Tag Archives: dogs

In drive? Park it right there, mister.

High drive, low drive, ball drive, prey drive… if you hang around dog training circles long enough, you’re bound to hear about drive. I thought I understood this canine attribute, but when an acquaintance referred to her pet dog as … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2018

Darkness at 4:30 p.m., sheet-of-ice driveway, and the woodstove’s flickering glow is a necessity, not an option. All say “January” but the calendar still says November. November is hard up here on Bramley. I make and sell handmade jewelry and … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Sometimes (ok, often) when I write a post I have an axe to grind, but sometimes I just have observations to share. I tend to prefer those grindy posts because they feel more passionate and driven… but today instead of … Continue reading

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A Dog Training Manual as Memoir

Eventually I will write this book. The whole thing. Not sure when “eventually” will turn into “soon” but it will happen. I’m sharing it now, prematurely, since the rest of the book hasn’t been written yet, as a way to … Continue reading

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Hawk

I’m jealous of my dog. Sure, sure: what a great life he has, now that he is rescued and not starving, freezing, running the streets and dumpster diving for a living. But that’s not what I mean. Yes, he has … Continue reading

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Our Daily Walks, by Mica

Having cancer and having access to a computer has led me to be a little barkier than usual: I find myself eager to write to you humans and tell you more about what’s on my mind. Maybe it’s just that … Continue reading

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On Being A Dog

Religion and politics on your short list of how to alienate friends and embarrass or enrage family? Bah.  If you’d like to step into deep and swiftly running waters, try discussing on-leash versus off-leash with a diverse group of dog … Continue reading

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