cody bear's friends

and your plans arrrrrrrre…?
July 15, 2010, 9:03 pm
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ok, let’s just get THIS out of the way:

there. it is a puppy butt. i KNOW you all like puppy butts.  i don’t have anything to say on the matter, but i knew you were over due in the puppy bunnage.

ok, moving on….

summer is in full swing….you see, because i went to a baseball game.  full swing?

i had a great time with friends, but i must say:  i really do not like baseball.  it goes on forever and there is no net to throw/kick/whack things into.  there were, however, some greatly entertaining drunk scientists and a hardy sampling of flying insects:

i have to admit, i drank way to much beer/tequila/wine during the days buzzy and r. were here.  life is normal again.

hopefully the summer will continue to go well.  dog photography is going great guns!  who’d-ah thought!?

i am planning:

1. a trip to the pacific northwest. (need money to finalize plans)

2. turning 40!

3. going to the forest to find more bugs

4. more macro photography

5. movies with friends

6. running/hiking/biking

7. a couple day trips with friends to cooler temps

8. dog photo shoots

9. some golf (hopefully!)

10.  weekly yoga (empowering and humiliating at the same time!)

11. and hopefully straightening out some life shit.

what are YOUR summer plans?  travel? company? new starts?


why not just get a rooster?
March 10, 2010, 2:27 pm
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we’re not really morning people. by we, i mean myself and the dogs.  this morning we were woken early by my neighbors puppy clock.  my neighbors puppy clock is a pack of 11 dogs, eight of them puppies, that bark incessantly and loudly sometimes for hours at a time.

so this morning the puppy clock went off very early.  i fell back asleep but…the puppy clock was on snooze and went off every few minutes.

i should talk to him, but i’ve heard him yell at the dogs and he sounds kind of scary.

cody bear  pretends to sleep through it, but pickles and i startle.

my dogs are hell-on-paws when they’re awake, but they’ve always been very good about letting me sleep.  love bugs.

i know for a fact other neighbors have complained to the county but nothing has been done.  i won’t call county because…well, i try to be patient because i don’t want a moody neighbor “paying me back” by giving me trouble about my dogs, or….worse.

wordless wednesday – puppy belly
December 9, 2009, 3:50 pm
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“bath them and bring them to me….”
August 13, 2009, 5:21 pm
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the dog toys have been laundered!!!

clean toysthey were getting kind of scungie.  the pet sitter is coming and i didn’t want her to get too grossed out playing with the dogs.

cold water wash, very little liquid detergent, gentle cycle, lay flat to dry.  it takes the squeekers a couple days to dry out and not sound like the toys have emphysema.

the cuteness i have to deal with every day…
August 3, 2009, 2:23 pm
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here pickles models her “daily toy“:





we’re easy….easy like tuesday morning.
July 14, 2009, 3:04 pm
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oh i’m sorry pickles and cody bear!  did i make you get up too early today?

puppy belly

resting alreadyyou should be outside romping while i’m getting ready for work!

it only happens once…
April 18, 2009, 4:34 pm
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pickles is turning ONE tomorrow!  happy birthday pickles!  what better way to end goodbear’s party season. that’s right, one last party…tonight.

as i approached the cashier with 4 bottles of wine, 2 cases of beer, one grolsch, paper plates and 2 packs of AA batteries, he says to me, “here comes the party.”

to which i ALMOST replied, “my dog is turning one this weekend.”

walking to the car i thought, “this IS sort of silly.” but then i smiled with the thought that i know so many great people that want to have fun and love my dogs.

and then i started wondering why the hell i’m trying so hard to be such a hostess lately.  who knows, but we’re having a good time.

anyway, back to the point of this post.  pickles is turning 1.  many friends have asked, “what does pickles want for her birthday?”  the real question is “what does pickles need?” nothing.  the dogs still have unopened christmas presents.

when cody bear turned one he asked everyone he knew to make a donation to the shelter he was adopted from.  pickles is doing the same.  the two are quite competetive: she hopes to raise more than he did, he is confident she won’t because she isn’t as …fluffy as he is.  siblings!

so, if you’re interested here is a link to the rescue group pickles came from.  but please let me know in a comment if you donated, as there isn’t a memo line and i…oops, SHE….would like to send a thank you.


i’m so thankful to have such a wonderful little girl.  she has made me and cody bear very happy.

here is the link if you’re interested:

pickles bday donation

thanks a bunch!

sleepy is as sleepy does, ….now give me that damn sheep.
April 18, 2009, 4:52 am
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stilllife asked, “is she tired” after her dog day care?  the short answer is “yes”….but not for long.

post day care pickles:

right after day care

right after day care

shortly after day care, pinching the sheeptoy from cody bear

shortly after day care, pinching the sheeptoy from cody bear

having stolen the sheeprattle toy...she reflects on her day

having stolen the sheeprattle toy...she reflects on her day

later...that same evening...she falls asleep with her head up.

later...that same evening...she falls asleep with her head up.


and naturally cody bear sneaks up behind me as if to ask, “why?  why focusing on the schmickle so much?….i’m the one who is awake, after all.”

true baby bear. and you were left alone all day. snippitysnap.

(yes, that’s my butt)

where the hell is everyone???
April 17, 2009, 11:29 pm
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tumbleweeds rolling through my backyard.  wind chimes blowing.  no sound of pickles’ name tags clinking.



“where IS my baby sister?”


sweet bear…pickles is at day care.



cody bear definitely looked less enthusiastic at lunch. meanwhile, pickles is playing her heart out at day care. 

that’s ok, cody bear has been sick all week, so he probably needs the rest.

anyway….gosh everyone. i’m so sorry i haven’t blogged in a while.  pickles is missing from lunch and goodbear is missing from blogville. we’ve been really busy.  cool stuff has happened to blog about, but it seems so long ago.

i guess the big news is….well, pickles is going to be one year old on sunday.  we’re having a party tomorrow.  yes, i AM being serious. 

i’ll blog more tonight.  give you the details on miss pickles’ birthday extravaganza.

once again, sorry it’s been so long.  i know some of you have missed seeing my little furpods.  they’re fine.  cody bear over did it, so he’s a little queazy, but they’re both still hell on paws!

but…but…i was only gone 10 days
April 10, 2009, 5:07 am
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pickles: “what unholy thing happened here?”


cb: “what?!  a dog has fur, ya know?”

thebear3cb:  “and it was a tough winter”

i’ll tell you what happened here:   goodbear went away for ten days, and EVEN THOUGH buzzybeegirl stopped by in the interim to brush the bear….stuff grows, man.  stuff grows.

thehairi got back at a wretched hour this morning.  pickles was the dirtiest she has ever been and cody bear was a motley wad of fluff.  1st order of business:  bath that nasty pickles.  next bidness:…..brush the bear.

thestare1pickles:  “face it…fur happens”

people ask me all the time:  “he’s soooo sofffft….how often do you brush him?”

i think “often” is the word.  “often.”

….by the way….it’s really good to be back home.  home IS where the dog is.