The beagle man …

“I like all dogs, but I’m a beagle man,” he said, pausing to spit out the window of his pickup. In the truck’s bed, there was a dog crate that I’m pretty sure had a beagle or two bumbling around in it. They were quiet, but my dogs were freaking out and seemed to sense […]

Sunrise swim …

sunrise.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. Gilligan retrieves a stick out of Melton Hill Lake at daybreak on a beautiful spring morning. Gilligan has turned out to be even more of a water dog than Xena. She prefers to wait for him to return with the stick, then she jumps him in shallow water […]

Partners in crime …

ozzy_xena.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. Xena and Ozzy hang out on the back deck, looking for trouble to get into. Based on the debris strewn across the backyard, I’d say they found it. They love to do hit and run missions on the garbage can, taking whatever they can pull out to the […]

Mully and his mortal enemy …

mully_sydney3.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. Poor Mully suffers not only the indiginity of being bathed in a sink, but also knowing that his worthy nemesis, Sydney the Cockatoo, is just a few feet away, leering at the whole process. Syndey and Mully hate each other with a vengeance that is truly amusing. Syd […]

Patron saints of dogs …

A few friends of ours, Gary and Elaine, have been working to help pets who were separated from their owners in Hurricane Katrina. The dynamic duo left Pittsburgh last Saturday en route to Mississippi and stopped at our place in Knoxville for a rest before continuing on to Mississippi.