Home, Home on the Range

We’re back! Did you miss us? We are finally all moved in.

That’s not the same as being settled in or even the same as being unpacked. But why waste time unpacking when we can be exploring our new neighborhood?

We are located at the end of a dead-end road and surrounded by dykes and farmland that is open to roaming. Makes for a lovely photo backdrop, especially right now in the Fall.

It’s got some wildlife, which is simply tantalizing for Wootie.

I’ll bet he really wishes he could fly!

There was dense fog this morning, trying to obliterate that pesky sunshine

But it made it easier to sneak up on Mr. In Yo Face

The sun ultimately won the Fog War

And then it was beautiful!

A lovely morning for trying something new. Like a threesome:

And some light bondage.

Piper really enjoys being a dominatrix.

Dexter prefers to watch.

Though Piper is willing to share the secrets of her bossy success!

First thing she needs to teach him: How Not To Tumble Down A Hill

Dexter is settling in well! He can “sit,” he can “lay down,” he can wait for his dinner bowl to put on the floor, and his recall is coming along nicely!

Coming! I’m coming! Have cookies at the ready!

He is such a charming little bloke. On the weekend I brought him with me to the agility trial and passed him around from person to person. He’s completely unfazed by noise and new experiences. Amusingly, everyone said “he’s the one I would have picked, if I could have adopted one.” It’s amusing because I ended up with him precisely because nobody else *did* pick him.

Still, I think it worked out pretty well for both of us.

The dogs are diggin’ their new home. Yesterday we played ball in our own yard whilst waiting for the Internetz Man to come hook us up. We found someone snooping around our storage shed and Mr. Woo ran him off the property with some self important Woofing, so he feels very important. House training is going well, now that outside is not 4 floors away :)

I’m a little less enamored with the new house. The set-up is frustrating, as the mudroom/entrance way is just off the bedroom, which we must pass through to get to the main room. This means my bedroom, despite the liberal use of towels, is a constant mess of dirty paw prints. This is the first time I’ve ever lived on laminate, and it doesn’t clean up as nicely as hardwood. And of course, the house has exactly zero closets, and the World’s Smallest Amount Of Counter Space. Building a kitchen island is first on the agenda, right after I put in a fence.

On the plus side, it’s so wonderfully quiet out here! Instead of sirens and truck brakes, I hear frogs and the gentle “wheeeeeep” or hawks flying overhead. No more earplugs at night!

I think we’ll settle in just fine :)

In other news, blogger tells me I’ve used up almost all of my allotted space for photos. I supposed this means archiving some of my very oldest posts and removing them from the blog. Anyone know how to do that?


  1. Love the shot of Dexter – you can see his future self in those leggy, leggy legs of his!

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