Another Homeward Bound Alumnus Visits

Espresso is not just an alumnus of Homeward Bound. He also stayed with me for a couple months while he went through heartworm treatment and then was made available for adoption. He was named “Watson” at the time, and is one of those dogs that I would gladly have kept forever if that were possible. ‘Spresso, as I call him, is a tall, slender, extremely handsome fellow. He’s a little on the shy side but once he warms up to people they quickly become his best friends. He’s not the most confident of dogs so loud noises, sudden movements, and…

Buddy

Buddy is a Homeward Bound alumnus, class of 2015. He’s awfully handsome as you can see. He’s staying with me for a few days while his folks, Mary and Drew, are out of town. Buddy is one of those sweet Goldens that tends toward the velcro. I never have to hunt him down in the house because he’s almost always a few feet away. He’s a considerate little guy: If you stop petting him for a few seconds he’ll let you know with a little nose nudge. He’s not relentless though. He’ll remind you two or three times but if…

Marshall, Marshall, Marshall …

Meet Marshall, my latest guest from Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue. This time I actually have a Golden Retriever.  He came over to my place because he was so stressed in the kennels at Homeward Bound that he actually hid under his bed much of the time. Marshall is about a year and a half and has been a backyard dog for much of his life. He apparently received very little training so his manners are atrocious. He jumps up on people, mouths very hard at times, and pulls hard on the leash. Check that. He lunges with vigor on…

Daylilies

I believe this is a daylily. The gardeners who work the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden will attest to the large gaps in my knowledge of things that grow so it’s no surprise I’m not certain. They let me mow the grass area because it makes me feel useful and I can’t much damage anything in the garden in that endeavor. I love the color and form of the daylilies and asiatic lilies. You’ll often find me near their bed trying to capture the perfect image. I chose this one for today because it’s getting cold here and it makes me…