what you've been waiting for...

by | Saturday, October 31, 2015 |

for the 7th year in a row i present the earthdog pack in all their glory: row 1 (l to r): merle, zig, phineus, slaterrow 2 (l to r): indi, carly, speck, ronanrow 3 (l to r): benny, odinrow 4 (l to r): jewel, jack, the dreaded shark, estellerow 5 (l to r): fletcher, pow wow, flanagan, maebyhere's the link to years 2009-2014...

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by | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 |

about 3 months ago (i really need to get this blogging thing together) i came across a wire-haired terrier posted on the snooty giggles facebook page. we had lost wilson about 2 months earlier and my terrier defenses were at a very low point. i tried to put him out of my mind for a few days but finally sent shawn a text to find out his story. snooty giggles ended up with pow because a cherry eye had him slated for euthanasia at the shelter he was in…it was only after taking him into the program...

my darling wiz...

by | Friday, February 20, 2015 |

last friday we helped wilson pass out of this life. it was time and we were at peace with the decision knowing that it was the best thing for him. somehow i convinced myself that all those things would make it easier. somehow i convinced myself that it wasn’t tragic so i would miss him but i would be okay – i would survive. somehow i convinced myself that i’m like a professional at dog loss at this point and i would be okay. even though i’m a person who gets sad when i reach a book’s end...

it's that time again...

by | Saturday, November 1, 2014 |

happy halloween! (here's the link to years 2009-2013) row 1 (l to r): phineus, ronan, estelle, fletcherrow 2 (l to r): zig, jack, maebe, indirow 3 (l to r): carly, merle, jewelrow 4 (l to r): wilson, slater, flanaganrow 5 (l to r): odin, benny, speckthis one might be my favorite year yet... we hope you all had an enjoyable halloween!...

dix-sept

by | Thursday, August 21, 2014 |

a few weeks ago we decided to foster another dog for snooty giggles, asprey beach. she’s a 7-year-old french bulldog who had recently been through some traumatic changes and she pulled quite hard at my heart strings. in probably the span of a month or so she was hit by a car and had a leg amputated, her owner died and then the family or friends dropped her rather unceremoniously at a shelter in kentucky. fortunately snooty giggles came to her rescue and started her on her new life. we were...

the descent

by | Thursday, July 24, 2014 |

about 6-8 weeks ago wilson seemed to plunge into complete confusion and old age overnight. he was no longer able to get around the house on his own, when we called to him he clearly heard it but always moved in the opposite direction and he kept circling and running into walls. because of his total blindness running into things and not always knowing where he is can be commonplace but this was extreme and very sudden. wil spent many years on prednisone due to his immune mediated disease so my...

symbols

by | Thursday, June 5, 2014 |

so i don't usually write about earthdog-related things here (although i'm not sure why since somebody's gotta buy the stuff or these dogs will be eating us for dinner) however on this occasion i can’t contain my excitement so please excuse this small bit of promotion.i've long been a fan of friendship bracelets - i love the colors, the patterns and the craftsmanship.  after murray died i sewed his id tag on an old bracelet i had made in college and when that one wore out i got a new one...

bound together

by | Friday, March 21, 2014 |

i don’t know if this is the case in other families with a lot of dogs but we seem to be a very tight knit family…pretty much on top of each other 24/7.  there’s a few who like their own space; fletcher, phineus, indi and jewel; but for the most part whether we like it or not we’re in very close proximity to each other at all times. generally i’m a fan of this family dynamic but there are times when trying to accomplish certain things it can become cumbersome.  the dogs generally...

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