jesse_the_k: ACD Lucy holds two blue racketballs in her mouth, side by side; captioned "I did it!" (LUCY absurd success surprise)
If you're any kind of dog person, check out [personal profile] luzula's fabulous photos of a recent dog sled adventure:

http://luzula.dreamwidth.org/261243.html
jesse_the_k: ACD Lucy holds two blue racketballs in her mouth, side by side; captioned "I did it!" (LUCY absurd success surprise)
50 lb dog with shiny black-brown fur, white stripe down her nose and prick ears poses like the Sphinx, with her rear legs folded and her front legs outstretched )

Bella has burrowed her way into our hearts. Last week the Underdog Rescue placed Bella in our care. We've enjoyed every moment of our time with her.



She's a remarkably lovely dog. She's a young adult, though we don't know her exact age. She herded all the children in her first Madison placement , so we suspect she's got some Border collie in the mix. Her fur looks black from a distance but up close it's a deep brown; so maybe there's some chocolate lab heritage. We're thrilled with how easy* she is:


  • She greets everyone with a wiggle and a kiss, genuinely pleased to meet new people and dogs.

  • Her fur is as soft as a rabbit's coat, and she's so soothing to pet.

  • She enjoys playing, walking, and sleeping equally.

  • When she sleeps, she emits comforting snores, snuffles, and wheezes.

  • She came to us already potty- and crate-trained

  • She already knows "sit," "no," "come," and "drop it." In less than 10 days she's well on her way to "down," "hupup," and "off."


Black dog 35in from nose to base of tail, lies on her back, all 4 paws in the air. Front two paws meet the outstretched palms of MyGuy, an older white fellow )
*: We assumed all dogs were challenging after 14 years with Teddy the Neurotic, then 15yrs with Lucy the Alpha Bitch.
jesse_the_k: White girl with braids grinning under large Russian beaver hat (JK 10 happy hat)
Something awesomely good is happening in relation to the "meralgia paresthetica" I mentioned recently. Now that I know the cause is an entrapped nerve, and the result is purely sensory (no danger of losing function), my pain is much less annoying. I've managed to blunt the second arrow.
Buddhist background )

I dare to think I will be finding more ways as I continue to live.
jesse_the_k: Lucy the ACD snuggles up against the edge of her cozy dog bed, nose under her leg (LUCY snuggles)
USA Today let me know that airports are now hosting therapy dogs for anxious travelers.

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"When the dogs are in the terminals you can feel the stress level drop," said Huebner. "Expressions change. People look up from their laptops and their phones. They take pictures. They come over to pet the dogs. Conversations start between strangers. And even people just passing by begin to smile."
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So far I've read reports from San Diego, LAX, Edmonton and Saskatoon.

Confess! Have you seen an airport therapy dog?

SUNLIGHT!

Feb. 25th, 2015 10:24 am
jesse_the_k: harbor seal's head with caption "seal of approval" (Approval)
Before 7am.

After 5pm.

Life is worth living again.

That is all.
jesse_the_k: Macro photo of left eye of my mostly black border collie mutt (Default)
[twitter.com profile] Cabell (rhymes with Scrabble) is one more reason WisCon has changed my life. She researches the sociology of technology, right here in town; with her neon pink hair she's unmissable; and yet it took WisCon for me to meet her. Here's her intriguing and data-rich article comparing info-sharing face to face and on Facebook: Data! Data! )

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