A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.





Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Shadowfax fell back asleep waiting to open presents.
All of us here at Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes wish you the Happiest of Holidays and a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Idaho Snow Snakes

Alycia spotted a snow snake yesterday, hanging from a power line. I scampered outside as fast as I could to try to snap a photo. It had snowed the night before. A few inches of the wet, heavy, sticky snow that collects on fence posts and tree branches. And power lines.
The sun appeared in the late morning and it warmed up throughout the day to the low 30's. An occasional light breeze stirred the trees which shed their accumulated snow in glorious little avalanches.
This snow snake only lasted a few more minutes after we took the picture, then it was gone. As we mentioned on Thanksgiving, there's a lot of cool things out there in the world to marvel at. Take a minute to be thankful, appreciate the little moments of brilliance the world creates for you...even if it's just a bit of snow starting melt off a power line.

Our Christmas Eve plans involve lounging around, wrapping some presents, and making some fudge as presents for our new neighbors. What better way to become part of the neighborhood than to deliver some packages of sure-fire, sugar-induced paroxysms of Holiday spirit!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

We're Listening

It may only be one ear, but we're listening.
Yup, one ear is all you get.  That should be enough. We're pretty cozy in our nice warming bed and will return tomorrow at our normal business hours...

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Another Tough Sunday

The storm that's bringing rain and snow to much of the West swept through the area this morning. It was a cold 36 degrees and rainy on our morning walk. Visible lack of enthusiasm from the dogs for being out in such weather led us to cut the walk short.
There were no objections. We made it back in the house, toweled off the pups and fed them breakfast.
After breakfast there was a doggy exodus to their warm beds, covered with blankets.The rain turned into fat snowflakes as the pups snored away the morning.