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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Fences - Chet's Homecoming

Hi, All. I'm really stretching the definition of "fence" to include a dog cage, but couldn't wait to introduce you to Chet, the new resident at Summit Court. If you follow my blog, you know that my Good Old Dog Willie lost his struggle with cancer and old age on Monday of this week. Willie was an only dog kind of guy, so I would never have thought about upsetting him by bringing in a puppy. The next day after he died though, I realized that this home needs a dog, so I found this lovable mug on Petfinder's on Tuesday. Thursday
afternoon he came home.

 

Chet's Homecoming

Chet here--I promised you some cute photos of my homecoming after the Roommate rested up. Here I am ready to jump out of the car. In case you're wondering about my history--I'm a farm dog. My mother is a border collie who had a wild Friday night with a handsome husky/Australian shepherd mix. And hey presto, here I am three months later (except for that time when I was some place else).


Here I am, pretty in pink among the azaleas by the front door. The Roommate claims to be a good photographer but I'm blurry here. She needs to learn that I move real fast.
So this is the purpose for that big wire contraption in the car. The Roommate said I needed to stay in here when she's tired. She's nice though. Moved this thing to the front door so I could see out. She said Willie,  my big brother, loved this spot.

 
Making myself at home on the sofa, listening to the birds. I was relieved that the Roommate doesn't have a "No Sofa" rule for my guys.

 
At the Shamrock Foundation they called me Bubbles Riley 2. Look at my back and you can see where they got that idea. Luckily, the Roommate thinks Chet is better, since a guy could get beat up over a name like Bubbles. Right now though I mostly answer to "Puppy-eee!"
The Roommate spends a lot of time on the sofa with a book in her hand. I thought about chewing on one, which didn't please her. So, I had me forty winks instead. And that's about how Chet's Homecoming went.
Hope you enjoyed.  More Later.
 
And for other fence photos that don't stretch the imagination, be sure to check out Janis' blog, Life According to Jan and Jer .


17 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Chet is adorable! Glad you found him.

TexWisGirl said...

he's adorable! a snowman on his back, a spot on his cheek. a heart on his head! and he's gonna be a smart little handful! so happy for you, faye!

Judy said...

So sorry about Willie! But Chet will keep you on your toes, and help fill the empty place...

Lesley said...

I am sorry to hear about Willie, that his time had come.
But Chet is lovely

George said...

It looks as if Chet is going to be a happy (and active) addition to Summit Court. Although I was sorry t hear about Willie, I am glad that Chet now has a good home.

Jan n Jer said...

My goodness Faye...Chet looks so much like Wille...how cute!!! So happy you adopted him...he is lucky to have a warm loving home with you! I think you will tire out faster then him! Looking forward to some post on his antics!

Janice said...

Try switching your camera setting from Auto to Children/Pets for your Tasmanian devil!

Living Life said...

Yipeeeeeee!!! Can you feel my excitement?? I am so happy for you Faye! Chet just melts my heart! I love the name too! You are going to have lots to blog about now! Looking forward to seeing more of Chet. Now, go get some rest so you can take that boy for a long walk, er should I say, so he can take you for a long walk! lol

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The cage is sort of a portable fence, right? :)


Beyond the Fence

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Chet said...

Chet here. The jury is still out but the roommate shows some promise. I’ve been doing a lot of studying. After all, I’ve had 12 weeks so far. Even the most masterful puppy can only spend so much time eating, pooping, peeing, sleeping and playing. I’ve been watching DVDs in preparation for training a roommate. This one is my favorite: People training for Dogs. As I understand it the key is EXERCISE, rules, BOUNDARIES, limitations and AFFECTION—in that order. Well, I took a good, long look at the blog pic of the Good Old Dog. Don’t get me wrong—he’s a cutie! But, can we talk? It’s been a LONNNNGGG time since that old boy gave the roommate a real workout. And, I gotta tell ya, doesn’t look like he gave her many rules either. Affection? Look at that face—he’s a marshmallow. He just ate her up. Spoiled her rotten. I have a lot of work to do here.
P.S. I really don’t appreciate the roommate casting aspersions upon my birth mother. Who among you girls out there has not enjoyed a wild Friday night with a handsome husky/Australian shepherd mix? Uh huh, just as I thought . . .

joanygee said...

I love reading your blog especially now Chet is posting too. Thank you for sharing.

laurie said...

i have a special fondness for black-and-white dogs....

Marie said...

A perfect, precious little new friend for your lives! He's wonderful! Enjoyed the post so much!

Glad you are enjoying all the fences I post. There are a lot of neat things here in Tucson, including fences, that are fun to photograph.

Rose said...

Oh, he is adorable!

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