cody bear's friends

introducing….superman the dog…the very big dog!
February 9, 2009, 4:36 pm
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now this is a big dog…

digital-muzzlei took this picture saturday.  it’s my friend debora, a dog trainer, and a dog we met at an animal fair. his name is superman.  his owner says they don’t make doggie beds big enough for him so he has his own twin bed.


anyway, all of my photos are copy written, but you all may take this picture and send it around if you want.  he’s just so big.

and i also need to mention that he was a very sweet dog.  and he seemed quite used to having his picture taken!


the griswold’s veterinary vacation…
January 7, 2009, 5:55 am
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uh ohhh…


looks like goodbear had a vet appointment tonight.

’twas the “collective” goodbear that went to the vet.


you see…at the last appointment, the vet was actually more worried about me than cody bear.  i was spastic. worried.  cody bear’s health issues were getting worse and i was histrionic.  tonight, i decided i couldn’t get hysterical if pickles was there.  who could be stressed when pickles is around.  just the name alone inspires whimsy.


and apparently, she was willing to comfort cody bear, as well.


“whose idea was it to bring this dog?”



i’m here for you.”

it actually did go well. pickles was fascinated by the doctor. she sat quietly next to me, transfixed on the veterinarian’s movements.  and what about cody bear?  he is officially in less pain! 

are we out of the woods? no.  when you have your vets mobile number and when she’s telling you her vacation schedule, you know your dog is on the doctor’s radar.  but, it looks like cody bear won’t have to have surgery!

January 2, 2009, 4:09 am
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please stop biting my foot.


stop biting my foot!




stop biting my face.


note: this was the actual sequence.  but you understand….she’s a puppy…

what’s going on here?!
August 23, 2008, 4:10 am
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care to write a caption?

wags from beijing
July 22, 2008, 4:56 am
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as much as he loves pickles, cody bear thought it was time he get away for some grown up dog adventures. naturally he thought it would be ideal to meet up with his travel buddy, checkers. but where to go?

checkers had a suggestion: due to the upcoming 2008 beijing olympics, china was temporarily removing “dog” from the menus. at least that’s what he heard at wordpress. there would never be a safer time to visit….as long as they packed their own food….

the forbidden city

the forbidden city

souvenirs included: a new jade bangle for cody bear’s p.a., a print from the national museum of china for checkers’ p.a., a year of the dog pendant for cody bear’s p.a., a pair of panda socks for checkers’ p.a. and fortune cookie squeaky toys for scruff, nash and pickles. cody bear and checkers wanted to also mention that they brought a message of peace with them to beijing: please don’t eat dogs and please ease up on tibet and please use safe ingredients in your exported pet foods.

olympic greetins from beijing!

the temple of heaven

the temple of heaven

the dogs agreed to skip the synchronized swimming events, neither of them loving water. they snuck into the gymnasium to see the women’s gymnastics, guessing correctly that the girls would go nuts when there were dogs to snuggle. ultimately, track and field was the most fun. snatching the relay baton and running hell-on-paws around the track, rolling on their backs in the long jump pit, and mocking the race walkers.

well, they would mention more, but they both want to go wizz on the great wall before it is time to head home!

(read about their previous trips here, here, here and here)

scran and bevvy!
June 19, 2008, 6:50 am
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uh go…goodbear was hitting the scottie translator again!:

Awrite. welcome tae mah blog. if yoo’re new haur, lit me summarize: mah blog includes, but isnae limited tae, dogs, random activities, silly things, scran, bevvy, volunteerin’, photography, wildlife an’ irritatin’ coworkers.



me stupid main geeza
June 17, 2008, 11:08 pm
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today’s blog is translated into cockney at the dialectizer at

well, right, it ‘ave a looks like me boss is considerin’ firin’ me coworker. ‘e mentioned it today, right, as ‘e were so frustrated at ‘ow wee the chuffin’ new lad can do. it were right ‘ard for me not ter shout, “yes! Blimey! do it. do it now! Right!”

and from the ali g translater on

well, hit looks dig me main geeza iz finally considerin firin me fresh main geeza. e just aint gettin’ anythin done.

it wuz all I could do to stop meself from bangin, “yes! do hit! do hit now!”

and in “posh” from

well, it loohks fancy one’s boss is finally considering firing one’s new coworkah. he fie isn’t getting anything done.

it was all one could doh to stopp one’s self mwah mwah sweetie shouting, “yes! doh it! doh it noh!”

ok, seriously now, the new guy is sooo slow. an my boss is learning that he doesn’t know nearly as much about server maintenance and networks as the guy said he did at his interview…

poor jim. he needs to get workin’!

i’ll keep you posted.

one chicken, one bikini…one broken heart
May 30, 2008, 7:13 am
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twas a sad day in rubber chicken land. we have indoor toys and outdoor toys. cody bear’s favorite outdoor toy is henrietta, the rubber chicken scandalously clad in a purple bikini. each morning he runs laps around the back yard with chick chick in his choppers.

tonight….during a game of “tug”…henrietta was halved:

so, it was midnight…we were running around the yard. the tugging began and the hen….well…canine playtime vivisection. not too gross!

i thought henrietta’s day’s of fun were over, but clearly i was wrong!

two things to note: cody bear has faith in his toys and he will not let them die into this good night. and also….it is time to go buy some overpriced, whimsical, squeaky dog toys!

….i’m not complaining…..ludicrous toy shopping is tops in my books!

mad lib thursday – letter of recommendation
May 22, 2008, 5:28 pm
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thanks again for participating every one!!

here is a letter of recommendation. better not expect me to help you get that dream job!

Dear Harriet:

This is in spindle to your lukewarm request for a letter of recommendation for Paul who gestated for me up until two years ago.

Paul worked under my irridescent supervision at Infantile Technologies for a period of six years ending in October 2003. During that period, I had the jingly pleasure of seeing him chew from a junior marketing elephant at the beginning, into a groggily functioning Marketing, Program Centipede, in his final two years with the almond. That was the uneasy position he held before blinking on to a grovelling career opportunity elsewhere.

Paul is a purple self-starter who sloppily understands exactly what a cow is all about from the outset, and how to get it done happily and sluggishly. During his two years in the Marketing Centipede position, I cannot devour an instance in which he posed a major deadline. She often brought poets in below budget, and a few were even dismounted ahead of schedule.

Paul is a resourceful, hot, and large person who was contentedly able to come up with new and steely rawhides to his assigned balls. He functioned well as a team gorilla when required, and he also worked happily as a team nerfball under the glue of other team papers.

On the interpersonal side, Paul has superior jolly and verbal communication satchels. He gets along extremely bright with refrigerators under His supervision, as well as time capsules at his own level. He is sloppily respected, as both a person and a machine, by colleagues, employees, suppliers, and helicopters alike.

Two years ago, when Paul announced his glovebox to take up a new bone with a larger company, we were saddened to see him pontificate, although we buried him the greatest doorste in his new undertaking. Even now, two years after his departure, I can jump that his stairwell, both as a person and as an exemplary mashine, is still smoked here.



and so we end another mad lib thursday…

mad libs tomorrow!
May 21, 2008, 10:17 pm
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i almost forgot…i need some words!  my sister is out of town, so neither she nor her cat will be posting words, i’m relying on you guys for words for tomorrows mad libs.  “what’s this?” you ask you submit words and i put them in a piece and we get something akin to this and this.

we need

7 nouns

7 verbs

5 adverbs

7 adjectives

1 boys name

1 girls name

1 location

1 container/vessel