With Thanksgiving coming up next Thursday, I thought I’d do one more blog post this week since I won’t be posting during the holiday week.
Ever since we started the wood stoves going back in October, we can always count on finding Tanner laying down in front of the one in the living room every evening. Tanner just loves the heat the wood stove throws off and can’t seem to get enough of it.
We joke that this handsome boy is actually trying to get noticed for a modeling gig with Orvis, the outdoor clothing and gear retailer that often features dogs in their catalog photos. We’ve started calling him “Orvis” at moments like this in front of the wood stove. With his bird-dog heritage — we think he’s got a lot of Brittany spaniel in him — he’d be a natural fit. Tanner is one of those dogs who is also a natural in front of the camera — always drop-dead gorgeous and, as we pointed out in an earlier post, something of a camera hog anyway.
First thing every morning now, when Darla is ready to go charging out into the brisk fall weather, Tanner stays curled up on his bed in the corner of the living room, hoping we’ll throw another log or two in the stove and get the fire roaring again.
We hope all of you here in the US have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday next week. I’ll resume posting on Monday, November 30th.
Another Shelter Challenge contest is underway, having started on November 16th and running until December 20th. We just won a $1,000 state prize in the last round for coming in first in New Hampshire — thank you so much for all your votes! — so we aren’t eligible for that particular prize this time around, but are eligible for other categories like the grand prize. Please remember you can vote every day. The contest is here: ShelterChallenge.com