Back. Sorry.

So I felt a bit burned out and it was Christmas and I thought I’d take a bit of time off, to correspond with my husband’s vacation time from his job. Then it turned out I was more burned out than I thought because it was hard to get going again.

Some people got concerned about me. Sorry. I am fine and didn’t mean for anyone to worry.

I had an okay Christmas although Snowmaggedon meant I missed both my and my husband’s Christmas Eve festivities.

Patrick the dog has been the biggest feature in the past month, as we are getting used to each other. A friend gave me an Embark doggy DNA test and Embark says Patrick is 100% Korean Village Dog, not a Jindo mix as the shelter had thought. Essentially he’s a mutt, but a particular type of mutt common in east Asia. I’m not surprised by the DNA result, since I knew he was a meat dog and KVDs are the most common kind of dog used in the meat trade in South Korea. If you Google info on the South Korean dog meat trade you’ll see lots of pics of dogs that look like Patrick.

He chews all kinds of things and I’m constantly having to remove forbidden items from his mouth. He even ate a windowsill! Things with him and the cats are… a work in progress I guess. They don’t like him and I don’t blame them, cause although he’s not aggressive he does get awfully obnoxious around them. He’s been swatted a bunch of times, but no claws yet.

Patrick will be seeing a trainer next week to get his behaviors under control. Wish us luck.

Soooo many missing people were located last year, so many bodies identified. I hope we have an equally good year in 2023.

Stay safe.

6 thoughts on “Back. Sorry.

  1. Christie Groves January 9, 2023 / 10:03 pm

    I love him so much already he sounds like one of my fur children whom all have their own issues of course! Good luck in training!!! Get some of that sour apple spray that stops dogs from chewing maybe it will work!?!? I hate Korea now for eating dogs that’s so awful! Dogs brains are similar to ours that’s why they make such loyal companions clearly the Koreans are lacking brains for still doing this. Terrible. And I only mean the bad ones and every bad human that eats a dog or cat.

    • Meaghan January 9, 2023 / 10:05 pm

      Fortunately the dog meat industry there is rapidly dying out; 85% of South Koreans have never eaten dog and don’t plan to. Most South Koreans think of dogs as pets, not food.

  2. Jaime January 9, 2023 / 11:05 pm

    This year has started off great with John and Jane does being identified by the DNA Doe Project. They’ve already released at least three identities so far.

  3. meagleface January 10, 2023 / 1:17 pm

    I am glad you got some down time and time with the hubby. I hope next Christmas won’t be disturbed by all the snlw

  4. meagleface January 10, 2023 / 1:57 pm

    I am glad you got some down time and time with the hubby. I hope next Christmas won’t be disturbed by all the snow!

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