Our of a mound of hair, our groomer carved a lovely Norwich Terrier. Nan, showgirl that she was, has been preening ever since we brought her home from her beauty date. Nan is the only dog I’ve ever known who seems to genuinely like being groomed. She’s been strutting around the house, posing. She’s adorable.
Bonnie, the totally scruffy Scottish Terrier got groomed today. She came home looking like a proper Scottie, wearing a very feminine floral scarf which though technically appropriate, is about as un-Bonnie as anything could be.
Bonnie, for a girl dog, is really a guy. She always was.
There’s nothing girly about her. She’s tough and scrappy. A digger, a lover of dirt. She’ll take on anybody … well mostly … at least in play. She’s a very tough growly Scottie when she plays.
Here is our newly renovated girl, fresh from the groomer. Bonnie and her best bud Garry, on the deck.
While all the other pups were sacked out in the sun, Nan patiently watched my every move from her place at the gate. As a reward, I did her portrait. Unlike Bonnie who runs and hides as soon as she sees the camera in my hands, Nan stands still and smiles.
Which means I have a lot more — and better — pictures of Nan than of any other dog. Because she will always give me her good side. I’m not sure she has a bad side!
What is your favorite type of dog?
My favorite kind of dog is the kind that I have. Currently, that would be a Scottish Terrier, a Norwich Terrier, a miniature Dachshund and an Australian Shepherd. Previously, there were others — PBGVs, mixed breeds, and others.
If I were to foolishly express a preference for one or another of these fine canine citizens, I am sure that they would learn about it from their doggy friends on Facebook and would turn my life into a living hell.
I love them all equally, as can be demonstrated from the fair and equitable distribution of biscuits, not to mention the endless stream of said treats starting with early in the morning and only ending when I finally limp down the hallway and close the door.
Name one thing not many people know about you.
Off hand, since I started blogging, everyone in the known universe seems to know more about me than I know about myself.
Have you ever gone scuba diving? If you haven’t, would you want to?
No, and not really. I’ve gone snorkeling in the Caribbean and enjoyed it, but all the equipment you need for scuba diving is too much for me. It looks like work.
What was the most important event in your life last week?
I bought and got (I just love Amazon) a tabletop convection oven. Now I don’t have to use the great big oven for our itty bitty meals.
I’m hoping it will help get our electric bill under control. It works really well. Faster and neater than the big oven — all for under $100, including shipping!
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It’s summer in the valley and at least one resident knows it’s time to take it slow and enjoy the sunshine down on the farm.
BONNIE IS BACK.
It was a long day for us, but Bonnie is fine. She had, I gather, a lovely day full of biscuits and romping with her new pal, a Boston Terrier. Garry and I are finally breathing!! Yay.
Thanks to everyone who kept an eye out. She was apparently picked up by a motorist on Rt. 98 and taken home to Douglas where she had a fine mini vacation. Many thanks to the Uxbridge and Douglas Police, both of whom helped make sure she found her way back to us.
And especially thanks to Joyce, Uxbridge’s intrepid Animal Control officer for her support and assistance.
Regarding animals would you prefer not having them around or having domestics pets, farm animals, or seeing them in nature or the zoo?
We do not allow animals in our house. We don’t even like them.
Are you a collector of anything?
I don’t collect anything. Nothing. Never. Our home is clean and uncluttered.
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?
What are the winning numbers for tomorrow’s Power Ball drawing?
If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?
A brand new house with no stairs and a really GREAT kitchen.