It happened again. Gilligan and Ozzy made a mad dash for freedom the other night. I was a little surprised they took off because I was throwing a big, bone-shaped floating toy into the cove for Gilligan. An engaged Gilligan is generally a good Gilligan. But he took off, clenching that goofy fuzzyellowbone and oblivious […]
gilligan.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz Gilligan, up close and personal, after chasing sticks in the cove for an hour on an autumn afternoon.
Gilligan in action Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz After ruining my aging Nikon when I dumped the kayak, I decided a waterproof camera was in order. This is one of the first shots I took with my new Olympus 1030SW. Pretty cool. I pulled i out and shot this as Gilligan was retrieving a […]
gilligan_swim2.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz After ruining my aging Nikon when I dumped the kayak, I decided a waterproof camera was in order. This is one of the first shots I took with my new Olympus 1030SW. Pretty cool. I pulled i out and shot this as Gilligan was retrieving a stick in […]
My paddling obsession had me Googling “kayak gps” earlier, and up came this guy’s page. Very cool.
gunther.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz I went to the land of the Mountain Hippie last week and learned the ZenDog ways of Crested Butte. During a cold, early morning hike on a trail in the shadow of Mt. Crested Butte, I saw some sort of cattle-dog cross maniacally yapping and circling a mountain […]
At dawn after a fierce Friday night storm, Xena and I went down to the dock, where I nursed a go-cup of coffee and tortured worms while she pondered Zen dog thoughts. The water was muddy and strewn with leaves, branches and other detritus from the previous night’s fury. Crappie and minnows churned and swirled […]
Condolences to Howard Owens, who lost a friend this weekend. Howard had to put down his rottweiler, Otis, after he discovered the dog had bone cancer. I’ve had to say goodbye to a lot of dogs over the years, and it’s always difficult. Hang in their, Howard, and remember the good times …
During a recent business trip to Atlanta, I met the Ninja Dognapper. She’s a gorgeous blonde who can’t stand to see a dog in distress. It bothers her so much, in fact, that she goes out in the dark of night, dressed in black and armed with hotdogs, to liberate canines who are living lonely […]
xena_cone.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz I took Xena to the vet Thursday for what I thought was going to be minor surgery to remove a golf-ball size tumor from her ear. Not quite. Apparently, the tumor was solidly connected to the ear , not hanging by a thread, as I’d thought. When I […]