The great dog park experiment continues. Storm goes every day, Monday through Friday, and then gets a weekend pass. He knows he has to stay an hour, so about fifty minutes in, he starts to cry and walk around near the gate, but there have been several incidents lately when he forgets to cry and drool while standing on the picnic table and actually joins in the fun.
This is one of his little friends. He’s actually gone so far as to run around the enclosure with her several times. Here is proof that he sometimes enjoys himself.
There are other dogs he likes too, although he would never admit it. For the most part, he’s stopped drooling. The crying is much less frequent, but often in the middle of running around, he will remember he’s supposed to be miserable and throws himself on the ground.
Yeah, just like that. Histrionics abound at the dog park, or at least they do for Storm.
Storm is definitely in the “prison yard” camp. He hates the dog park. This is how he spends ninety percent of his time when he’s there. Yes, he’s standing on top of a picnic table.
He doesn’t like that the dog park is dirty. He doesn’t particularly like the other dogs. He doesn’t like that there is a water hose that some people spray their dogs with, which seems like water torture to him. In short, the dog park is a terrible, awful place that he is forced to go to for an hour every day.
Why am I so mean to him? Why does he have to endure such injustice? Because he’s a jerk to the other dogs if he gets bored at home, and the best way to keep him from being bored is to wear his little butt out. Thus two walks a day and the dog park for an hour. It’s hard for me to feel bad for him when lots of dogs don’t get nearly that much exercise. He feels like I’m a heartless monster. Even his beloved Colin won’t save him. He has to go every day to the prison yard.
Above is his open plea for compassion, but I’m not buying what he’s selling.
Read my latest book review for Game Industry News. It’s a middle grade book that takes place in the Minecraft universe. If you have a reluctant reader that likes Minecraft, this series would be a good choice for fun fiction.
Portico under construction.
I haven’t posted here in a while because I haven’t been able to hear myself think. We’ve recently had our roof replaced. Almost immediately after that a crew came to build a portico and fix several issues around the house. Davis & Bankerd Custom Painting has been terrific. In addition to painting they do a variety of home repair projects. We’ve worked with them before and really like them. Even though they’re great guys, I’ll be happy when they’re done.
My review of Quantum Break is up on Game Industry News. Find it here. I reviewed the book the game is based on here.
I reviewed Quantum Break: Zero state: The Novel for Game Industry News here. A trailer for the game it’s based on is below.
I reviewed an Agatha Christie murder mystery game in 2006 and was disappointed with it. I hoped ten years and a new developer would make all the difference. Imagine my surprise when it seemed no time had passed and this game was as sucky as the last one for many of the same reasons. What happened to all the advances in gaming in the last ten years? I don’t know. It’s a mystery. Read the whole review here.