the wrath of grapes

by | Thursday, December 22, 2011 |

tuesday was not a good day and it turned into an even worse 48 hours.  i did a moronic thing and left some just washed grapes in the sink to dry…and let the dogs in and forgot about the grapes.  cue doom music, enter carly.  i came into the kitchen a short time later to find carly standing over some little tell-tale water marks on the floor, saw a few chewed stems and at first thought “oh carly” and then “oooh carly” (which doesn’t look ...

the post i've been dreading

by | Friday, November 11, 2011 |

yesterday dave & i helped murray along to his next journey.  i'm so thankful he's no longer in pain and feel very fortunate to have had him in my life.  if you read this blog then you know what murray meant to me and will understand that i can't really say anything more right now.  when i took this picture years ago i titled it "heaven sent murray" so it seems very fitting now...   ...

sneak peek

by | Thursday, November 10, 2011 |

we were lucky enough to be photographed by fantastic local photographer adrian hitt last week and she's put a sneak peek on her blog...check it out if you're so inclined.  i can't wait to see the rest of her shots!  if you're local to nashville and want some amazing photos taken of you and your dogs don't hesitate to contact her. 

milestones

by | Tuesday, November 1, 2011 |

when we lost kody seven years ago (how has it been that long ago) he was two days shy of his 15th birthday and since then we have not had a dog live long enough to celebrate that milestone.  although i do not want to disparage him, there’s a slight possibility that kody put a spell on us to ensure no one outlives his lifespan.   i have no doubt this spell was not malicious, however, it has caused me quite a bit of pain and worry and i’ve been ready to find some eye of...

happy all hallows eve

by | Monday, October 31, 2011 |

hope you're enjoying a wonderful halloween.  once again it's time for our annual treat (see 2009 here & 2010 here): row 1 (l to r):  murray, simon, jewel row 2 (l to r):  wilson, indi, phineus row 3 (l to r):  fletcher, watson, reilley row 4 (l to r):  zander, flanagan, speck row 5 (l to r):  carley, dooley, benny (in case you're wondering this is the official order the dogs came into our lives)    ...

indian summer

by | Sunday, October 9, 2011 |

it's been so beautiful here in nashville the past few weeks. i love this time of year when we can leave all the doors of the house open and enjoy the outside. the dogs have been partaking in the enjoyment aplenty. here's watson and carly trying to get the best of fletcher but as he proves you can't take a good guy down. you also get a small taste of jewel doing what jewel does best - she likes to bark a good bit of her day away (not so surprising she was returned to the shelter twice before we...

the call

by | Sunday, October 2, 2011 |

you know those minor annoyances you have in your life that you keep living with day after day even though there quite possibly may be a very easy fix?  i’m (almost) embarrassed to point out this issue that dave & i have been living with for who knows how long.  i don’t want to think about the time and money we’ve frittered away on this ridiculously easy to fix issue brought to us single-handedly by none other than carly.   when we redid our bathroom a...

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