On adapting

So as you may have guessed from my prior posts, we are now in the process of training a dog. Which means to some extent, our dog is also training us. It’s a fun, and sometimes baffling process. Years ago, I read a book called “Second-hand Dog,” which made me realize that with any dog […]

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A Genetic Puzzle (partly solved)

Bergie had her first trip to our vet today. Here was our conversation: “Looks like she’s got some Great Pyrenees in her!” “Um, well…they told us she’s part foxhound.” “Yeah…Sometimes these things happen.” It makes sense, I guess. If you take one of these…  and put it in a moment of romantic opportunity with one of […]

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Bergie!

We have a new dog! Her name is Bergie (after Boston Bruins star Patrice Bergeron ). She is a delightful, enormous (85 lbs) bundle of fur and love and mellow happiness.  And in keeping with the tradition carried by THAT DOG (may she rest in peace), Bergie is a complete genetic mystery. I’ve been goggling “dogs […]

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