| Tuesday, July 9, 2013 |
carly's life has gotten a big upgrade of late; first with estelle and more recently (and fervently) with the addition of merlin. she and merlin are developing a fantastic relationship and i couldn't be happier. i was filming them the other night and captured pure magic that i'm not ashamed to say had me bawling: ...
| Thursday, June 27, 2013 |
i’m happy to announce that we are once again a complete family and we’ve been able to honor dooley’s memory by adopting another wolfhound…a win-win all around. merlin’s original family’s life circumstances changed and they were no longer able to provide him the life he was accustomed to. i know people tend to come down on others for rehoming their dogs (and i do think too often it’s a much too careless decision) but this is truly a case of someone who wanted the very best for her dog, knew she...
| Monday, June 17, 2013 |
so stella seems to have succeeded where odin* couldn't - slowly but surely she and carly are building a solid relationship. for the first time in really what’s been well over a year carly seems happy and my heart feels a ton lighter…can i get a woot woot? there’s a strange phenomenon going on here. historically the idea of adding a new dog always came with equal parts excitement and apprehension. there was always some fear of the chaos that would ensue - a...
| Monday, June 10, 2013 |
you might remember last september we adopted odin to
hopefully be a buddy for carly and get her out of her depression. for carly odin turned out to be a bust
since he’s unwilling to play with anyone who’s larger than him. that being said, odin is the greatest, most loving and congenial guy
and he is unanimously adored here - he just wasn’t a fit for carly. unfortunately after losing dooley, her
running partner, carly seemed to go deeper into depression. for the past few...
| Tuesday, June 4, 2013 |
here's a little vine dave created from dinner one night:https://vine.co/v/b9jg93Kn51H/embed/simple//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.jsto the people who inquired about our feeding ritual: i promise i'll go into more depth than this!
| Monday, June 3, 2013 |
i bet if you did a survey of pet owners exactly half would
say they allow their pets on the furniture and the other half would say they don’t. growing up our family was on the “don’t” side which essentially led to me
spending my childhood on the floor.
solely for this reason as an adult i’ve always been firmly on the “do”
side. we probably have more couches and chairs than the average
household. if there’s a nook or a cranny where a soft, upholstered body-holder
| Tuesday, May 14, 2013 |
speck was the unfortunate recipient of a very undesirable body type. she’s built like a very, very sturdy tube sitting atop 6” (at best) legs. a few months ago during our daily walk we decided to try to walk her on a leash, thus forcing her to do the whole walk to hopefully generate some weight loss and at least add some definition to the tube. our morning walk is 1 mile and i take reilley on a leash (the walk is for him and the health of his hips) and everyone else runs amok. there is an odd...
| Friday, May 10, 2013 |
i am humbled, gracious and overwhelmed by all the comments and emails you sent in response to my plea for help. i got a lot of fantastic suggestions and questions and will begin incorporating all the ideas into the blog. today i just want to quickly comment on a few things i read. i received a lot of comments and questions about behavioral issues and i will answer those more specifically in future posts but i did want to quickly address it here as well. to me the most important part of living...