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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.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Friday Fences - for Chet

About a month ago I adopted this handsome three month old boy. His name is Chet and while he's in danger of being over-exposed on Facebook I haven't let him have much time in the blogosphere. This past month has been hectic but a lot of fun--and Chet's fences have figured into our routines. At night--and when he needs a time out for biting--Chet sleeps in his cage. I cover it up like a giant tea cozy or bird cage to encourage him to sleep a little later in the morning. But by 6:30a he's hollering for breakfast and a trip out to the newspaper box for the local gossip:
Here he is dog-tired in his cage recovering from an afternoon of social calls. We drove around meeting all his aunts and uncle. As you can see, being charming was pretty exhausting:
Following his older brother Willie's example, Chet spends a lot of time peering through the baby gate across the front door. He doesn't mind Nemesis Cat that stalks through the yard, but is quite fascinated by birds in the trees by the house:
I hesitate to show you this photo because you'll recommend that I get busy with the weedeater. However! Here's Chet meeting the big neighbor dogs through the back fence. He was fostered with three grown German shepherds so they shouldn't intimidate him:
However, one must have "woofed" him or he's inviting them to play "run the fence":
And, as always, for more fences of all varieties be sure to check out the Friday Fence players at Janis' website: Life According to Jan and Jer .

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

did you skip the last photo after all?

he's such a doll!

Faye said...

TexWisGirl- they're up now. Do not like the new Blogger dashboard--formatting very difficult. You?

TexWisGirl said...

okay - glad i came back. too darn cute!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm okay on the new blogger format - i load pics as i input my text in the order i want them to appear. i've heard others say they're not able to move them around, but i never really did. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Faye, Chet is awesome... I know he will bring you so much joy. We don't have a dog now since we travel so much, but someday---I hope we will.

Hugs,
Betsy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Chet is so cute. I'm sure he is a lot of fun and keeps you busy.

Carletta said...

Chet is certainly a cutie!
Doggies are just like having kids and grandkids - up early. :)

The new Blogger interface is a pain. It takes forever to get my photos to upload. I keep switching back to the old. Don't know what I'll do when we can't do that anymore.

heyBJK said...

What a cute boy! I had to laugh at him taking a snooze! It's rough being that cute, I guess!

Linda said...

Love these photos! He is a cutie for sure! Our Sweetie Dog (Bichon) was crate trained, and she frequently goes in there on her own during the day when she wants a nap, and always goes in there at night and waits for us to close the door. As for the new Blogger interface, I switched back and forth a few times in the beginning, but have finally adapted to it. I also load my photos where I want them...it did take some getting used to!

Tanya said...

oh that chet is so cute!! my ozzy has his own blog, chet should get one ;)

Judy said...

Looks to be a lovely boy! And I didn't see any weeds - perhaps I was too busy admiring Chet to see them...
We cover Jake's box in the winter, to keep him warm, and I haven't gotten it uncovered for the summer yet. The dogs both go into their boxes when we are out, even if they are old. Just safer that way.

Jan n Jer said...

Fun pics Faye...I see chet is bringing you much Joy!!!! He is so darn cute.

Molly said...

Looks like a sweet puppy

EG CameraGirl said...

Chet is a handsome dude!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Looks like Chet is propelled by a jet!!

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Madge Bloom said...

What a cutie... love the shot looking through the door gate!

Buttons said...

Chet is a very lucky dog to find such a great home. Oh yeah and great fence :) B

Marie said...

What a precious puppy! What kind is he? Love his sweet face, and love the fence and him running along it wanting to play!

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