A Blogger Virgin 2

Well lookee here – I’m actually doing this! It’s exciting to have a place of my very own where I can share thoughts and events on the spur of the moment without worrying about pleasing an editor, thinking up topics a month in advance, or complying with word counts.

I’ve procrastinated on this because it feels like a relationship commitment and I don’t want to risk not fulfilling my end of the bargain. And because I had to figure out how this darn blog-thing works – I’m not the most computer-savvy dog trainer.

I expect my blogs to run the gamut from trivial and amusing to, hopefully, significant, informative and thought-provoking. I’d like to share a bit of daily life at Peaceable Paws as well as momentous events in the lives of animals around the world, and the people who care for and about them.

Like… I got a first kiss from Sturgis, our pot-bellied pig the other day! He was lying down while I was scratching him (which he loves – eyes closed in sheer bliss) and I was lying next to him on the barn floor, raised on one elbow. When I stopped scratching he stood up, leaned forward and planted his flat, wet, wonderful pig nose square on my cheek. I was enchanted!

So… welcome to my world – where, today, I’m delighted that it’s pouring rain because that means it’s too cold to snow. Hopefully spring is truly and finally here, with spring peepers singing in our pond last night, a fox in the bottom of Jorel’s meadow yesterday morning, geese walking in the geldings’ pasture, daffodils coming up in the flower beds, and the first groundhog of the season spotted in Rafiki’s pasture on Monday

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