Dog Years (Dog Days)

It’s odd to rediscover the earlier posts. Robin now is three (and a svelte 127 pounds). She has had two major ACL operations and has matured into a wonderful, if idiosyncratic companion. She might even think the same of me, though Debbie is without doubt her first love.

And oh how my blogging experiences have matured (and blogging has changed) since I first explored this tool. I had a year’s experience blogging as “Curious David” for the educational community JSOnline and explored Web 2.0 Learning Tools while teaching a course at Carroll university.


How does this blogging tool different from others?

The price is right. Format-wise, it seems much like that of the JSOnline (The Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel).


Another blogging tool which I have experimented is Blogger which is owned by Google.

A third such tool which I have played with is Edublogs.

Is this the future of writing?

Which do you prefer? Why?


Robin Studying to Get Into Puppy School Posted by Picasa


Katerina and Newf Friend Posted by Picasa


Does Robin have the "right stuff" to be accepted into puppy school?

Today Robin applied to the Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club Puppy School. Will she be accepted? How will she handle rejection? How will we???

Other adventures today included meeting Sunny the Culligan salt delivery man, meeting Art and Max on Art’s porch (nose to nose and nose to butt), and a trip to the Johnson Creek outlet mall. Alas, upon our return trip as we were scouting out the puppy school, the “Engine Needs Service Soon” light came on in the Voyager.


Major progress!

Today Robin was confined in the mud room while we met with Dean London. Dean, bless him, fixed the gate to the fence. So now Robin can run loose.

Upon our daily return from Petco, Robin showed an instinctive response to retrieving Glenn’s big ball when we played in the front yard!

She also now can climb the front steps!


Proud Parents!

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Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club

This is one of the two puppy schools we are considering taking Robin to. Though further away than the latter, the class is taught by Robin’s breeder.

Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club


Tonight we invite Robbin to help me work in my upstairs study.

Tonight we invite Robbin to help me work in my upstairs study. We’ll confine her in the hallway with two puppy gates but with the possibility of watching me upstairs working on the computer. Debbie will stand by with Nature’s Miracle.


One week of puppyhood

Tomorrow marks the one week “anniversary” of bringing Robin home. She still wails late into the night after we put her into the kennel. Today she played hide and seek with Debbie.
Thanks, Sam!