Sassy Sue wows the bark park visitors with her catching and retrieving.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Foster Mom Asks: "How Is Sassying Doing?"

Sassy is resting under the glass kitchen table.

BettyP has left a new comment on your post ""Some Books Are Meant To Be Tasted, Others To Be S...":

Hello all. We have been thinking about you and Sassy. We are glad that she found her wonderful new forever home and love to read about all her adventures. Is she helping to make the shelties less shy?

[Betty is Sassy's foster Mom.]

GJ - Sassy is having a great time with the Shelties. They were annoyed with her at first, but now they get along great. Precious and Treasure are both less shy than they used to be.

Precious has mock fights with Sassy several times a day. Sometimes Sassy is on top and snapping at Precious lying on her back. At other times Sassy is down and Precious works her over with fake bites. They trade a few on the bed, but usually they do this at the foot of the bed.

Treasure is much more likely to jump on the bed for her favorite trick. She grins and puts out her paw for petting. As soon as the petting stops, she juts it forward again.

They have fun and relax together too.

Chris buries her face in Sassy's fur every so often. Sassy likes that.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Some Books Are Meant To Be Tasted, Others To Be Swallowed, Some Few To Be Chewed and Digested" - Bacon

Clown or contrite sinner?

"Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; That is, some books are to be read only in parts; Others to be read, but not curiously; And some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention."
- Francis Bacon, Of Studies

I was blogging about a little-known theologian named Knapp. I decided to get out my copy, which I used for the introductory information about his life and training. I left it on the floor as I was writing, since my desk is full of important materials: food, coffee cups, cookie crumbs, books, and pens.

I was getting some Internet quotations in the same post when I looked down. Sassy was busy digesting Knapp in her own way, chewing away on the spine. The book is about 150 years old and doubtless glued in the spine with tasty animal products.

All of our dogs have enjoyed books as much I do. An old set of Eisenach Luther kept attracting Old Precious. The green Concordia books must have a good flavor, too.

Sassy was suitably contrite after being caught. No dog fakes sincerity better than she does. We made up quickly, especially since the book itself was almost immune to damage. The spine is well chewed, but the book opens and reads the same as before.