cody bear's friends

stupid stupid stupid girl blogger
June 29, 2010, 9:12 pm
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cody bear and pickles here…

we’d like to apologize on behalf of our foolish mother.  you see, she has neglected this blog because her head has been in the clouds.  but she’s back.  she has relearned that nothing else matters in the world but:  nature, insects, friends, photos, and of course….us, the dogs.

her head is back in the game and she will NOT be side-tracked by work or stupid guys ever again.

again, please forgive her and her blog slacker phase.




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!

pretend christmas gifts for blog friends.
December 22, 2008, 3:53 am
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my virtual blogfriends xmas shopping list goes like this:

lavenderbay: a hemp journal. inside i will have written. “to a friend. one who makes me a better blogger.”

pennycat: a tin of caviar…naturally.

dennis: $1000 gift card to ace hardware to trick out the goferbroke.

metabolictornadopuppy: olympic size swimmingpoolpond and perpetual tennis ball launcher.

checkers: anything and everything he wants. he’s the corgi of my dreams!

elizabeth: a custom pair of shoes from prada. one of a kind and very high.

Stilllifeinbuenosaires: her dream puppy….who would happen to have a sense of rhythm.

Buzzybeegirl: a dream job in her new town and a private jet to come home to see me each month.

Daisy: thousands of crunchy dog biscuits

Drunkbunny: 1.5 terrabyte hard drive…to store more random crap

Eyegillian: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens. May have to keep it if I don’t get her new mailing address.

The aged cat: smiling memories

Gina: $100 gift card to bahama breeze and one day with anyone from her past

Laura: $100 for drinks at favorite ithaca bar on 1-29….$100 for drinks at favorite aruba bar on 2-16.

Jon: running shoes…only to be worn at an appropriate feel better time.

Tam: a 5d. naturally.

Forky: a 5d. naturally.

s.le: gps that tracks tony and shocks him when he deletes a blog.

jamesviscosi: a $10k credit at lulu and a high def web cam system.

hilary: a camera!

lavenderbay: one last thing, just cuz:  a trip to costa rica.  someone has to help e.g. hold up her new lens!

December 19, 2008, 12:21 am
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hi everyone! welcome back to cody bear’s friends.  today…we celebrate passing 50,000 visits to our humble blog!!!!


i’ve loved blogging about cody bear and all his fun stuff, as well as bees, nature and random thoughts.  it has also been helpful sharing my thoughts on his gastroparesis.

i thank you all for stopping by to check in on cody bear and pickles, and for leaving such thoughtful, helpful and fun comments!  it means so much to me to get to communicate to other animal lovers and to share with you all how special my cody bear, pickles and spree are.

we’re definitely looking forward to future blogging.


and now that pickles is growing up and they’re becoming better friends, maybe cody bear and picky will have some crazier adventures to share.


so anyway….i’m really glad you guys check in from time to time!  and i’ve loved reading your blogs also.

and while i’m being all mushy….HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND WARMEST WISHES FOR A JOYOUS 2009!!!




today…we say good bye to my powershot.
September 18, 2008, 6:28 pm
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in memory of my dear powershot.

it has been with me every day for 2 years.  it has snapped thousands of pictures of things i thought were cute or important or interesting.  it is what got me starting this crazy little blog of mine.

it was reliable and fun.  and i miss it dreadfully.  once the mechanism that produced glorious, colorful and focused shots, it’s last days were blurry, full of moaning lens retraction noises and “i’m dieing…” beeps.

good bye dear camera.  you had a good run.

the camera a550 powershot is survived by me, goodbear, two dogs, one cat, a succulent garden and a canon 20d.

wordless wednesday – flamingo
August 20, 2008, 1:13 am
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the numbers at cody bear’s friends
July 22, 2008, 1:41 pm
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we had a behind the scenes look at jon’s blog the other day.  i thought i would pop my stats on here, as well.

total visits 27696

most visits in a day 305

visits today 77

posts 574

comments 2811

my top posts were (not including pages, which had the highest visits):

the chaweenie did it

mad lib#2 – sample wedding thank you (bummer for people that found the site actually looking for help on how to write a thank you letter)

headgames furry ones play (i have no idea why)

round puppy bellies

and now….the search terms.

cody bear

furry games

chow mix

dbs kombi

tree rings (again, these folks must be disappointed)

and my top three referring bloggers, i’m happy to say, are:




thanks friends!

my tree of life has a birdfeeder, a bee nest…and smells like dog marking
June 26, 2008, 7:13 am
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one of my blog pals, lavenderbay, gave me an tree of happiness award….which scared me at first. happiness!? eeeeek! just kidding…i’m all for good cheer!

here’s the scoop:

list six things that make me happy; second, to name six blogrollers as recipients of this award; and third, link to the giver and the givees.

the six things that make me happy:

1. everything about my dog

2. waking up every morning to my purring cat at my feet

3. chatting with my sister on our mobile phones

4. bloggity blog blog. reading my favorite blogs and blogging about what not.

5. going for walks around trees and grass

6. seeing weird or rare or extra cute wildlife, especially bees!

now…the victims of my tree of happiness (or whatever) arrre…dun dun dunnnnnnn

1. jon!

2. the most drunkinest bunny!

3. tony at tazblog!

4. fluffy puppies at wooftails! especially since i need to see new eddie pics!

5. gracey!

6. and gillian, who somehow lucked out with lavender, but didn’t dodge my list bullet!

oh, and here’s the graphic:

i…i have no idea what it says, but i’m sure it’s a curse from my evil coworker. and instead of wishing me well….it is casting a spell that i will choke on a bonzai tree. that’s how we roll in our techy-hood.

honorable mention for things that make me happy:

the power shot commercial with dolce and maria sharapova

coca cola


going many blocks without one red light

sleeping late

poetry alliance’s first endeavor!
June 25, 2008, 5:01 am
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thanks to everyone for joining in with the first joint poetry effort. here’s what we got:

(i’m calling it “a day in the comfortable life”

expectations high, i profer a line

stretching strong in the sun, restday overalls dripping

water, ocean, sea, and the gray sky

over dog toys i couldn’t help tripping

With a basket of laundry tucked under one arm

the strong smell of fresh tuna in the breeze

I gathered my thoughts and stumbled toward the clothesline

I figure it couldn’t do any harm

to hang the well worn quilt in the bright sunshine

to enjoy a nice, thundering sneeze.

japanese beetles, shining teal and blue

gypsy moth catapillars and their fuzzy white hue

a blue butterfly flitted gently by my face

In the distance the faint sound of a can opener

some days life is gentle, some days it’s a race

as the lid slides softly from the tin of Miss Mew

I wash my fur with paws of grace

And quickly giggle and skitter for my stew

content with my feast, I find my patch of sun

the quilt dry and warm, lays folded in the chair

the PAB – poetry alliance of bloggers. da’s right!
June 24, 2008, 5:31 am
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oooh, our first blog poetry slam.   that’s right.  motivated by lavenderbay‘s poems from the past, i’ve decided that we, the bloggers, are going to cowrite a poem….starting now!

it’s simple.  i start with a line, another blogger follows with another line, and so on and so on.  you can submit as many lines as you want, but they cannot be continuous!  no one can have two lines in a  row! no rules other than that:  any meter, alliterate if you wish, rhyme at will or not at all!  oh, and send friends over to add a line!

the poem ends itself…

i have high hopes for you all!

let’s begin:

expectations high, i profer a line