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Autumn camouflage

Photo of Chuck the dog by Heather B. Armstrong for

When raking leaves, be careful not to lose the mutt whose coat perfectly matches the season.

Also, super fun trick: rake leaves into a huge pile and then toss a few treats into the mound. The mental energy your dog will use to find those treats saves you the work of having to take him on a walk am I your best friend or what.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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