I have a
cat mouse killer named Aviva.
Aviva likes to hike with me when the kids are off at school.
Except for that Blue wants to come, too.
Living out here as we do in bear and mountain lion country, it makes a lot of sense to have a dog that barks. My hearing service dog Kianna, does not bark unless specifically commanded to. This makes for an awesome service dog and a lousy home protector!
Enter Blue. The puppy who barks.
(and who tore up my hearing aid)
She’s a puppy (have I mentioned that yet?!). Into EVERYTHING and absolutely UNRELENTING in her love.
She really, really, reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally wants Aviva to be her friend
Aviva, well. Let’s just say she’s uncertain about this at this point.
That’s just Blue’s nature. And then Aviva goes back home, she won’t hike with me if Blue is there.
Can you see our house down there?!
There, that’s with some zoom going.
In between Blue & Aviva and my eyes popping out at the view, it’s slow going some mornings.
The wood behind our yurt: magical
Meriah Nichols is a counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one on the spectrum). Deaf, and neurodiverse herself, she’s a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.