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With the encouragement and recommendation of my friend Kimberly, I’ve engaged Family Pet Care to help my kelpie/lab mix Lucy get more exercise. For the last month I’ve been walking this herding girl dog every morning as well I’ve been taking her back to Pt Isabel for some very early morning runs…but she still needs more run and dog pack time.

Even though Jen of Family Pet Care and I met a week before and I had the utmost confidence in her abilities, I was never-the-less a “nervous Nelly” about Lucy going off to be a pack of four…she had met one of the pack a week before. So….why was I nervous? Lucy is both a sweet-natured gentle dog as well as opinionated and strong-willed. She often doesn’t like a dog getting in her space and yet she can play really hard with other dogs. She often “herds” me and she is not shy about sharing her dog opinions. At the end of the day she is the kind of dog you want guarding you, your home and sleeping at your feet.

Let me tell you….Jen was great with Lucy! She and the pack of four were gone from my home for two hours. I was like a nervous mom with the first-born going to school or camp for the first time. I loved the quiet space and got so much done….and yet kept wondering how they were doing.

The report from Jen about Lucy is that she did fine in the pack and on a scale of 1 to 10, she came in at 7…..meaning that her dog behavior was good and she has room for improvement!

Thank you to Kimberly for recommending Jen! If any of you are in need of “dog whisper” kind of help, contact me and I will put you in touch with Family PetCare.

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Turkeys

Lucy the Cat

This e-mail came in last evening from my neighbor who lives around the corner…a block away. “Hi All, Did these turkeys visit anyone else’s back yard this morning (that would be Sunday)? Lucy was pretty interested!”

I saw this message this morning…what a great way to start the day! I saw turkeys on Marin and San Pablo last week and knitting friend Jan actually was on the news a couple weeks ago about the turkeys traveling through and around her home near Dartmouth and San Pablo. Either there are a lot of turkeys running loose or these guys are really gadding about town. 

Feb 5 Turkeys in neighbor's yard

 

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