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: ...

a big sigh

by | Thursday, June 27, 2013 |

i’m happy to announce that we are once again a complete family and we’ve been able to honor dooley’s memory by adopting another wolfhound…a win-win all around.  merlin’s original family’s life circumstances changed and they were no longer able to provide him the life he was accustomed to.  i know people tend to come down on others for rehoming their dogs (and i do think too often it’s a much too careless decision) but this is truly a case of someone who wanted the very best for her...

lighter

by | Monday, June 17, 2013 |

so stella seems to have succeeded where odin* couldn't - slowly but surely she and  carly are building a solid relationship.  for the first time in really what’s been well over a year carly seems happy and my heart feels a ton lighter…can i get a woot woot?    there’s a strange phenomenon going on here.  historically the idea of adding a new dog always came with equal parts excitement and apprehension.  there was always some fear of the chaos that would ensue - a...

a family enlarged

by | Monday, June 10, 2013 |

you might remember last september we adopted odin to hopefully be a buddy for carly and get her out of her depression.  for carly odin turned out to be a bust since he’s unwilling to play with anyone who’s larger than him.  that being said, odin is the greatest, most loving and congenial guy and he is unanimously adored here - he just wasn’t a fit for carly.  unfortunately after losing dooley, her running partner, carly seemed to go deeper into depression.  for the past few...

feeding frenzy

by | Tuesday, June 4, 2013 |

here's a little vine dave created from dinner one night:https://vine.co/v/b9jg93Kn51H/embed/simple//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.jsto the people who inquired about our feeding ritual:  i promise i'll go into more depth than this!

which side are you on?

by | Monday, June 3, 2013 |

i bet if you did a survey of pet owners exactly half would say they allow their pets on the furniture and the other half would say they don’t.  growing up our family was on the “don’t” side which essentially led to me spending my childhood on the floor.  solely for this reason as an adult i’ve always been firmly on the “do” side.  we probably have more couches and chairs than the average household.  if there’s a nook or a cranny where a soft, upholstered body-holder will fit...

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