The Story Behind the Photo

IMG_1231Caption: “Dude, Wait!”

The story:  Alfie, our standard poodle, and Brodie, a friends golden lab are best Buds.  Today they were working on both staying at the same time.  If they both stayed until they were released, they each got a delicious  piece of beef heart.

Each time they tried Alfie couldn’t wait for the release command.  Finally Brodie put his paw on Alfie’s, and they finally were able to earn their treat.

ALFIE 2.0 TEN MONTHs LATER

I have never had a rescue dog before.  What I have learned is that they take patience.  The temptation is to push them to improve.

He has been working in Rally and Agility,  He loves the tunnel and constantly wants to go back to it.  These are things that he does for us and with us.

Yesterday was a milestone.  Alfie for the first time left us and went out in our yard without us.  It was a very brave thing for hlim to do as he ordinarily will not break line of sight contact.  He also for the first time went and got a plush toy and played with it. He has also started to chase the little lizards that abound here in Florida.

He has turned out to be the best of our three standard poodles.

When the World Spins in Greased Grooves

IMG_0254First, a cup of Hawaiian Kona coffee with a shot of Amoretto topped with whipped cream

IMG_0251Watch the sun slide down the bamboo hailing the start of another day in paradise

IMG_0261Great news in the morning paper

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Help a friend watch for squirrels

Don’t want to mess up the day, so I think I will go back to bed and sleep until tomorrow.