Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great Old One: Boosthulhu

SUMMARY: Some toys just name themselves, especially when Elder Gods are involved.

Most of my dogs' toys have names. Most of them are pretty obvious. But some are obvious only to former residents of Arkham, MA.

Boost knew many of the names, as in fetching the toy by name. This includes the toy fondly known as "Cthulhu-Face".

(These were originally posted on Facebook in October '15.)

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Dear Taj MuttHall, Where Have You Gone?

SUMMARY: A letter to myself

Dear Taj MuttHall:

I am sad that you haven't been posting. One post in each of January, February, and March (so far)? Truly that's all?

And nothing about life with dogs--or life at all, just some nice photos. Which are nice, of course, but I was hoping for substance. And dogs.

You intended this as a journal for yourself, to look back at from your Future Life and marvel at the progress that you made with each canine beasties and all of the things that you did together. But words seem to have failed you.

I understand that your Mom died two days after Christmas, and then you went to work clearing out the family home of 48 years and putting it on the market. And that you've been wrung dry of things to say or energy to say it.

I miss you, Taj MuttHall. I read some of your older posts from way back, and they make me laugh, or think, or sing. Please find yourself/myself again.


Taj MuttHall

Yosemite Valley, Saturday vs. Sunday

SUMMARY: Wordless Wednesday

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


SUMMARY: Wordless Wednesday (mostly)

(What the following animations are missing is the Slam! Slam! Slam! of the paws whacking the lever to dispense the food and the lever springing back into position immediately. The sound is left as an exercise for the student.)

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Dog Project

SUMMARY: Lovin' my dogs through photography

Note: I first posted about this on Facebook on October 9:
When my Merle Girls departed abruptly, together, last spring, it tore me apart. I have been aware that, since then, I have given my two Boy Beasties far less than their due, and it has much to do with them being here and the others not. One of my recent and ongoing steps towards aligning my spirit with what my brain knows, that these, too, are wonderful dogs, is to take lots of lots of lots of photos of them, doing all the things that dogs do, and more--their bodies, their expressions, their emotions, their activities. I want to really focus (no pun) on *seeing* them.

Not sure where I'm going to have an official project page--maybe on my photo site, maybe just occasional posts here when I get around to it. Not sure whether I'll get all the previous ones posted here or there or just leave them on Facebook. Too many decisions all at once.

But here are recent ones, taken in the week since I came back from vacation (which I'll likely post about someday, you know, like I always do, meaning maybe never).

Chip has his eye on thangs.

Zorro loves his Flat Ball. Up close and snuggy wuggy with the handle.

Nose. Whiskers. The essential dog elements.

Zorro loves his Flat Ball. Oh--did I mention that he has several, in different doggie designer colors?

Iz hard life be me.

Renter got a new quilt while Human Mom was on vacation. Chip was delighted to let Human Mom know that he had inherited theRenter's old one. He's a happy quilt camper, particularly since Zorro has preempted all the other binkies in the house.