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Stopping for Pizza

Stopping for Pizza

Posted by Francesca

One day, while we were out with Uncle Carlos and Laura Acuna, Carlos decided that he was in the mood for pizza.  After driving for a bit, he settled on Bambino’s Pizza.  Who doesn’t love the aroma of pizza in the oven?

Training Humans: Midterm - Squeaky toys prohibited during testing

Training Humans: Midterm - Squeaky toys prohibited during testing

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s class: The midterm exam is really more of an exercise than it is a test. Today’s photo gallery offers a variety of ambiguous facial expressions and situations. Students are to provide captions for as many of the photos as possible.
There are no right or wrong answers. …

Bartok has a Checkup

Bartok has a Checkup

Posted by F&S

Bartok, one of our feline housemates, is named after the famous 20th century Hungarian composer and pianist, Béla Bartok.  It’s no secret that we’re all getting older, and Bartok is an impressive 15-years-old!  Recently, he spent some time at the veterinarian’s having a bunch of tests, just to be sure that he’s in tip-top condition.

A Visit to the Beach in East Hampton

A Visit to the Beach in East Hampton

Posted by F&S

This past weekend, Martha took us to our home in East Hampton, where there is always so much to see and do.  One of our favorite pastimes is to take long walks on the beach, except that this year, there is a real problem with the beaches.  We hope they can figure out how to …

A Schooner Lesson

A Schooner Lesson

Posted by Francesca

While we were in Maine, we took a little drive to Bar Harbor, that quaint and famous summer community on Mount Desert Island.  There are so many fun stores to window shop and plenty of good aromas coming from all of the restaurants.  And because it is a harbor, there is much to see on …

Moving Plants to Skylands

Moving Plants to Skylands

Posted by Francesca

This week was the big move of Martha’s tropical plants to Skylands so that the urns on the big terrace could all be planted.  We Frenchies usually make this road trip with Uncle Carlos, but this time, it was G.K. who got to travel with him, while we flew the next day with Martha.  We …

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Who invented creativity?

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Who invented creativity?

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s lecture: Creativity: Deconstructing the human claim that they invented “Creativity.” While humans claim that the capacity for creativity, as well as the use of tools and symbolic communication, is theirs alone, an extensive and readily available body of evidence exists to refute this self-aggrandizing assertion. Please turn your attention to …

Off to the Races?

Off to the Races?

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I went to visit our friends, the donks, and we found them running around in their paddock.  We got to wondering who ran faster, donkeys or Frenchies?  What we didn’t expect was that Billie, the spotted one, was so full of facts.

It's Currant Season!

It's Currant Season!

Posted by F&S

On yesterday’s blog, we told you about the strawberries growing in our strawberry patch.  It turns out that many of you readers simply love strawberries.  Well, how many of you know about currants?  Currant season closely follows when strawberries are ripe, and wouldn’t you know it, we Frenchies know a thing or two about these …

Strawberries!!!

Strawberries!!!

Posted by F&S

It’s becoming berry season at the farm and that usually means a bountiful harvest.  We Frenchies noticed that the strawberries, the first berries to ripen, were ready to be picked.  Strawberries are so pretty and sweet smelling and really, who can resist?