cody bear's friends

and everyone was invited!!!
November 27, 2009, 4:13 am
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ahhh. the holidays.

this week i was pulling into my driveway, jammed on th breaks.  the neighbor didn’t stop…she ran into me.i’m in a rental. i mitsubishi eclipse.

but thennnn….it was thanksgiving.  my friend r. invited me over. all the food was so tasty. they even made vegetarian versions of some of the dishes.

i brought a salad and…these….

i made chocolate covered strawberries!  it was really easy.  you just melt chocolate. then you dip the berries in.  sort of a lame dessert really, but people like ’em.   it was verrrry easy.

oh…and r. said the dogs could come!

r. has 2 dogs, coco the poodle and emma the schnauzer.

the dogs don’t get to go to r.’s much, but they love it there, and they LOVE coco!

all in all, a wonderful thanksgiving day!


“stairs are fun”
November 23, 2009, 6:39 am
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and so it came to pass that i had to work one weekend.  and it was deemed necessary to have a dog with me.

that is how cody bear found himself down town one day, clomping up and down the studio stairs.  he seems to like ….work….whatever that is.

and yes, i’m puzzled by this behavior…
November 22, 2009, 6:49 am
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saturday night.

watching snl, sitting at my desk editing photos.

pickles gets tired, walks into her crate and lays down.

the cat comes up.  she pats me on the leg.  i let her jump up. she purrs then pops down.

she walks toward the crate.

pickles sits up.

the sniff  each other  through the open door.

spree walks in.  pickles looks at her like she’s a space alien.

cat rubs against the dog a couple times then makes her way to the back of the crate.  lays down.

dog looks confused…then lays back down.

and there you have it.


lady good bear’s “who’s hot who’s not” list!
November 12, 2009, 10:47 pm
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bear with feet

while everyone knows cody bear is my number one guy, my main squeeze, the man of the house, i do want to let you all know lady goodbear’s top five list of hot guy jobs.

disclaimer:  please don’t be hurt if your profession is not on this list.  this is just what i think is hot.

1.  wildlife conservationist

2.  teacher (high school and above)

3.  nature cinematographer/wildlife videographer

4.  photojournalist

5.  (tie) firefighter/veterinarian

(this list is subject to change)

jobs lady goodbear does NOT think are hot:


2.  coyote

3.  strip club manager

4.  body builder

5.  puppy mill owner

ww – nice ear
November 11, 2009, 2:14 pm
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more dog pix

when grocery shopping for cody bear….
November 11, 2009, 4:51 am
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shoppingour water filtration system broke!  a few days of hard tap water got our sensitive little cody bear all . . . barfy.  the water filter mechanism company is sending a replacement unit, gratis, but in the meantime….bottled water.  after a week of barfing cody bear was back to a barf free existance after just 3 days of bottled water.  5 days sans throw up.

oh….sooo…yes, no you know why i always buy huge bundles of paper towels.  you go through many, many paper towels when you have a dog with gastroparesis.

oh, and yes…you go through a fair amount of red wine when you have a dog with gastroparesis.  JK!

but, we’re glad to say he is feeling MUCH better.

better bearready for playing.  hard core romping!

we had an ok vet visit yesterday, in fact.  he weighs 49.7 lbs.  i still try to get him to 50 lbs. it’s been my goal for years.  the doctor thought he looked healthy, but, as i said, the visit was ….ok.  we have a lump we’re watching….

i think he’ll be fine.  right?


for more info on cody bear’s gastroparesis…click on “gastroparesis” in the tag cloud to the left.

before work today…
November 4, 2009, 2:41 pm
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the dogs have just spotted a cat.

catwatchtime to give them breakfast anyway. but first….

shoesthe shoes i’m wearing to work today.

…next to a hurl-a-squirrel

happy camera day!
November 4, 2009, 5:50 am
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ahhhh. new camera.

a new point and shoot.  sooo happy. i absolutely love it.

i haven’t had time to rock it yet, but…

here’s a plant:

macro elephant foodthat was macro, here’s wide angle:

wide angleand…oopsie…the cyc is dirty!

pns cycmore on that later!

what camera is it, you ask?  it’s a new point and shoot!  the canon  A2000 IS.

i should be blogging more now that i have a new camera. that sd750 had whacky mojo.

greetings from the . . . studio!
November 2, 2009, 3:58 pm
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wow….what a week.


i have some news. not all of it is good, but none of it is TOO bad.


had a yard sale this weekend.  i hate them but decided to do it for two reasons: 1. i need a little extra cash.  things have been tight lately and cody bear has a vet appointment next monday.  trying not to use my credit card. 2. there is just too much stuff in my house.  i made $250 and my friend m. made 50ish and d. made 58.  and i got rid of a bunch of crap jewelry i never wear anymore.  the “cd’s for $1.00 each”  was great.  sold about 30 of those, some of wich buzzy bee girl left behind when she moved to cali.

moving on….cody bear is sick again.  i think we are getting it in check, but between the onset of a new flair up and a couple mysterious bumps…well,….i best just take him in.  i have learned he DEFINITELY has to have filtered or bottled water.  city water is too hard for him and long term usage (a week or more) will really set him off.

on a related note: my pur water filtration system broke. AFTER i spent 60 bucks and a huge box of filters, opened it and used one. 

business-wise:  we have been working VERY hard on things and we’re having fun.  our new studio lighting comes in.  these will be continuous in addition to all the strobes and light boxes in the studio already.  the new lights will be great to have for dogs that don’t like the pop of the strobe when getting their picture taken.  we’re also getting 2 new cameras!!!  also, our pr person worked hard on a pr plan and press release which is going out today!

the best part of all:  it’s getting colder and i’m trying to put off turning the heat on until i can’t handle it anymore.  well it’s working well because last night both dogs and the cat snuggled up around me and it was so comfortable.  my head got cold though….maybe i should get another pet.  what’s a good head warming pet?  rabbit?  bush baby?  maybe i’ll just sleep in a hoody….