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Not a Word Was Spoken – Take 6

 

 

 

 

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Not a Word Was Spoken – Take 5

 

 

 

 

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Not a Word was Spoken – Take 4

 

 

 

 

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Not a Word Was Spoken – Take 4

 

 

 

 

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Not a Word was Spoken – Take 3

 

 

 

 

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Not a Word Was Spoken – Take 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not a Word Was Spoken – Take 1

 

 

 

 

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Trying to Meet the Challenges of a Lab Puppy

Yesterday Amber finally got us to admit that the nice metal gate that my husband made years ago to keep our pit bull, Bambi, and our cocker spaniel/schnauzer cross, Molly, in the office with us will not meet the challenge we have before us.

Amber is fine until one of us leaves the room, she sees Molly, she sees a cat, or her toy rolls under the gate, or…. She proved yesterday morning that, unless one of us sits at the gate, like a gatekeeper, flyswatter in hand, ready to jump up, yell, “NO!” and swipe her with the swatter, the gate will not keep her in. She can still slide under it, though she won’t be able to do that much longer at the rate she’s growing. She can easily leap over it, and that will get easier as she gets larger. The gate is a joke, only making it harder for the people to get in and out.

We ordered another Carlson Walk-Thru Pet Gate from Chewy.com yesterday. We just got confirmation that it has been shipped today and we should get it Monday or Tuesday.

It comes with a couple of extensions, and we still have the ones we didn’t need for the doorway to the porch, so we think we can make this work, though our doorway is 48 inches wide.

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Our efforts to allow Amber to come inside with us seem to be working, albeit slowly. This morning, for example, we had Molly sit beside my husband’s chair at the table while we were eating breakfast. We brought Amber in. She ran around like a mad thing for a few moments, and then zeroed in on Molly. My husband was ready with the flyswatter, and soon Amber got the message that if she dive-bombed Molly, she got swatted. She finally decided to lie down at my feet. This worked well until Molly decided to move. We went through the whole thing again, but a shorter amount of time.

Molly is learning that Amber is not trying to hurt her and that her people are aware of the problem and are trying to make the problem go away – eventually.

I’ve been told that Amber will be in ‘puppihood’ until she is 2 years old. Some have said 4 years. I remember my mother telling my brother and me from time to time, “I’ve read all about this stage and you’re going to skip it.” It didn’t work very well for my mom, but maybe it’ll work for us…

Meanwhile, Amber showers us with love (and slobber) every time we see her. Since we see her very often during the day and evening, we’re building a good relationship. One day at a time!

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Eyelashes

The few times that Amber is still – and I think I can count the times on one hand in the month she’s been a part of our family – I’m struck by her eyelashes.

I don’t think I’ve ever noticed a dog’s eyelashes before. I love a dog’s eyes, and I’m partial to dark noses, but I love Amber’s eyelashes. I still haven’t gotten a good picture of them, but if you look carefully, you can see that they are light, like her hair.

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 7

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

Obvious Plant via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Los Angeles Zoo Signs – Take 6

LA Zoo Signs via Evie Zimmerman, trendingly.com

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Squirrel – du – Soleil

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We were quite entertained by a very athletic, agile, hungry squirrel this morning.

As we ate breakfast, he darted around the railing on our deck. He got into the bottle filled with birdseed right outside the window, eating one sunflower seed at a time, getting halfway into the gallon-sized bottle that lies on its side in a special feeder. Then one of us moved and the show was on.

He leaped from the bottle to the railing on one side of the deck ran all the way around the deck, then leaped up onto the side of the porch beside the screen and up onto the top of the deck. He then jumped to our roof and away.

As we continued to eat, he returned over and over, delighting us with a TV-worthy show of agility and creativity on getting to the various places where different kinds of seed, plus suet, hung.

We enjoyed the Squirrel-du-Soleil private showing.

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Oil Paintings I Love – Animals – Take 6

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Leanne Wildermuth – Artist by Nature – intricateart.com

 

 

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The Vet’s Office – Take 7

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Need a Hug? – Take 5

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Need a Hug? – Take 4

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The Vet’s Office – Take 6

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Need a Hug? – Take 3

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Animal House for Real via email from Marsha Koenig

 

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Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library via email from Marsha Koenig

 

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Sabrina Page, Manhattan Animal Care & Control via email from Marsha Koenig

 

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The Vet’s Office – Take 5

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Need a Hug?- Take 2

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Need a Hug? – Take 1

My friend Marsha Koenig sent me these in an email. I melted into a puddle. I thought YOU might need a hug, too…

 

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Kids and Pets – Take 6

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The Vet’s Office – Take 2

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Kids and Pets – Take 4

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The Vet’s Office – Take 1

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Kids and Pets – Take 3

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Kids and Pets – Take 2

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Allan Dixon Selfies – Take 3

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Allan Dixon is a 29-year-old from Ireland who has a knack for making animals feel comfortable in his presence. So much so, that he’s been able to ‘talk’ all manner of animals into posing for a selfie with him! He says a selfie can take “anywhere between five minutes to three hours of being in the animals presence. It depends on the animal and how safe it feels.” “What the photos don’t show is the amount of dirt that ends up on my clothes because of being on the ground. But the results are worth it.”” – Olivia Adams, trendingly.com

 

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Allan Dixon Selfies – Take 2

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“Allan Dixon is a 29-year-old from Ireland who has a knack for making animals feel comfortable in his presence. So much so, that he’s been able to ‘talk’ all manner of animals into posing for a selfie with him!  He says a selfie can take “anywhere between five minutes to three hours of being in the animals presence. It depends on the animal and how safe it feels.”  “What the photos don’t show is the amount of dirt that ends up on my clothes because of being on the ground. But the results are worth it.”” – Olivia Adams, trendingly.com

 

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Chuckles – Take 18

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Chuckles – Take 12

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