A handful of pictures from the Easter Egg Hunt and Party at Carmen and Mike’s place. The dogs and their folks had a wonderful time in the sunshine.
Author Archives: Lara Harriger
2nd Away Game
after obedience class. no he’s not very good at it. an before a boring car rode to lynnwood to retrieve a forgotten credit card we did a quick 2 searches on a loading dock behind the Barnes and noble in Woodinville. we had an audience for the second search. G was unimpressed.
1st Away Game
before we can switch from puppy nose work (cookies and boxes) Gizmo needs to do 6 searches away from home or the training facility. this is location one. the park next to the train depot and the police station in Duvall. we did two searches one along the path and one along the rock wall. …
Comfort food — just add a roast chicken and some green veggies. Some of what ever jam you put up this summer is good too. Or is it’s still summer, make extra and use them for shortcake.
Nosework for Puppies
Here’s some video of Gizmo and and his litter-mate Leda playing before their Nosework class. Then Gizmo and Lara do a run with a single (big) reward hidden in the last box. Finally Leda and Georgia work a full course. Puppy Nosework from larisa harriger on Vimeo.
It’s not really chili. It’s actually soup, but it’s served at Boxing Day when there’s Red Chili and Green Chili so this is Orange Chili. It’s also Vegan. And, oddly, according to a Moroccan bartender I once described it to, pretty danged authentic. Go figure. Easy to multiply for crowds. Remember = Do not feed …
More holiday requests. I’m remaking some bits of the website over here and just to make sure that I don’t end on anyone’s naughty list, I’m making sure that all of the most requested recipes stay available. This one is for the crack-addictive pecans that show up at holiday parties when anyone is silly enough …
Red Chili in a Slow Cooker
A tradition at the Boxing Day Party. We’ve given this recipe to skiers, football fans, parents of toddlers who refuse to eat “funny stuff”, and mothers of teenage boys who don’t eat so much as inhale. Whatever. It disappears by the boat load. Serve with corn bread is you’re feeling ambitious. Tortillas if you aren’t. …
Gizmo was born in Yakima. It’s hot in Yakima. He learned to love playing in a wading pool. Lately we’ve had some almost Eastern Washington temperatures. So we’ve gotten our own wading pool out.
Puppy, Puppy, Puppy
(edit — this is old. I mean, really. The puppy already lives with us. It’s utter chaos.) I didn’t intend it to happen this way. I mean, I did intend to some day, perhaps not too long from now, get another Bouvier. But not right now. Except that right now is how it happened. Or will happen. Real …