Zamboni, our chocolate

Labrador retriever

July 17, 2012 - December 10, 2014

Zamboni, our chocolate Labrador Retriever, at tenThe 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.

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Zamboni recovers from ACL surgery, stakes spot in front of fridge and stove.

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?

Retrieving Labrador Days: Dog tales in prose and verse

Dog tales about our previous Labs:

Libby the Lab, Copyright © 2002-         Stormi and her snowman, Copyright © 2002-

Libby, our black Lab. Stormi, our yellow Lab.

Stories about each of his three Labrador retrievers and some of the other dogs and people whose lives they touched.

 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.

 Local Author Writes About Menagerie of Pets

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Books of Interest

Marley & Me life and love with the world's worst dog

Master Under Good Regulation

A Dog's Purpose

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life

Maggie's Book of Wisdom

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Jack: A book about a dog where the dog doesn't die at the end

Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

Katz on Dogs : A Commonsense Guide to Training and Living with Dogs

The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family

Running to the Mountain, A Midlife Adventure

A Dog Year - Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me - Jon Katz

Pack of Two - Carolyn Knapp

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Anthony Buccino

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Retrieving Labrador Days by Anthony Buccino

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New Jersey Monthly
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Retrieving Labrador Days by Anthony Buccino

New Jersey author Anthony Buccino published more than fifteen 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 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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Buccino books:

Nutley Notables: The Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey

Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time

 A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection

Sister Dressed Me Funny

Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey

This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter

Plain brown wrapper paperback editions

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Dr. Andrea Buccino
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Cedar Grove, NJ

Certified sports chiropractor