cody bear's friends

and then monday came and there was much wagging….
October 17, 2011, 5:37 pm
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even with the tiniest drop in temperature cody bear is back to snuggling in the mornings.  he gets so hot in the summer with all that fluff.  but the cooler temperatures mean me waking up before dawn with a very patient, cinnamon dog staring at me.  as soon as my eyes open he shifts his gaze to the exact part of the bed he wants to snuggle up in and waits for the go ahead!

so that was nice to go back to sleep to.  i haven’t been sleeping well because i’ve been worried about cody bear’s tum0r (removal thursday)  pickles’ on going weird health issues (x-rays and nutritional response testing wednesday), money and finding a renter so i can move into the new place. 

when we finally did get up there was a high speed chase…

followed by a short constitutional through the neighborhood then i was off to work.  where i sit now…still worrying.

high points for the coming week:  meeting an artist who will paint a cool graphic in the foyer of the new house. (before and after pictures in the future!) photo shoots, vet appointments, team trivia tonight, ….and who knows what else.


stop inviting your little reptile friends in!
August 23, 2010, 1:03 am
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that cat of mine likes nature.  the kind of nature that sometimes gets in the house.

today’s wildlife interlude was with a baby lizard, about 2.5 inches long.  the cat, spree, was just staring at the little motionless thing.  i went and got the march issue of shutterbug magazine to scoop him up, but he moved.  slowly.

i hesitated.  big mistake.  it went right under the bed.

spree, watching lizard, pickles watching spree, cody bear watching … i’m not quite sure.

the hops and holes theory….or…goodbear’s billiard training regime
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm
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dear friends, please remember, you can’t startle easily if you go out drinking with goodbear.  that’s your warning.


because at any minute, while you’re casually lifting your glass to take a sip of beer, she might hiss, “don’t move” while she reaches for her bag.

…and pulls out a camera and makes you hold your glass up to the pretty lights.

oooh. ahhhh.

yes, i did go out for beers on a work night.  and yes, i am freakin exhausted today. 

but it was worth it. it was fun, plus i needed to be reminded about how much i suck at pool.  like every other american female my pool skills increase with each beer.  the number of balls sank per game is directly proportional to the amount of beers you’ve drank.  also, there is an exponential element. 

first beer = you still suck

second beer = most of your efforts are still humiliating, but maybe 2 or 3 shots will elicit a charitable high five from opponents.

third beer = you’re infallible.  at least….that’s what you remember. 

fourth beer = you still act like you CAN’T BELIEVE you made that shot, but in your tipsy head you’re thinking….”i’m a phenom!”

for the record, i only had 3 guinness last night, so i never hit “phenom” status.  also, i know i wasn’t infallible. 

 anyway, fun times. 

now get back to work!

grocery cashier likes my…….my what?
July 23, 2010, 8:28 pm
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wednesday after work i stopped at the grocery to get some toilet paper and a mango.

in the checkout i heard the cashier say, “i just love your little buns.”  the person in line before me looked confused, then realized it was being directed at me.

“?” i asked with a look.

“i just love your little buns!”



oh!  she meant THESE:

May 11, 2010, 4:53 am
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my computer has a bug….


i was watching netflix on the laptop while working on the pc.  turn my head and saw that little plant bug.    cute, right.?

things at cody bear’s house
April 24, 2010, 7:03 am
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here’s the news re:……


pickles’ agility teacher moved to the outskirts of town, so we’re sans obstacles.  she has a whole new batch of border collie friends.

and she is obsessed with cody bear, for the most part.

here she is overseeing a few of her border collie friends…

cody bear:

the bear is doing great.  he’s never weighed as much and his gastroparesis is almost a memory. (fingers crossed it stays this way.)  he and pickles and i spent easter at a friend’s.  he may even get re-certified for pet therapy.  and most importantly, he loves that pickles loves him.


(that’s the cat, mind you) spree is still trying to find ways to kill me.


well, i have had an interesting month.  got super-weird sick.   found out i have been accepted at a local gallery for my nature photography.  joined a creepy health club.  and mostly…i’ve just been busy.

i….i…i have to go.   my cat is staring at me.  i either need to feed her….or run.

insert treat here…
April 8, 2010, 5:52 am
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git along little doggie
March 18, 2010, 4:11 pm
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so, last night pickles had agility. i can’t think of a better way to celebrate st. patrick’s day than to spend it with your celtic dog…

anyway, our class is at a horse arena.  something was different this week. 

that’s some scary agility equipment!

then the teacher yells, “put pickles on it!”

now…you KNOW i was already considering it!

oh pickles…you’re such a good sport.

what is pickles up to now?
March 12, 2010, 9:32 pm
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what do you think of when you look at this picture?

where do you think pickles is?

“oh woe is us…”
February 20, 2010, 9:42 pm
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today….we’re experiencing weather.

the dogs don’t like weather.  it ruins a perfectly good saturday.

plus, the house is being cleaned so they’re restricted to one room at a time and aren’t allowed to follow around and get underfoot.  being underfoot is one of their FAVORITE passtimes.

hope you’re all having a better weekend than cody bear and pickles.  poor dears, they do suffer so…