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...

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...

dancing too close to the sun

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 |

fletcher tangoed with the wrong skunk last night.  fortunately for us he received more of a glancing blow than a direct hit.  it happened late enough that neither one of us had the energy to deal with it at that moment so dave tried to make him sleep outside.  with a slight amount of whining i bought fletch a night in the bedroom (i should mention i pretty much lack the sense of smell) which only lasted until about 4 am when dave could take no more and forced him outside....

super fuzz

by | Thursday, January 19, 2012 |

this video cracks me up for two reasons: (1) watson & jewel are the two slowest moving dogs we have and when they play it looks like it's in slow motion (it can actually be sleep inducing) and (2) because everyone else was outside it seems like jewel decided to use this alone time with watson to work on some new moves, although she remains true to the good ole "grab a back leg" move.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ueRalQe-Y&w=460&h=315]  ...

indian summer

by | Sunday, October 9, 2011 |

it's been so beautiful here in nashville the past few weeks. i love this time of year when we can leave all the doors of the house open and enjoy the outside. the dogs have been partaking in the enjoyment aplenty. here's watson and carly trying to get the best of fletcher but as he proves you can't take a good guy down. you also get a small taste of jewel doing what jewel does best - she likes to bark a good bit of her day away (not so surprising she was returned to the shelter twice before we...

there's a new witch in town

by | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 |

growing up we always had a kitchen witch in our kitchen (and if your kitchen witch resides anywhere other than the kitchen you’ve got problems) and it’s an odd superstition that i’ve carried into adulthood.  for the last decade or so our kitchen witch has been an ozzy osbourne figure, although the only way you would know it was supposed to be ozzy is because the packaging said so.  i don’t know if there are rules as to what makes an official kitchen witch but...

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