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Over the holiday weekend, I drove Clover 195 miles round-trip to do another herding instinct test. We tested her the first time in June 2015, just after she turned 1. This time — maybe thanks to more maturity — it went quite a bit better in several ways. The raw video file added up to 1.5 GB. Yikes! So, I edited it down to a few highlights. Continue reading
Prior to Clover, the female dogs in my life got spayed early — before or after adoption. That means I didn’t really know what I was getting into when we decided to allow Clover to go through one heat cycle, on the advice of our board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist in hopes of solving the issue of back-to-back urinary tract infections (UTIs) in our puppy-girl. Here’s how things went, these last 20-some days. (I promise, this post is NOT gross or graphic.)
Even though we adopted Clover out of rescue, thanks to her Origin Story, we know today is her 1st birthday. Her actual birthday — not just a day we picked as such. I had big plans for doing a fancy birthday video, showing the best photos from the last 8 months and maybe some video clips of her best tricks, but I’ve been so busy trying to finish the book, that I ran out of time. So … enjoy these 5 favorite photos from last weekend, when we began gearing up for Clover’s very special 1st birthday (along with a photo from the day we met)!
Happy Birthday, Clover Lee Hawn. Your momma LOVES you!
A few weeks ago, a 3-month-old puppy appeared in my Facebook newsfeed. Cue instant yearning — even though I’m nowhere near ready and she was about 900 miles away. I squealed. I shared her pix. My friends encouraged me. Adopt. Adopt. ADOPT, they told me. Something about her face called to me. Something in her eyes beckoned. I convinced myself it meant something.