Posts tagged: adopting a dog

Dog on the Homestead

By , September 4, 2016

We have temporarily added a new member to our homestead family. Those of you who have commented, in the past, that our homestead seems like a fitting place for a good dog will be pleased to learn that we have one—now and then, anyway.

We’re keeping our friends’ young dog, Lettie, this week.

Lettie (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Lettie (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Puppy Camp

By , March 14, 2016

Last week our friend, Suki, came to visit the homestead.

Suki is a friend’s dog. She’s a gentle, somewhat elderly lady, medium sized with short hair and small, floppy ears. She’s the sweetest thing ever. She has visited us before, both with her owner and with other friends. She spent a two-night sleepover with us to see if we could all get along well together in our small space. If so, we could join the ranks of families willing to keep her when her mistress travels. Michelle calls it “Puppy Camp.”

While both Michelle and I had dogs growing up, neither of us could be considered “dog people.” We prefer cats, partly because we can leave them alone for a few days at a time. If we leave them adequate food and water, cats hardly know we are gone. Besides, they habitually bury their poop!

Suki, hanging out in the kitchen (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Suki, hanging out in the kitchen (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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