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pickles doesn’t care about shin splints. why should she?
July 2, 2010, 5:23 pm
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….we’ve been running again, the dogs and i. nothing funny about that, right? first of all, border collies do NOT respect the practice of stretching. apparently they don’t need to stretch so …why should anyone else?

but if i don’t stretch properly i get shin splints. must…stretch…fastidiously. so, i get down, start doing the stretches and puppykin comes up with a full body wag and jams her head under my chin and tries to push my head up. she growls and pushes and wags. i move to another stretch: more growling and pushing and wagging. her whole body wiggling, her little paws dancing up and down in excitement. she gets me laughing so hard, then she starts jamming her muzzle in my pony tail. growl. wag. meanwhile cody bear is about to explode, he’s so excited. you see…he thinks running is hunting.

so dangerous running with these two. every time cody bear sees a tiny animal i have to brace myself for “trials of life”. last week we were running towards a pomeranian. we didn’t see it and we were running very fast to cross the street before being hit by a car. said pomeranian starts SCREAMING in this otherwordly pitch. my dogs went bonkers, pulled me across the rocks where i took a face plant in a grassy area. the lady wouldn’t move away,she just stood there holding her pommy while i pulled and tugged at my dogs. she was frozen, looking down at me as the wires to my ipod strangled the life out of me….and just then….the sprinklers went on.

here they are with their game faces on.

“what up g?”

now, i’m totally addicted to i’ve got all our jogs and all our dog walks mapped out to the exact hundredth of a mile.

it’s been in the high 90s when we go so hydrating is very important. (note, one should not do a wine tasting before running in 98 degree heat) also, it’s dark. thankfully noah gave me a flashing bracelet from the “three olives vodka company”. (classssyyyy) makes it easier for the drunk guys to spot you and shout their “damn you look good” at you as they walk into circle K for their next 12 pack. sigh.

last night’s play list: “butterfly” – crazy town (i like running to one hit wonders), “not an addict” – k’s choice, “all mixed up” – 311 and “leave home” – chemical brothers.

April 8, 2010, 9:51 pm
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a kiss upon greeting….

eyewitness report!
February 13, 2010, 5:15 am
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innnnocent, miss pickles???? i think NOT!

cody bear is innocently running around the yard….hunting cats…..and you clearly have your jaws poised above his withers.

what do you have to say for yourself???

February 10, 2010, 5:41 am
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strange things are afoot at casa de cody bear.

first of all, you all know how cody bear HATES being dirty? he loves his bath, freezes at the site of a mud puddle, requires a clean doggie bed.

well….what is THIS????

with a smile on his face, cody bear has been frolicking…in the mud!

even though we know there is another storm coming tomorrow that will fill the back yard with mud, he still got a bath tonight.  i’m pleased to say he was all wags when he heard he was going to the dog wash.  and he’s been loving his new clean self.

still….the mud puppy seemed to delight in filth for the first time in his 5 plus years. sigh.

then…i came home for lunch today and somehow the laundry had found a way to spread itself allll over the bedroom floor. nothing was damaged….merely rearranged.

but the weirdest part?  at lunch i walked in and the dogs were spastic.  wagging and spinning.  cuddling me like i was a celebrity.

now, i don’t let them in the back yard just like that, you know.  they know that when i go to open the door to the yard, they sit and wait until they’re ok’ed: first cody bear, then pickles.  i give cb the go ahead and he tears out of there like a side of beef is waiting.  i turn to pickles and . . . as sassy as you please….miss picky punk BARKS at ME!  “what?”  followed by a series of impatient and entitled barks follow.


i just shut the door.  where did THAT come from miss sassy pants?  “don’t you get lippy you little mini muffin!”

all seems to be normal now.  the dogs are resting.  i’ll get up to go to bed soon and they will follow me in and stare at the bed or curl up on a doggie mat.

we’ll see what they have in store tomorrow!

maybe cody bear will be scared of mud again….

pickles on point
February 4, 2010, 8:44 pm
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here’s a small update on the dogs since the coyotes arrived(click)

pickles thinks she is SO tough when cody bear is around, but the truth of the matter is, until these coyotes finish eating the ferals and move on, little miss gran pick macgregor is NOT allowed in the back yard without her big brother.

she’s too small. a delicate flower, really.

cody has the ability to fluff up and make himself look very big. and he moves fast, and he barks and the coyotes look at him like, “ok, dude! what’s your problem?”

plus, he is well versed in weaponry.  here he wields an intimidating stick.

but seriously,….do you see how the sunrise makes his bun fur just glow in these photos?


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!

with dust on his paws and a smile on his face…
January 6, 2010, 10:59 pm
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2009 had its ups and its downs, but cody bear ended up where he started when this whole crazy blogging thing began:

dusty paws skimming the dirt in the backyard, smile on his face!

i still go home for lunch every day to medicate and feed the guy.  he’s still on 4 small meals a day.  he still loves his baby sister, pickles. and he still runs like the wind.  and i love him more and more every day.  more and more still.

only now….he has a winston churchill impression…

he’ll be six this year, and you can tell.  he’s reallly into sleeping late and cuddling extra moments lately.

now, if you haven’t visited my dog daily photo blog, please do.   i put up a different photo every day, sometimes my dogs, sometimes a client’s.  click here to see the photoblog’s new goals for the year ’10!

alright, back to walk.  talk to you later!