I know this is probably a longshot, but if any of my followers just happen to live in the South Bay Area, California, around Silicon Valley and its nearby teeny weenie towns,
Maverick only weighs about 25lbs and it’s all made up of sunshine and friendship. He’s about 2 1/2 years old, neutered, healthy, up-to-date on his shots, and one of the most easy-going dogs I know. He loves absolutely every person he meets. If you let him, he grows a really long and luxurious tail and silky little booty feathers, but both are currently trimmed to a more manageable length. Otherwise, his coat’s full length is as shown. He gets along great with little dogs and some larger dogs if they are extremely mellow and willing to give him a lot of respect, but unfortunately he is extremely intimidated by Noro (my giant playful pit mix) and they are just not going to get along. He chases cats, but he’s been working on getting used to them and has shown a lot of improvement so would probably be okay with a smart, tolerant cat. He seems to like kids. He’s not overly energetic and he’s not huge on play, but he’s always happy to see people and looking for attention. He mostly just likes to sit in your lap and be cuddled and loved on. He’s clever and silly and a little bit of trouble, but he’s an excellent dog I think pretty much anyone would enjoy.
If no one takes a shine to him by sometime around the week of December 16th, 2013, he will be able to be found at the SPCA for Monterey County in Salinas, CA.
If you’re interested, please send me a message here so we can talk.
A Grander Canyon
Last Friday, a rare and beautiful thing happened in Arizona’s Grand Canyon. It filled with fog. We’re used to seeing clouds above the Grand Canyon…
…not IN it. This cottony ocean was caused by a meteorological phenomenon called a temperature inversion.
A temperature inversion is when the normally warm layer of air near the Earth’s surface, normally heated by convection currents from the sun-baked land beneath it, is replaced by a colder air mass. This can happen when a warm front flows over the top of a cooler one, often in winter months.
Although the desert air in Arizona is pretty arid, as the cool atmosphere poured into the canyon, what little water there was condensed into clouds, flowing like waterfalls and filling the mighty canyon with a billowing ocean.
(images via Grand Canyon National Park on Facebook)