Do you want to win?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Don’t forget, people! You have until tomorrow morning at 10am central time to play our anniversary contest. Info here!

Traveling and work

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

As you can tell, I haven’t been posting too much lately. Work has decided it should keep me busy for a change, which seems to mean travel as of late. I’m back in town for a little over a week before I head out again. I should have at least one post (other than this lame one) before then.

Check back soon!

Slight Hiatus

Friday, January 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hey – just wanted to apologize for my silence. Work is getting in the way of blogging again.

The site will actually be down briefly on Sunday evening, then again from Monday the 17th in the morning and will hopefully return by Thursday the 20th. We are moving our server from Oregon to Chicago, and it will take a couple of days to get everything going again.

Check back later next week!


Friday, November 26th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

It’s that time of year again. While the humans are off in sunny Mexico, the dogs are happy at home with their favorite dog/house sitter. Please hope it does not snow while we’re gone – I do not want to miss Ozzy’s first snow!

Check back after 12/5!

RIP Troll

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Rare is it that a life touches so many people – especially those they’ve never met in person. Troll the Neo definitely fits the bill.

The big guy went to the bridge last night. He had a rough couple of weeks, and now he is at peace. I hope Gryffin met him with a big Baroo. Please think healing thoughts for his family during this difficult time.

Troll will be missed.

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Quick break…to earn money!

Monday, September 20th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Once again, work is getting in the way of my life! I am traveling this week and next, which makes it kind of hard to blog about the dog. I’ll try to squeeze something in over the weekend. Please check back! Ozzy will probably gain 20 pounds while I’m gone.

Dog Day on the Green

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Yes, I’m still working silly hours. But I feel I should mention a neat event in Chicago that is happening on the 29th.

The second annual Dog Day on the Green will be held at Montrose Harbor on Sunday. There will be a number of events, like a Bark for Life walk, plus vendors and dog-related booths galore! I will be working at the Bone Cancer Dogs tent all day.

Hope to see you there!

Stupid Work

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sorry – too much work stuff is keeping me from blogging. Please check back next week!

Thank you all

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 | Gryffindor, Uncategorized | Comments Off

I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to everyone out there. We have received so many phone calls, emails, forum postings, cards in the mail, and comments on this blog from friends, family, internet acquaintances, and readers about Gryffin. It’s very, very touching. It makes us all warm and fuzzy (and it’s not just the heated seats in the cars) to hear from you all.

We continue to miss Gryffin, of course. But you knew that, I’m sure.

For those of you that get sad when you think of him, I ask you to do what I do.


It really helps a lot. And Gryffin would much rather you remember him with a smile. He was never one for tears. Typical male.

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Ethoxyquin Follow Up…

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Uncategorized | Comments Off

I’ve received a few private, non-posted comments about the Ethoxyquin article written by Dana last week, so I’m going to make a few comments.

Dana’s article is based off of research, but is one person’s opinion. Dana has never provided bad information to me or people that I know, but it is her opinion. You don’t have to agree, and I understand that there is conflicting evidence out there. The point of asking Dana to write about it was to provide you with information that you may not have been familiar with otherwise. I mentioned that I personally would have a hard choice to make if I was told that the Fromm kibble I feed Beowulf contained ethoxyquin because he does so well on it, as did Indy before she went raw.

The only ingredients that we are aware of that contain ethoxyquin are those with fish meal. Some companies have many formulas, but only those with fish meal are of concern. However, there are a few companies that use fish meal in all of their products, regardless of whether the main ingredient in that food is fish.

Some people seem to think that the FDA and/or the US Coast Guard require ethoxyquin to be used as the preservative in the fish meal. I have not been able to confirm or deny this as of yet. My initial research makes me believe that they require a preservative, but it does not have to be ethoxyquin. I hope to be able to get a decisive answer next week, or at least work on getting down that path.

Whatever you decide to do, I hope the information was able to help you make a decision that is good for you and your dog(s).

Sometimes, I’m very happy to be a mostly-raw feeder. Silly, picky Basset.

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