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by | Wednesday, September 10, 2008 |

this video may not be the most entertaining but i find it notable for a number of reasons.  first, it's become clear to me that whenever there's something good happening and i appear with the video camera said good thing stops happening.  second, there is a rug between our living and dining rooms that the dogs have clearly designated the official ring where cans of whoopass can be opened - no ropes or any other demarcations needed.  third, this is one of the first times...

size matters

by | Monday, September 8, 2008 |

speck & flanagan going at it...until jewel ruins everything 

explosion of sound

by | Monday, September 8, 2008 |

here's speck rupturing a minimum of six eardrums in one fell swoop - keep in mind flanagan is deaf and he got blown across the room

survival of the fittest

by | Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | i know she's deaf but shouldn't one of her other senses kick in?  at the very least it seems she should sense a very large object looming behind her...or perhaps she just doesn't give a rat's ass.

flangan update anyone?

by | Friday, August 8, 2008 |

i’m in awe of flanagan and all the progress he’s made in the 3 months we’ve had him. he’s overcome a lot and made enormous changes. speck has greatly helped (she’s got to earn her keep somehow) and my obsessive hug therapy (patent pending) seems to be cracking him. speck and he spend a good half hour every morning after breakfast chasing each other around the house like lunatics. that’s enormous progress and very dog-like. this morning i turned around and...

underground railroad

by | Sunday, August 3, 2008 |

check out this picture of watson – see all those spots on him. those are tiny, prickly, annoying burrs and our field is lousy with them from july to i can’t remember when (hopefully august, but it could be september or october or, good golly please not november). what this means is that each time the dogs that frequent said field (namely phineus, simon, watson, fletcher & indi) go outside and come back in they have a new batch of burrs. for some of them, specifically phineus & simon,...


by | Thursday, July 31, 2008 |

because reilley is kitchen counter height he has the opportunity to take whatever he wants, fortunately he rarely exploits this gift. about 98.7% of the time he is very respectful of food on the counter - the only caveat being when there is watermelon in his presence. he doesn’t try to steal the watermelon (that might anger me) – he just rests his head hoping that i’ll be moved enough by his display of restraint and desire to reward him with said watermelon. let it be said that i love...

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