I am a middle-aged dog trainer and gentleman farmer wannabe. I read too many books and spend too much time on the computer. I am a cynic, cook, gardener, hiker, dog trainer and environmental scientist.
Blogging on dogs, science, ethics, culture, books, backyard agriculture and the funny, shiny things that catch my eye.
Note for spammers, PR hacks, link trollers and others with questionable intentions: Don’t offer to send me a book or product to review unless you’ve been a regular reader here for some time and have a very good idea what I like. I’m not much a fan of cuteness, sweetness, gadgets or pointless frippery. I won’t post a link to your product and I probably won’t agree to review it (at least not in a nice way). If you want to be blog-rolled, read posts here for a while, leave interesting comments and link your blog to them. Sooner or later I’ll check your back link and if I like it I’ll blogroll it. But please note that unless you blog about science, working dogs, nature, gardening or another subject that you see blogged about here on a regular basis – don’t hold your breath.
For the recent spate of volunteer “guest bloggers” who are so keen to offer me their services – if I respected your opinions enough to want you to guest blog for me I’d already have asked. Please also note that sending me a message that includes several grammatical errors does not inspire me to promote your writing career.
contact me: smartk9s-at-msn-dot-com