I had to stop right there otherwise Toby would have gotten me like he did earlier:
Dunken, did I mention him my last post? I think so but it was just at the beginning of his stay. So.... Dunken.
Dunken is our most recent family addition (And probably the last one for a while). We though Rosie could use a friend. She is such a sweet girl and even though I am home quite a bit my attention is not always focused on her and it seemed as though she was feeling a little lonely. So we shopped around the local rescues in search of a dog who's energy was compatible with hers and the household. Dunken seemed like a good fit and (despite a note in his file that he had a history being aggressive towards males) we brought him home. We have all had to make a few adjustments to our routines to adapt. Primarily we recognized pretty quickly that his "aggression to males" was centered around the kitchen and dining room and really was a food aggression which is more easily provoked by males. He is fine by my side when I am cooking and never shown any issue with me but when others come to dinner he gets put up. Over the course of the time he has been with us (And with consistent training) his reactions have become less intense and he no longer acts when unprovoked and he warns us well in advance. Beyond that he is calm and quite the gentleman. He doesn't get on beds or couches. He uses his voice appropriately. He doesn't torment the cat. I could not be much happier with his company. He is quite the character. And Rosie seems a little more content.
In other somewhat animal related news: I mentioned some where that I wanted to start dressing Rosie up. Was it here? I don't know. I finally got her skirt made. She is both regal
Speaking of dressing up.. It was a stormy day and I was cleaning house. I picked up this necklace of Willows and was admiring it because it matched my bracelet.
Then I detangled it and an idea was born... "Rosie Remakes." The following is some rough cut of Rosie and my staging part of an iconic scene from my childhood favorite "Neverending Story" Be forewarned. It is a very rough cut but I think it does well enough at simply capturing the scene. And Rosie could not be better cast as Bastion. After all he looks like a girl.
Which brings me naturally to Connor.
He has been busy this summer with theater (As well as growing. He is now 5'11"). Last week he wrapped up an intensive summer 3 week summer musical theater program with three presentations of "The Little Mermaid." It was a well done play and Connor did fantastic in his roles. One of his roles was that of a soul at the feet of Ursula. He really embodied the role. I can't take any photos of the production but here are some Trailers that were put together for promotion. You will see Connor a time or two.
Connor is now at the beginning of preparations for the Fall Presentation of "Legally Blond" His main role is as a Professor. However, he will be in the background of much of the rest of the play. Earlier this week he and I joined with some others and helped build the platforms for the performance.
As for Willow? Well... she has been... Well let me put it to you this way:
had dinner at the Chart House and then watched a rock band play on a boat as it was cruising the harbor at sunset.
What else has been going on? Enjoying lots of Vermont from the road. Peach Picking. Blueberry picking. I have been putting on the miles. But now, with school and jobs happening and life is starting to settle into some nice patterns, I .
I intend to pull together some scenic footage from behind the wheel. In the meantime I will leave you with this gem.