Filed under: animals, dogs, life, love, pets | Tags: animals, border collies, dogs, friends, love, mutts, pets
we’re in the new house!
pickles is fin. she loves the place. and after almost a year of horrible illness, she’s romping around like a nut!
he hates the dogs that bark on the other side of the new fence and the lack of stuff to watch out the window.
but we’re going to work him through it…..
Filed under: animals, dogs, life, pets | Tags: animals, dogs, life, pets, photography
and so cody bear and pickles have found themselves house sitting! they’re keeping their friend hannah company while her dad is out of town.
fun for pickles who has been playing with all hannah’s lovely toys, and relaxing for cody bear who is recoving from an asskicking surgery.
we end up going home for meals, as, between the two of them, there are a great amount of pill bottles involved.
hannah enjoys watching pickle play with her toys, but she’s a little older so she doesn’t join in with the romping.
tomorrow we go home. house cleaning and a photo shoot for me. relaxing and getting snuggled for them. you know….much of the same for them.
moving on to the serious news…we find out sometime after tuesday if cody bear’s tumor was cancer. i’m nervous, i won’t lie. but i will be surprised if it is bad, i mean….this is the healthiest the bear has ever been. it will be quite unfair if, after years of trying to get his health in order and achieving, we find he has cancer. that just won’t be fair. no other way to say it.
aside: the house we’re staying has a couch! we don’t have a couch. and i’m sitting on it. so posh!
my feet are on the coffee table and the baby loves are laying beneath my legs. i’ll wake them up soon…when i’ve had my fill of cable tv. oh livin’ the high life at hannah’s.
Filed under: animals, border collies, canine, dogs, life, pets | Tags: animals, border collie, dogs, life, mutts, pets, veterinary
oh my GOD a STICK!
should i be sad that there is nothing in this world that gets me as excited as my dogs get when they see a random 14 inch piece of tree branch?
i mean….i love a good meal with friends, an outrageous sale price is nice, a pint of guinness always hits the spot, but NOTHING gives me the wide opened eyed joyous “holy shit” look on my face that the dogs get with a stick or a piece of beef or a new squeaky.
check out pickles….
also, they’ve got the “no worry” thing down. mommy foots the vet bill, food bill, pharmacy bill…which is high. at the end of october vet bills will be more than….$1600/month.
so keep smiling pickles. keep grabbin’ those sticks cody bear. just please….stop eating dangerous shit and chasing things that will bite you. that’s all i ask. that and for cuddling and some laughs each day.
Filed under: animals, dogs, life, pets | Tags: animals, dogs, life, pets, random, vet bills
even with the tiniest drop in temperature cody bear is back to snuggling in the mornings. he gets so hot in the summer with all that fluff. but the cooler temperatures mean me waking up before dawn with a very patient, cinnamon dog staring at me. as soon as my eyes open he shifts his gaze to the exact part of the bed he wants to snuggle up in and waits for the go ahead!
so that was nice to go back to sleep to. i haven’t been sleeping well because i’ve been worried about cody bear’s tum0r (removal thursday) pickles’ on going weird health issues (x-rays and nutritional response testing wednesday), money and finding a renter so i can move into the new place.
when we finally did get up there was a high speed chase…
followed by a short constitutional through the neighborhood then i was off to work. where i sit now…still worrying.
high points for the coming week: meeting an artist who will paint a cool graphic in the foyer of the new house. (before and after pictures in the future!) photo shoots, vet appointments, team trivia tonight, ….and who knows what else.
Filed under: animals, dogs, life | Tags: animals, dogs, life, pets, photography
why are cody bear and pickles smiling?
i don’t know, really. they’ve had a rough year. perhaps they’re smiling because 2012 is going to be a healthy and happy dog year? sorry i’ve been absent so long. pickles struggled with health all year. we’re still trying to get her feeling better. she is puzzle.
but through it all she keeps smiling and wagging.
as does the bear….who is having a tumor removed next week. the 20th. so please keep him in your thoughts that day.
now….in other news. another reason i’ve been busy: my photography business is off the hook. how did this happen? i just had my first show last month and it was a great success. i’ll get some pics and details up next.
i’m back to blogging. thank god.
