August 2016

Eight at Eight

I don't usually like to start birthdays early but I think everyone is pretty stable and anxious to get the party started and so here we go...

Friends

Thanks to Kay and Sue for hosting the Major League Tour while they visited Phoenix to see the Diamondbacks...

Daisy Rey & her Parents

Daisy is spending the weekend while Galen and Bethany are off to Spokane to shop for the upcoming human baby. At five months old, Daisy is all legs and no hair -- I call her Puppy Long Legs...

A Montana Morning Adventure

This morning I looked outside to see a cow on the lawn -- I bet you don't see that very often where you live. The top rail of the fence was down and one of the neighbor's cows, apparently having watched us train, nimbly hopped the lower rail into our yard. I knew the perfect dog to help get the cow out of the yard...

Pics from The Juggler

Nikko J from the iPups...

The Tale of Two Puppies: The Rest of the Story (so far)

Thank you, Dear Reader, for hanging in with the Tale of Two Puppies, and for sharing their story. Over the past week, I have shared the carefully collected and analyzed data I believe supports a position that Angie Sargent:

The Tale of Two Puppies: A String of Strike Outs

I think it should be pretty clear to anyone who has followed the Tale of Two Puppies that wrongdoing swirls around Angie Sargent like the cloud of dust that follows Pig-Pen...

Animal Welfare: Why It Matters

As a university professor, I work with colleagues who devote considerable education and brain power to a variety of causes and areas of inquiry. From ants and anxiety to zoonotic diseases, the professional world is teeming with ideas about what matters enough for a lifetime of study. We value such diversity in academics because we understand the importance of systems, interrelationships, and the pursuit of knowledge. If all of us studied pine cones, for example, would anyone have come up with a polio vaccine or a computer or a palliative care program?

The Tale of Two Puppies: The (fake) Receipt

The Tale of Two Puppies is -- unfortunately -- not the story of a rapid rescue, which is why the puppies had four weeks and two days to marinate in urine and turn yellow. The relatively slow response was not for lack of effort. There was a quick burst in that first week and while neither Plan A (asking Animal Control to pick up the puppies) nor Plan B (be nice and just ask Angie to give the puppies back) got us the puppies, both helped to establish relationships and so I cannot say the early efforts were failures.

The Tale of Two Puppies: What Friends Are For

In our last episode, the two puppies had arrived in America -- Vermont, to be more precise. That was July 10. A few days later there was buzz on a Facebook list -- Angie Sargent had managed to get two female puppies from the well-regarded Terra De Bern Kennel in Russia. I had never heard of Angie Sargent before but I sure know of Terra De Bern. My own Sparkle was sired by a Terra De Bern dog...

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