April 13, 2014

Sunday Two-Parter: Knows His Limits

Sunday Two-Parter: Knows His Limits

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Gordon enjoyed his hike in Chabot today. We took it a bit easy, and he seemed to pace himself appropriately. As we approached the halfway point Gordon stopped and wouldn’t go any further… so we stared at each other for a few minutes and then turned around to go back. I guess he knows his limits, which is a good thing if you ask me. I think he’s sleepy now :)

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April 12, 2014

Can U Dig It?

Can U Dig It?

Some more ancient thoughts from the drafts folder. Quite the essay this one.

After going to Comic Con here in San Diego a couple of weekends ago (This was written back in 2008 – ed.) (about which I have some more thoughts later), and after unpacking the boxes of books that were shipped over from London in the big move, I’ve been thinking about comics and all that entails.

I’m rather excited…

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April 11, 2014
Awfully Vocal

:dogwalker: Gordon enjoyed a very mellow sniffy hike on a new trail in Chabot. We didn’t see any other dogs or horses or anything really.

Awfully Vocal

:dogwalker: Gordon enjoyed a very mellow sniffy hike on a new trail in Chabot. We didn’t see any other dogs or horses or anything really.

April 10, 2014
Fluffy Winter Coat

:dogwalker: Gordon appeared to get a little hot in his fluffy winter coat on our hike in Chabot today.

Fluffy Winter Coat

:dogwalker: Gordon appeared to get a little hot in his fluffy winter coat on our hike in Chabot today.

April 9, 2014

Oh, Mr Carpenter

“…knock us up a chair out of wood,
make it comfortable yet attractive,
so that all the people in the world can have a good sit-down”

- Vic Reeves, 1989ish

At a recent dinner with Friend Alex and his lovely wife Jess, Alex said he had been working on learning simple woodwork. He showed me a picture of an Adirondack chairhe had made, to which I said that I wanted one – the sit-up plastic chairs we…

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Nosey And Annoying

:dogwalker: Gordon did quite well on his hike at the creek today. He was a bit nosey and annoying towards a dog we met, but otherwise was a very good boy.

Nosey And Annoying

:dogwalker: Gordon did quite well on his hike at the creek today. He was a bit nosey and annoying towards a dog we met, but otherwise was a very good boy.

April 8, 2014
No Trouble Climbing The Stairs

:dogwalker: Gordon’s doing even better today. I had to keep up with him on the trail! He pee’d and poo’d and said hi to a friendly lady.

No Trouble Climbing The Stairs

:dogwalker: Gordon’s doing even better today. I had to keep up with him on the trail! He pee’d and poo’d and said hi to a friendly lady.

April 7, 2014

Big Day For Gordon

Big Day For Gordon

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I guess the cone isn’t working or staying on? There isn’t much else that can keep him from licking his wound, but it does appear to be healing up OK. We hiked in Sibley today and Gordon was really quite well behaved. Big boy Zeus was with us and Gordon didn’t try anything at all. He got to wear 2 new hats in the car too! A big day for Gordon :)

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April 6, 2014

Line I Never Got

Line I Never Got

“Who’s the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?” – Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars

Han thinks Obi-Wan is a fool for heading off into the Death Star to switch off the tractor beam. Obi-Wan says the above. But Han isn’t following Obi-Wan, and even if he was, is Obi-Wan just saying Han is a fool for following him, or is he just spouting a wise-ass platitude like some bloody Jedi? I suspect…

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Sunday Two-Parter: Bummed Out

Sunday Two-Parter: Bummed Out

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I put the cone on Gordon tight enough that he probably won’t be able to remove it, but not so tight that it chokes him. He’s a little bummed out by the situation :( He had a great time hiking though! We went to Chabot, it was pretty mellow. There were some other groups of dogs along the way including 2 big Shepherds. Gordon was nice though :) I hope you have a happy Independence Day!

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