cody bear's friends

friday was rated “r” due to adult language…and pickles works on her xmas list
March 28, 2009, 3:25 pm
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friday, 7:27 am
phone rings
d: “hey goodbear…are you bringing pickles to day care?”
gb: “oh sssshhhit!”

and thus began my day.

work was a mess. i must have dropped the f-bomb 50 times by 9:30. friday’s are usually cake, but we were slammed. then around 3….dead quiet. i tiptoed out 30 minutes early to go pick up pickles from day care and get home in time to watch the cats get clobbered through the static on my television. must get converter box today.

pickles had fun at day care….eventually. at first she just watched everyone play and clung to d. but then she got her sea paws and tried some romping. she gets intimidated if too many dogs are playing rough at once.


once i got there, she decided to parade all of the cool new toys in front of me.  “look at THIS one!”

“ooh. nice toy pickles.”

“look at THIS one.”

“sweetie, that’s just a tennis ball, we have those at home.”

dcbellahere she is with her new friend bella, a labradoodle in need of a good brushing.  bella and pickles were destined to be friends:  it’s march and they’re both still wearing christmas collars.

now it is time to start cleaning and packing, then shopping for supplies for trip and for the pets while i’m gone.  and a hair cut at 1.  and finish a web project for a client.  it is such a beautiful day, i wish i could just take the dogs to the wash.  oh well.  cleaning is JUST as fun…(choke)

my new lcd barrier protects me from all harm….
March 26, 2009, 7:53 pm
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the pc fairy visited me while i was on work errands.  i got a new computer and two new 19″ lcd panels.  overkill? perhaps.  my last pc was….(ooh, the words i could choose are offensive.)…we’ll just say bad. it was bad.

it was on its side on the floor, open with a power supply that didn’t fit in the case.  i kept putting my foot in it.  dropping the sesame seeds from my bagels in there.  nice. 

now i’m big time here behind my lcd fortress.  all the rays from the monitors are blinding. 

quiz: how many pictures of dogs are in this picture???

is that….elk? and a word about underdogs.
March 24, 2009, 2:06 am
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elkthe elk in a moment.  but first….underdogs.

underdog #1…tahlia.  checkers and gina know what i mean.  wink wink.

underdog #2. wildcats.  even more so, russ pennell.  it’s hard to fill the shoes of an iconic coach.  an iconic coach that i, for one, am glad has moved on.

underdog #3.  you.  GO FOR IT!

now the elk.  i have yet another dog trainer friend, j.  at pet fairs he baits the ground in front of his table so when people try to walk by the dogs go, “wait wait…we want to stop here!”  the the folks walk on over and the rest, my friends, is history.

so at work saturday he tossed some game in front of ye old dog photographer’s work space.  but…nothin.  hey!….i guess i’m the underdog!

the paw to jammie kick
March 21, 2009, 1:47 pm
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one quick post before i head off on my big day.

d.s. is coming by to take care of the dogs while i’m gone.  i’ll be back around 3.  the alarm clock went off at 5:30 and the dogs REFUSED to hear it.  “we’re not getting up,”  they said. “you can rub our bellies if you want, but don’t expect any signs of life from us this early.

so now i am rushing to get ready, but….i needed to throw this picture up, just so you can all see why it is so hard for me to leave this morning….

kickyes, i would much rather be home with this silly cody bear and his side kick, pickles. oh well.

hope you all have a great saturday.  let me know what you did!

an organized grill makes for happy guys.
March 14, 2009, 3:29 am
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surprisingly, my boss had a good time at his bbq bday party.

of course he did…he got to grill!

meatwe all brought the food and he brought this cool grill that he usually takes to tailgates at the university.

now i’m home…and i will be working on the computer all night on a few different site projects that need to be finished asap.  i will take respite every now and then and hopefully i will find some blog pal’s new entry to read during respite!

pickles is chewing a bone and cody bear is sleeping at my feet.

what weekend?
March 7, 2009, 2:15 pm
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it was definitely better riding the bike to meet my friends for chinese food last night…

sunsetit was easier just to stop where you were and get a shot of the sunset.  i misjudged how long it would take to get there and arrived 15 minutes early so had to cruise around till everyone arrived.

i’ll be at work all day.  buzzy is coming over to play with the dogs, give cody bear his noon pill and photograph my bees.

i have to work all weekend, then go straight into the other job for a full week on monday.

i’m already tired….


take your pickles to work day
March 2, 2009, 4:33 am
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i usually take cody bear to class with me on sundays,  but today i took pickles.  the class has been hearing about her for weeks, and cody bear is so good at the regime….i thought, “let’s bring the schmickle…a puppy.”  testing is next week and they could see that even a newbie can rock it.  workpicky21and rock it she did!

it’s hard for a puppy to be so well behaved for 2.5 hours, but she was so good.  and when it was time to do the demos even i was impressed!  how did i get so lucky?

after the students left, pickles worked the room with the staff during clean up.

on one paw, it’s good to know she has people who love her…but on the other paw….it’s strange that people are wishing for my demise so they can have my puppy!

but …. the mini-muffin is tired…


this morning’s nature trek  was invigorating, but behaving so well AND working a crowd have worn out my tiny border collie.

and you should know…a couple students did think it was weird not having the bear there!  it was nice of them to say so.  and he was jealous.  he was a little more domineering than usual this evening.  but when all was said and done…they fell asleep leaning on each other tonight.  again, i ask, “how did i get so lucky!?”

does your dog or cat have what it takes to be a pet therapy animal? have you considered it?

if so….let’s chat!

it’s an important job.  people get to  see that pets are a healing part of the community, not just property.

hi. i’m a lizard…and i’m here to see goodbear. she and i have a 10 o’clock appointmet…
February 6, 2009, 4:36 pm
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well, what have we here?  i didn’t know it was “take your critter to work day.”

lizard1he’s in the lobby!  he’s waiting outside my office.  i wonder what he wants to talk about.  do you think he needs to order a sonicwall or a laptop?  cuz ya know….lizards don’t have laps.

lizard2isn’t he great?!  look at his color pattern and the long skinny digits on his feet!

play list and blossom from the desk of goodbear
February 3, 2009, 5:28 pm
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tuesdays.  my favorite day at work.  no…i’m not being sarcastic.

typically i click away at quickbooks and get caught up on my ordering and scanning while listening to pandora or podcasts.  it’s good. i have a play list for all-a-y’all today, as well.

but first, the graphic designer brought me a flower from her garden for my desk:



it’s making me sneeze…but so what?

so here’s a tuesday playlist for you, my blogging friends.

song, then artist:

beautiful – g. love & tristan prettyman

yeah yeah yeah – kevin pakulis

de camino a la vereda – buena vista social club

alone again or – calexico

nice day – persephone’s bees

that’s right!  BEES!

pairings: puffed rice and a krispy, heady vintage…dogs for the mood.
January 20, 2009, 5:20 am
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bristlingi’m bristling. i am.  irritable and disappointed.  and you know what i always do when i am grouchy, right?

i look at pictures of my dogs:

thebearwatchesfeeeeeling betttterrrrrr.  what else have i got?

headshotpicklesyes, i’m definitely feeling cheerier…

plays-with-rocthat should do it!

tonight buzzy came over to work on her thesis while i worked on my web project.  i stopped and got her some rice krispy treats and a bottle of red wine.  i know what you’re thinking…

“now hold on good bear!  rice krispy treats are best served with white wine!”

i know, i know.  but we’re red girls.

i feel better after blogging.  thanks for stopping by.