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...

home is where the dooley is

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 |

we're so happy to have dooley home safe and sound with us.  he’s not completely out of the woods yet as his bloodwork was still not where it should be as of yesterday.  dr. au felt comfortable enough to let him go home so that’s a good sign to me.  he’s much less swollen today, is finally eating and seems generally to be feeling better so we’re cautiously optimistic.  he won’t be totally out of the woods until the 5 days past surgery mark and...

when it rains it pours

by | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 |

2:30 pm   reilley has a seizure (stinks but we can bounce back just a little beaten)

7:30 pm   we rush dooley to the emergency vet with bloat

12:30 am we return home emotionally and physically exhausted, more beaten

3:00 am   zander has a seizure (we’ve been pushed over the edge…we’ve fallen and cannot get up)

bring on the night

by | Wednesday, August 10, 2011 |

last night was the first not unbearably hot evening we've had here in quite a while so we attempted to enjoy some peace & quiet on the patio... [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKfJhhCidYQ&w=470&h=349] sometimes our ideas do not at all intersect with the dogs' ideas.

practice run

by | Saturday, February 6, 2010 |

you know how motocross riders will test new tricks in a foam pit first so they don't kill themselves...dooley takes this idea of safety first to the extreme. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeEDTeexOa0&hl=en_US&fs=1&] can you imagine his look of "i told you so" if one of us gets hurt while running?...

a gaggle of yahoos

by | Thursday, December 10, 2009 |

i apologize for my extended absence but holy canoli i think the stress of trying to think of a blog post essentially completely incapacitated me. i’ll just put this out there so it’s common knowledge – my life is pretty boring, and i mean that in the greatest possible way. yes, i live with 16 dogs but dogs are creatures of habit and so they do the same thing day in and day out and are rather uninteresting. i apparently need to work harder to make something out of nothing which i guess means...

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