Smart Pup!!

Tempi continues to amaze us. Kaitlin says today Zoe was barking at a dog passing by outside and she was blocking Tempi’s view. Instead of Tempi trying to push Zoe so she could to see too, Tempi looked at the reflection on the glass of one of their pictures on the wall. That worked just fine.

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Going to the Vet

These poor pups aren’t happy about going to the vet.

No doubt about it, pups are experts at non-verbal communication.

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Tempi Says, “Well, Yeah!”

Tempi thinks her folks should get a bumper sticker like that.

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The Well House

I finally put some of my pictures from the family visit on Flickr, here and here.

Some of the ones I like best are of Andy and Kaitlin at the well house, and the pups trying to figure out what they were doing down there.

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A Bit of Progress

The contractor worked a bit on clearing the site yesterday, but he won’t be back until Monday because he has another job. Andy and I aren’t holding our breaths, but fortunately we both have enough other projects to keep ourselves amused.

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Stay Cool

A few years ago a blogging friend said he wasn’t worried about global warming, a lot more people die of cold than of heat. I was skeptical at the time but didn’t argue with him. Now I would simply send him a link to this graph of weather fatalities. According to the National Weather Service, heat is already more dangerous in the U.S. (Click on the picture for a better resolution.)

Stay cool everyone!

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Can Anyone Help Me with This?

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
—Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

Do you have any idea of what Mead was talking about? What is a temporary, necessary evil?

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7-14-19 Sunday Walk

July 3, 2019

July 14, 2019

Part of the walk Andy, Beate, and Tim took yesterday was the same as the one Andy, Kaitlin, and Torben took with the pups on July 3. I put most (93) of Beate’s pictures in this Flickr album so Kaitlin and Torben can see if there were any changes, say in the waterfall, in eleven days.

Waterfall, July 3, 2019

Waterfall, July 3, 2019

Waterfall, July 3, 2019

Waterfall, July 14, 2019

They will notice that the nettles have grown a lot taller!

July 14, 2019

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Experts on Other People’s Lives

Yesterday’s post reminded me of Carl Jung’s answer to a student who was asking for advice about love. Jung answered,

I cannot tell you what you should do. That must be left to the person who always knows what is best for other people.

Do you know people like that? Do you try to avoid them?

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People Who Think They Can Run the Earth

People who think they can run the earth should begin with a small garden.
—Anonymous

Could politicians ever get elected if they were humble enough to avoid extravagant promises? Or if they suggested testing their ideas on a small scale first? That’s probably not a good marketing ploy, but

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

and even well-meaning people can cause havoc when they’re convinced they possess the truth.

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