I Saw Tammy Kissing Santa Claus

Tammy sends along these pics of Samantha dressed up in her best Christmas gear.



Yet another open thread.

The View From Your Couch

I like this one, because my dog lies like this a lot, too:


Night all.

What Is Not To Love?

Was going to bed and got greeted with this:


Someone was already in bed and I got the “but you stayed up too late” look. And for the Tunch fans, he is in the window making sure the possums and raccoons are kept at bay.

God, I love those two.

A Pet Rescue Story

Today has sucked. I hope this makes it suck less:


We always seem to adopt dogs that have a little too much personality. Our first dog was a beautiful black dog that doted on us almost as much as we doted on her. After she was gone, it took a lot of time before we were ready to welcome another dog. But when we did, our new dog became an instant and important member of the family.

This is Sunshine or as we affectionately call her, Crazy White Dog.
Sunny was rescued from Arkansas by the Camano Island Animal Rescue north of Seattle, WA. We found her through Petfinder.com (http://www.petfinder.com/index.html) a great resource for finding pets! We thought we were adopting a golden
retriever mix but 2 weeks after adopting her the yellow part of her
coat disappeared and we got Crazy White Dog(TM)

Note: Camano Island Animal Rescue found Sunny while adopting 2 other dogs from Arkansas. A trucker’s network that transports dogs for adoption gave Sunny a ride to the Pacific Northwest (where it is not quite sunny).

When you look at Sunny, people often think, “what a beautiful and
happy face”. That is how she pulls you in. Behind the good looks is a lot of crazy. There is a lovely path worn through the grass from her insistence on running in only one trail in the yard. She grumbles and complains through all her tricks. She spins like the Tasmanian devil after a bath, while throwing herself on the rugs to dry off. She sleeps in the shower after storms. She will only go to the bathroom in our yard, which is not so great for weeklong vacations.

Her favorite thing to do is run full speed at the sliding door to show her great desire to come inside. She sometimes scratches at the screen door for added effect. As soon as we open the door, she sprints away. It never gets old.

But she loves every person and animal she meets. She tells you a
story when you come home. She grabs your arms and makes sure you pay attention to what she is telling you. She entertains us with crazy runs through the house. And the whole family loves every strange and wonderful part of her.


This is your open thread.

Someone Got a Bath Tonight

There was shaking, barking, whining, yelping and streaking. It was almost like being an undergrad again, but with less booze:



Consider this your open thread for the evening.

Pet Rescue Story

Now for something different:


Adopted babes Ronin + Bella. Ronin (black-ish) came from a great organization here in Portland called Second Chance Companions – http://www.sccpets.com/ He’s plott hound(bear hunter)/lab and needless to say hes…. Assertive. Bella(redish brown/black) came from the humane society – http://southwesthumane.org/. We know she is lab/something. I like to say lab/pretty – but maybe shepard of some sort. Best dogs ever. I’m glad you found yours.

Had enough of twitters and blogs. Off to bed.

Late Night Open Thread

I’m lying here with Lily on my chest, and while I love Tunch, I honestly don’t think I have ever loved any one or thing as fully and unconditionally as I love this dog. I know there are some of you who will not understand and think this is an attack on Tunch, but it just isn’t. I love him, too.

But this dog is just my once in a lifetime dog. I know how many whiskers she has, I love the feel of her wet nose, and when I look at her it just makes my chest ache I love her so much.