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All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound

SPEEDY BASSET

Chloë the basset hound has really benefited from playing with Marshall the Fast. sprinting around the garden trying to keep up with him has made her the fittest and fastest basset I have ever known. If you feel her very carefully you can feel her ribs! This does not mean we need to feed her more, it is a good thing and a sign of health. We sometimes walk her and Marshall around the block and I always time Chloë. She used to take about 22 minutes and her record was 19 minutes, but recently she crushed that time with an amazing-for-a-basset 11:53!🙄

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 17

He has learnt to wait for his food while I put it down, even if I step away. We have used a choke chain while walking (don’t worry, we do not hurt him. The trick is for him to learn to respond to the sound of the chain and realize that when he’s wearing it, it’s not time for tug-of-war), and he doesn’t pull so much. His socializing is going well

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 16

He’s got the hand signals and verbal commands for sit, wait, down and up. He can go quite well from ‘down’ to ‘stand’ or ‘sit’. If anyone says ‘find it’, he puts his nose to the ground and hunts madly, and when he finds a trail, he will follow it. To exercise him I occasionally place jumps on bricks. I can normally get him to do two jumps about four bricks high

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: Ghosts of Greenglass House

Ghosts of Greenglass House

By: Kate Milford

Age: 9-14ish

The sequel to Greenglass House, it is humorous and a decent length. Once again, Milo is flooded with mysterious guests. Unsurprisingly, there are ghosts and it is slightly… odd, more so than Greenglass House, but it is not

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 8 (oops)

Marshall, the puppy, has got ‘sit’, ‘down’ (lie down), and ‘leave it’ (but only things on the ground)

He jumps up on tables a lot, and pulls on a leash.

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Codes&Ciphers&Stuff Nerd-out Corner

CODES AND CIPHERS 3

SOLVE THESE CIPHERS:

Each sentence is in a different code. There are 6 sentences.

You can solve them any way you want to, but this clue might help (or make you roughly 200 times more confused).

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Project Marshall

Project Marshall

Here I will record Marshall’s training stages. I’ll start with obedience, then move onto sent training. See Daily snippet for a description of Marshall.

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All Things Dog Daily snippet Marshall the Bluetick

Marshall

Got a new puppy. 8 weeks. One eighth bluetick, rest foxhound, looks like a bluetick. Male, called Marshall. See Project Marshall.Cloe+Marshell

And this is me from a two years later: he is strong. And huge. And super fast
And not necessarily very polite. But he is quick to respond to a lot of commands. Just not, ‘shut up.’ He is at the upper limit of height for both of his breeds. He is still cute, when he wants food or is sulking, or both. He is (don’t tell him) quite a pretty dog. He has such a delicate (that’s the best word I can think of) posture and run.

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: Greenglass House

Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford

ages:  9-14ish

I liked this book because it made sense the whole way through. All the puzzles were solved, no mysteries where left unexplained. There are some occurrences and coincidences that seem unlikely, but not extremely so and it isn’t irritating. There are

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REVIEW: Wintersmith

WINTERSMITH

Author: Terry Pratchett

Ages: 10/11+ (adults included)

This book is the sequel to A Hat Full of Sky. As with all books in this series, I recommend listening to this on Audible first. This book is a little