Archive for September 2007

How to make sure parents watch their children:

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Parenting by deterrent threat!

Beat the Watchdog!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

We live out in the country, surrounded by thick woods. We have domestic animals
on our place, including: our two horses, a bunch of chickens, some noisy but
amusing ducks, a couple of turtles, some guppies, too many cats, and one watchdog – ‘Shae’. We keep the horses for pleasure. Carol likes the chickens, but they also provide great eggs (we can hardly eat the tasteless store-bought eggs anymore). Carol likes the cats, and I tolerate them because they keep snakes and rodents away from the house, chicken pen, and horse barn. And then there is Shae, our dog. Certainly the kids love her just to play with, but I think her most important function is that of a watchdog. In fact, that is what Carol got her for while I was in Iraq.

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