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practice run

by | Saturday, February 6, 2010 |

you know how motocross riders will test new tricks in a foam pit first so they don't kill themselves...dooley takes this idea of safety first to the extreme. [youtube] can you imagine his look of "i told you so" if one of us gets hurt while running?...

back in the saddle

by | Saturday, February 6, 2010 |

fortunately for me nature provided some inspiration with which to ease back into blogging. last weekend we had the largest snowstorm we've seen in nashville in the 15 years we've been here. it was a fantastic weekend of being snowed in together and that along with the beautiful white blanket over everything (along with the silence) did my heart good. here are a few snippets for your enjoyment: indi relished being covered in snow we got a good bit of snow but the tail end was sleet so we ended...

sail on demeter

by | Thursday, January 21, 2010 |

in the middle of december we took demeter, jewel and dooley to the vet for what we thought would be unremarkable annual check-ups for jewel and demeter and for a recheck of a large laceration carley inflicted on dooley’s flank.  at that point i thought my biggest worry was whether dooley’s butt was going to heal okay.  we walked out of the vet broken-hearted after finding out that demeter had a large mass in her colon and probably a few weeks to live.  an ultrasound a...

heavy hearts

by | Monday, December 21, 2009 |

this is not the post i want to be writing today but sometimes life gets in the way of what we want.  today is astrid’s (seen here most recently) time and we are letting her go peacefully.  this decision of allowing our animals to die with dignity and peace is one that i take very seriously and one that i wish we afforded people.  it is an enormous decision and one that cannot be taken lightly.  when we know the time is coming we agonize over whether we’ll know...

a gaggle of yahoos

by | Thursday, December 10, 2009 |

i apologize for my extended absence but holy canoli i think the stress of trying to think of a blog post essentially completely incapacitated me. i’ll just put this out there so it’s common knowledge – my life is pretty boring, and i mean that in the greatest possible way. yes, i live with 16 dogs but dogs are creatures of habit and so they do the same thing day in and day out and are rather uninteresting. i apparently need to work harder to make something out of nothing which i guess means...


by | Wednesday, November 11, 2009 |

well, we’ve made it through burr season (see this) and now find ourselves firmly entrenched in what we fondly refer to as “berry eating season” (i said fondly refer to not wittily refer to or creatively refer's a very literal title, not unlike doorman). very simply this means the dogs spend all their time outside foraging under our trees for any kind of fallen debris they can ingest. the one exception is carly (she's always always the exception), who chooses not to wait for things to...

happy birthday murray!

by | Saturday, October 31, 2009 |

yesterday was murray's 13th birthday...can i get a "woot woot!"  i'm sure by now you're all tired of my murray stories but if you'll permit me i'd just like to reiterate that he hurts my heart every day.  if you're not tired yet you can read this or this or this...or you could just do a "murray" search over there to the right (sadly i've done it on my own blog several times - just to see what i've said about murray).  ...

smell my feet

by | Saturday, October 31, 2009 |

the trick was getting all these shots but the treat is all yours...behold the pack:   row 1 (l to r):  demeter, astrid, murray, simon row 2 (l to r):  jewel, wilson, indi, phineus row 3 (l to r):  fletcher, watson, reilley, zander row 4 (l to r):  flanagan, speck, carley, dooley  ...

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