2009/02/02–Energy and Economics

Everyone reading this has been affected by the economic meltdown. I’m no different. My employer—who also provides my housing—has mandated a 15% reduction in energy consumption, along with other cuts. This is divided between fuel (fuel oil for some of the housing and buildings, fuel for vehicles and equipment), and electricity (offices, residences, and all…

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2009/01/14– Ranger is a PHS Graduate!

Ranger is officially a Puppy Head Start (PHS) Graduate! He knows stand, sit, down, in-your-crate, and get-in-the-Jeep. We’re still working on come and stay. Also, he offers play bows when he wants something (supper, outside, a toy, treats), so I started clicking for that action. Last night it got a name–curtsy (because bow and down…

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2008/12/19–Beau’s Portrait

Remember the portrait of Beau being done by Danielle at Petable Portraits? It came and it’s fantastic.  I can’t begin to describe how wonderful this portrait is and how much it means to me. When I look at the picture I think, “That’s my boy. That’s Beau.”

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Ranger’s Name

While naming Ranger I had an idea of what I wanted to call him and what I wanted on his papers. No matter how I played with the spellings, I couldn’t get it to fit without looking weird. So, I went back to the drawing board.

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