As sili and i greeted the familiar cooling temperatures cashew experienced autumn for the first time.
So, Cashew’s surgery went well. Everything they encountered was routine and the vet called me afterwards to tell me she was doing fine and in recovery. I was super relieved. They told me i could come pick her up. I immediately reminded them that they were boarding her for two extra days after the surgery, […]
Cashew continued to grow. Sili learned to share my attention. As Cashew grew into her role of alpha, Sili began to look to her, not me, for what to do and where to go in the face of a threat, whether it be a howling coyote or a falling acorn in the yard.
Once again Cashew needed another round of puppy vaccinations. So i loaded her into the car, took her to get poked full of needles, and there we sat once again in the car riding her reaction out as she shook and shiverred and whined.
Anyone who has spent time around Cashew has heard me say “i’m trying to keep you alive dog” at least a few times before the end of their visit. There is no veterinarian out here. If your dog swallows something poisonous, you go pour a capful of hydrogen peroxide and ready the coconut water to […]
One of the neat things about Cedar trees is their uncanny ability to reproduce like jack rabbits. There will be one big old cedar tree and 40 little ones gathered around it; where the pollen fell last year. I went through the whole 2 acres with the blue tool pictured above and cut down the […]
I had never experienced such a reaction to vaccinations with Sili. She was a couch potato to begin with. If she napped more than usual on the day of her shots i didn’t notice, but it was never like this. We went back for puppy shots 5 times before she made it through the series […]
Cashew was separated from her mom when she was 6 or 7 weeks old, so she didn’t really get a chance to learn from her mom how to be a dog. Instead, she started mimicking Sili. If Sili peed, Cashew peed. If Sili ate grass, Cashew ate grass too. If Sili scratched her ear, Cashew […]