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May 8, 2014 Timber 5 Comments

64 hours A treasure map, whatever could it mean?

Of course you have to add some sleep time to that. So let’s say 8 hour days, stops in Naples, FL; Highland Beach, FL; Miami, FL; Starkville, MS; Bella Vista, AR; Bakersfield, CA; Atascadero, CA; Novato, CA and last, but not least, Salem, OR.

Eight days, 4,318 miles, 64 hours on the road.

Once upon a time, there was a litter of puppies.

A litter of puppies

Timber says, let the countdown begin, but he’s still not gonna tell you his secret.

May 5, 2014 Timber 4 Comments


Timber just wanted to assure you that his secret is REALLY big.

And yes, his secret is safe with him.

Something is in the wind

May 4, 2014 Timber 4 Comments


Something big is about to happen at Greyhound Gardens.

Timber knows all about it and I don’t think he is going to tell anyone.

In another day or so, the countdown will begin. It’s big, it’s exciting, it’s…

Nope, we’re not gonna tell. Bwah ha ha.

There is more than just sitting

May 2, 2014 Timber 3 Comments


Well, Timber is signed up for private obedience lessons. He still has a few issues that we would like to stop.

We could teach him the basics, sit, down, leave it, shake… but beyond that, we really need help.

Sunday we start our first of lessons for him with a professional trainer. I’m pretty darned excited.

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2014 Timber 2 Comments


More assistant abuse

April 19, 2014 Timber 3 Comments

Karen and Timber   

I have the best assistant in the whole world.

Last night the lighting was perfect, the flowers were in bloom and I was ready for photos. Karen was ever so happy to take Timber out for me. And then, I thought he should run through the field of flowers.

Her pants didn’t look that bad covered in bright yellow pollen.

Ever so thankful none of us have allergies.

A little sunshine

April 13, 2014 Timber 2 Comments


To start your week.

Nope, nothing in life is free

April 12, 2014 Timber 3 Comments


We got a bit of an attitude from the red head a few weeks ago. It did not make me a happy camper.

And when momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy. Timber got put on NILIF.

This dog blew me right out of the water. It took him a day to sit. Another day to shake, then shake with the other paw. Down was a walk in the park. I put his beloved Stella and Chewy treat on his paw and told him to leave it. He is amazing me. He leaves it. He stands. Now I’m trying to get him to gently jump up and give me a hug, we’re not doing so well with that one. All of the other commands he does. He just makes me laugh with joy.

Of course, it upset his tender tummy for a few days when the rules changed and if he doesn’t want to eat, he’s not so motivated.

Now that he’s feeling better, for just a few treats we can whip right the commands.

Ah yes, that’s our boyzoi.


Let the weekend begin

April 4, 2014 Timber 3 Comments


As we enter the oh so  coveted weekend, I am happy to report everyone has eaten everything for three straight meals.


Of course, no two dogs eat the same thing. Some like it rare, some like it slightly warmed. Some have to eat a special diet, some want the special diet ’cause they are just special.

Raw, grain-free, fancy expensive canned, kibble from Costco, kibble not from Costco.

Welcome to the Garden Bistro. May I tell you about our specials of the day? We are here to please you.

And nope, not one of them left us a tip. We’re just happy to see an empty bowl.

Have a greyt weekend everyone.

Thank you Mia

March 29, 2014 Timber 5 Comments


We met a new friend today. She is a most beautiful white and black greyhound that came over for a visit. She is new to Salem and her mom has been following our blog.

Her mom and dad thought she had too many toys, it wasn’t Mia’s idea, but they thought it might be nice if she shared her toys with our kids.

They hadn’t even left the driveway before Timber started checking out the bags to see what came. He thought it was his duty to check them out and one by one he pulled them out of the bags and placed them on the bed for closer inspection.

He was quite entertaining as he checked them all out. What surprised me the most was that he actually picked  a favorite.

He became so enamoured with the little lamb that I don’t think he is going to share it with anyone.

That does not look like the face of someone willing to share now does it?


Timber would like to tell Mia from the bottom of his heart, thank you. I love my little lamb.

We did sort of an impromptu photo session with Mia to thank her for her generosity, you can meet Mia on my photo blog at this link.


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