cody bear's friends

the border collies headed upwards!
June 30, 2009, 6:10 am
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so it was saturday and it was time to take the border collies hiking!

hike4 miles in the mountains.  pickles had a great time and the 3 border collies that went all got along great!  there was time for them to frolic in the pine needles before the trek began.

hike rompa good time to get away from the heat and enjoy the cool mountain air.

hike frolicbailey enjoyed playing fetch with pine cones the entire way, pickles got to chase a bird and eight ball just was a good boy, pluggin away.

hike waitgreenery, wildlife, wildflowers, fresh air.


hikedonkeya burro?  “who cares?” says pickles, “my border collie friends are leaving without me!”


hikebcs“can we go again?”


is that his real name?
June 28, 2009, 1:47 pm
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yes…he really IS called the “pleasing fungus beetle.”

pfbsorry the picture is so crappy. i only had my point and shoot with me yesterday.  these guys were all over when we went hiking in the mountains yesterday morning.

June 27, 2009, 5:55 am
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time to review the week.

busy at work.  busy at home.  busy dogs.   the weekend should be the same, but we’re o.k. with that!!!

what we’re not o.k. with is this guy….

nemesiscody bear’s nemesis.  this cat is the one that occassionally wakes us up in the middle of the night banging on our front door.  he pees on everything. he sends his minion kittens over to stare at cody bear.

he’s been here for years and he’s growing more bold. ….we may have to move to a new neighborhood!

pickles practicing…
June 26, 2009, 2:18 pm
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here’s pickles and our dog trainer practicing her remote down from recall.

activepicklespickles in action!

choppers…and hairy legs
June 26, 2009, 7:08 am
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ok…let’s talk about it.

the new camera.

new cam

we all know goodbear loves her agapostemons.  here is one taken with her new 40d and martha’s macro.

dude, your legs are hairy.  but….i’m not calling the kettle black.

a year of pickles…
June 26, 2009, 5:24 am
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one year ago today i brought this gentle yet sassy border collie puppy home.

loofahpickleswhen i announced i was getting a border collie puppy everyone’s first reaction was…., “how do you think cody bear will handle it?”

he handled it o.k. actually.  but she was just terrified of him initially.  here she hides from him while he runs hell-on-paws around the yard…

pick sleepyshe didn’t know what to make of this fast moving, furry bear.

first day3within weeks she grew confident. she took his toys….she took his chewies…

a bone thief 2cody bear was patient…and frustrated.

a good bearbut mostly, he was afraid to stand up for himself against her. he somehow sensed i would be mad.  so he tried to be gentle.  tried not scare the puppy.

a faker 2they learned to share.

a lunch cuddle 2one year later…

rompyearthey’re inseperable.  they get eachother goin’.

rompthey’re bff…they’re family.

romp2they play hard.   they’re complete opposites.

cody bear and i talked about it.  it’s been a year.

we both agree: we love her.  she smells bad, she’s constantly dirty, she’s kind of selfish, her nose is always in the wrong place….but…we both love her…and we’re going to keep her.

ha ha! like you would believe me if i told you i would toss her back!?

happy anniversary pickles.  you’re our girl.


a new addition to our family….
June 25, 2009, 9:57 pm
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camerabwahhhh! can you believe it!!???

i’m in LOVE.  stay tuned for pix!!!

getting to knowww you…
June 25, 2009, 2:24 pm
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getting to know everythinggg about you….

getting to know you

we’re out…
June 25, 2009, 6:39 am
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goodnight, everyone.  we’re having a busy week.  we’re too tired to wag.


“say it ain’t so” or….kitten usurpers on the scene
June 24, 2009, 2:11 pm
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cody bear got some disturbing news from aunt t. this week…

codyconcernedafter getting our hopes up that our family back home would get a dog, we were shocked to learn that two new kittens were adopted!  what???

not only did they take a new dog’s place in the home, they have upset pennycat’s delicate consitution.  and….to add insult to injury, the kittens have gone to work with their new mom!

why can’t cody bear go to work!?

and…what happened to the dog? inquiring minds want to know…