Morning Walks: Mountain River

Scout and I continue our morning adventures. The weather has been beautifully cool and crisp in the mornings. But the water was still comfortable enough to dip my toes in for a bit. Scout is doing great. I was hoping these walks, far from our usual routine, would take my mind off Bixby. Walking through…

Morning Walks: New Destinations

Scout and I have gotten into a rut since we lost Bixby, so I decided with the cooler (ha!) weather, we’d expand our explorations. As long as the weather holds out, we are going to explore a different open space each week. I was thinking we would find a different one each day, but this…

Ducklings and Danes: Ducklings Day Out

The ducklings seemed bored today and were managing to get into a bit of trouble inside. So even though it was only in the mid-fifties, I decided some outdoor time would be good for their mental health and mine. Scout got in on the fun and was, as always, very respectful of the boundaries. They…

Ducklings and Danes: Week 3

They are quickly (and everywhere) losing their downy yellow fluff. Their pin feathers aren’t quite filling in yet, so they have some bare pink spots all over.  Especially their wings. They spend a great deal of time out of their crate now. They mostly sleep on their blanket, but they do wander into the kitchen…

Ducklings and Danes Week 2

This has been a big week. They’ve been learning to swim (yes, they kind of have to learn), they’ve spent time running around the house (for enrichment – once the weather is nice, they’ll go outside in their penned area to explore), and their time with the Danes is much more playful and they hold…

Ducklings and Danes Day 2

As promised. More photos and a video: Day 2 was a bit more relaxed, Bixby was content to sleep on the couch, where he could see them if they did something that needed his attention. But for the most, he has adapted to their continued intrusion on his life. Zander on the other hand: Is…