I truly had forgotten how a puppy takes over your life, home, and property.  Also how much fun they are.  Oliver, our border collie, is now in the awkward gangly stage and is chewing up everything in his path.

Dogs In Kitchen

Dogs in Kitchen

Luckily, he and our mini Australian shepherd Rosie, get along great.  Oliver can’t wait to start herding the sheep.

Oliver And Rosie With Some Of Our Sheep

Oliver and Rosie with Some of our Sheep

We are keeping Oliver on a short leash until we are certain that he isn’t going to chase a deer off into the woods.  Like most people in our region, we have more deer on our property than squirrels.

Deer In Yard

Deer in Yard

Although most of my plants have gone to seed, the kale is looking really good.

Kale At End Of Season

Kale at End of Season

Changing Maple Trees

Changing Maple Trees

Our maple trees are letting us know that winter is not too far off, and it is time to prepare.

By Published On: September 16th, 2017Categories: Miscellaneous4 Comments on It’s a Dog’s World

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Debbie September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Oliver is a very handsome pup and looks like he is thinking of all kinds of mischief! He is doing his own form of yoga in the kitchen. Rosie looks like she’ll teach him the ropes and the boundaries. What fun to have a youngster!

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    James Crisp September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm


    I agree 100%.JC

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    Ann September 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    What a beautiful pair! Looks like a lot of fun in the years ahead.

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    James Crisp October 23, 2017 at 6:03 am

    You bet!

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