Who’s the Second Boss Dog? – The Woes of Unstable Hierarchy

The Problem All is not well with the Three Musketeers. Occasionally there is a drop or two of blood from aggravated sparring. Will it resolve, or will it lead to substantial injury? I have to admit, Teddy’s life with us is at risk. Don’t fear, the other dogs won’t kill him, and we won’t putContinue reading “Who’s the Second Boss Dog? – The Woes of Unstable Hierarchy”

Priorities: Sorrow and Sucess

I published Stalled, the third book in the Truman Blue, Cozy Mystery Series. Publishing is always mixed blessing. This book is a success for a fledgling Cozy writer. I am well into the next book, Staked Out. The sorrow was that I unhooked a virtual leash for Leala trot over the rainbow bridge. She wasContinue reading “Priorities: Sorrow and Sucess”

Truman and Bear at Five Months Post-Rescue

Last month, while gardening, I picked up a shovel and Bear ran. It broke my heart. This month I noticed a huge change in his guardedness. I think he has adopted us. I credit Truman for a good portion of Bear’s trusting turnaround. Truman is top dog, and Bear finds comfort in his friendly andContinue reading “Truman and Bear at Five Months Post-Rescue”

Predicting Good Dog/Bad Dog (Truman/Bear)

I admit, I hadn’t read the scientific research papers. When I learned about the connection between behavior and left/right handedness in dogs, I was delightfully shocked. How had I missed that? As it turns out, there are predictors of a dog’s propensity to be a more easily trained, and less troublesome. The predictors are basedContinue reading “Predicting Good Dog/Bad Dog (Truman/Bear)”

A Mystery Bear – A Rescue Story

Truman Blue has a new little brother, Bear. Like all the other critter’s in Truman’s household, Bear is a rescue. Adopted from the local shelter, Bear is a “Labradog”, mostly Labrador and maybe something else thrown in. Or maybe not, it’s hard to tell. Do I see a DNA test in Bear’s future? Why Bear?Continue reading “A Mystery Bear – A Rescue Story”

High in Trial – Truman Blue Scores!

Soggy dogs. It rained and rained, but the participants in the scent work trials were used to working in natural elements. Canines and people were wet and muddy, but that didn’t matter at this show. It was the ability of the dogs to locate a hidden odor cannister that counted. Scent work is a dogContinue reading “High in Trial – Truman Blue Scores!”

Truman Blue Double Blue Muffins

Truman Blue Double Blue Muffins are super easy and to die for if you like blueberry muffins. If you add the blue cheese filling, they are to double die for. Blueberry Muffin Recipe 1 cup flour (I use gluten free, but it’s your choice) 1 cup frozen mini blueberries (Available in grocery stores. As aContinue reading “Truman Blue Double Blue Muffins”