Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gratitude Friday

image by eric

image by eric

1. Ringo. His first vet visit went well — our vet, whose been one for almost 50 years, said “the way he’s letting me handle him, I can tell he’s going to be a super dog” — he’s sleeping so good (slept in until 6 am this morning, with one potty break at 3:30 am), will entertain himself in his crate long enough for me to finish this blog post, and is in general less bitey and crazed.

with that spot of black on his left cheek, he looks like he's always smiling

with that spot of black on his left cheek, he looks like he’s always smiling

2. More snow. Our backyard was getting pretty soupy yesterday with the last snow melting, and with the ground covered again, there’s less stuff for Ringo to get into, try to eat.

3. Yoga practice teaching. We’ll pair up tonight and practice, and I noticed yesterday that the full group warmup session I signed up for will be when we are on retreat at the Shoshoni Ashram — so cool.

4. Feeling better, more confident and at ease, settled. I don’t know if I told you, but I was in a bad way, feeling pretty awful — oh wait, that’s kind of all I’ve been talking about. 🙂

5. Eric. I know I’ve said this before, but I just couldn’t do it without him.

Bonus Joy: Sam. I still worry about him, feel sad about his jaw and the irritation it causes, the restriction it requires, but I love him so much. He’s such a good dog.


image by eric

#smallstone: Pile

Things are piling up around here. There’s one particular pile on my desk that includes:

  • Yoga pose cards, homework for yoga teacher training
  • Property tax bill
  • New 16 GB SD card that will hold almost 6000 images
  • Camera battery charger
  • My favorite pair of scissors
  • Chocolate and sheets of origami paper from Germany
  • Puppy shot records
  • Tags from Ringo’s new harness
  • Tags, receipt and harness that didn’t work for Ringo and needs to be returned
  • Paperwork for puppy kindergarten class
  • Microchip info flyer
  • Hearing test results (sometimes Cattle Dogs can be deaf, but Ringo’s whole litter has great hearing)
  • Beaver’s Market receipt
  • Meat processing receipt (we got 1/2 a beef from a friend who raises organic, small herds, of which our dogs get to eat almost 1/2 — spoiled)
  • 2013 Tax documents
  • Feed and grocery store receipts
  • Receipt from Sam’s last visit to the neurologist
  • Corral West Australian Cattle Dogs Contract of Sales and Deposit, in which I promise not to sell, give away, or euthanize Ringo without telling Sherry, and if we can’t care for him any longer, she has the right to have him back, to keep or find him a new home, and I agree that “the dog will reside at their home and will be an integral part of the family.”