Early on, Gandy had a friend, Jessie–a 130 pound Golden Retriever–who came down for play dates every week or so. But she did something about a year ago that has made Jessie not willing to even get out of the Jeep when his owner comes down for a visit. There was the neighbor’s dog, Feather–a wispy wavy-white dog of Gandy’s age and size that she did not tolerate. Let Feather show up along the edges of our pasture and Gandy aggressively drove the intruder …

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I would have been inclined at such junctures in blogging years past to put up a “randoms” assorted bag of things I’ve been reading, researching or thinking about. Meh. I already have that kind of stuff stored where I can get to it when the time comes, and links are generally not clicked with this kind of potpourri post. So you get dog. Two, actually. Going round and round and round. Until (wait for it) they are instructed to do otherwise. The source of …

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Now wait a minute. Those of you who once snarked that Fragments had become “all Gandy all the time” have no paws to stand on. It’s been a while. And over the intervening years since Tsuga passed three years ago December 5, my dog lover-readers have wandered off to Facebook anyway. Meanwhile, Gandy of Goose Creek (Gandy, ostensibly the female counterpart of gander) has become the Dog of the House, her eyes ever-watching from her throne–the loveseat where Tsuga could go with permission, and …

Gone to the Dog. And When She Says GO Read more »

So we have the usual fall pot-spotter-copters. And we have the new Mountain-Valley not-yet-a-reality pipeline right of way we’re-gonna-take-your-land copters. And we have once again the scary-as-heck AEP powerline-clearing blades of death I first wrote about in 2002. This isn’t much of a video, but it’s the best you can get with no warning, and in your socks. [su_vimeo url=”https://vimeo.com/107143469″] You can see how very close this massive 10-blade sword comes to the powerlines in this video. How the pilot keeps the thing from twisting …

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