it can happen

I can do a post not revolving around the dogs.
Jesus, strep, two ear infections, the common cold. Pretty sure it’s time for Bush to declare war on the biological insurgency in my body. It’s what he does, he should do it here.
Started watching Carnivale first season. Interesting, a good watch, has some moments. I think the whole ‘Scudder’ business, while good adhesive for a series, is just slow and trite. Yes, Scudder’s a bad man, he did bad things, I think there just comes a point where you say “this man is as bad as it gets” and you move on.
but this is why I don’t write for TV.
Another fab hair cut today. Love Owen! Picked green for my clor this time, we’ll see how it turns out. This is a true green, I wish they had more of a mint green, but I think this will be good. Change is good. I’d like to do the pink again, I love the way it looks but if I do pink too much then it becomes my ‘color’ and suddenly it’s pink everything. I still want pink running/walking shoes or pink hiking boots.
one dog thing (sorry) Maddie is starting to play more, she’s goofy about it. Regularly, though, she must stop to stand in front of me and make sure I am safe from the rabble. Shar peis are funny that way. She’s a total doll.
that’s it. no more dog stories until tomorrow.

good doogles…borgles…wieners

In trying to find an all encompassing word to use when I am praising both dogs for good behavior I’ve settled on either ‘doogles’ or ‘borgles’ (both David’s suggestions). I always call Ghengis ‘good boy!’ when he is good (I’m all over the praising of any good behavior, it helps to eliminate the need to turn to destructive behavior in order to get my attention). I praise him lightly for regular things like sitting before I put his leash on, peeing outside or eating his food. I praise him highly for doing important things like passing over a stray sock and chewing on a rawhide instead, sitting at intersections before we cross when we are out on a walk, and not trying to devour Maddie’s considerabley large head.
I definitely want to get in the habit with Maddie as well. She’s remarkably well behaved, very calm, rarely acts out. So she gets to be ‘good girl’ whenever she is behaved.
The trouble comes when they are well behaved in tandem, like both peeing outside, both coming in and sitting when I take off their leashes and such. ‘Good dogs!’ seems so very boring. So, I think we’ll go with either ‘doogle’ or ‘borgle’. Time will tell.
also, having a new dog in your house can make a puppy very tired

I’m off. yo.