#notsodifferent

by | Thursday, September 1, 2016 |

i’m coming off a blog hiatus to share a really important video…a video that has the potential to open people’s minds and hearts. snooty giggles is the official adopter of the colella family and we couldn’t be more thankful for the amazing beings they've added to our life. shining a light on special needs animals shines a light on all beings that are “different” and that can only lead to more compassion all around. please take a moment to read the backstory on the video and then view it. because...

she is what she is

by | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 |

speck was the unfortunate recipient of a very undesirable body type. she’s built like a very, very sturdy tube sitting atop 6” (at best) legs. a few months ago during our daily walk we decided to try to walk her on a leash, thus forcing her to do the whole walk to hopefully generate some weight loss and at least add some definition to the tube. our morning walk is 1 mile and i take reilley on a leash (the walk is for him and the health of his hips) and everyone else runs amok. there is an odd...

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...

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,...

fragments

by | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 |

last week we added another chapter to the dooley saga and i’m very hopeful we’re currently smack dab in the middle of the conclusion.  last wednesday things weren’t right and after rushing him to our vet we found that his stomach was packed full of food.  he had a rare complication called gastric apnea and after another nail-biting surgery where we weren’t sure the surgeon would find a viable stomach and we might lose him we were fortunate that no resection was...

we'll just have to punt

by | Thursday, September 6, 2012 |

it seems the odin effect has yet to take hold of carly...although he's got the whole family smitten.  in the midst of baking 300 mini-cupcakes for the benefit we're hosting tomorrow night...did i mention we're hosting a benefit tomorrow night?  if you missed that please check out the website and consider joining us if you're local - it's all to benefit spay & neuter in middle tennessee and it should be a blast! but i digress...so carly...carly, carly, carly!  like i said, in...

a not brief briefing

by | Wednesday, September 5, 2012 |

we’re hosting a benefit for the pet community center here friday night so things have been a little bit hectic the last few weeks.  this is my formal excuse for waiting so long to announce some exciting news.  before i get into that if you’re local to nashville please join us friday for rock n’ roll for pup control…all signs are pointing to this being an awesome evening.   dave will be playing drums all night with an amazing line-up of musicians and...

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