this one's for you wats

by | Sunday, December 1, 2013 |

a little over eight years ago at an adoption event i fell in love with this guy at first sight... it didn’t matter that we were at the event to hopefully find homes for two of our fosters, i did not possess the ability to walk away from that face. watson (as he would later be named) at the time was about 3 months old and was up for adoption along with his sister and brother after having been rescued by a woman from a man who was going to “take them down to the river and shoot them." that day...

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...

halloween 2013

by | Thursday, October 31, 2013 |

happy halloween(here's the link to years 2009-2012) row 1 (l to r): slater, indi, wilson, zigrow 2 (l to r): benny, jewel, carly, speckrow 3 (l to r): phineus, watson, flanagan, fletcherrow 4 (l to r): odin, merle, ronan, estellewe hope you all had an enjoyable halloween!...

zig on things

by | Thursday, October 17, 2013 |

zig’s human equivalent would be the kid sporting the frog costume 24-7 - he’s an eccentric little bugger. if you know me at all then you know that’s right down my alley…i’m all for letting his freak flag fly. consequently he does things that we wouldn’t allow anyone else to do (but in reality no one else really has any interest in doing). he’s been known to sit on pretty much anything that gets him closer to me, including but not limited to tables. in zig’s defense most of the time when a dog...

he runs again

by | Friday, August 30, 2013 |

yesterday we said goodbye to reilley, my best friend (in the dog world that is – don’t worry i have human friends as well) of 8 years.  i am sad, i am lonely, and i’m not quite sure who i am without him by my side but…b.u.t. i’m also grateful, honored and humbled to have had such a faithful and loving companion to navigate the last 8 years with.  our time here together is over but he will remain a piece of me for the rest of my life.  sadly i don’t think i have it in me to write...

a fun loving gal

by | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 |

estelle has proven to be an invaluable resource to our pack – she holds the record for routinely playing with the most members of the family.  i’m pretty sure jewel, indi and wilson are the only ones to successfully avoid her affections and i’m certain they’ll prove uncrackable.  she’s growing into such a lovely lady (although i use the term lady loosely) – she’s a sweet, loving and playful little package.  while her personality is developing her body does not seem to be and...

she's movin on up

by | 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: ...

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