behind the veil

by | Monday, January 13, 2014 |

this post has been ruminating in my head for a while and i haven’t been sure whether i should share it or not…whether anyone would care or not.  in an effort to lift the veil on my life what you’re about to read is a) likely to be a bit of a jumbled mess and b) painfully honest but it’s where i currently am and i’m putting it out there - if you decide to continue reading you’ve been warned.  i’m issuing my apologies up front for the whining and complaining and then i’m letting it...

off to a good start

by | Friday, January 10, 2014 |

it probably won’t come as a surprise that i was not a fan of 2013 - we lost too many family members and things were overall too hard to feel bad about it’s passing. because i consider myself a positive person and would like to be bigger than 2013 would have me be i will say that i am grateful for the additions of estelle, merle and ronan to our family; for the ability to stay in the house that we love and that all of us are currently healthy. i’m feeling much more enthusiastic about 2014 and if...

scientific confirmation that dogs are heavy sleepers

by | Wednesday, November 20, 2013 |

a few months ago when i asked what content you would like to see here the thing i heard the most was more photos and video of dave & i with the dogs and more of our daily life. i’m working on some “a day in the life” posts so they’ll be forthcoming but the photos and videos are a little harder because we have failed completely at teaching any of these dogs to use a camera so that leaves only dave or i in that capacity. the video bio we shot for earthdog this summer has a little bit of that so...

trick or treat

by | Thursday, November 1, 2012 |

it's time for the annual earthdog treat (see 2009 here, 2010 here, and 2011 here): row 1 (l to r):  simon, jewel, phineus, wilson row 2 (l to r):  indi, fletcher, watson, reilley row 3 (l to r):  speck, flanagan, carly, dooley row 4 (l to r):  benny, slater, zig, odin we hope you all had an enjoyable halloween!...

say cheese

by | Wednesday, July 18, 2012 |

back in october (i’ve never claimed to be timely) we had the pleasure of being photographed by adrian hitt, an accomplished nashville pet photographer.  i should start by mentioning that i absolutely hate having my picture taken - the hatred is alleviated only mildly when there’s a dog with me in the photograph.  i’m finding i’m having to get used to it more and more as dave’s interest in photography increases but the idea of a “photography...

nothing draws a crowd like a crowd

by | Monday, May 14, 2012 |

i love this time of the year – the weather is perfect and we can all be outside together working on projects with the added benefit of worn out dogs when all is said and done.  there are some disadvantages to trying to get work done with 16 dogs, the main one being the energy expended trying to keep said dogs that i love to have around from destroying whatever it is we’re trying to accomplish.  they all have very specific behaviors when work is being done: reilley, dooley,...

and we're walking

by | Thursday, February 16, 2012 |

reilley was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and arthritis several months ago.  it’s pretty severe so, along with regular acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, a few weeks ago we instituted daily “family” walks to try to aid him in building some muscle.  i should have put quotes around walks as well since reilley and i are the only ones actually walking – the rest of the hooligans spend their time running amok.  because of the mixture of rogue, fast-moving...

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