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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...

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...

monkey business

by | Sunday, March 4, 2012 |

zig’s been with us about a month now and i can’t believe how much i adore the little monkey. he is quickly becoming universally adored by everyone in the family, barring a few hanger-oners to aloofness. he even turned benny, who seemingly thought he should remain the baby of the family and no one should come in after him but he’s begrudgingly accepted zig. he’s still doing horribly with housetraining (he’ll get there) and is very timid with new people and things but he’s coming along by leaps...

somewhat redundant

by | Saturday, June 18, 2011 |

something tells me speck would fare better in a more temperate climate... [youtube]

it's not the's the fat

by | Friday, June 10, 2011 |

no matter how many seconds speck is outside in the heat when she comes in her girthy body finds it's way to the closest vent [youtube]

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....

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