A Doodle & A Yorkie Thing
Have you noticed how dogs rev each other up? When we can get their attention before lift-off [frenzy barking] they can be calm. Words of Praise and tiny treats they have to wait for really helps. They are loving dogs. I do love them. I wish I knew more about how to calm them down. They are much happier. But maybe they think they must protect the house. That’s what my dog thinks. Is it possible to help them understand they are doing their job with a single ARF, instead of a hundred?
Got to investigate.
This island is Whidby Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from mainland Mukilteo. The island is about 30 minutes North of Seattle, about 170 square miles, 80000 residents and is the 40th largest island in the US. We learned that arts are big here and the island is home to many working artists – painters, sculptors, woodworkers, glass artists and musicians. There are many festivals and shows, especially in the summertime.
We were invited to pet and housesit for a few days while the owners drove up to Kelowna, BC, Canada. It’s hard to beat a view toward the East over the Salish Sea, to the mainland Washington and the Cascade Mountains jutting up still white with snow. Our hosts lived in India for a time so the colors of the home are beautiful and bold. Just like the colors you see on many textiles from India. For those who love color like me, everywhere the eyes turn, there is a color pop.
We are up on a hillside and the clouds are dancing by in a wind current. They move so fast that by the time I can find my phone for a picture, there is already another scene. Evening comes, the sky darkening as I write. The cricket I heard last night sound its triumphant return for another concert tour.
Cora & Moose are quietly snoring on the couch. Ready to repel every invader. We will step out for one last walk before bedtime. With no streetlights and no moon, it’s DARK out there. They will quickly water the grass then run toward home and their comfy bed.
And dream of the next day’s adventures. As will we.