David W Wilkin3 days ago
Old age is catching up to Humphrey and his friends. He feels it in his bones and with his son and heir having reached the prime of his life, it could very well be time to pass the baton of rule to Daniel. With the Valley Kingdom of Torahn at Peace, that would not be a terrible thing to do. Though breaking his decision to his wife Gwendolyn, the Queen, might be the hardest battle that he ever would fight.
Even as the life of retirement looks to be attractive and possi-ble, however, the Valley Kingdom is beset again. Not Goblins, Trolls, Giants or Men, this time. No. That Humphrey knew would be far too easy. Those obstacles had been overcome be-fore and the problems they presented had solutions that the army of Torahn was trained to deal with.
No, of all the creatures that came forth from Teantellen that they had beaten, the one they had never faced now came forth. Dragons!
Who in the realm knew how to fight these mythical beasts? Was there even away to do so? Now Humphrey who had thought to spend the remainder of his days quietly writing his memoirs and drinking, was faced with the greatest challenge he had ever known.
Leslie Denning24 hours ago
Hi Sam and Ron. Thoroughly enjoyable post. I've recently met you on Twitter, Sam.
I agree with you about Bing. Google is so competitive, and for new marketers, getting adwords they can afford can be a challenge. I've gotten good adwords on Bing for a lot less money, and the ads do get clicks and sales.
I recently came back to Twitter after being (mostly) away for a couple of years. I've been amazed at the relationships I've built in just a short amount of time. It's become my social media platform of choice, although I still try to hit up G+ and Pinterest on a daily basis. And being in Triberr is also a good way to get your content out there and make new friends.
Carol Bryant48 minutes ago
For Dex it has been - of course he has air conditioning and the life of a King but he goes for it every time I put it out - I trained him with it because I put it atop his office bed and then at night, we would put the pad in the living room. He loved it!
Bethany Clochard (Cascadian Nomads...52 minutes ago
For fear of the mystery gels inside most cooling mats, Huxley got a dog water bed for Christmas a few years ago. As he ages, I worry that it is not soft enough for his 90 lbs body but he absolutely loves it and rarely sleeps anywhere else! That makes it worth all the (massive amount of) pennies!
Bethany Clochard (Cascadian Nomads...59 minutes ago
That is a great Treiball video! I would add that teaching more of an "away to me" and "come by" for the video's suggested go behind the ball and wait can help in competition. Cueing which side you want the dog to run around a ball speeds up the pushing process! All three of my dogs have taken Treiball classes and they are each at different levels. It is a really fun sport especially for city herding dogs!
Bethany Clochard (Cascadian Nomads...1 hour ago
Thank you for this article Jen! I recently noticed that the "puppy" of my pack, four years old in November, is getting super grey around his muzzle. Like you, I thought something must be wrong with him health wise or that I have been terrible to him in some way and have stressed him out! I found out what you did, that's just the way he is! And we are going to go grey together a little sooner than I had planned.
Ben Carter3 hours ago
My favorite method is to combine #1 and #4 and go hiking in the mountains. I live near the Appalachian Trail and I find it very peaceful to sit down on a rock on the side of a mountain and just take in the view. Standing in the woods and soaking up the energy of the trees is nice too along with waterfalls and empty beaches early in the morning or late in the evening.