Thursday, October 05, 2006

Does this sweater make me look phat?

Tracy and I stumbed across a doggy-boutique in downtown Santa Cruz -- They had a little bit of everything, including this little number. The store's name is "Think Pawsitive", and their website is

The coolest thing about it is that it makes her look like a Denver Broncos fan!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Identify this bird...

What kind of bird is this? I think it might be a wood-pecker of some sort... it likes to sit in my gutters and make a terrible racket... perhaps a gutter-pecker?

After taking this picture, the bird flew off to another house... a bit later, I could hear the same loud racket of the bird 'drilling' in someone else's gutter.

A full-sized image can be found here. Warning though, the file is huge ... about 3.9 megs, 3872 x 2592.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Katie's Growing Up!

Katie just celebrated her first birthday (Feb 2nd)! To celebrate, Tracy and I took her to Wendy's for a hamburger and french-fries -- needless to say, she was thrilled! She gobbled that burger down like she hadn't eaten in days :D

When I first got her, she weighed about 25.5 pounds... and she was looking pretty thin. Over time, Tracy and I fattened her up to a trim 26.5 pounds... but she dropped a pound around the time she was spayed. Since then, we've been a bit more generous with her food (she doesn't seem to mind!), and she's filling out nicely again.

She's still a puppy at heart... she loves to play, wrestle, and cuddle. When she's at play, she plays hard... when she's at rest, she rests hard!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Katie gets 'tutored'...

Friday was a big day for Katie! She took a little trip to the vet for her spaying. I dropped her off in the morning, and they said that I could call in the afternoon to check on her, but pickup time was usually between 4pm and 6pm. I called around 3, and they said she was doing fine... she was a bit vocal in post-op, so they gave her some pain-meds to help comfort her.

When I picked her up, she was still quite groggy from the anesthesia, but she recognized me, mustered up some enthusiasm and gave her tail a little wag. One of the VAs said that Katie had been very lonely, so she climbed into the crate with her to help comfort her -- great folks there!

Her first night was a bit difficult -- she could't get on the bed, and she'd whimper and cry very softly when she was alone in her crate (even with the crate-door open). I ended up sleeping on a futon on the floor with her cuddled up under the covers with me to stay warm.

Throughout the weekend, Katie has been returning to normal. She's a lot less active than normal, but she's bright-eyed and waggy-tailed for the most part.

The pictures were taken today... she's styling in a cute little outfit from 'Fido Fleece'. Too bad it's not well tailored to her physique. Regardless, she seems to like it and it really does help keep her warm.