Meet Marvin

OMG, my new kitten is insanely awesome! Exactly what I was hoping for, and what I've been missing. When a cat just naturally craves and enjoys snuggling it's such a different feel than cuddling with a cat that happens to be in the mood. He just LIKES me, and purrs and snuggles and carries on …

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On Puppies

Thankfully I'm on a bit of a puppy vacation tonight, Aja is off on a sleepover. I've been sick this week and puppies + sickness is not a good equation - nice to be able to actually rest for a bit. There has been way more unsupervised puppy action than there should have been this …

Aja 10 Weeks

Surprisingly, Bright is being super gentle and understanding with the puppy. Not that she can't do her bitch routine, but she actually follows the puppy around and invites her to play, rolls over and lets the puppy maul her and is basically being super sweet and motherly. Go figure. It's actually been surprising all around …

It’s On

The switch has flipped, Aja has officially figured out the training game and that offering behavior makes the game go. She's very demanding! We've mostly been looking at tricks that start with a lure: hand touch, spin, down, wave. Today we shaped 'back up' and it was so cool to see her have that lightbulb …

One Week

Aja has been here for a little over a week now, though it seems MUCH longer. Puppies are so much work at this age! But she's finally settling in, and puppies are also so much fun at this age, I must admit. We have mostly solved the screaming issue and that makes everyone much happier. …

Hello, Aja!

Temporary puppy arrived on Tuesday afternoon, she seemed to have taken the flight well and immediately attached herself to my feet. There she has remained, but I don't think it will last long - Aja has OPINIONS. She's quite the saucy little puppy, which is not apparent when people first meet her - she acts …