It was sunny this weekend, albeit cold, so Charlie took advantage of the temperate weather to guard the yard.
As you can tell, he’s on the job.
He’s getting his winter fur and is putting on weight in preparation for the cold season. Such a tough guy, so sweet and silly too. He and his sister had followed me out to the garden this week to check out what was new there. He kept stalking her and when he caught up to her he would just stop and say ‘hi’. It was so funny.
I, for one, am looking forward to the hibernating season. Shorter days, longer napping. I’m all for it.
That cute little mouse studying in that picture yesterday? It’s actually on a t-shirt I found at the thrift store, and under the mouse reads “no animal testing”
I thought it was freakin’ hilarious.
all kidding aside, I am fervently anti-vivisection. One of my favorite quotes says it all:
I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)
You know we adopted two more dogs, a little over a month ago. I knew it would be stressful for awhile, but didn’t realize it would turn into this.
All the puppies get along swimmingly, as I’m sure you may know. Anna and Lola are fast friends, and Toby now joins in the play with them. Duke wants to be left alone and hugged. The cats, on the other hand, are not adjusting as well.
Because Anna and Lola are so hyper
They are puppies, they’re going to be
The cats have gone into a pseudo hiding. Rogue spends her time on top of the kitchen cabinets, Wolfie spends her days on what was Duke’s pillow in my studio room, and Moses is constantly under our bed and growling whenever Anna comes by.
This has been especially distressing to me, as now the cats don’t feel comfortable in their own home. Before, the cats would lie on the back of the couch with Toby, or Moses would join us on the bed for sleeping in on the weekends, but not any longer.
This also surprises me as the cats have put my sisters-in-law’s 2, 50lb dogs in their place. Why they aren’t doing the same with Anna, I’m not sure.
We’re working with Anna so she learns NOT to chase the cats, it’s been an arduous process. I’m thinking she will be as challenging and stubborn as Duke was, but will eventually come around, and peace and harmony will once again reign in our household.