Chosen (fur) family

This will be a rambly post. I know some of what I want to say, but I'm not sure how it's going to roll out. [Warning: How it rolled out was LONG. But you could just look at the photos.] We're serial animal rescuers, lately mostly of dogs. Sometimes we have one dog, but more … Read more

Mainland Orkney, and the Boreray boys (plus a new dog note)

The travel notes continue. I'm skimming the surface, and still there is so much to say. . . . The next series of posts will be about mainland Orkney. (To allay some confusion: I was in mainland Scotland; also in Orkney, where the largest island is called Mainland; and then in Shetland, where the largest … Read more

New to us: one slightly used dog

As of about three hours ago: Ceilidh thinks he's okay. This is a pretty big deal. She is very "soft," but doesn't like to be pushed around. He can take a hint. (Jak, our foster, couldn't.) In fact, even when it's hard not to step on her or body-check her, he doesn't. We don't know … Read more

It’s good to be home

I've had another blog post almost done for several days. There are more that I need to write. Meanwhile, even after a wonderful trip it's good to be home. November 4 November 5 November 6 November 7 It's time to take the dog for a walk. She wakes up really fast when she hears the … Read more

Thurso to Kirkwall (Scottish mainland to Orkney)

I'm very far behind, because I didn't have my laptop with me on some of the most recent travels. So here's one of a series of short catch-ups that won't begin to do justice to what I've seen and done. I actually prepared a lot of photos for this next bit, but we'll hit the … Read more