Jolene Fiji

Puppy Update: Jolene at 6.5 Months

Jolene is half-a-year old now. She has grown into a long puppy with short front legs, like her Fijian sausage dog mama. She is adorable. And challenging. Much more challenging than our first dog, Guthrie, who has a quiet personality and was pretty much potty trained when we got him. At 6.5 months, Jolene seems… Continue reading Puppy Update: Jolene at 6.5 Months


3 Training Tips for Puppies

Our puppy, Jolene, is about 10 weeks old. It's remarkable to watch her grow right before my eyes. She used to fit in the palm of my hand. Now, she's about four times larger. She's definitely a Fijian sausage dog, by the way; as I hoped she'd be! She's been with us around 6 weeks,… Continue reading 3 Training Tips for Puppies

puppy potty training yard

First Week with New Puppy

Our Fijian neighbor's dog had a litter of pups recently. They knew we wanted what the locals call "sausage dogs"--they look like a mix between a corgi and a dachshund--so when one of their sausages had babies, they kindly gave us a puppy. We got the pup at about four weeks old. She's a tiny… Continue reading First Week with New Puppy

avocado puree

Cooking Tip: Freeze Ripe Avocados

I discovered something by accident the other day: If you freeze a large, bordering on overly ripe avocado (the kind of big ones that grow in tropical areas), when you defrost it, the flesh will naturally come out like a puree. This takes almost no effort. Once you're frozen avocado is defrosted, cut it open… Continue reading Cooking Tip: Freeze Ripe Avocados