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Today was a good day,  they both slept through the night and this morning after bathroom walks both Molly and Jasper went for a walk together with only Himself on the leash.

Molly still acted the fool and had to have her leash shortenend to keep her out of traffic.  Jasper on the other hand was very peaceful and walked nice on her leash.

There was an issue with Jasper when we got home though.   She bolted inside the house and tangled me up.  So in response I made her wait until I was untangled and molly was de-leashed and had been to the water bowl to attempt to undo her from the leash.  She did walk over to me on her own and sat down before it was removed.

I can hope that we are building trust with her.

Jasper seems to have gained a few pounds of muscle since she arrived.  Her collar is fitting more snug and we will need to relax it some in the near future.

Still working on the comic format and the basic story that I am trying to tell.

I might follow a lead I found on television,  South Park to be more precise.  Tell classic stories from literature from the eyes of my characters.

Not sure how Macbeth will translate,  but its an interesting thought.

sad_pandaLast  night we had an incident with Jasper.  She tried to make a break for it an run away.

Didn’t get far with only a 12 foot leash and her choker still on. But it still upset me that for over 2 weeks now she still has trust issues with us.  She was loved on and bathed,  got loads of treats and cuddles,  as well as plenty of time for naps whenever she wanted to sleep,  the AC is on and its less then 78° in here.  Just all of a sudden,  boomoff she was goin as fast as her legs could pump..  then as soon as it started she reached the 12 foot end of the leash and boing her dash for freedom was over.

Now maybe i’m wrong and maybe something spooked her.  I don’t know.

What i do know is that i had to reassert myself as alpha of my pack and discipline her mentally.

After submitting to my dominance, and pooping herself all over my sneaker.  We had an uneventful walk back home where she was praised repeatedly for being so good on the leash on the way home.

Through the night things went peaceful and we had no issues this morning on the leash.

We will see..

Till then..  I have more  ideas to work on.

Well, here we are at the end of August and some updates.  Jasper, Jasper_Toon_Small,  is getting much better at walking on the leash and has come to terms with walks.  The lease has been renewed and we are good here for another year.  Jasper has met the manager here and has made a good impression afaik.   She has been with us only 12 full days and she is becoming more accostomed to how things work here.  The wife says that after 2 weeks she has improved ~5% and is still a little scaredy cat wussie girl.  To that I say,  your right.. but its only 2 weeks.  Molly had 3 grown dogs and alot of people around when she first came to us and we cannot judge them  on the same merits as the situation is different.

As far as Molly

Molly wanting to blog more.   cares, Little Jasper is just little.   they both had breakfast and were working on getting there normal daytime pillows setup. ( Jasper is still skittish )

We are getting there.. and time will eventually give us a happy  gentle pooch that loves attention as much as Molly does.

still finding my style

Today Molly gives Jasper some well earned Advice on being a Dog.

Bad Sith Lord Molly, No Biscuit

It seems that being a  pictoral  journalist has uses in other fields other than telling  jokes about a couple of pooches.  Even famous mystery writers ( nudge nudge,  you know who you are )  could get a wider audience by adding a picture or two.. look at blogging and memes for examples.  so looking around i found this

http://www.weltschmerz.ca/blog/Notes_Comic_Strip.pdf

 

giving tips on story telling and breaking apart narratives to give dramatic pause

afaik you  have a hard time giving dramatic pause when dealing with full text.

so I feel that is where knowing a good artist can come into play.

ok so here we have a digital puppy to play with, and while its not the real Jasper , it is kinda fun

Jasper Approved

 

I have pups compared to these hounds.

 

So .. here is the actual star all dolled up.. gettin ready for her big comedic break..

lookin kinda sassy

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“Honeybee” by Steam Powered Giraffe
the Poem not so much the full lyrics

You didn’t have to look my way
Your eyes still haunt me to this day
But you did. Yes, you did

You didn’t have to say my name
Ignite my circuits and start a flame
But you did

You didn’t have to smile at me
Your grin’s the sweetest that I’ve ever seen
But you did. Yes you did

You didn’t have to offer your hand
Cause since I’ve kissed it I am at your command
But you did

Hello Goodbye, Twas nice to know you
How I find myself without you
That I’ll never know
I let myself go

Hello Goodbye, I’m rather crazy
And I never thought I was crazy
But what do I know?
Now you have to go

Hello Goodbye, Twas nice to know you
How I find myself without you
Hello Goodbye, I’m rather crazy
And I never thought I was crazy

That I’ll never know.
I let myself go.
But what do I know?
Now you have to go.

redlabsmalllightTrying to get a feel for Jasper in different colors..

more to come