Category: onelushlife

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We’ve officially begun our fostering duties in our search for our forever dog with @pbandchi . This is our first foster pup, Professor, and we have him for the next two weeks. We are helping him to decompress and adjust to life here in GVA, after having just made the long drive up this last weekend from California from @eastwoodranch.

He is part Finnish Spitz, and guessing Pomeranian as he does have the ear and leg fur wisps, and his temperament is not ‘eager to please.’ So after two days and a bit, we know this much about him:
🦊Does not respond to his name, Professor, at all. 😦
🦊Has an aloof and stubborn streak. Obedience training will be challenging it seems, as he’s already 3 yrs old.
🦊Yelps, not bark so far
🦊 Sheds a fair bit and needs brushing every other day, slickered once a week.
🦊He is sweet and gentle. A big needy cuddle bug, all through out the day. He’ll lay down on any part of you to pin you down.
🦊likes to play fetch and tug, he can get a bit over excited and paw. 🦊quite clingy for now. Needs to be near or have physical contact a lot, for reassurance perhaps
🦊likes to connect to contact via direct eye contact and physically attaching his head to us, no matter how awkward.lol.
🦊will choose to do the bum drag on the carpet, leaving skid marks 🤦🏻‍♀️💩
🦊has decent leash manners, and I’m further training to improve walking on one side
🦊a messy eater, likes to leave morsels on the ground for ‘maybe’ later
🦊not highly food-driven, hard to use treats to obedience train him.
🦊likes to head butt my right arm/hand so he can wedge himself under for hugs or pets.
🦊Don’t seem like he was crate trained, so I’m working on that with him.
🦊Previous owners prob didn’t do much of obedience training, nor consistent, leaving him to do what he wanted then he’d get reprimanded sometimes, inconsistent messages. He gives looks that expresses guilt and defiance at times when being told to do something

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It’s been a week of lovely sunsets

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Whipped these up during my lunch hour using up some left over whipping cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Mousse. Took 5 minutes to make. Dessert for Friday dinner treat ✔️ Ingredients: whipping cream, powdered peanut butter, melted chocolate, brown sugar, pure vanilla. Delicious

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Such gorgeous autumn colours ! ❤️ Townsend’s Chipmunk

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“Hello little one. My, you are brave and curious aren’t you.” .
Species: Townsend’s Chipmunk

Early autumn brings young adult animals out to begin foraging in order to survive winter. Juvenile wildlife tend to be more bold and/or curious, making sighting them entertaining and fun. They’re feverishly foraging and seeking out their buried food at the same time, so preoccupied that they don’t seem to care who’s around, except for dogs it seemed. I squatted down to watch this young one do his/her thing, then it stopped to come up to me to check me out, getting to less than a foot away from me. I was amazed. Yes I was holding still, but wow still. And I did talk to him/her as I do to all creatures and things alive. Lol.
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Please remember to respect wildlife with how you choose to interact and treat their habitat. Be sure to consider if your actions may habituate them causing harm later on, after you leave their presence

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One cheeky chickadee. A chestnut-backed Chickadee perched on my hand, studying me, while I studied it. Gratitude for these special moments