“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M. Schulz This small red bundle of energy who we now know as Rufous Dog only came into our lives on Monday, but what a difference his presence has already made. Harry hasn’t stopped smiling. He now has a playmate, a buddy, a brother. They play together […]
Meet Rufous – Brother to Harry Dog!
“ Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” ~ Marc Brown A little over a week ago I mentioned in a blog post that we had just begun to think about getting a new baby brother or sister for Harry Dog, who has been mourning the loss of Bert. Only a few […]
He Can’t Take His Eyes Off Me!
“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’” ~ Rudyard Kipling; The Jungle Book Finally we are home. Harry Dog was […]
Standing Under Old Trees
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ―~ Rachel Carson This morning, after a restless night, I slept […]
Terrible Horrible Good
“You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.” ~ Author Unknown Suddenly it’s cold again here at the farm. Yesterday we dressed Harry in a dog coat. Last year he was so cold in winter, but there was no coat […]
Off to the Vet again!
“Then they gave me a loaf of bread and told me to walk through the forest and give some to anyone who asked. I did exactly what they told me, and the second beggar-woman was a fairy in disguise, but instead of saying that whenever I spoke, diamonds and roses would drop from my mouth, […]
The Harry Emergency
“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.” ~ Robert McCammon, Boy’s Life Something’s not been right with Harry these past few days. He’s […]
Harry Dog Update
“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold Young Harry is feeling a little brighter each day, and if we get the all-clear from the vet today we will take him home to the farm tonight! He’s still quite tender and sore, […]
“I can learn to live with guilt. I don’t care about being good.” ~ Holly Black, Red Glove “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” ~ Charles M. Schulz Someone has dug up my entire new vegetable garden. […]