Eclipse!

Feeling pretty lucky I just happened to live in the path of totality of the solar eclipse. I wasn't sure what to expect, but having experienced it, I feel incredibly fortunate. And the difference between totality and just a sliver of sun is immense, 99.9 just doesn't cut it - the total solar eclipse is …

Kittens!

I had waffled back and forth on the foster kitten plan for this summer, my last experience with raising kittens with the Sunshine kittens was such a hot mess. Still, it's been long enough that the idea felt interesting again, and the Newberg Animal Shelter was in desperate need of foster homes, so I decided …

Stumptown

The Stumptown trial ended up going pretty well, I was pleased to see Haku's performance in Utility was much better on day two. Just a tad short on go-out number one, but nice and all the way on number two. Didn't then wait for me to actually cue a jump after that sit, but, hey …

Happy Birthday Haku!

By a happy coincidence Haku's 8th birthday also happens to be a special Haku weekend at the obedience trial. Haku enjoys his one-on-one time more than the other dogs, whom he tolerates, but you can tell he's always thought they were beneath him. I think Fenwick was the only dog he ever really respected. He …