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Doggone

In an unfortunate turn of events, our Great Pyrenees – Yang – closed a chapter in her life and is no longer welcome in our household. She had growled at Amy a couple of times when she attempted to take trash Yang had dug out of the trash can. I…Continue Reading

I’ve Always Wanted to be…a Lumberjack!

My mom arrived home today after spending most of the week in Sedona, AZ for a medical conference. She does these conferences when there’s an opportunity, and it’s required to maintain her accreditations. This particular conference was on alternative medicines. She had expected there to be a lot of hooey,…Continue Reading

A Black Spot in the Road

When I was younger, sometime in my Jr. High School days, I got myself into situations of remarkable trouble. One particular spot in my past that haunts me to this day is in regards to my activities as a teenage marauder. My friends and I used to go out late…Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day

What does a dad do on Father’s Day? My first inclination was to shirk all responsiblity and play games all day. I’m thinking that this is in stark contrast to the role of “father,” so how could I spend “Father’s Day” as a bachelor? So I spend the day as…Continue Reading

Protein Morsel

Yang is our Great Pyrenees who came to us by way of Raven’s death a few months ago. She shares many characteristics with Raven. Some are exact opposites, while others are very similar. The opposing qualities we toss off to the fact that she is Yang, while Raven was the…Continue Reading

Pogo

Three leggèd dogs are klutzes. Not that I suppose I expected anything less, but Yang is a bumping noise attrocity at night. She bumps into things and knocks things over all over the house (including Balthazar). The hardest part for her is that she doesn’t seem to care about bumping…Continue Reading

The Return of the Season

It’s been relatively cold and rainy since my return from Florida. Today was the first day that we’ve received a good dose of sunshine and heat. It felt like Georgia in June. Our Great Pyrenees, Yang, nearly melted. I don’t know what she’s going to do in August. Tomorrow we’re…Continue Reading

Conversational

Here’s an odd sort-of conversation I had with Sean this morning. I don’t suppose it’s that odd, but it does exemplify our relationship in an odd way. Olaf says: Why is it that www.microsoft.com/iis still goes to the product page for Windows 2000? They just announced the Windows 2000 end-of-life…Continue Reading

Yin and Yang

Raven met this white dog while at my mom’s farm prior to her death a little while back. We didn’t know anything of this little white puff-ball at the time, though we have since come to know her well. It turns out that her leg was broken shortly after this…Continue Reading