Zamboni, our chocolate
July 17, 2012 - December 10, 2014
The Zamboni Papers
Our chocolate Labrador retriever Zamboni turned 12 on July 17, 2014.
Here, a few highlights:
Retrieving Labrador Days dog tales in prose and verse About the book. Covers vary.
Zamboni was operated on in December 2004, after he tore the ligaments in his left hind leg. The ligaments were replaced with nylon so now he can use it to go fishing. Just kidding. But he had six weeks of being good, i.e., no running, no jumping, no being so happy he bends himself in two and nearly explodes. Well, you know chocolate Labs and how hard it is to not jump, run or be too happy. But Zam was a good patient. And he healed well.
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Thanks to the vets and staff at Dog, Cat & Bird Clinic of Nutley for 12+ years of tender loving care. Zamboni LOVED their waiting room... and cried when other dogs wouldn't play with him.
Zamboni Through the Years ... and cushions
So, are you counting the different cushions? How many?
Dog tales about our previous Labs:
Libby, our black Lab. Stormi, our yellow Lab.
Shaggy dogs, mutts, mongrels, three Labrador retrievers and a pet rabbit inspire the stories and poems in this collection. Pets of one kind or another have shared the past six decades of the author's life, and here are some stories that will make you laugh out loud and others that remind you of the escapades and exasperations you've been through with your pets.
Books of Interest
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Buccino's Work Has Appeared
The Wall St Journal
Dow Jones Newswires
NJ.Com - NJ Voices
The Nutley Sun
The Belleville Times
The Independent Press of Bloomfield
The Glen Ridge Paper
The Nutley Journal
The Belleville Post
New Jersey Monthly
Modern Food Service Magazine
Paterson Literary Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Rattlesnake Review, Medusa's Kitchen, Voices In Italian Americana, Edison Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, CHEST, The Idiom, Fox Chase Review, Up & Under, Caduceus, South Mountain Poets Anthology, MEWS, LIPS, More Sweet Lemons, The Poem Factory, On The Quiet Side, PowWow Review and other places, too!
New Jersey author Anthony Buccino published eighteen books including four essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections.
His stories of the 1960s earned a SPJ-NJ Excellence in Journalism award. His transit blog on NJ.com earned a SPJ-NJ Excellence in Journalism award. His poem At The Vet (about Zamboni) has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
He has been called '“New Jersey’s Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’
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