Friday, December 31, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

After an unfortunate visit to the salon where the instructions "I would like the whiskers to be more of a light red color" were completely misunderstood to be "I would like the whiskers to be a bright red color", Breeze was ashamed to be seen at playdate. Thank goodness they were able to fit her in for a corrective color the following day.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

I can't begin to tell you of all the stellar snackies we have had this Holiday season. Good thing my New Year's resolution is to run more.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

"'Scuse me, pardon me. They told me to hang my head out the window. I can't do it if you won't move over. Oh I see how it is going to be. Blocking out the new guy on his first photo shoot. Real professional."

"Wait! Was I blinking? I was, wasn't I? I demand a retake!"

"I don't care if it is going to be used in your holiday advertising. I'm tired of this shoot and I'm not looking until you get me some premium water."

"Holiday? As in Christmas? Is today Christmas? What's the date? Damn desert, it never snows. It's 80 degrees, how do you keep track of the seasons? It's in my contract, no holiday shoots. I'm calling my agent. Excuse me honey, yes you sitting down in front, please get my agent on the line."



Merry Christmas and happy Holidays from my gang to yours.

Friday, December 24, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

How's it going? Just checking in on my way to the other side of the field. Have a good one.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

I have the Superman music going through my head. She would look great in a cape.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

As with last night, I am just too tired to think of something even remotely witty or entertaining to caption this photo. Help yourselves.

Wit will return after the Christmas shopping season is over and I'm not working 60 hour work weeks.

Though, I can see Wit on the horizon, far in the distance, taunting me. "Nah, nah. As long as Tired is happy filling in for me, I am going on walk-about. See ya'."

Apparently Wit is Australian. Hmmmm, who knew?



Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

There's no if, ands, or butts about it....she's packing some serious junk in her trunk.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

Does that bag say "Pet Store". Ohhh, presents! For me!?!?

Open, open, open.

What do you mean we have to wait? I came running over here just for that. Fine, I'll just take my grinning face elsewhere. See if I snuggle tomorrow morning.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

Annnddddddd....we're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Dogs.



Monday, December 13, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

And thus convenes the 5th annual Retired Racing Greyhound Conference, held this year in sunny Tucson, Arizona. The constituents have a number of important topics to cover in their short time together. Including:
-Inadequate time for playdates: how to convince your human to go to the park each and every day.
-Debunking the misconceptions that greyhounds are hyper and skinny.
-The best way to get your human to accept the loss of all comfortable places in the house to recline upon after adoption of a greyhound.
and most importantly,
-The art of roaching, when is it considered exhibitionistic versus just simply a comfortable way to sleep.

Please take your couches, the conference is now in session.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

The judges for the Fastdog Miss Olympia contest weren't sure how the duck was going to help with the free posing routine but they allowed it on stage anyway.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

If I didn't know better I would say RJ was circling his prey. Well, I did have a pocket full of snackies, so maybe he was. When's shark week? I have a new entry, the newly discovered Brindle Shark.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

Initial results of the field test for the "new and more humane" fuzzy muzzle are in and show a disappointing approval rating, with many of the test subjects indicating the muzzles are "lacking in all aspects of practical general use". Most test subjects had minor concerns such as difficulty in breathing, with the foremost concern being the marked decrease in visibility, a much desired trait among the primary demographic. A very few questioned presented positive comments, saying it felt like they were at home snuggling in bed.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

BLUEBERRY'S AUCTION

I love reading the comments you all leave on this blog. It is something I look forward to checking every day. One of the visitors that comments here most days is Houndstooth, Bunny's human. The daily posting of the comment is something I am quite sure is the same with the blogs of the majority of you as well. I know this because when I do get a chance to stroll the blogs, there is always a comment with a picture of a cute fawn greyhound sporting a pink background in the comments section before me. (Which is something I am absolutely amazed with; I can barely get a post up most days, never mind wandering all over the interwebs reading and commenting each day.)

