The House of Two Bows 雙寶之屋
Saturday March 8th, 2014 at 01:25 AM
As I was mining the archives in Taiwan, I always kept my eyes open for canine sightings. The difficult and wondrous thing about dogs is how ubiquitous they are, yet unindexed. I found them chronicled in books that are not specifically about dogs, but on closely related topics such as Taiwanese indigenous resistance to Japanese colonialism. What we now know of the Formosan Mountain Dog is closely aligned with the history of Taiwanese aborigines, or yuanzhumin 原住民.
Dogs were seldom depicted as...
Tuesday March 4th, 2014 at 02:59 PM
This is my fourth year of tracking pet finances at the House of Two Bows. This is an ongoing effort to get a practical sense of what it costs to keep two 20 ~ 30 pound adult dogs in an area of the US with relatively high costs of living. Previous posts in this series can be found under the category of finances.
The Cost of (Pet) Things for February 2014:Food: $10 [previous month, $67] Treats: $12 [previous, $50] Grooming: $8 [previous, $0] Vet & Medical: $121 [previous, $0] Accessories...
Friday February 28th, 2014 at 08:54 PM
Its another embiggener (click if you want to do so), rounding out the final day of Roll of 28 for this year. Just a typical chill Friday night at the House of Two Bows. I felt like this was a crucial shot to include in this years daily photo exercise, because Im in the process of making things look very different. Having this point of reference will probably be nice when I reflect back.
Thanks for hanging in there with me, dear reader. We return to our sporadically scheduled dog blogging in...
Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 11:31 PM
This morning, I helped play tour guide to a couple of international visitors who are in town. As eco-activists in their own country who are very much concerned with landfills, land use rights, and ocean ecology, they wanted to check out one of the East Bay construction dumping grounds that is currently a contested site between the local parks and recreation bureaus, public artists, and homeless squatters.
Dogs are part of the landscape here as well, though this is one of the parks on the Bows...
Monday February 24th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Today, Bowpi met Obie, the tallest Basenji weve ever encountered. He has Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and is almost completely blind. I wondered if he could tell he was greeting another Basenji or if he even cared?
And heres an unedited photo of our tall guy standing next to Peeps, for comparison. Not the best angle, but you get the idea.
Sunday February 23rd, 2014 at 11:51 PM
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I was catching up on one of my favorite dog blogs, Do You Believe in Dog, because the most recent post on dog park aggression caught my eye.
An excerpt from Julie Hechts post:For dog owners, aggression doesnt have to be this strange, unknown, out-of-the-blue thing. You dont have to wait until your hand is bitten to learn about aggression. Heck, we could even argue that we learn less about aggression and conflict through actual experience. Ever hear anybody say:...
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