A brief run through the HB garden

I haven’t shot much in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden lately. And I probably won’t do so for the near future at least. But yesterday I took a dog over to visit with his best friend, Lori, and that gave me an unexpected opportunity to spend a few minutes in the garden.  

Yule’s in the house

Yule arrived last week for a 2 1/2 week stay. Hurray! Even Lilly was excited to have Yule visit. That’s significant as they had some fireworks during their 2nd cohabitation. I like to have the inside dogs out in the front yard when we’re expecting a boarder. Sometimes we have to do an introduction or a re-introduction. But I always like to see how excited Scrappy gets when Yules comes. Both Scrappy and Lilly love to see Maria (Yule’s Mom). There was a time when Scrappy considered Maria to be his mortal enemy. No more.   What happened next was…

Ruffians

Dogs have many different play styles. One of the key elements of effective dog socialization is matching dogs that have similar views on what is “fun” when they hang together. For some dogs — and not necessarily just the older ones — a good time is lying in the shade on a sunny day sipping lemonade. Then there are dogs like Ryder and Decoda that play as if they are mortal enemies. 10 years ago I would have freaked had two dogs started up like this in my presence. This time I just took a moment to make sure they…