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Puppy Love

So I was expecting November to be busy, but not quite this busy.

We’re fostering a dog ’til sometime around the Thanksgiving holiday. It was largely unexpected — the paper has been running Pet of the Week features for a while, and I expected my primary contribution to the project was taking photos of dogs at the shelter and then writing short blurbs about them. But I’m realistic — I know not every dog can be rescued.

But my sister made some calls to friends and relatives about one specific dog, and when a cousin from the Big Bend area decided he’d like the dog, we ended up agreeing to foster him until we could get him transport down south.

Anyway, this is Baxter.

He’s about three months old, and he’s a handful. We’ve kept my sister’s and brother’s dogs occasionally when they went on vacation, but this is our first time having to raise up a dog from a very young age. We’re trying to get him to learn his name, and how to recognize important words. We’ve taught him to accept being on a leash. We should probably be trying to teach him some commands.

We won’t have a lot of time to teach him anything — he’ll be taking the first leg of his trip to his forever home during the Thanksgiving break (unless we get snowed in, or unless we all get the ‘rona, which is a serious danger right now).

We’ve only had him for a few days, and he’s already very good at annoying me by chewing on my fingers and my shoes and my pants legs. And he’s already got me loving him for his enthusiasm and intelligence and loving, playful nature.

So basically, remember when I said I probably wouldn’t post a lot this month? It goes double or even triple now, ’cause I got this big baby to love on and/or suffer through…

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Fine, Fine, Here’s Some Photos

Sweet mercy, my children, I have no idea what I want to write about today. I’ve got books and comics I could review, but I just don’t have the will to do ’em today. There’s nothing political I’m keen to rant about. There’s no comics and geek hobby news I feel enthused about opining about.

But I sure don’t want to go too long without posting anything, right?

Well, I’d threatened when I restarted the blog that I might eventually just post photos I’d snapped — so I guess that’s what we’ll do now, okay?

That’s my brother’s dog, Ciri, who is playful and happy and wiiiiiild to make some mayhem. It’s been too long since I saw her last, and I’m looking forward to seeing her again when it’s safe to go out.

And I’ll get in trouble if I don’t post a pic of my sister’s dog, Willow, who is profoundly sweet and patient, and is composed of far more angles than most dogs are. I wanna see her, too, ’cause I suspect she needs her tummy rubbed.

And here’s a bunch of dice. ‘Cause there’s nothing more photogenic than a stack of dice.

Flamingos from the municipal zoo in Garden City, Kansas. It’s not the fanciest zoo in the world, but it’s awfully nice, if you ever find yourself in that part of the country. And the zoo is located right next to the Largest Outdoor Municipal Concrete Swimming Pool in the whole world. Really!

We get some storms up in our neck of the woods.

From the New Mexico forests at my sister’s house. Not much of a wine drinker, but when the light hits the bottle and the glass just right, you absolutely have to take that photo.

That’s it for now, kids. Y’all have a restful weekend!

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