A Few Smart Things

July 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm 4 comments

Smart discussions on breeding and closed registries at Querencia and Atomic Nerds.

A scary case where a dog survived because he was apparently smarter than his owner.

Smart but poorly trained dog travels miles back toward her home after a not-so-smart owner let her run off leash.  Smart, alert late-night shoppers and Craigslist bring her the rest of the way back.

Smart Dog Chuckie chillin’ with his peeps

Part of my garden (smart or not? you decide)

In a small intensively planted area I’ve got field violets, roses, clematis, wisteria, Asiatic lilies, cone flower, ox-eye, yarrow, garlic, rose finn potatoes, arugula, three varieties of carrots, Persian cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, two varieties of heirloom summer squash, deer tongue lettuce, peas, poblano peppers, anaheim peppers, morning glory, rhubarb, milkweed, nasturtium and purslane. Also lots of weeds and a yard (not lawn, note the preponderance of clover) badly in need of mowing.

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AT-AT Day Afternoon Glock or Flexi – which would you rather carry?

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rob McMillin  |  July 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Every long now and again you’ll read about somebody leaving their dog in a closed car around here, but it’s rare enough that you just about always hear it on the evening news*. My late aunt Maralyn accidentally killed one of her dogs this way, though, when her Viszla fell asleep in the back seat and didn’t follow her out of the car. Just destroyed her.

    ==
    *I don’t watch TV news anymore, so I assume the “dog+car safety lesson” segments have been replaced with “Lindsay Lohan is exposing her breasts while drunk in jail again, film at 11″ segments.

  • 2. Rob McMillin  |  July 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Also –

    When Candace Price’s 9-year-old Siberian Husky was lost in a state park more than 45 miles away, she figured she’d have to track her dog down near the scene of the disappearance.

    I’m sorry, but if you own a Sibe, one of the things you absolutely must know is that off-leash will never be an option for you. Just. Will. Not. I mean, I’m sure there are some who flirt with the ability to go offleash without trouble, but every single person I’ve ever encountered who owned one has pretty much never been able to trust them without some sort of restraint.

  • 3. Viatecio  |  July 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    What I think are funny are the people who insist that Northern-type breeds are pullers and will NEVER EVER in a HUNDRED THOUSAND MILLION YEARS learn to walk on a loose leash because they’re “bred to pull.” Riiiiiight.

    Those first two links are mighty interesting, and the comments are pretty much gold.

  • 4. maryna ozuna  |  July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    So beautiful…….I love gardens like that, always reminds me of the children’s book, The Secret Garden….

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