cody bear's friends

all natural. readily available. crunchy.
October 22, 2011, 6:23 am
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oh my GOD a STICK!

should i be sad that there is nothing in this world that gets me as excited as my dogs get when they see a random 14 inch piece of tree branch?

i mean….i love a good meal with friends, an outrageous sale price is nice, a pint of guinness always hits the spot, but NOTHING gives me the wide opened eyed joyous “holy shit” look on my face that the dogs get with a stick or a piece of beef or a new squeaky.

check out pickles….

also, they’ve got the “no worry” thing down.  mommy foots the vet bill, food bill, pharmacy bill…which is high.  at the end of october vet bills will be more than….$1600/month.

so keep smiling pickles. keep grabbin’ those sticks cody bear.  just please….stop eating dangerous shit and chasing things that will bite you.  that’s all i ask. that and for cuddling and some laughs each day.

and thanks.


wink wink nudge nudge
March 11, 2011, 3:53 pm
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what a joker….

wordless tailgatin’
April 28, 2010, 10:38 pm
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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???

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?


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!


scene: dog day care…
June 19, 2009, 10:50 pm
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hi everyone!

well, great news….my bees are back!  remember my cluster of agapostemons?  i found them on a different tree last night, one tree closer to the house about 2 feet higher than last year’s branch.

how are the dogs?  great.  cody bear weighs a ton!  he’s really putting some poundage on.  he and pickles have done really well in agility the last two weeks.  might we be out of the veterinary woods?  (should i not have mentioned it?)

buzzy is “officing” at my house these days.   cody bear kept her company while she worked today, but pickles was busy playing with her friends at day care…


p: what are you doing mom?

gb:  i’m trying out martha’s new hoodman r.a.v. with the wide angle lens.

p: well knock it off, you’re embarrassing me in front of my dog friends.

br:  who is this crazy lady sitting in the middle of the patio?


p: no clue. never saw her before in my life….

a morning stroll with the furpods
February 24, 2009, 4:25 pm
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i woke up really early this morning (after a night of hardly sleeping at all!!) and had time to take the kiddos to the river for a walk.  it’s better to drive the few blocks and walk there than walking in our neighborhood.  too many cats getting cody bear riled up.  too many dogs barking at us and getting him all psycho.

don’t they look happy?!

today…on earth…

tuesday night current affairs wrap up:

australia wildfires.  i’m sad about this and wish i could promise them to come visit afterwards to help them reestablish some terrain by using my tourist dollars!  (better start saving!) hopefully my friend star and her new aussie husband are doing well!

westminster dog show: it’s brought up some chatter about the presidential dog.  i would love it if they got a rescue, but i don’t think that will happen.  looks like the media is wanting us to think portuguese water dog.  those are cute. those are cute.

lady with the 14 children: don’t go there, goodbear.

politics: don’t go there, goodbear.

oh, ok. sorry.  how about local news?!

snow1cold sums it up.  but pretty and cold.

snow2and because our friend in chile needs to see her god-dog, here’s miss pickles:

winterpicklesthat was her today, on my lunch break. lounging, chomping a stick.

anyone want to trade weather?
January 20, 2009, 8:09 pm
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went home for lunch.  it was 80 degrees.  i think we have had 5 days of winter so far.

pickles enjoys resting in the sun.

lunch-pickyit is always so hard going back to work after lunch.

when i got home for lunch, cody bear didn’t greet me at the door like he always does. this means one of two things:  either he did something bad, or he does’t feel well.

perhaps he doesn’t feel well because he did something bad?

maybe i should hire a home health care worker for him?  i took him to dog day care a couple times in the past.  he didn’t enjoy it.  all he did was follow the people around.    he’s the diva and pickles is the tom boy!