Category: Dogs

Sleeping dogs 1

Sleeping dogs

Kitty, zonked. I was thinking of going to the Blanco lavender festival this weekend. It sounds like with the drought there isn’t as much lavender, though. But a dip in the river might make...

Snow! 4

Snow!

It snowed yesterday in Austin. Big, beautiful, chunky flakes were floating down. REAL snow. It was beautiful. At work, lots of people went outside to taste the snow and make snowballs. Fun! And then...

Pepper, 199?-2009 7

Pepper, 199?-2009

Pepper was affected by a brain tumor and started displaying symptoms around Thanksgiving.  He passed away today at the vet’s office. Pepper came to live with me around 1999, from Town Lake Animal Center....

Good news 4

Good news

Good news!  Pepper is feeling better.  He is not quite himself, but he seems a lot less confused. The really good news is that Kitty is taking some steps on her own and has...

Dogs 4

Dogs

Darned dogs. I knew having a bunch of old dogs was going to be bad news at some point. We are now at that point. Last week Pepper started stumbling a little, and Friday...

The jaywalking wrap-up 4

The jaywalking wrap-up

I went to the municipal court on the 13th to deal with the jaywalking ticket. I should have known I was in for it when I got a really good parking place in spite...

It worked! 0

It worked!

Hey! It worked! It rained 1.5 inches here! I did something for the first time this week: fertilize the yard. I have never fertilized grass before. Skip Richter made me do it! Well, after...

The dogs are clean, so maybe it will rain now 4

The dogs are clean, so maybe it will rain now

All I did was take Coaly and Pepper to the groomer, but BT got serious and bathed Sweetpea. Usually if I bathe more than one dog, it rains enough to make mud. People think...

Hiking with the Pea 1

Hiking with the Pea

Yesterday Sweetpea and I went hiking at Emma Long Metropolitan Park on the Turkey Creek trail. I didn’t take my camera, which was for the best since it rained on us the entire time....

Champ 2

Champ

My parents’ dog Champ passed away yesterday.  He was a standard poodle, who was somehow both majestic and goofy.  My brother bought Champ from a backyard breeder 10 years ago as a Christmas gift...