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murray gets cracked

by | Thursday, April 9, 2009 |

below is a video of one of murray’s chiropractic appointments with the great dr. triplett in nashville. it’s 7 minutes of a vet appointment so it might not be the most engaging video but i thought it would be interesting for people to see if they didn’t know what chiropractic on dogs looks like. if you can’t hang out for the full 7 minutes i strongly urge you to make it (or fast forward) to 2:39 where murray’s face first appears – i defy you not to smile at...

can't something be done about this

by | Wednesday, April 8, 2009 |

please forgive this non-dog related post but there seems to be an epidemic out there & it has to be stopped. i beg of everyone with an establishment with public bathrooms to stop with the pithy, witty and/or olde english labeling of the bathroom doors. what's wrong with good old ladies & gentleman, men & women, or even boys & girls. all are equally descriptive, quick and to the point – okay so they might not be creative but they get the job done, which i believe is...

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april contest

by | Thursday, April 2, 2009 |

entering is easy: just send us an email with your submission, your collar details (size, style/color, type) and your name and address (have no fear this information will not be disseminated in any way) by april 15. and now without further ado, the april contest is: photograph of the most unique/bizarre sleeping position send your photo to and include your collar choice, name and address (winning photo will be posted on our blog). rules: one photo per email photos must be...

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never ceasing to amaze

by | Tuesday, March 24, 2009 |

there is an adage in our house which very simply states every time we think we’ve seen it all we haven’t. it has always proven true that each dog that comes into this house will at one point or another do something unique that amazes, amuses, and/or disgusts us. you would think at some point this phenomenon would run its course and there would be nothing new but you my friend would be wrong. for some reason i seem to be constantly amazed at the stream of odd behaviors these mutts...

unfortunate landing

by | Monday, March 23, 2009 |

i’m not sure if dooley overshot his landing, didn’t think head placement through or just doesn’t have the sense he needs but this was clearly not a well thought out resting spot. other than his failure to realize everyone needs a little elbow room, dooley's come a long way in the few months we’ve had him and he’s coming out of his shell more and more – he’s a gem. i’ve got some videos to edit that demonstrate his unshelling...coming soon! ...

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the fine art of persuasion

by | Wednesday, March 11, 2009 |

today dave & i did our civic duty for tn’s humane lobby day. we went to “the hill” and met with our state representative and state senator to get their support on a puppy mill bill and an animal fighting bill. dave was our spokesperson for both meetings and did a bang up job – to quote him “i opened up my mouth and hoped words came out in an order that made sense.” it was a very daunting experience but even i was able to sputter some words out.   i...

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fit for a king but made for a queen

by | Monday, March 9, 2009 |

many years ago when our dog count had reached 5 sleeping soundly became an issue and dave was pretty adamant about finding some way to keep the dogs off the bed. the simplest solution seemed to be raising the bed, and after we did this, i had to admit the unencumbered sleeping was quite a treat. over the years we have designed and built several beds, which always proved to be a bit tricky, after all suspending a large piece of furniture that two people will be sleeping on does present its...

we tweet, therefore we are

by | Friday, March 6, 2009 |

want to keep up with what carly’s destroying? want snippets of information from the innards of earthdog? want a look through the tiny lens of dave’s obsessive iphone photo snapping? want to wonder where yet another 10 minutes of your day went? hey then we’ve got just the thing...join us on twitter:

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