Happy New Year; Happy New Puppy


Tova meets the outdoor plants

As a start to my new year –

I have a new puppy!


So happy new year to all of you and a hope-it’s-not-a-very-tiring new year to me 

It’s been almost 22 years since I had a new puppy.

That’s when my son was 13 and it was a birthday present for him so I not only had him to help me take care of a dog I also had another older dog who acted as a mentor. 

This is a new thing for me.

  • I am 22 years older
  • With a new puppy
  • in Portland [it rains a lot]
  • In a floating home 

I won’t bore you with puppy pictures and puppy tales all the time-  but I will occasionally post things about how having a new puppy is both a good idea for someone who is aging and also some of the pitfalls – like it’s hard to do some things and this will be a constant until we mesh schedules [which will happen soon as she is so smart]

Meet Tova!! My 2 month old yellow lab…..

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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