campers! The late Summer sunshine has gently given way to cooler temps and a riot of yellow flowers here in Flagstaff. We’re trading in short sleeves for those warm sweaters now that there’s a chill in the air. I think there’s nothing quite like reading a good Campfire Tale alongside a steaming mug of hot apple cider or a spiced rum toddy. As usual, our author has been …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #8

Star Date: August 31, 2019 Hello Readers, On a bit of a serious note, on July 21st a wildfire broke out in Flagstaff that threatened several neighborhoods. Our home was not in immediate danger, but we have friends whose homes were right on the line. The “Ready, Set, Go” details were shared widely on social media and stories of neighbors offering transportation, food and shelter for animals and people were uplifting even as the fire …

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Zombies and the Dog Days of Summer

Post-Zombie Apocalypse Reporter, Aleia O here. Greetings Readers, The dog days of Summer are finally here, and as usual dogs are on my mind. We’ll get to Woody and June’s adventures in a sec but first, please indulge me with this little update on our pups. It’s so hot now that Olivia is shedding like crazy and Teddy is finally well enough to go to the groomer. He seems to really love his new summer …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #7

Star Date: July 27, 2019 Greetings Readers, Summer Camp here in Flagstaff has been busy and it’s finally quite hot. Yes, the dog days of summer are here. Our pups are so hot that they only want short walks these days. Teddy got a summer haircut from a professional groomer and he looks adorable. Olivia has been daily shedding the last of her winter coat. They love to play and sometimes cuddle. Here they are …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #6

Star Date: June 29, 2019 Hello Readers, It’s finally Summer here in Flagstaff and we are a bunch of happy campers now! It rained and snowed several times during the month of May, so we have an abundance of wildflowers blooming and my garden is full of little stone people, colorful perennial pansies (who knew such a thing existed), dianthus, snap dragons, daisies, and herbs. Early morning will usually find our author typing away at …

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Woody and June Update!

Post-Zombie Apocalypse Reporter, Aleia O here. Happy Summer Everyone! Thanks to the long snowy winter in Flagstaff, the wildflowers are blooming in abundance. Olivia has been enjoying the summer life with her new friend, Teddy. He’s been with us for eight weeks. He’s an older gentleman; a sweet and affectionate cocker spaniel rescue. He’s sometimes a bit overwhelmed by Olivia’s ardor but they are very fond of each other.  During the summertime out west, there …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #5

Star Date: May 25, 2019 Greetings Readers! Since our last update, camp life has become unbelievably busy. We had been thinking that Olivia needed a four-pawed canine friend to help her feel more comfortable. She truly is a pack animal and she had been a bit of a sad sack over not being with her littermate, Sky, and other friends next door. So, I asked the universe for a male spaniel. The universe delivered not …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #4

Star Date: April 27, 2019 Greetings Readers! The Spring winds are blowing away the remnants of Winter here in Flagstaff. In early April, Robert and I made a short getaway for a “working vacation” to Colorado. We were able to dip into hot springs and recover from a very long winter of snow, injured knees, and puppy care. Our sweet Olivia is maturing and developing the cutest little habits. She buries her biscuits in the …

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Woody and June Wednesday… Ready. Set. Go!

Post-Zombie Apocalypse Reporter, Aleia O here. Checking in after what I would call the ‘Flagstaff Snowpocalypse of 2019’, I’m happy to report that we have seen a few signs of Spring. The snow is still piled high in places, but we can see the ground around our home which Olivia really enjoys. Here she is using her tunneling skills; adorable! I’m not going to get ahead of myself with Spring fever yet because the weather …

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Camp Activities Specialist Bulletin #2

Star Date: February 23, 2019 Greetings Readers! We have been very busy campers this month, mostly shoveling snow and keeping up with our new puppy, Olivia. First though, as the Camp Activities Specialist, I have nudged our author to make a slight change on Facebook. Currently, Robert has a Facebook Group, named “The Totally Official (and very fun) Robert J. McCarter Author Group.” After much discussion about the trials and tribulations of social media; a …

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