• finnish lapphund,  jinx

    jinxaversary

    Seven years ago today, Jinx showed up at our house as a 4-month old pup. He was the best wedding gift ever and I can’t believe he’s been in our lives for seven years already. (Also note: as of tomorrow, I’ll have been married to Shawn for 7 years. Unbelievable!) I know this blog has been rather Jinx-centric lately, but I can’t help it. He’s the one taking care of the garden and he’s the one…

  • jinx,  life with dogs

    taunted by squirrels

    My poor Jinx puppy is a Lappie of high standards. One of the things that offends him deeply is the existence of squirrels. Just this morning, I looked up and saw a huge, fluffy squirrel tail right outside our living room window. The squirrel had the nerve to be on our windowsill trying to hide food in the flower box for the winter. Of course I drew Jinx’s attention to said offensive act  and he ran from the backdoor…

  • jinx,  life with dogs

    can i knit you a sweater?

    Guess who finally started moulting? This little quacking sheep is in awe of the bounty that we got from sheering, er, brushing, Jinx. I think he feels slightly inadequate. And my little boy is now about 10 lbs lighter than he was an hour before. Thanks to Shawn who got down on the kitchen floor voluntarily and started to thin out Jinx’s coat. With the heat that we’ve had these past few days I am…