gratitude

by | Friday, May 10, 2013 |

i am humbled, gracious and overwhelmed by all the comments and emails you sent in response to my plea for help. i got a lot of fantastic suggestions and questions and will begin incorporating all the ideas into the blog. today i just want to quickly comment on a few things i read. i received a lot of comments and questions about behavioral issues and i will answer those more specifically in future posts but i did want to quickly address it here as well. to me the most important part of living...

an interactive blog post

by | Thursday, May 9, 2013 |

this is the part where i ask you for some help.  because i live with them and see their daily routine my dogs appear slightly mundane (as evidenced by the picture below) and in an attempt to not bore you i end up not posting very often.  i’m aware our life is somewhat outside the box and from the amount of people who say to me "i'd have that many dogs if i could" i would gather i’m missing some content that you as readers may find interesting.  i could use some help in the form...

farewell simon

by | Saturday, April 27, 2013 |

yesterday we said goodbye to simon; our boo, our captain, our elder statesmen.  i have 13 years of memories of simon, 13 years of stories and countless hilarious episodes that i could impart here.  i could tell you how smart he was or what an amazing first alert system he was and how seriously he took his job.  i could fill the page telling you what a character he was.  i could regurgitate all over you and still fail miserably in getting the essence of boo across.  as i...

almost missed my connection

by | Thursday, March 21, 2013 |

one thing i’ve learned from living with a pack of dogs for the last 18 years is that each and every dog is special in their own way and you establish different levels of connection with each one. i’ve been lucky enough to have deeper than usual connections with several of our dogs. that is not to say i’ve loved them more than others or they were more important to me but for whatever reason our souls seemed to speak to each other (i’m looking at you kody, murray, reilley and owney). last year a...

out of the darkness

by | Monday, March 11, 2013 |

my apologies for being mia of late.  the truth is that life with a pack of dogs can sometimes be messy and heartbreaking and these past 5 months have been jam packed with pain.  i should note that dave is much better at updating the earthdog facebook page so to keep up with timely news and his photos head on over and "like" us.  i don’t want to belabor the ugliness of the recent past but i do want to let you know that we lost dooley early in february after a prolonged,...

out of retirement (temporarily)

by | Friday, November 16, 2012 |

i knew it was going to take a special situation to ever pull me out of foster retirement.  about 13 years ago dave & i had 2 fosters (along with our 11 dogs) when our foster/adoption network completely crumbled.  long story short after some time it became clear tate & frankie were going to be staying with us for the long haul.  for several reasons they were unable to be integrated into our pack so they’ve been kept separate all this time.  dave has taken...

all-knowing

by | Friday, November 9, 2012 |

the universe seems to know things. these pictures were taken the day before zander's extremely unexpected loss... in hindsight i'm really happy i shared that time with him.

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