Friday, January 13, 2006

Border blogging

Some scenes of Lyra in the snow. Photos were taken December 28/29. Apparently this amount of snowfall was so unheard of for these parts that the mayor of Sezana actually declared a state of emergency.

And an aussie update: Olivia has started trying to hump the (neutered male) cat. Should I be worried?


Blogger Libby said...

I think Olivia needs counseling!

I have my own sex problems here . . .ewes humping ewes, a hen missing most of her feathers because she is the cock's "favorite," and my neutered Aussie male humping his pre-pubescent sister.

8:58 PM, January 13, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Actually, I think the cat may be the one in need of counseling. He seems to have some serious species identity issues. He prefers dog food to cat food, goes on our walks, and just generally acts and thinks like a dog. In which context Olivia's behavior I suppose could be interpreted as establishing dominance over the other dogs in the pack. Despite her angelic appearance (those blue eyes, that sweet expression...) she's got quite a feisty, stroppy, bolshie (dare I say nasty?) side to her. Holds her own in a tug of war with Lyra over a toy (6 kilos vs 18), stretches her little body so that it takes up nearly the whole of the back seat in the car, forcing Lyra to make do with a few square cm right up against the door, and deliberately and provocatively occupies Lyra's spot on the bed, then defends it as fiercely and obnoxiously as the land-grabbing Israeli settlers in the West Bank when Lyra meekly tries to reclaim her territory. (In our household, however, the rule of law and justice is upheld, and Olivia is reprimanded and forcibly removed by a peacekeeping force).

1:59 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger Lilit said...

Hey, so how did you do yesterday on agility4fun?

2:28 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Tell you all about it in a blog post! Probably not till Wednesday at the earliest, though--too much work right now.

6:55 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger sgazzetti said...

Thanks for writing. My son is CRAZY about dogs. He is just at the point where he can point out the "hau-hauek" in his little books. We would love to have him meet yours, and we'd like to meet you. I'll email you about it when we get some breathing room...

8:32 AM, January 19, 2006  

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