Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On The Fence

Photo by L. Tunstall
Can you guess what these border collies are watching and waiting for? "My turn next" they say!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Twig's Tales

You might enjoy this entry on the Meeker Sheepdog blog:

Twig's Tales, Chapter 1

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Chiefie Smiles - It's Saturday!

Here's another of Lisa's great photos that I have been playing with in my picture software. Isn't it fun?

It's Saturday -- the dogs say Yay!

Did everyone see the lunar eclipse? Wow!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ryme is Three Years Old

Original photo by Lisa Dillon

Today is Ryme's third birthday. We didn't get to celebrate by working sheep, as we normally would, because Ryme is still recuperating from the lameness in his left rear leg. I so hope that he and I can go back to working sheep regularly at some point. He sees the chiropractor in a week so I am hoping for good news then. Meanwhile he is laid off except for teeny bits of working, bringing in the ewes and new baby lambs which requires a minimum of running, plus a slight bit of freedom at the field or at the park with his friends. I played around with the original photo above with my photo software and decided on the grid pattern since it shows Ryme as a work in progress... and just putting it out there that his design is not complete and will be able to have more fine tuning! Tonight we made doggie birthday cupcakes which are now cooling on the stove. The dogs are all anxiously awaiting a portion of their baked treat! Special thanks to Lisa Dillon who provided me with a couple of CDs worth of photos that I am having great fun with!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Mystery Novel Set in Northern California

Over the years I count myself very fortunate to have worked with and for some incredibly gifted, bright, and intelligent folks...and (near and dear to my frustrated writer's heart) some who are talented and published writers. While this new book has nothing to do with dogs or sheep, it is still a book -- and this blog being named One For the Book -- it seems most appropriate to talk about it here.

At my first job in Sonoma County, I worked in small firm that was basically a writer's shop where we produced written materials and the graphics to go with them, that were all about the utility industry, utilities research, energy efficiency and the like. I was not a writer, but was the lowly jack-of-all trades assistant; however, it was a great atmosphere in which to work. All of the writers were great to deal with and each had a special skill, talent, or specialty area. Come to find out, and not surprisingly, many of them had little personal "writing projects" on the side. My former boss, Frederick Weisel, had a novel started at that time and it has finally come into print. The website (and cover design for the book as well) was designed by our former graphics designer in that shop, who is also incredibly hard-working and talented. I count it as one of my many blessings to work with such great people. It was hard to leave that group when another job opened up for me that had greater responsibilities and better benefits.

The new mystery novel, "Teller" - by Frederick Weisel-  is available to shop locally at Copperfields Books . You can check out the book on the author's website, http://frederickweisel.com/. They have put together some neat videos where the author explains unusual background details from the book that are native or unique to this wine-country region.