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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Jackson’s Morning Nap

Yes, I AM enjoying my new puppy — thank you for asking. He’s enjoying me, too.  I took this picture with my laptop’s webcam as I was trying to fulfill my dual roles as graduate student and, apparently, puppy pillow.

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Living Up to Our Name

Today I baked a loaf of Pumpkin Yeast Bread (recipe at King Arthur Flour’s website) so tonight we are in fact eating bread and honey.  (In the parlour, even.) This evening B went out to do some yard work, and came back in with these: He dug them up for me because he knows how […]

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The Right House

It has taken me almost exactly as long to get around to writing about the Right House, since I began this blog, as it took for us to find it this time last year. I know that I have no reason to complain of a six-week house search: it went lightning-fast for us, which is […]

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Jackson Unleashed

Two days of balmy spring weather have encouraged us to spend more time out of doors… if it weren’t for our persistent leash problem!  He chewed through the third one DURING obedience class on Wednesday night, and we replaced it with a chain.  Yes indeed.  Try your tricks on THAT, mister. (We do, actually, have […]

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House Hunting in the Black Forest

After we had to abandon our first love of a house, the Wrong House, we were a bit depressed.  We lost interest in the search.  We spent time going over and over that house: its details, our decision.  We may have driven past it.  We may have — all right, all right, *I* may have […]

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Love Hurts

It sounds like an ’80’s song, but it’s true: Jackson’s mode of showing affection involves teeth. He began gnawing on us after a day or two at home.  At first it was cute: he’d fling himself into our laps, legs hanging off on one side and head lolling on the other, his long lean belly […]

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Snowy Day With Dog

We got one last tremendous snowfall this past weekend. Jackson, the dog who is afraid to go outside to piddle by himself, has discovered that he loves playing in the snow.  He loves forging through chest-deep drifts.  He loves clambering over the snowpiles left in the plow’s wake.  He loves leaping through snow too deep […]

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Photographic Record

Jackson has been here for a little over a week now.  We picked him up last Friday night — — and he was reluctant to get in the car with us — and then reluctant to enter the house. He wondered if we could be trusted — — but allowed himself to be appeased with […]

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House Rules

Sit. Food will be provided at regular intervals, in a bowl only.  If it does not go in the bowl, you are not allowed to eat it. Toilet activities will be conducted out of doors, at regular intervals. Dogs are not permitted in the basement. Do not chew on the TEL binder. Highlighter pens are […]

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