The Office – part 5

The Office – part 5 Story, having the most experience in the office with Christmas, gathered the other office employees around to tell them the story of the ‘Fancy Holiday Wizard’, his flying reindeer, cookies, lots and lots of cookies, milk, and getting to stay up late! Story had mingled and rubbed noses with the…

Because he inspires me …

This would have been our fourth Valentines weekend in New York City. I started this blog just over four years ago, and every year I have had one to five articles nominated by the Dog Writers Association of America. They announce the winners in New York City, the night before the Westminster Dog Show, so…

A Story kind of day …

Sometimes I just like to sit and take photos of my dogs. They do their thing, and I just watch. Today out by our pond, my dog Story stopped on the other side of the fountain and was watching me watching him. … And I fell in love all over again… Nancy

Chasing Sunshine …

Marketing is powerful. Promises of things better than before, changes, new outlooks, more comfort, better health, full control, sexier, wealthier, or maybe a life with more simplicity. In any case, it is based on ‘chasing sunshine’. Running after what we think will be better, that might make us happier, or that could possibly bring brightness to…

Rhumb Line

In navigation, a rhumb line is an arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle, i.e. a path with constant bearing as measured relative to true or magnetic north. And we can thank the Portuguese mathematician Pedro Nunes for first discussing this in 1537. A rhumb line is also all 32 points on the…

why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions

I turned on our Christmas tree lights at 6am this morning. I drank a large glass of water. Turned the kettle on so I could make some coffee. Snuggled with my border collies, and then let them out to potty. When the kettle whistled I was ready to grind some beans, drink some hot black coffee, and snuggle…

development stacks, just like building blocks

Development is evolution, growth, expansion, and progress. It is also, according the dictionaries which I found totally unhelpful, the action or process of developing. The Stages of Canine Development (Scott & Fuller) is a super useful tool for anyone who works with dogs professionally, or any owner who really wants to learn more and have…

Tuesdays with Calvin – part 10

Calvin and I have known each other almost six weeks now. He is such a cool dog on so many levels, but mostly cool because that is who he is. Just cool! He is happy, he likes being around happy, he likes to work, he likes to hang, and he is giving learning a go!…

Calvin, a true jelly bean – part 9

I wanted to get back into the gym with Calvin today, work on some specifics, and also strengthen fetch a bit more. What was interesting the other night, and I know it was cool out and that kind of makes dogs a bit zingy, is that Calvin was so aroused, so excited, that while we…