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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Here She Is!

Please allow me to present Frida Gonzales Rohrbacher, our new puppy!

She is the reason that I have not been blogging for several weeks!  She was my birthday present (October 24th) and she is a very demanding puppy.  She either sits on my lap (which makes typing rather problematic) or is draped around my neck like a fur stole.

She and Beans are getting along famously.  They play-fight for hours, followed by long naps.  We tried to crate train her, but all those experts that say a dog will not soil its crate are WRONG.  We had her in a crate with enough room to sit, stand, turn around and lie down, and she still was soiling her space.

We tried putting her crate in our room so she wouldn't be lonely.  Nope.  We tried putting her crate in the living room so we couldn't hear her plaintive cries.  Nope.  The laundry room.  Nope.

Finally, in a fit of desperation, we put her on our bed, snuggled under an afghan.  That worked like a champ, and now she sleeps with us.  She does try to burrow under our blankets, but the first time her cold nose touched my warm skin (I will spare you the location of said warm skin), it was game over.  She is getting used to us - she is attached to me like a tick.  She is happy, bright-eyed, and more fun than several barrels of monkeys.

The reason I only have one picture of her is because, when she is awake, she never stops moving.  All the pictures I have taken of her have been a little black and tan blur.

She is so cute, and frustrating, and challenging.  I told Charles that it's a good thing she is so cute, or I would be giving her away to the Gypsies and she would be playing a doggie tambourine!

At any rate, we are happy she came to live with us!  Thanks to the Gastineau Humane Society, who rescued her and approved our application to adopt her!


  1. Paula
    This is the very reason I bought a cookie jar Scottie instead of the real thing! I know they're worth it in the end, but I just don't want the commitment right now.
    Hang in there Paula!

  2. She is beautiful..a new puppy is a lot of work but so worth it.
    Thank you for visiting me the other day and entering my giveaway. xo

  3. Hey Paula! She is sooo adorable!!! Oh how sweet! :) And yes, a lot of work - you're a very nice person, hehe - and it's lucky puppies are so CUTE!

    I've had a fun afternoon catching up on your bloggie! You have been busy and have done a lot of neat-o things! NICE!!!



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