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gar week - you are missed

by | Wednesday, January 16, 2008 |

shortly after dave & i moved into our first home a friend left a message on our answering machine early one morning. “hey guys, i dropped off 2 puppies in your backyard…” cut to me shrieking and hightailing it through the house to our backyard. sitting in a taco bell cheese box were 2 of the cutest puppies you will ever see (i can still picture that box clear as day). the fact that garcia first appeared in our life in a taco bell box was lost to us at the time but now it is nothing short of...

rip garcia

by | Tuesday, January 15, 2008 |

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="120.0"] 1618709-1269030-thumbnail.jpg[/caption] aug 1995-jan 12, 2008 i write this entry with a heavy heart as we had to let garcia go on saturday after a valiant battle with kidney failure. fortunately it was not a protracted illness and she did amazingly well up until the very end. we were able to let her go in peace and she was surrounded by our love as she left us. we are incredibly sad but also very thankful that she is no longer suffering. we know...

jewel, jewel, jewel, jewel

by | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 |

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="120.0"] 1618709-1209527-thumbnail.jpg[/caption] this once waif-like prima donna has turned into a portly, pugilistic lunatic. in the days when we used to exhibit at tradeshows jewel was our booth dog – everyone loved her and thought she was beautiful, which she was. not that her looks have gone anywhere…they are just now buried beneath dirt and insanity. i don’t think we could take her to a tradeshow now – she would definitely embarrass us. she used to...

a small fyi

by | Saturday, December 8, 2007 |

i hate having my picture taken - abhore it...this fact might not be immediately obvious by the amount of times my mug shows up on this blog.  dave is rarely seen on film as he's our offical family photographer.  actually he is, in my opinion, quite an accomplished one at that - it's something he's picked up out of necessity for the business and found that he enjoys a great deal.  i really just think it should be noted that i'm not a fan of having my picture taken and...

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by | Saturday, December 8, 2007 |

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="120.0"] 1618709-1200944-thumbnail.jpg[/caption] i think in every multiple dog household there is a dog everyone loves to hate. indi is ours – we all revel in giving her flack. when i begin posting videos (coming soon – for now try to contain your excitement), i would estimate that at least 75% will involve indi being dragged, chewed, humped or otherwise mauled in a very loving fashion. lest you develop concern for indi, keep in mind she has a way of...

the hairy eyeball

by | Wednesday, December 5, 2007 |

instilling fear in allhairy eyeball, noun: a glance made with partially lowered eyelids. this usually indicates suspicion or hostility but may signal other emotions too. in wilson’s case, hostility is the only emotion. the dog standing over wilson (aka “the wiz”) is reilley, a very large wolfhound…not worth a second thought to all 10 lbs of the wiz. the second after this picture was snapped, reilley caught the wrath of heck for the sin of merely looking at...

the superior species

by | Wednesday, December 5, 2007 |

this was the scene on our deck this weekend while dave & i were fastidiously hanging holiday lights. they’re relaxing…we’re working – and they say we're the smarter species....

sir owney

by | Thursday, November 15, 2007 |

owney is a once in a lifetime dog – he’s my personal buddha. we rescued him from a crappy situation – he had been purchased as a puppy to be breeding stock but developed an underbite and his owner had no use for him.    fortunately the guy contacted me and asked me to take him – done deal. he is truly one of the greatest beings - i don’t say this in a “he’s my favorite dog” kind of way – i say this in an “i aspire to be...

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