Turtles #10, #11 and #12

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Three more turtles have now entered the Turtle Relocation Program. In a nice change of pace (for us, but most especially for the turtles!), our dog Nikki did not bring these turtles into the den. In fact, Nikki was not … Continued

It’s a Nikki-versary!

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One year ago, we brought Nikki home—and look at her now! We’ve managed to survive a full year with this little rascal, although several pairs of socks, a washcloth and many, many ponytail holders did not. Happy anniversary, Nikki!

Unacceptable Behavior

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So what has Nikki torn up now? That would be my daughter’s school Code of Conduct booklet. You know, the one that lists inappropriate behavior. The one that lists offenses that could result in suspensions from one to ten days, … Continued

A Dog Party!

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You’re almost there! Stop at that tree. Climb that ladder to … a dog party! That’s the ending to P.D. Eastman’s classic Go, Dog, Go! (Oops, perhaps I should have put a spoiler alert before that.) Anyway, have you ever … Continued

Turtle #8

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Yes, Nikki brought yet another turtle into the house. And yes, he quickly entered the Turtle Relocation Program as Turtle #8. Isn’t it about time for these things to start hibernating?

Turtle #7

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Yes, we have a new entrant into the Turtle Relocation Program. Nikki made another backyard friend — another one who just doesn’t want to play as much as she does. So Turtle #7 has a nice new home now, like … Continued

Anticipation

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Nikki with a ball is a picture of pure joy. She loves her balls so much she could — and does — chase them for hours. First, she drops her ball. Then she dashes out into the yard and waits … Continued

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