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Silverton Sporting Ranch, part two

The main attraction of the weekend at Silverton Sporting Ranch was our guided snowshoe walk. Denise said that our ultimate destination was a small hunting camp on her land. She had gone there on snow mobile earlier that morning to … Continue reading

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Silverton Sporting Ranch

We had quite the field trip in mid-February. My longtime friend K got a deal on a lodging, food, and guided snowshoe expedition package at the Silverton Sporting Ranch in Canaan, Maine. K’s husband couldn’t make it, the place is … Continue reading

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Got Ya day

I heard a great expression the other day. Someone asked how long Chico had been with me and I said “Just over two years now.” “Oh, do you celebrate his Got Ya day? The date he came to you.” Regular … Continue reading

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Cross Sound Ferry

More of our adventures on the Christmas/New Years giant two-week field trip. On the way back from East Hampton, I decided to take the ferry from Orient Point, NY to New London, CT, about an hour and twenty minute ride. … Continue reading

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Off-leash walking poses new dangers

I just read this article about a northern California man walking two small dogs off-leash who was hit with an electric-shock gun (apparently this is the most current public relations speak for a stun-gun) by a National Park Service ranger. … Continue reading

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Do you want to feel better about your dog’s “problems”?

Here’s a nice post from Casey Lomonaco on “the myth of normal dogs.” As the always-training owner of a troubled dog, this resonated with me. Lomomaco asks us to “Carefully review the list of normal dog behaviors* [that she gives].  … Continue reading

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Paul’s Liquors

Last fall I was in Washington, DC, visiting my family, and I went to the liquor store for my dad. Paul’s Liquors is a family run operation on Wisconsin Avenue, almost at the Maryland line and across the street from … Continue reading

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Leash walking update

We’ve been practicing having Chico walk calmly by my side when on the leash. Chico can do just fine when there are no distractions, or if I am “loaded” (having a cookie in hand rather than in the treat bag), … Continue reading

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Leash walking

When Chico and I were in Washington most of our walks were on a leash, in places where there was a TON of new information to be gathered by a canine nose and I realized that my dog is not … Continue reading

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Live at the Lyceum

UPDATE: I learned recently that the following week many of the audience members barked between songs, rather than, or in addition to, applauding. My trend-setting pup!  The innovative Tamworth Lyceum is holding a Sunday afternoon live music series this winter … Continue reading

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