Filed under: animals, dogs, friends, life | Tags: absinthe, animals, dogs, drinks, friends, life, pets, team trivia, trivia
so goodbear has some new activities since she first started blogging. one can’t miss activity is team trivia every monday night. (getting excited just thinking about it and it is only friday!!)
so we have this team and….we’re pretty good. since january 1 we have won 5 times, second place has 2 wins. there are usually about 20 teams. our team consists of my photography biz partner(knows many of the music and art questions), abacus (a long time dog park friend great with history and current events), a music store manager friend(knows absolutely everything about current sports and pop culture), a materials engineer (knows alot about music, science and sports) a postal worker (knows crazy amounts of stuff about diverse science categories), a retired biology teacher(has read every book in the english language) a television and non-profit professional(really knows her pop culture), an attorney(current events and geography), an attorney(baseball, movies and random stuff), an attorney(some science and geography) and me(i bring erasers and know a little bit about music)
i think the most fun for me has been trying to predict what he is going to ask each week.
all this goes down at a bar. some people are there for trivia…some just to drink. one night i went to the bar between questions to grab a guinness and i saw THIS:
“it’s ABSINTHE!” some kid said with an excited look in his eyes. he and two friends were enjoying the prep for their shots!
so that’s monday. but for the most part, life is still mostly just full of this:
Filed under: animals, beer, border collies, canine, dogs, friends, life, pets | Tags: animals, beer, border collies, canine, dogs, friends, pets
let me just preface this by saying, no dogs were given alcohol while these events took place. or ever, actually.
ok! it was tuesday night and pickles decided to go to the bar with some of her friends from border collie meetup! so we went to pickles’ favorite local brewery. all 6 of us packed into rehmy’s landrover and headed to the bar to freeze on the patio!
you know pickles. here is ashleigh…
(last time we went out rehmy gave pickles have a sonoran hot dog. that is NEVER happening again. what a mess.)
we got really cold and decided to put the rovers back in the rover and head home. a fun time was had by all!
Filed under: animals, birds, dogs, friends, life, pets | Tags: animals, birds, cake, dogs, food, friends, life, pets
so here was yesterday, (an explanation of why i’m still in my jammies and why my back is tired. not sore…tired)
get to the art institute by 9 am to talk to students about dog and nature photography
go to botanical gardens to take some shots. see this bird with a stick….
head to the cakery to hang out with mc cupcake where she was working on this….
fm picks me up and we go back to the bakery to pick up a sheet cake for the music studio grand opening.
grand opening where i meet this dog….
drink a couple beers, then head home to feed the dogs and take them for a nice walk around the neighborhood. then head to italian restaurant.
next, cyberbowling at ten. i finish game 1 with 100. next…70…next 61.
i won’t be going pro.
Filed under: animals, dogs, food, insects, life | Tags: animals, border collies, dogs, food, insects, life, mutts, photography
so life has been happening. lots and lots of life. good and bad; mostly good.
but i’m back. i will say…there has been alot of eating, visits to the vet and frantic life happening in the last few months.
the best breakfast ever was discovered:
hash browns on green chili sauce with a chili relleno breakfast burrito. (i could only eat half)
insects are still being found:
and his faithful sidekick is still doing great and making us all happy:
Filed under: gardening, life, nature, photography, travel | Tags: gardening, japanese garden, life, photography, portland, travel, vacation
so i haven’t blogged in a while. i was on vacation in portland. when i got home i SHOULD have popped some pictures up right away, but i have to admit….i was sort of bummed. i loved portland. my hosts were so much fun and we squeezed so many great things in. when i got home i was bored. bored and cranky and contemplative. “why the hell am i living here?” i’ve been talking about moving for years. oh yeah: i have no money to move. so i’m stuck here.
now, that i got THAT out of the way i will say that i’m much cheerier this week. it’s been a great three day weekend and i have spent some time setting some goals, which i will share later. but for now i will show you some photos of one of my favorite places in portland, the japanese garden!
definitely worth the admission, which i think was 5 dollars. i’m pretty certain if i lived in that town i would go all the time. once we got away from the group with the loud toddlers it was so quiet and peaceful and ….healing.