The beast

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.

Swimming with hounds …

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 […]

Dog days in Crested Butte

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 […]

An ode to Otis …

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 …