I’ve burned a lot of pots boiling water for tea since L’Ombre died. He taught himself several things, and one of them was coming to get me when water started boiling.
The breeder, Linda Coggins, whose name shall forever be blessed on my lips, had me start him off by mixing his crunchy food with canned food and hot water. So he came to associate boiling water with meals. Realizing he had prevented me from ruining another pan, he always got lavish praise for this.
How L’Ombre Came into My Life
I never really thought of myself as owning L’Ombre. It was more like he just “came into my life” in the way that friends and lovers and mentors show up. Kismet. We were a symbiotic team. He protected me, and he had a great life going places most people can’t bring their ill-behaved hounds. He was invited to parties,