🌻 World, meet Samson
11 weeks and all teeth.
Hi there! How are we?
The Funk House just a little floofier last week. I am very pleased to introduce: Samson.
Samson loves chewing on me, chasing Andy around the yard, untying my slippers when I walk by, being told he’s a good boy, and sleeping in his crate. He is not fond of coffee grinders, walking through doorways, or barred owls caterwauling in the night.
I promise this won’t become a Samson-only newsletter. Maybe.
In other news,
The end of dog sitting Molly (for my parents) went very well. Too well. We started browsing rescue pups about 24 hours after Molly went home.
Bunnies are annihilating our crops. Most (but not all) of the prairie plants are doing OK, but our raised veggie beds are going to need to be replanted. SIGH.
Two of our very best friends came to visit from Chicago!!! Vaccinated friends!!! *happy dance*
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Next up is lots of dog training and figuring out some bunny prevention.
Funkyard species count: 100!!! (84 logged). New arrivals: Orioles and catbirds and a yellow-rumped warbler and a never-before-seen(-by-me) Lincoln’s sparrow!
I’m reading this article about how work stinks and yet we like to play games that feel like work.
We’re playing DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS. After a short hiatus in one group, and a long hiatus in another, we played twice this week and it was lovely.
We’re listening to One Direction, against our will. We don’t hate it.
This week I wrote about your boss and the neurological basis of psychopathy (for Discover), and how author Jeff VanderMeer teamed up with a biologist to create realistic species for his latest book — and the role of (real) science in fiction (for Smithsonian). This last one has been a long long time coming and I’m very excited about it, check it out! And then go read Hummingbird Salamander, which I very much enjoyed.
OK team, that’s all for today. Have a great week!
Take care please,
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