We were concerned about Ray’s position relative to COVID-19, and were reassured that the virus is ineffective on dogs. However, it really is not that simple. Continue reading
“The Odessa Chronicles”
“The Odessa Chronicles” is a book of short stories which we know (from feedback) is entertaining for children of all ages. If you are still in touch with the child within you, then it could be just what you need to brighten up those overcast days! Continue reading
“A Fishy Negotiation” (Part I)
“A Fishy Negotiation” is one if the stories, for children of ages 4 to 104, in the book “The Odessa Chronicles”.
Odessa is a Barn Owl with an attitude, who befriended Jaxon (a magical Jackalope). The two of them met Dewey (a cat with all the usual cat characteristics based around a desire for a life of luxury), and the three of them moved into an empty farm.
Joshua Pebblestone bought his dream farm. His life was now going to be spent immersed in the peace and quiet of rural life, but then he found that he had three lodgers! Continue reading
We’re an odd species!
Why do so many people want to pat the head of a dog, and worse … one they don’t know? Continue reading
Ray’s Perspective (see previous Post)
For those of you who don’t know me very well, my full name is Ray Anatolian Chappell and I am a very smart, manipulative and loving German Shepherd / Rottweiler. Weighing in at just under 80lbs, I carry some weight around here (Get it? Carry some weight? Woof!). Continue reading
Dogs and Litter Trays?
Ray has constantly amused and entertained me; perplexed and puzzled me; charmed and challenged me… with his pooping habits! Continue reading
Ray and Cats!
Ray has always displayed a really (REALLY) strong aversion to cats! Continue reading
I have mentioned in a number of Posts that Ray has a strong dislike for cats*. I have known quite a few cats very well and, as affectionate as they can be, they can turn into furry felines full of fiery fury ….. in a fraction of a second. Continue reading
Ray has always had a problem with cats! Whether it is an intuitive thing, or whether he has had a bad experience, we of course can never know but we do think that it is rather more than simply prey drive. Continue reading