March 29, 2009 archive

A Day in the Life of a Puppy

Puppies are busy. All the time. Except when they are sleeping – which is for very short periods of time. Here is a sampling of a typical day for Raven: Please follow and like the blue thistle

Sunday Salon – March 29, 2009

March 29, 2009 11:30 AM I am getting a late start on my Salon post today – blame it on the puppy and her persistent harassment of the cats. Or sleep deprivation. Or just plain laziness.  It is a beautiful, very cold day here in the Northern California mountains – a nice day for a …

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Offshore – Book Review

The barge-dwellers, creatures neither of firm land nor water, would have liked to be more respectable than they were. They aspired towards the Chelsea shore, where, in the early 1960’s, many thousands lived with sensible occupations and adequate amounts of money. But a certain failure, distressing to themselves, to be like other people, caused them …

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Cats + Puppy = Conflict

**All photos are clickable to enjoy a larger view. Happy cats: Not so happy cats: This is BY FAR the most difficult lesson Raven must learn – LEAVE IT! She is about 50% successful with this command. We say “leave it” when she approaches the cats, and half the time she does. The other half …

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