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"Be tolerant of THE SKIPPER who disagrees with you... The Schipperke has a right to his Ridiculous Opinion."
A New Mexican Schipnic
Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Saturday, December 21, 2002
Tonight is the darkest night of the year.
After hanging THE LAST of little twinkly lights on a tree outside which has become my JACKSON POLLOCK TREE, I celebrated with a what-the-who-sits darkest night of the year kind of aplomb and allowed The Great Jordano with his personal heroine, Miss Melanie, to stroll out onto the darkest night of the year's sidewalk.
They had a blast checking out our block of the world and managed to come back in without MAJOR DISASTER. It took months and many high feet of fence to keep The Great AIR Jordano inside the fence all this time so our adventure was no small feat. No, it was yet another successful field trip for the gifted and talented Schippeteers - minus Skipper, who was enjoying a private moment indoors by the Missles-in-Tow and, of course, his warm and cosy bed.
Thursday, December 05, 2002
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Puma, Melanie and Jordan
Around here the Native Americans regard coyote as a paragon of mischief and trickery. And so I have to wonder if our Three Schippeteers aren't coyotes as opposed to dogs. Of course, I have long thought that they are actually humans in dog suits. Schippelopithecus? No, too primitive. Homo Schipperkans. Or, in Jordan's case, Schippo Erectus. That boy do love being vertical!
Skipper is going through a mid-life JOY-sis. He's embracing his inner imp! He skips and dances and sings until he gets a standing ovation and then ... he runs away, only to appear around the corner with a glint in his eye and a big smile on his face! He used to see the egg carton and politely inquire as to his chances of having a little taste. Now it's a Broadway show and there is no denying the star! And he is revisiting his puppyhood, stealing socks and rearranging shoes. He's on the edge! A Birkenstock sandal does not go with a cross-trainer! However, the new pairs always have a right shoe and a left shoe. Hmmm ...
Meanwhile, Mellie and Jordan have solved that whole lack-of-thumb dilemma. Through collaboration (I have a conspiracy theory brewing) they have managed to open the shut-tight front gate not once but twice! Jordan has been practicing on doorknobs in the house and Mellie's technique of hooking a paw through the gate and performing a three-point backup is astounding. After Brother Skipdip sounded the alarm, the adventurers returned, making sure to greet all their neighbors on the way. So very polite!
Sunday, December 01, 2002
In yet another chapter of traveling with the schips, we are happily back home and all our dogs are napping. We went to a mountain cabin where we could hear the trees grow. The parental units and the Three Schippeteers needed a break from the big city life in the high desert land of Albuquerque.
We saw snow, we were good to a cat in residence at our friend's cabin, we got along splendidly with two older dogs: a large, coyote-mixed-breed dog named Bonnie and dear, sweet Greta, a red Dobie!! We had fun.
Oh so soon comes Christmas and Chanukah is here already. MORE biscuits, please!
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