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If you knew Chico when…

he came to me, you would fully¬†understand why I am going to make this brag in public. Last evening I went to the local conservation commission to describe some of my plans for the remodel of the mill. The meetings … Continue reading

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And here’s something even cooler than a new title

At one point during yesterday’s agility trial, Chico and I were hanging out at the back of the arena space. I was sitting on a low perch, Chico sprawled at my feet, just kind of watching the goings on. Someone … Continue reading

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A walk by the water with new friends

Last Saturday I had cause to go down to Portsmouth, a good hour away from home. We’d spent the majority of the previous day in the car, going for a visit to the (four rings of!) agility at a big … Continue reading

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I notice a difference lately

It’s hard to say when it happened, let alone guess at exactly what happened (well, maybe all the training and canine psychology and treats and practice and dog trials are paying off), and impossible to take a picture of it, … Continue reading

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It would be a very boring video…

if I had it to show. On Monday, at agility class, there were two different times when we were running a whole course (instead of say, doing a short sequence) and I took Chico to the start line, asked him … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday morning was just beautiful at the mystery spot. Sunny, warm and delightful. I took an outside shower, in the full and glorious sun (sound like a New Englander, don’t I? Can’t get over the sun and warmth in March.), … Continue reading

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Routines

Living with Chico has helped me develop routines. Dogs, I learned, like routine. As soon as I wake up, we go outside because Chico hasn’t had access to his bathroom for eight or ten hours and fair is fair. Then … Continue reading

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DC adventures

For a week or so, Chico had to do a lot of not much while my siblings and I attended to some family business, and he was really quite gracious about it. When we started moving a number of boxes … Continue reading

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Off leash in DC

One of the hardest things for me to find in DC is a place to let Chico run. Dog parks are, for him, a form of torture. So many other dogs that all want to get to know him at … Continue reading

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A leisurely paddle

Back in May, at a charity auction, I made the winning bid on a certificate for two all day canoe rentals from local outfitter Saco Bound. By planning for the middle of September, I was able to assemble enough of … Continue reading

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