My poor Cocoa. All of a sudden, Chip is growing. Notice his little blue lead in this photo. Sandy (Dog School 101) suggested that he wear it so he can be grabbed quickly whenever he decides to go after the cat. This little caper (above) landed him in his "den" for a few minutes of [...]
This is such a special time for me as I watch my Mom and Dad grow older together. Recently, I had the opportunity to run a couple of errands with them and then to treat them to a surprise visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. They have always had a beautiful yard! My Dad was [...]
Prince Chipley grabs the dragon’s tail after slaying the beast with vim and vigor in hopes of winning the fair princess’s heart. But even after he explained how he had risked his own life in order to protect and save hers, the princess seemed utterly unimpressed. What can a baby Cocker Spaniel do? “I just [...]
This time of the year is beautiful in Atlanta. The dogwoods are beginning to bloom, too. In a couple of weeks we'll be driving home with cars covered in greem pollen. Absolutely, can't wait!
We still have this nonverbal thing going on, but at least the fair princess is willing to lie down beside me. One heart-to-heart moment at a time. . . . I can do that! —Signed Chipley the baby Cocker Spaniel. "No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes [...]
Sometimes winning someone's heart takes lots of time and plenty of patience. . . . Do I look patient? I'm convinced that at the right moment, I will win the fair princess's heart because I'm Prince Chipley of Pretty Hill. And I just have to find a way to win the lady Cocoa's heart.
Hark! What light through yonder tree doth shine? It is the fair Princess Cocoa Joy, and I must find some way to win her heart! I know I will. —Chipley the baby Cocker Spaniel
This was taken on the way up to the Dover Hills last May while I was in England. Whenever I see it, I always think of the hymn "Jerusalem" written by William Blake. And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the Holy Lamb of God On England’s pleasant [...]