March 31, 2013

March 30, 2013


Red could have saved everybody a lot of trouble by handing over the basket.

cousin a

March 26, 2013

March 22, 2013

well, hi!

We got to play with a giant grasshopper this evening, too. :)

March 20, 2013

spring in texas too

pan-happy spring!

spring in texas

Hail from a thunderstorm at the park-and-ride this morning.

March 18, 2013

snippets, 3-18-2013

the dog-walker whisperer: "There are no professional dog walkers. There are only writers who haven’t sold their novel yet." Ah. (And while we're there, this.)

March 17, 2013

field notes, st. patrick's day '13

This is the first trailside bluebonnet we've run across this year. (We've seen a few in landscapes - yards and highways - but we're counting this as our first sighting of a native.) Down below is an early wild dandelion.

We've given up on the head harness with Ondine. We tried for two weeks to get her comfortable with it, but she hates it. I realized it was probably a lost cause when I saw our neighbor's big Rottweiler-Blue Heeler wearing one without batting an eye - and his owner said, "The veterinarian recommended this yesterday." Sigh. Now she's back in a regular harness, but we're taking a different tack with treats. I think I've been "overtreating" her, which may be contributing to her excitability. That's the opposite of what we need. I dunno. We'll keep at it. (I don't want to leave the impression she's impossible, though. There's nobody I'd rather be with when we're away from cars and bikes.)

Pan remains as brilliant as ever on a lead. He's a real joy. He had his first birthday this week. Woot!

My calendar tells me that National Wildlife Week begins today. Pan likes robins.