Advice Needed

Once again, I'm seeking advice from my more erudite and experienced readers... Peat, and sometimes Angus, but always at least one of them wakes us about 4 a.m. wanting to be fed. This has been going on for more than two years. Peat's the ring-leader, and most aggressive. He'll start by pacing and softly whining, …

Haris

Haris Papadopoulos, Molly, and some evidence of a good day's chukar hunting on Cyprus Haris Papadopoulos contacted me through another blog of mine about two years ago with some questions about our dogs and the Brittany breed in general. He lives in Cyprus. We've been in touch since then, and just a few days ago …

Survivors

My stress doesn't come close to the stress wildlife endured this winter, but it's been there daily, mainly in the form of wonder and hope. In a phone call with my dad earlier this winter, I lamented the tough conditions for chukar and the rest, and he reminded me of this wonderful Emily Dickinson poem: …

Sew What?

We saw lots of birds last Friday, but they were really jumpy, and - whatever the reason - the dogs couldn't or didn't hold them. I sprayed plenty of lead over the landscape (something I pretend doesn't bother me, but it does, although obviously not enough to cause me to do anything about it, yet). …

Glenna

When I was 37 I moved to Boise, Idaho, where I knew nobody and didn’t have a job. I rented a house, my first time living in a house since I left my parents’ house after graduating high school. It was a small house, with a small backyard closed in with a white picket fence …

Agony and Irony

"This, too, shall pass." God, I certainly hope so. This will probably be our last puppy. Peat's not all bad. He's a puppy, doing puppy things. He's got limitless energy and limitless appetite for biting everything and everyone. He can shriek for 20 minutes straight at any time of day. He has pushed Angus to …