|Miss Keebler Elf with bat ears|
I haven’t been posting much lately, mostly because making myself sit on the computer after a long day of already being on the computer isn't extremely appealing. Not to say that it hasn't been a busy and productive summer, but little about it has been catalogued. I've been using the big camera less too, mostly because I’m trying to keep up with this little gal:
|Dory and her Nemo|
No doubt, it’s been a rough dog year for us. We’ve been thru a couple of difficult foster situations (including the foster-trial-to-adopt Chewy that was so disheartening), then having our hearts stolen by Captain only to lose him less than three months later.
Upon returning from our Oregon coast/Redwoods trip (more on that later) I found out that work had screwed up my scheduled so I had a few additional days off. Darn. :) What to do with those days off? Apparently I ended up at the Humane Society and a day later, came home with Dory (previously Dolly).
She’s been a delight and a challenge, which, I understand most young herding breeds/mixes are. No history, beyond that she was picked up as a stray in California. She’s the quietest, most submissive, almost timid dog we’ve ever had, so Andy and I have been working hard to build her confidence and trust in just about everything: people, cars, new places, other dogs. Hellishly intelligent and untrained. Combine these qualities with an off-the-hook prey drive (cats, squirrels, bunnies- anything that moves- she’s our indoor fly swatter) and she’s a unique little monster that is slowly coming out of her shell and blossoming into a really great little gal.
|death to all squeakies (Nemo after)|
Until she eats my lipstick all over the carpet right before work. Sigh.
Teenage dogs are the worst.
|First hike: Bear Lake|
|learning how to be off leash with friends|
|pack of pups on the Little Santiam|