Former racing greyhounds come with adult size if not with adult brains. They come knowing what they need to make it through work day life. There is much to train but what are they ready to learn as they settle in?
Retired Moocher Dave blog has a new name DismalManorDispatches.blog and a new look that is easier on the eye and works better with the new block editor. Same cast of characters, same boring content.
The 2020 legislature changed Virginia voting laws to permit general voting by mail and to remove the ballot witnessing requirement. These changes allow anyone to vote by mail in any Virginia election without a note from their mother. Exercising your franchise is important to the vitality of US, Virginia, and Norfolk City polity. I have […]
MacOS Catalina is becoming increasingly colicky at Dismal Manor. Symptoms include kernel panics, application hard runs. User mail file corrupt or busy, etc. Most issues seem file system related. This post describes things we have tried to minimize issues.
Sorry, no schitty puns today. Just the introduction of a new Dismal Manor resident, Modius, a high value DAC that plays radio and TV audio here.
Rocky gets powerful hungry over night. When Rocky wants fed, Rocky gets shouty. Painfully shouty if he’s within a foot or two of your ear. So what can we do to get Mr. Fancy Pants to sleep through the night? Greyhounds for Dummies has plenty about proper feeding but not what to do about a […]
A quick Rocky update and some fun with Apple iOS 13 Clips App with Twitter friends
Magnaplanar LRS Stock image courtesy of Magnepan. The CARES Act, in an effort to keep US residents whole during the early days of the SARS-COV2 pandemic, gives each tax payer and social security recipient $650 to spend as they will. Not needing it to make ends meet, I decided to direct my stimulus grant to […]
Dismal Gardens Makeover
This article describes the front garden bed renovation executed by McDonald Garden Center Landscape Division. This project replaced 50 years of legacy plant materials with scale and setting appropriate materials.
Hookworm image courtesy of the NIH Public Health Image Library #5205 and in the public domain. Used by permission. Recently, I wrote about treatment of medication resistant hookworms in former racing greyhounds. Since that article was published, new research has been published and American Animal Hospital Association recommends a new treatment protocol. I’ll describe the […]