great expectations

by | Tuesday, June 7, 2011 |

a little over 3 years ago i travelled to michigan to pick up a mess of a dog who has, as layer after layer has been removed, revealed himself to be an amazing being.  flanagan’s previous “owners” kept him tranquilized 24-7 and in various other ways medicinally altered his brain chemistry and then they dropped him in a kill shelter with no meds.  you can read about our first meeting and journey home here. flanagan turned out to be one of the toughest to get through to and longest to...

so it's come to this

by | Thursday, April 14, 2011 |

  i've got so many dogs up in my business i've had to resort to this... sadly i'd been using speck for a table for probably 10 minutes before i even realized i was doing it. what may be worse is i wouldn't hesitate to use her again - she was actually the perfect height and quite stable. and yes that was a delicious falafel pita i was enjoying....

feeling lucky?

by | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 |

the first person to correctly identify which two dogs i had the pleasure of transporting to the vet early this morning gets an earthdog collar (elvis was just along for the ride)...leave your answer in the comment field.  dave captured this picture as i was pulling out of the driveway...the fact that they both battled to get into the front seat before we left did not forebode a peaceful drive but they settled in once we got on the road.  their teeth cleaning today means two things for...

new photo contest

by | Thursday, March 24, 2011 |

we just posted a new photo contest on our facebook contest page.  head on over for your chance to win a collar & leash. this one will be fun because, while we pick the finalists, you pick the winner! good luck!  ...

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the no victory garden

by | Thursday, March 17, 2011 |

at first glance having a garden seems like a no-brainer for us and seems to jive quite well with our lifestyle.  we try our best at being environmentally friendly and the thought of living off the land is quite an attractive idea.   we started a small garden two years ago and dear gravy was i overwhelmed even though (if i’m being honest) i should note that dave was doing most (insert “all” here) of the work…it was apparently more the idea of the responsibility than the actual...

help...we need somebody

by | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 |

this post is the kind i don’t like…one with bad news that i hate to impart.  it is with heavy hearts that dave & i have come to the sad fact that we need to find violet a new loving family.  over the past six weeks or so she developed an issue with watson and it is only getting worse.  we sent her to an amazing trainer, nathan, for board and train for a few weeks, hoping for at the least a chilling out period and at best a solution to our problem.  while she...

"heard any good jokes lately" -pee wee herman

by | Friday, March 4, 2011 |

i’ve been missing.  awol.  mia.  if there was an amber alert for bloggers (am i a blogger?) it would have been issued.  if i’ve disappointed anyone i apologize…and thank you for caring.  a brief explanation ensues:  for a little over a year (truth be told a lot over a year) i’ve been feeling really crappy, not myself…just off.  exhausted, overwhelmed, short term memory loss, trouble putting words together, weight gain that...

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happy halloween

by | Sunday, October 31, 2010 |

for the second year in a row dave was successful in getting the whole pack photographed (check out our shot from 2009).  hope you have a fantastic halloween full of treats, including this one: row 1 (l to r):  murray, simon, jewel, wilson row 2 (l to r):  indi, phineus, fletcher, watsonrow 3 (l to r):  reilley, flanagan, zander, speckrow 4 (l to r):  carley, dooley, benny, violet ...

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