Winchester has a new friend. Charley is his name. He’s a Great Dane. This makes Winchester very happy. Charley loves to run and play. He plays differently than the greyhounds. Winchester doesn’t know what to think of this, but he still tries to get Charley to play. Charley has his own ideas of course. So […]
Friday was the 13th of May. Friday the 13th. The day passed and nothing terrible happened. That hasn’t always been the case. The last time the 13th of May fell on a Friday, Sterling, my first Greyhound died. It was horrible. Years later, when reading Dr. Patricia McConnell’s book, For the Love of a Dog, […]
Dog training & gardening. Two things I wish I could do better. I picture my backyard rich with lush green plants. Carefully chosen flowers blooming in succession. A pleasant courtyard with a sculpture garden. My backyard looks nothing like this. And as for the dog training… My hounds are easy to live with. They are housebroken. […]
The weather was beautiful today. The sun is shining and the snow is melting. I thought we’d try the dog park. Didn’t really go as planned. Going to be awhile. Lots of snow out there. In the photo above Sage hasn’t sunk to the bottom. It is belly deep for him in most places. Wish […]
As I watched the Greyhounds lope around the backyard this morning, I thought, “Sure has been a long time since they’ve had a real workout.” They’ve taken the lack of exercise really well. And then I brought three garbage bags of shredded paper into the house. I use it for packing. For transporting sculptures. Etc. […]
The furnace just kicked on blasting warm, dry air. It’s Cold outside. Currently -16 F and dropping. It’s hibernation time. Hard to believe I took this photo a couple of weeks ago – most of the snow had melted off the deck behind the house and Frank dog sculpture needed his -her?- photo taken. Nearly […]
On tuesday, Sage and Annie will be three years old! What wonderful hounds they have grown up into. Seems like they were just babies a second ago. I’d do it again in a second (but with all the knowledge I’ve gained with raising these two). What a wonderful ride it has been.
Winter has descended on North Dakota. Most of October and most of November were beautiful, fall-filled. The more fall, the less winter. Hurray! Sunday morning was frosty as ever. The Greyhounds are getting used to the cold again and Annie was happy to be outside as I unloaded the smoke firing cans. The air is […]