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Kiera, Graidy, Wink and Me

Sharing Umwelts

2 cavaliers sharing umwelt

When we got Kenzie, it was my deepest wish that she and Riley would form a tight bond, so they could share life with another in the same umwelt. Like me saying to Andrew in wonder, “Can you believe how huge the moon is tonight?” And Andrew saying, “Yeah, pretty spectacular.”

I imagine Riley and Kenzie getting to have those shared kinds of moments. And I expect they will because they’ve bonded more closely than I’d even hoped for. … Read More

Anybody Wanna Take Bets?

Doggie diapers Kenzie is officially in heat at 7 months. Of course, I was hoping she’d go longer, but so it goes.

Actually, I was hoping that she’d hold off long enough so Riley would be old enough to neuter. Yes, I know, I was dreaming.

But anyway so here we are. Doggie diapers. Anybody want to take bets on how long this will stay on? If you guessed longer than a half hour before she wriggles out of it, you lose.… Read More

A Case of Bigger Isn’t Always Better

This has been Riley’s favorite bed and chew toy all in one. I keep it near my desk so he can plop there while I’m working.

Since Kenzie has been here, they pile in together. Thinking they looked a little cramped, I brought down the big bed that was anonymously delivered for them to use.

Apparently, it doesn’t matter the size of the bed.

Wherever one is, you can find the other smushed right up against them.

Love is a … Read More

Because Everybody Needs More Chaos in Their Life

Meet Kenzie, our new second puppy. Riley’s true love.

I always knew there’d be a 2nd puppy. If you’re a regular here, you would have bet the farm on it. I’ve written many posts about the right number of dogs and the best gender combination. So it was always just a question of when.

It’s a tale that’s a little bit like the Goldilocks story.

Since I knew I was looking for a female (Read the best gender combinations), and … Read More

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