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Rally Off-Island

Travvy’s fans have reminded me that I haven’t written much about him lately. They’re right. I’ve written a fair amount about dogs who kill chickens (and the humans who let them down) and dog policy on Lambert’s Cove Beach, but … Continue reading

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Happy 4th, Travvy

Before he died Rhodry was very clear that I had to get another dog. So was I. After he died I was even clearer, all the more so when doglessness began to seem normal. How to find a dog? I … Continue reading

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Off-Island

When you live on an island, going off-island is a big deal. I live in West Tisbury. It’s about nine miles to Edgartown. It’s only seven miles to Woods Hole, but Woods Hole is much, much, much farther away than … Continue reading

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Rally at the Tennis Court

The weather being gloriously sunny and warm for mid-November, three of us went to the dogs on Sunday. Loose translation: We took over the public tennis courts for an hour and filmed ourselves and our dogs doing a Rally-O course. … Continue reading

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Travvy’s Loot

Here’s Travvy — that’s Masasyu’s Fellow Traveller, RL2, RA, CGC — with his loot from this weekend. Someday I will blog more about our journey together and why I believe that clicker training could even fix the U.S. Congress, but … Continue reading

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Dog Day at the Fair

The Fair is like a tiny town, No sooner built than taken down. Dan Waters, “Affair with a Fair” The Agricultural Fair put on annually by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society (MVAS) has to be the big event on the … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Fantasy

Dear B—, Thanks so much for the invite to the two-day Rally-O trial in New Hampshire later this month. For sure I’d rather be there than here on Martha’s Vineyard at the height of tourist season, but I just can’t … Continue reading

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