Last updated: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:43:51
It is now Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:09:08
[c106394cdop-camg27aug3.jpg] George is My Daddy!
I love my Daddy! This is the second time he's come to stay with me when Mummy Carol went on Hunt Day.
[c106440cdop-cam28aug2.jpg .jpg] I explore with all due caution, never fear.
I've been exploring these logs for about two weeks now, and recently made my first trip along the long line of rounds; now I'm stepping off them to rounds on the side. I check every step before placing my weight fully. I'm really getting good at this now! These logs are FUN!
[c106523cdop-cam28aug3.jpg] I can see the driveway both ways, close up!
SomeBodyBrain (I wonder who!) cooked up this yard for my pleasure! Actually, I do know who did it - Mummy Carol - but she didn't do it alone; lots of neighbors and friends helpsd - with the Front Parlor (which used to be the Front Stoop, when Kumbi Sentried here - Kwali used it too) - and with brush-clearing and downing of the alder that could blow down and cut the house in half - don't laugh; it's happened in the neighborhood, in the huge storms we get sometimes. We haven't had any huge storms since I came; most likely, it would be in mid-December, if we get a really bad storm. But we can have bad ones any time from September on. How do I know? Kwali and Kumbi told me.
[c106502cdop-cam28aug3.jpg] The Front Parlor is great.
This is my REALLY favorite place to hang out. Well, sometimes I really do hang out a bit, though mostly, I stay just at the edge, without hanging out too much of myself, especially since that evening I fell off Our Bed.
If Mummy can't find me, all she has to do is peek into the Front Parlor, and there I am, at its front edge, doing my Sentry business. I'm about as much a Sentry as Kumbi ever was! He taught me how!
The flow of events, from Day 12, Friday 27 August - a postponed Hunt Day (on which I do my weekly errands) through Day 15 - yesterday (as I write this on 31 August), completing two weeks together, is likely representative of a normal variation in stress and de-stress time in our lives together.
Our schedule of stresses was a bit heavy for a dog who came to me with so much vigilance and easy startling. All the same, I was pleasantly surprised at Camellia's continuing, day-to-day improvements. She's been startling just a bit less each day. I'm trusting this trend will continue as we go along.
And, as I write this, it's raining steadily. This is our second day in a row of mostly down-time. We had one exciting event yesterday - a big flat-bed truck in the cul-de-sac, and a forklift unloading from it. We went to have a look, but kept the exploration very short. Otherwise, yesterday, we had one good walk in the morning, then naps, brushing, and mostly quiet.
I might have additions later.