Daily Archives: January 14, 2021

The New Guruge Puppy, A ‘Newfoundland’ — Currently 7-Weeks (But Getting Her At 9)).

by Anura Guruge

The parents; father (brown), mother (black).

The Extended Family

I had thought that it would be at least February 2021 before we got a new dog to replace the much beloved ‘Maya’.

Well, the 14-year old had other ideas.

I paid a HEFTY deposit for this puppy today. SMILE.

It is a Newfoundland.

Never had one before. I like big dogs. Big dogs don’t bother me. I need a BIG dog to go on my long, rambling walks.

This dog is in Iowa, 1,250-miles away!

No, we are NOT having it shipped. We are going to go pick her up & drive her back … slowly.

She won’t be ready for another 2-weeks. 9-weeks.

Yes, you should be seeing a lot of her. SMILE.

We do NOT have a name for it — yet. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

I Was Totally Clueless As To How Pervasive & Problematic ‘Puppy Mills’ Have Become In ‘Amish’ PA & OH.

by Anura Guruge

Of course I had heard of ‘puppy mills’ & knew of their existence. But, until a few days ago I had NO IDEA how widespread they were & what a serious problem they represent.


Yes, with the sad passing of ‘Maya’ we were on the market for a new dog. Though we, i.e., the adults, wanted to wait a few weeks (i.e., at least till February), not so with the kids — especially the 14-year old.

‘Maya’ was our BIG dog & I wanted another BIG dog. I like BIG dogs & have had BIG dogs, without break, for the last 30+ years.

We, or at least the 14-year old & I, talked ourselves out of another ‘Golden‘. We had had enough Goldens over the years. Wanted something different.

So, we started looking at ‘Bernese Mountain Dogs‘, “St. Bernard’s” & ‘Newfoundlands‘.

All the puppies we could find were in Pennsylvania or Ohio. That is when we started doing some research.


We nearly got burned yesterday. A lady I spoke to, in PA, was actually in the ‘Horrible Hundred’ list! YIKES.

As I keep of telling you, I always Google people before I start dealing with them. BINGO.

So, just giving you a heads up.


It has become a business. Dogs as livestock & some will argue that that is what they are.

But, I just wanted to give YOU a head’s up.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 14, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge