"The 'dog days' or 'dog days of summer' are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere."
Hello again. It has been a month since I've posted, and I have only the excuse that nothing has happened worth writing about and that I was sure no one wanted to know that my washer is still not fixed. Mostly I have been lazy. Blame those dog days of summer!
I am fond of August since it is my birthday month. Not that I am fond of getting older...but the alternative is much less appealing! Don't you sometimes wish you could take all your current knowledge and experience, go back in time, and teach your younger self a few lessons?
Some good news is that the voting members of the American Lhasa Apso Club have approved the revised Standard that we have worked on in earnest since January 2016. The AKC Board has to approve it in August and, hopefully, it will be in effect in October.
Here is the revision if you have not already seen it.
|Sue with Monte
|LaVonne with Nelson and all his ribbons from the show in Macomb
|From the left: Belle, Rafe, Moka
She went on to say, "Last week: 2 baby birds in grass, not able to fly but flapping wings. Rafe saw first, rushed toward one. The little bird, screeching, mouth wide open, flapping at Rafe, parent birds doing dives toward Rafe. I was right behind him, calling off. he ran toward me. The bird turned away, running . Rafe looked over his shoulder, went after bird, bird turned, ran at him, he ran backwards away from bird. It was comical. I finally got a shovel, scooped up each bird, gave them their first flight lesson..over my fence. Parents still swooping at me."
|Amie - now 3
|Lynn with Amie - a champagne picnic birthday
Thanks for breeding such wonderful puppies."
|Chuck and Steve's Cooper
|Lovey, the Birthday Queen
Dutifully following Murphy's Law, just as we reached the lawn the heavens began spewing buckets. Rather than being unsure, Luna found this a wonderous experience, and began practically jumping INTO puddles! Not just wet, her feet were soaked, her legs were soaked and her ears were dripping, but head up she kept exploring more puddles. She even began weaving thru some tall scaffolding to plop thru more puddles! Meanwhile, I am traipsing behind calling "good girl-good girl-good girl-good girl!", whilst trying not to laugh at her unabashed joy. Reveling in the rain, she looked like she was striding on Westminster turf rather than Walmart's! I regret that, having no pockets, I left the phone in the car and was unable to record her "moon walk"."
Whisper has accepted Gus and they play together often every day. Raven doesn't usually play with Whisper and Gus, but stays close by in case she needs to rescue Gus from MEAN Whisper. LOL Yesterday, Gus was in the bedroom area walking around and playing with assorted dog toys. Next time I looked at the bed, Gus was ON it! WTH? He had obviously jumped up onto the somewhat tall wooden dog bed, and from there had jumped up onto the bed. This not-so-little puppy continues to keep me on my toes. He is doing really well in his obedience training, and has Class #3 on Sunday. His second Private Session training is on Tuesday."
|From the left: Gus, Whisper, Raven
|Raven, Gus's Great Grandma
|Left: Willow, Right: Baron
|Ryder, a Chance and Jenna son
|Hunter - 2 years old