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A three-dog night and behavior at dog parks

Three-dog night

Time by the hot fire was essential last week as we suffered those dramatic dipping temperatures. We heard it was below 20 degrees in our little hollow. I can believe it. It’s the first time in years that both hummingbird feeders stayed frozen solid well past the time the sun arose.

Sweetie had just read Jack London’s famous short story “To Build A Fire” to me only days previously. It seemed time to re-visit that favorite old tale, of a hapless fellow who makes a series of mistakes that result in disaster while his dog looks on in puzzled wonder. London’s story holds up well.

I’ve probably read that tale 20 times. When I taught sixth grade, it was an exciting part of a curriculum that included both of the dog novels (“White Fang” and “Call of the Wild”), and ended with a trip to the State Park.

If you haven’t tried that story in awhile, it’s time for a revisit.

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