Happy New Year; Happy New Puppy

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging, human interest


January 1  

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…..

  • Congrats on your new puppy! We started off 2012 with a new kitten! I look forward to reading more during the Ultimate Blog Challenge!

    • Hi Diane – thanks for the comment. I started 2011 with 2 kittens…they are unhappy about the puppy but they will adapt. I’ve had dogs and cats around me since I was a kid and missed the mayhem 🙂

  • Lynn, first off congrats on the newest member of the family. I am sure he is going to keep things interesting around the house this year and more to follow. You have a floating house? Is it a house boat?

    • Thank you Richelle – for the comment and the congrats! A new puppy is interesting [and tiring] and my kittens are not happy with the interloper 🙂 … I am in a floating home, one that can only move by being pushed or pulled by a tug… interesting lifestyle and once Tova is a bit older, she’ll love the water…


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    About the Author

    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

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.