for two years. -less often, now


Keep Calm & Costume On



The ninjas get a new pet.

Day 359

Hal shows off his new dog boots.

Day 340

“Well,” said this Inspector, “it’s a Ladybug!”

Day 293

…and I’m hungry like the wolf

Day 251

Day 234

“Clever girl.”

Day 213

Day 199

In 1967, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin captured what appeared to be a large ape-man on film. They called him Bigfoot.


Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the caption contest! There’s a prize!! Start getting your creative juices flowing!

Day 194

And then suddenly the llama spit at him.

[fun fact: it took 56 shots to get this]

Day 193 & Chainsaw Update!


Our pup is doing great. He’s back to his normal self it seems. Full of pep and vigor, with a hint of rascality. He’s eating healthily again, everything internally seems to be working the way it should. His stitches come out this weekend. I’ve never seen a dog so sick and unhappy in my life, and I’m so thankful we were able to make him better. Thanks again, everyone, for your thoughts, prayers, wishes, and comments. It really helped knowing there were other people out there who care about the wellbeing of a loved pet as much as we do.

Day 183 / Chainsaw Update

First, Annie and I would sincerely like to thank everyone for the incredible comments and support over these last few days. This blog really does have the best fans! Thank you so much for caring, and offering your kind words.

Chainsaw is doing better. He’s not out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful. He went in for surgery Friday morning after being sick for an entire week. The first visit to the vet last Monday yielded no results. But the trip to a different vet had him feeling an object in his abdomen, as well as possibly seeing something on the x-rays. So they opened him up. There was a peach pit lodged in his intestines. We have no idea where he got it – probably while we were on a walk. But it’s quite a blockage. It’s why he had not eaten for an entire week, and was constantly throwing up 5+ times a day. Not to mention the pain he was in. We felt so awful it took so long for the reason to be found.

He did so well Friday night and Saturday morning, they let us bring him home Saturday afternoon. He’s keeping his food down, and is almost back to his normal perky personality. He’s still having some after effects from the anesthesia though. It’s bad for dogs sometimes because it can shut down their organs. He’s been pretty incontinent since we brought him home – mostly because he can’t help it. Also, because he was on a crapload of fluids. He’s 10 years old, so this is a major concern for us – if his kidney’s are shutting down. He’s been better today (Sunday), only a few accidents in the evening. So, the next few days will be very important for him. He definitely is 100 time more comfortable, and resting finally after a week of being exhausted from being sick. ┬áHe is not out of the woods yet, so please continue to keep him in your thoughts.

Don’t forget to hug your pets, love your pets, and spoil your pets. Because the only difference between your pet and your child, is the amount of hair it has – and subsequently leaves on the couch.

and the chair.

and the rug.

and the bed.

But where would we be without the affection and the joyous personalities of the little ones that greet us at the door excitedly every day? And who want nothing more than just lay next to you with their head on your knee.


Day 177

Day 166

Alan stood there, uneasy. He was sure the gorilla was staring at him.

Day 161

“Hmm,” said the Inspector, “Sparrow. Fat bird. You might need bigger arrows.”

Day 154

All is quiet on new year’s day.

Day 128

“Well,” said the Inspector, “it is a cat.”

Day 117

Mmm. Turkey leg. Jed had it all over his face.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Day 82

Day 73

Hank & Steve finally took the money. They’d had enough of this monkey business.