cody bear's friends

is it me, or are they getting even cuter????
January 29, 2010, 5:18 am
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oh yeaaahhhh!

one teeny tiny dehydrated beef bite and look at pickles lick her chops!

now look at her here, so majestic….

gran pick macgregor!  doesn’t she look like such a pretty lass under the scottish highland sky?

and then there’s cody bear, just being cute and all.

running hell-on-paws around the yard.

and tomorrow is friday!

just a bit of a chill, really
January 26, 2010, 6:03 pm
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we had days of rain and cold temps.

two things wrong with that….no heat in the bedroom or bathroom.  yikes.

and….muddy paws.  i’m sweeping up to three times a day.  there is a path from the front door to the back of dirt and sand the merry pupsters have been tracking in.

the dogs love the cold weather.  they’re energized!  (here they demonstrate how energized they are)

note the snow in the mountains beyond the park…

and note the smile on cody bear’s face!!!

love bug!

like when pickles has a bad day…
January 25, 2010, 5:17 am
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and so another weekend comes to an end.

the dogs, especially pickles, are tired.

her hightlights .  . . well, lowlights, actually:

she was taunted by the feral cats, peed on by a lab mix, ran into a beam, taunted by feral cats again, and her kibble bin is close to empty.  and the worst part of it….she had to have a BATH!

so, she’s tired now.  but she’s good because, as pickles always says, “it’s nothing a couple treats can’t help.”

crap….i really don’t want to go back to work tomorrow!


whoever is dirtiest at the end…..WINS!
January 21, 2010, 6:38 am
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happiness is dirt?

let’s admit it….the amount of dirt and grime on a dog is directly proportional to how great its day was.





grass in the fur?

case . . . in . . . point:

and you know, speed is involved:

“it’s our world.  get dirty and try to keep up!”

sunday is spa day, apparently
January 18, 2010, 5:06 am
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the bear might be getting tired of the photography.

the constant flash.  the lens in his face.  the “waaaiit….waaaaiit.”

but who cares! he’s cute and i can’t help myself!

another busy weekend.  i’m exhausted.

i think i’ll pop up my daily photo on the other blog, then hit the sack.  i do have to brush the dogs first, though. cody bear had a bath today, including a deep conditioning “fur butter” treatment.

ooooohhhh ahhhhhh.

“but we already have great quads”
January 15, 2010, 4:36 pm
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true, true cody bear and pickles.  you’re in great shape.

we’ll just continue walking.

lately i have only been walking the dogs together.  i need to do some separate walks, too.  one on one time with mom.  face time with cody bear. female bonding with pickles.

what have you.

ohhhh pickllllles, where arrrrr youuuu?
January 12, 2010, 5:27 am
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has anyone see pickles lately?

we’ve been a little “cody bear heavy” at the blog lately.  sorry about that.  he just finds himself in front of the camera more often.

saturday picky punk had her border collie meetup.  all the dogs were new, and not all of them were friendly.

she’s definitely happiest with cody bear. he’s her favorite dog.

she has turned out to be one of the most cuddly dogs i have EVER known.  she is stuck to my side at night while we sleep.  when she’s not playing, she’s moaning and burying her head in my neck.  i knew when i got her she would be a major love,  i just had no idea she would be so loved by me, cody bear AND the cat.

we’re very lucky.  did you see her tribute to elliott erwitt? i know i posted it before. sorry.  she’s just so good!

interrogation room…cruel lighting and fluffy honesty…
January 11, 2010, 6:21 am
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if you could ask cody bear one question, what would it be?

ask cody bear anything!

or me or pickles.  g’head.

things are bad when your dog tells you to tidy up…
January 10, 2010, 5:31 pm
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things have gotten out of hand in the yard.  cody bear took it upon himself to point this out to me with his constant “here’s a stick!  there’s a stick!”  business.

“what’s this?”

….a stick, i’m guessing.

so tomorrow is a yard work day.  it’s unruly back there.  but the potted plants are doing great!  here’s a cluster of buds on a paddle plant bloom:

and this cactus is ready to rock.  the augochlorinis are going to love it!

today has been sort of weird, really.  maybe the pounds of pasta we’re all going to eat tonight will calm the day down.

take a break. read a blog.
January 8, 2010, 4:24 pm
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cody bear….

yes, that’s him,

would like to announce some blogs!  she takes great photos, has giveaways and the whole blog is dogcentric!

as always, the bear recommends visiting the blog of dennis the vizsla!  lots of action over there!  however, if you are a member of the american society of hedgehog lovers….i would stay away.  hedgehogs are not painted in a very glowing light over there. be warned.

now, if you’re one of our photography friends, please visit my dog photography biz partner’s great photo blog at  there you will find anything from flowers to foklorico dancers!

i think this one is good, but i’ll warn you, it’s twisted and there are swear words. (goodbear loves swear words!) a very creative guy but if you’re conservative (gramma that’s YOU) don’t click on this link.

well that’s all for now.  later today we’ll hit you with some more pix of dogs and plants and shit.  i mean . . . .stuff.  dogs and plants and stuff.

enjoy your blog journey today!