Tuesday, October 27, 2009


On the plus side, the Borings have acquired a new puppy, Nora, a lab / husky mix (leastaways, that's what they're claiming) from the Humane Society.

Housebreaking is no fun, even with a crate, but she's a fun dog. Very different from Mystique; not much prey drive, not very territorial, more friendly.

Since she'll probably top out at about half Mystique's tonnage, this is not a dog you send down a dark alley to take out the trash.

On the other hand, maybe she'll be coordinated enough to catch a frisbee.

On the name: one of my favorite actresses is Myrna Loy. Myrna just didn't seem to work, so we settled on perhaps Myrna Loy's best known role, that of Nora Charles in the Thin Man series.