Monday, January 28, 2008


I now understand why bears hibernate. Apparently
our first three winters in Idaho were uncommonly
mild and this winter is the norm. Good grief. This
place is cold!!

We had a short break today in the storms that are
lined up to reach us for the next seven days. A
little tease of sunshine before the seven expected
straight days of snow start tonight. Despite my
moaning - I still think white snow and blue skies
are a beautiful site.

The photo below is by Susan Mulvihill taken near Spokane.

Here's a little advice for those thinking of moving
to Idaho: Don't buy a house on a corner! I spend
an hour shoveling snow every morning. Spring is right
around the corner though .....right?

Thursday, January 24, 2008


After long and careful consideration, including such fine
dog names as Brady, Grady, Yogi, BooBoo, Finnegan, Newton,
Plato, Bruno, Cosmo, Finbar, Hawkeye, Natty Bumpo and Dermot,
we finally settled on the name Seamus which Mike now answers
to just fine.

Seamus attends Kinderpuppy class on Tuesday nights. At the
end of the class, all the pups get recess- we let them off
their leash and they run around and have fun. It's pretty
cute. Last Tuesday was his third class where he learned
"leave it" very quickly. He can sit and lay down pretty
consistently. He's a pretty sharp little guy. Almost as
sharp as his teeth.

He is still working on potty training and I think moving
to a colder climate (12 degrees at 9 pm last night) has
caused a few setbacks. He does well during the day though
so I think once things warm up a little he'll be more

My life right now consists of dogs and work with occasional
breaks for daughter and reading.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


We made the trip home from BC without
too much trouble. Mike (who is considering
a name change) did fine in the car, if you
count chewing on the seat, the door handle,
the gear shift and the steering wheel as
doing fine.

Nosey has adjusted well to his new sibling.
Their favorite game is Run Like Mad Through
the Snow Over and Over which they have down
to perfection.

The only trouble we're having is with his
new name. Nothing seems perfect yet. We
want a name that will suit now and when he's
older too.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Day

The next two weeks are going to be busy.
Headin to BC to pick up Mr. Mike for one
thing; visiting clients in Boise for
another. Both necessities, after which
I hope to put my new year's resolution
into effect: S-L-O-W down.