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breaking 'em in

by | Saturday, February 11, 2012 |

i'm contractually obligated by carly to let you know when she does something good - today she once again proved herself to be the most welcoming colella...


by | Thursday, February 9, 2012 |

it’s taken almost a full year but we’ve finally come full circle.  last year when we announced that we needed to find a home for violet we promised we would give another dog a home so we didn’t leave any footprint.  we remained in limbo until violet found a home and now that she has we’re no longer in limbo.  meet zig: he’s the newest colella and he’s a pretty superb addition.  he’s a puppy mill reject who was dumped in a kill...


by | Wednesday, February 8, 2012 |

can you hear the choirs singing?  i can!  dave & i actually went away over the weekend...together – at the same time!  how did this shocking, long-awaited dream come to pass you ask?  well, ladies and gentleman, we got us a living, breathing pet sitter.  i can’t even explain to you what a big deal this is for us.  since our last real pet sitter, amanda, moved out of state a few years ago we’ve been floundering.  amanda has been amazing...

cereal killer

by | Wednesday, February 1, 2012 |

slater is officially totally unpacked and has settled in well.  after a few days of pack unrest things just fell into place and now it seems like he's been here forever.  i was a bit of a wreck in the beginning - having had to rehome violet scarred me and left me questioning whether we could ever successfully add another dog.  my inclination would have been for our next addition to be a puppy to ease slowly into the transition but life doesn't always allow for those choices...and...


by | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 |

on sunday we got to go see violet and meet her new family.  she’s got a beautiful little shy pitbull sister and an amazing person in her life.  we were so thrilled to see how great she’s doing and see her amazing new life…she’s living large.  i’m so happy to have a happy ending stamped on this story! ...

super fuzz

by | Thursday, January 19, 2012 |

this video cracks me up for two reasons: (1) watson & jewel are the two slowest moving dogs we have and when they play it looks like it's in slow motion (it can actually be sleep inducing) and (2) because everyone else was outside it seems like jewel decided to use this alone time with watson to work on some new moves, although she remains true to the good ole "grab a back leg" move.  [youtube]  ...

and you think you had a bad day

by | Tuesday, January 17, 2012 |

i had a game when i was a kid* called medical monopoly (you can probably guess how cool i was just from that sentence alone).  basically you got a card with symptoms and had to correctly diagnose the condition to move ahead...i know, totally awesome, right?  so today i’m offering up a little twist – are you ready to play veterinary monopoly?  here’s your symptoms:  large amount of arterial blood from penis no visible marks several hours post-seizure  ...

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