I don't know about you but this time change is really annoying me. Sure we get more evening daylight but I don't mind early nights, now instead I wake up in the morning to pitch blackness where before I got to wake up to a pleasant sunrise. I haven't been able to get out of bed very well for the past three days because of it so I'm going to have to work extra hard to not hit the snooze button eleventy-four times before getting up.
In other news, Butters has been going to doggie classes and has learned some good things, although I was somewhat disappointed with the amount of things he already knew how to do. However, the teacher at the Marin Humane Society did give a lot of good extra tips and information beyond just how to get a dog to "sit", "stay" or "lay down". Made them a bit more practical. She keeps saying Butters should definitely take her trick class next time but aside from the obvious cost prohibitions I sometimes wonder how much of her is actually impressed and how much is simply gunning for customers.
Here is Butters learning "Bow"
He's a sweet puppy but we still need to work hard on dealing with his alert barking and desire to check out every dog he sees. It's a long process because that tendency is strongly bred into Aussies, so at best we'll learn to control it someday.
Also what do you do with your old calendars? I have this beautiful Japanese wood block print calendar that I've been making into envelopes! It works pretty well, I think.