Every Dog Has Its Day

:rofl::rofl::rofl: Oh man, he’s too cute to scold! (You are just doomed!) :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Pretty much. :slight_smile: I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and he goes with me to work at my outpatient practice every day. He’s convinced the universe revolves around him and all the people come there JUST to see him. (There may actually be some truth to that!)

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Are you kidding? You could fit that whole dog into the bed of the Glowforge! :slight_smile:

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Oh he is so sweet! What a perfect name! I had a little guy like that…he was black and his name was Blackjack. He got hit and killed last August…it was such a loss.

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Looks to me like he is guarding that room against who or whatever it was that scattered all those packing peanuts over the floor. You’re lucky he arrived when he did or it could have been so much worse.

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Oh, so sad! I know, every time I get another dog, that sooner or later I’m going to lose them and it’s going to break my heart…but all the joy in between must be worth it, because I just keep doing it!

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Right…yeah, I’m sure that’s exactly what happened. :wink:

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Oh wow - I had never heard how Rio and you got together! That’s frickin’ adorable. The pup that launched a puzzle career - cuz that story I’ve read :heart:

#necrogame

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I love this story! And your pup looks like a cousin of my pups! Beautiful collars!

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Ok explain to this “city girl” — did you really lay in the bed of a truck on an air mattress in 17 degree weather without a tent!?! I would have thought you would have frozen to death — but maybe you mean inside the truck — but did you not run the heat (speaking about the frost).

I haven’t yet decided to “camp” inside my car, but being 100% EV it is possible since you can have a “roaring fire” in the car, play video games and watch YouTube (as long as you have an LTE signal). :wink:

Rio is 2 years older now … got a recent pic of him? What else have you made him? Love the story.

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I would imagine he had a sleeping bag…

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@Livein3D I had a mummy bag inside of a heavier bag. It wasn’t horrible.

I’ve definitely slept in colder. Like a Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip - in January.

I haven’t made Rio anything else really. I should probably make him another collar now that I think about it. How is yours holding up this much later, @jbv?

Recent pics. A bunch…

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It is so nice to see Rio again having some fun away from the production facility. He looks pretty chill.

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:cry: that was pre-Covid. Today is 4 months and 12 days without a day off (14 hour day at that).

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Oh, that’s tough!

He looks like a happy dog. Glad you have each other.

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He looks like he is really enjoying that time. Yes I think he is overdue for something new…maybe a leather jacket for the extreme cold? Just kidding…that would be way too much for me to figure out (I’m a basic sewer to begin with). LOL Wow you can have a wood burning stove in a tent?! I would have never imagined that!

Thanks for explaining all that to me.

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Sewing is horrible. :slight_smile:

That’s a wall tent designed for winter camping. No floor - just walls and a roof. Sleeping pad goes on the snow and then sleeping bag. It has a window designed for the chimney tubing.

The boundary waters is a non-motor area, so no snow machines. Put all your stuff on sleds, including your portable wood burning stove, and either ski or snowshoe in. I opted for snowshoes instead of ski’s! I’m from Texas, after all.

The main problem with the stove up there is that the wood is all softwood so it doesn’t burn down into a bed of coals that heats through the night. Once it’s burned, it’s gone. And then you have to wake up in the cold and make another fire or just grin and bear it, while the growing ice is making eerie sounds all around you.

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I think this is where you first learned about venting your Glowforge. In the pre-filter days, that is.

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I should be in the Boundary Waters right now, but staying home in Texas instead… interestingly enough, my current dog HATES canoeing and hated everything about the one time we brought her to the BWCAW except when we were in camp. Then she was perfectly happy.