We made it

Christmas is over, and Rufus survived boarding. He did it one previous time back in October for two nights but I was closer, in Colorado Springs. This time I was a thousand miles away. I worried he'd act up and that I wouldn't be there to come and get him. But Sophie was his comfort dog …

One

The puppy is one year old. This should be a seminal date in his maturation process. But he's a puppy with a puppy brain so of course it means nothing to him. He's still a puppy with puppy desires: he wants to run and play and chew. I have to admit to feeling some frustration …

Chew on this

This is a growing list I started in May of the chew damage done by the adorable shithead doodle bug, some of it occurring directly in front of me. The computer cord was maddening, but in fairness it was just dangling in front of him. The riding helmet still baffles me. He pulled it out of …

Animal Control

In that first week, I posted Rufus' picture on my neighborhood Facebook page and checked in with local shelters. I also looked around for "lost animal" notices pinned to trees in the neighborhood. Nobody claimed him, nobody missed him. We went to the vet to look for a microchip as well. The chip reader looked …