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.
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":