How a dog saved Minneapolis writer Ma...

How a dog saved Minneapolis writer Martin Kihn's marriage, and maybe his life

There are 11 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 9, 2011, titled How a dog saved Minneapolis writer Martin Kihn's marriage, and maybe his life. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Marty Kihn was hung over when he and his wife saw the adorable Bernese mountain dog pups eight years ago at a breeder's home in Rochester, N.Y. "Not a day went by that I wasn't hung over at the time," Kihn recalls.

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Fruttel1

's-hertogenbosch, Netherlands

#2 Apr 10, 2011
This is the first time I heard of Martin Kihn.
I liked what I read and sincerely hope he and Hola can manage to stay 'clean'.(pun intended)

Kudos to the three of you for sticking together and make a better life for yoirselves.

“Dum Di Dum”

Since: Oct 09

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#4 Apr 10, 2011
If I would have a dog, it would be difinitely a Bernese mountain dog. To have one is great, but it does also mean to care of it, take certain responsibilities over and have enough time to spend with it. Wondering, if it would accept to be named Goofy...

Since: Jan 11

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#5 Apr 10, 2011
JustRightNow wrote:
If I would have a dog, it would be difinitely a Bernese mountain dog. To have one is great, but it does also mean to care of it, take certain responsibilities over and have enough time to spend with it. Wondering, if it would accept to be named Goofy...
Unless you have the time,you'll be cleaning up goofy's grumpy off your floors.Nice dog though.

“Dum Di Dum”

Since: Oct 09

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#6 Apr 10, 2011
I used to live with dogs. I grew up with few of them. But I agree, I need first to have more free time and a garden before Goofy can come home...Now, who should replace my favorite pet during that time? Koichi doesnīt seem to be willing to play this role...
Yawn

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 10, 2011
This is the Top Story? No wonder newspapers are irrelvant.
Captain Midnight

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 10, 2011
Dear "Yawn".
You take your nap now or watch your favorite TV shows.
Cartoons and "TruTV".

Since: Jan 11

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#11 Apr 10, 2011
JustRightNow wrote:
I used to live with dogs. I grew up with few of them. But I agree, I need first to have more free time and a garden before Goofy can come home...Now, who should replace my favorite pet during that time? Koichi doesnīt seem to be willing to play this role...
Are you providing a walk around the block and a treat?
yep

Dallas, TX

#12 Apr 10, 2011
Yawn wrote:
This is the Top Story? No wonder newspapers are irrelvant.
The writer of this story needs a dog to save his "partnership."

“Dum Di Dum”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#13 Apr 10, 2011
plottmasteram wrote:
<quoted text>Are you providing a walk around the block and a treat?
Only, if you donīt bite:)
mele

San Diego, CA

#14 Apr 10, 2011
Interesting path to recovery - please remember to keep the tradition of anonymity when writing your story. Sure is amazing what animals can do for us. Best wishes.
Bow Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Apr 11, 2011
How does this story rate first page news? News? Let's see: I drink so much I spit up blood, my wife leaves me 'cause the dog jumps up on her, so to train the dog I have to get sober. Then I write a book and get front page promo. Bow Wow!

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