Manna from Heaven

Sometimes, for no reason at all, regardless of what she’s doing, I’ll chuck a soft treat at my dog.

Which is a weird thing– Imagine you’re fluffing your comforter and getting ready for a nap. And then a donut smacks you in the face.

Jinx at the new dog park


As Jinx gets more white fur on her face, her behavior seems to get more conservative too. She’s only five, but in the four months since we moved, she’s lost some of her zest for exploration and her social skills. So every day we head out for a walk. Pasadena folk tell me that this dog park near the tennis club is new. A couple days ago, when we visited, she was content to just poke around and sniff the occasional rump. Today she got more into it and actually sprinted around a bit.

Baby steps.