The grand dogger

October 23, 2014 Goldee 1 Comment


Our grand dogger Lil’ Miss Goldee was over for a visit. She’s a little shy until it comes to having her photo taken, then she becomes a bit of a camera hound. That makes this grandma very happy.

Hey Zip and Timber

October 22, 2014 Timber, Zip 4 Comments

Timber and Zip   

Happy 4th birthday boys!

It’s that time of year again

October 21, 2014 Flo 5 Comments


Every year I do a few calendars mostly for family. Every year I promise myself that I won’t wait until the last minute to do it. Every year on November 1 I’m panicking because I haven’t thought of a theme for the calendar.

Tonight I have some adoptable dogs come over for their photos and I took Flo out to my little rustic studio to see if she would grace me with the first photo for the season. She couldn’t have looked more beautiful.

And so, the mad rush for the calendar begins.

Nothing on purpose

October 20, 2014 Zip 1 Comment


Somedays on vacation, we did nothing on purpose. It was so awesome.

Reliving our vacation

October 19, 2014 Timber, Zip 3 Comments

Timber and Zip   

We’ve been back one week and it feels like our vacation was an eternity ago. I caught myself humming this evening “I need a vacation.” I think it’s gonna be a long year.

I finally got around to uploading our photos. As a small momento I ordered this as a 30 x 40″ canvas to hang over the fireplace.

Country roads, take me back.

And yes, the reveal is coming… soon. There is still a surprise waiting for the gardens.

Hanging out on a Saturday afternoon

October 18, 2014 Flo Leave a comment


I had a session this morning out in my little rustic studio morning. When I came in with my camera, Flo was roaching on the couch.

Thank you for all of the suggestions for getting her pill cocktail into her. We are willing to try everything.

One day on, one day off

October 16, 2014 Flo 5 Comments


Oh little girlfriend, what can we do for you?

One day she eats, the next day she doesn’t. One day we find the perfect pill-sneaker-inner, the next day she is wise to us and we are back to forcing her gigantic pill cocktail into her. We’ve added another one to settle her stomach thinking that her lack of appetite is from the all of the pills. We haven’t quite found the perfect balance for the lasix yet.

This one is really worrisome for us. One day on, one day off Flo.

I think it’s a secret

October 15, 2014 Slinky 3 Comments


Nobody is saying a word.

Welcome home, the doctor will see you now

October 14, 2014 Slinky 3 Comments


I so hate to interrupt regularly scheduled programming, but Slinky needs a few paws crossed for her.

We got back from southern Oregon late Sunday night. It was an amazing trip and so relaxing. It really was something we needed.

Timber got car sick on the very first leg of our trip which set off an acute relapse of his inflammatory bowel disease. We were in close contact with his Dr. via the phone for the first three days. We picked up more meds on our way through Coos Bay and by the third day he was back to his old self.

Flo went on a hunger/no I am not taking my meds strike while we were gone. Since she had a vet tech staying with her, she spent some quality time at the vet clinic while we were away. She is now eating again and taking her meds in a pill hide-em contraption. We take a bison jerky treat, lather it with peanut butter, stick the pill on top, glop on more peanut butter to safely hide away any resemblance of a pill and then carefully place another bison jerky treat on top.

We call it her PB & B sandwich. Her heart rate has come down nicely and her respirations are good.

My last hair color job isn’t holding up so well right now.

But our poor little Slinky. The night before we got home, we think she may have been bitten by a spider. Her front paw swelled up and is quite painful for her. We got home from the kennel too late to get her to the vet last night so we opened the clinic this morning. X-rays showed that it was just soft tissue swelling. Thank you, thank you.

Tonight she is miserable, not eating and only going outside with her sister.

Hopefully by morning, after 24 hours on antibiotics, she will be feeling better. Any good thoughts you can send her way we will happily share with her. She is such a sweet, sweet girl and we love her so much. She and her sister are 12.5 years old and I start getting nervous when we hit 13 years old.

Hark, I believe there is an announcement coming

October 13, 2014 Minnie 2 Comments


What on earth could be happening in the gardens?

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