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tbt - kody edition

by | Thursday, January 16, 2014 |

i know i'm late to the game but i thought i'd attempt my own twist on throw back thursday.  my idea is to find the first picture ever taken of each of our dogs and then give a little bio/insight into said dog.  if you saw our cabinet of pictures or the way pictures are "organized" on my computer you would know i'm attempting quite a feat.  i've got the first picture so there's only like 30 more to hard can that be???   the year was 1988 (but doesn't my hair already...

behind the veil

by | Monday, January 13, 2014 |

this post has been ruminating in my head for a while and i haven’t been sure whether i should share it or not…whether anyone would care or not.  in an effort to lift the veil on my life what you’re about to read is a) likely to be a bit of a jumbled mess and b) painfully honest but it’s where i currently am and i’m putting it out there - if you decide to continue reading you’ve been warned.  i’m issuing my apologies up front for the whining and complaining and then i’m letting it...

off to a good start

by | Friday, January 10, 2014 |

it probably won’t come as a surprise that i was not a fan of 2013 - we lost too many family members and things were overall too hard to feel bad about it’s passing. because i consider myself a positive person and would like to be bigger than 2013 would have me be i will say that i am grateful for the additions of estelle, merle and ronan to our family; for the ability to stay in the house that we love and that all of us are currently healthy. i’m feeling much more enthusiastic about 2014 and if...

he's our tender-roni

by | Friday, December 13, 2013 |

sadly it’s been a bit hard keeping you all up on the comings and goings of our family this year and i’ve been really remiss in introducing our newest family member but i’m here today to rectify the situation.  i’ve also put this introduction off a bit because it’s always difficult for me to write these posts when we’ve adopted a dog from a family having to let their dog go.  in all these situations i’ve always highly respected the family’s decision to want a better situation for their...

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...

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