Month: September 2022

R.I.P. Dart

LND’s Dashing D’Artagnan aka Dart passed away this afternoon. He was 12 years old. I gave him liver for dinner last night and special treats today, but by this afternoon it was clear he was in pain and I could not keep him any… Continue Reading “R.I.P. Dart”

Life Plus

Fortunately for us, Regis did not feel the brunt of the storm and is back in his marina so he can take care of his physical self. After my brother and his wife pick up the motorhome to return to Washington, he plans to… Continue Reading “Life Plus”


I am not asking Regis to review this post ahead of time, because he would probably not like the post. Regis bought a boat that is in Pensacola ,Florida. He moved it to a working marina, which means you can’t stay on the boat.… Continue Reading “Life”

Mt. Walker and Pups with a Toy

The other day, I took a vacation from the dogs and went to Mt. Walker which is only 49 miles away. I wanted to get some views of Seattle, but I knew there was smoke and was prepared for the outcome. It was hazy… Continue Reading “Mt. Walker and Pups with a Toy”

R.I.P. Coco

Coco Chanel Kristal Duchess of the Emerald City passed away at 15 1/2 today. She was our son’s dog. She was a wonderful Bedlington Terrier with a lot of spunk and a great personality. She could still climb mountains in her later years. She… Continue Reading “R.I.P. Coco”


I was watering plants outside yesterday and saw and heard a lot of tiny birds in the nearby trees. I stopped watering and grabbed my camera and got some pictures of these adorable bushtits. They sometimes grouped together with as many as 7 birds… Continue Reading “Bushtits”


Every day, I take the collies together or individually for walks or training. Dart stays home. I often let him accompany me outside our fencing when I have chores to do. He is happy to lay nearby and he will not run off. He… Continue Reading “Yellowlegs”

Third Eyelid Problems

In an earlier post, I mentioned that my collie, Clover, had her third eyelid (nictitating membrane) showing on both eyes on a few occasions and I took her to the vet and he could not figure out the problem. She is a healthy puppy. The… Continue Reading “Third Eyelid Problems”

Boat update

Wow! I have made a lot of progress over the last 4-5 days. I have gotten into a routine that seems to work. I get to the boat about 6 am, work till about 9 am, run out and pick up supplies, screws, nuts… Continue Reading “Boat update”

Big Dog Toys

The collies are six months old. A few days ago, I saw Clover chewing a piece of fabric. Upon further inspection, I saw that Raven and Clover had started to dismember their favorite octopus. This was a large toy with long legs allowing the… Continue Reading “Big Dog Toys”