Well Houndstooth is also Blueberry's human and Blueberry recently underwent a surgery to have a lump removed from her head. Come to find out it was cancerous and the vet seems to think there may be more of the mass remaining that needs to be removed with another surgery. The fine folks over at Frankie Furter and Schnauzer and Schnauzer! have set up an auction to help raise the funds necessary to pay for the surgery. You can link to the auction from the photo below.




There are a number of wicked cool things available at the auction; the most stunning and spectacular of which would be 3 fine art prints by yours truly. :) That's right 3, count them, 3! 8 x 10's available for your bidding pleasure. Might I just suggest you head on over there and snap those babies up right now! I will ship them overseas, so all you folks on other continents, get in there and bid those green papers! Below are the 3 images of the actual print you will be receiving when you win an (or all 3) auction (s).


" Curiosity"


"Treat Time?"



And the one I get the most comments on: "The Ride" featuring Willow, Breeze, Drusilla and Opal.

Thanks for bidding and good luck!

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

Greyhound accordion.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

PHOTO FOR THE DAY

Drusilla in all her sprinting glory.


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

TOO SEXY

It has been exceedingly cold here this past week. Now I realize "exceedingly cold" has a whole different meaning in, say, Alaska than in Tucson. It is all relative, like when a Beagle's proud parent says "she runs really fast, too." Which is entirely true, for a Beagle. Just as 25 degrees is in Tucson.

In the southwest desert 25 degrees is also too damn cold to be traipsing around the dog park, and, as such, we actually stayed home a couple of mornings this week. (Just a side note - the girls were not happy at this unexpected change in their routine and there was a major revolt involving couch pillows. Sigh.) As a result of the winter weather finally arriving, we have also moved back the time we are meeting on the weekends to a more reasonable hour, now that it is 35 degrees at 7 AM rather than 80 (which is why we meet at sunup during the summer)

Hang in there, there is a point to the weather discussion and it is this....when it gets chilly here, we break out the cold weather gear for ourselves and, more importantly, the greys. Which typically involves the fuzzy coat. A couple of weekends ago, I had forgotten the girl's coats at the house and they were pretty cold by the time the next person, Lisa, arrived at playdate with her hounds. (I have been getting to the field early to work with Dru, who is still suffering some fear issues about running with the pack. She will keep to the outer edges of the fenced area when all the dogs are there, so we go when it is empty so she will run.)

When I realized how cold the girls were and commented on it, Lisa was nice enough to volunteer a coat to Breeze, who at this point was shivering. We were honored. This coat is Sparkle's. Period. It is associated with her; like the police and Lindsay Lohan. Only in a good way. Sparkle's been sporting this look for as long as we have been coming to the park.

Somehow Breeze knew this was special and she was transformed the moment the last Velcro strip was closed. She pranced, paraded, swirled, dipped, twisted, turned and bowed. If she had ringlets she would have tossed them. As it was, the tail was held impossibly high. She strutted like a model on the runway. And every time I look at the photos, though Breeze may be highly offended, running on a loop through my head is: "And I do my little turn on the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk yeah, I shake my little touche on the catwalk". Which, granted, sucks for me. And, I'm guessing, does for you now as well. I do know the only part of the song she agrees with is the "I'm too sexy for my cat." part.

So here are a few photos of Breeze modeling her new coat. And when I say "her new coat" I mean it literally. When Lisa saw how happy Breeze was wearing it she gave it to her. Lisa has known Breeze since day 1 and remembers the trembling pile of goo that was Breeze 2 years ago and said anything that made Breeze that happy should be hers. Now Breeze models it every weekend.

See for yourself.





PHOTO FOR THE DAY

I have failed miserably posting to the blog over the past holiday week(s). My lesson learned is that there is no better or more motivating factor in getting all the projects done around your house (like finishing the bathroom remodel, unpacking boxes from when you moved in a year an a half ago, etc) and giving everything inside and outside of your house a deep cleaning than out of town company who will be staying with you. And your 3 dogs. In a tiny house. Where the office becomes the guest room. The office where the computer resides. Hmmmmm. Didn't think that one through very well now did I?

So I feel as though I am in the dog house and well behind on posting some greyhound photos. And since I know that's why you're here right now and not to read my babbling, here you go...



The monkey, moved by the whirlwind that is Duncan...