Saturday, November 29, 2014

A hot-nosed cool Coonhound.

P1130406 P1130446 P1130444 He's Bailey, the Treeing Walker Coonhound. You should hear him bay. Like a beautiful bugle.

Zeus is on vacation. (UPDATED)

How about a family of Trumpeter swans? Out on Lake Mendota today. P1130388 P1130390 P1130378 P1130374 P1130372 P1130368 Come on... swans are people too. ADDED: "The Truth About Swans"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1 year ago...

Cloe stole my glove... P1010451 P1010430 P1010423 But she gave it back. Good puppy!
Added: Of course, "stealing" has a different meaning in the legal world of canines.

These are a few of my favorite dogs.

Juniper Juniper and Axle Zeus and Juniper Juniper, Axle, and Zeus.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wally meets the press.

P1240213 "If it's Sunday..." and it was — yesterday... "it's Meet the Press". P1240222 Should I go on? But what if it's a 60 minutes-type muckraking exposé, a "hit piece"? What if I forget my talking points? What if the camera shows my bald spot? These journalists can be ruthless... hard-hitting... always looking for sound-bites, gaffes, gotcha moments.

Well, she seems nice enough... gentle soft voice... *sniff, sniff* — I don't smell hostility. That's right — it's Wally with a "y"... W-A-L-L-Y... 9 years-old... male... golden retriever... graduate, with honors, of Mrs. Treats' Dog Obedience and Critical Thinking Academy, class of '06 — 
that's pretty much my entire C.V. right there in a nutshell. 

Are we done? P1240218 What? My position? (Uh oh, here it comes) On what? — my position on CATS ??? Uh... well, cats are... uh, cats are... wait, hold on a sec... (must check with advisor). P1240227 P1240226 P1240228 P1240223 My position is that cats are people too and that cats are equally deserving of living their lives with dignity, care, and happiness. P1240211 There. I think I handled that well. All things considered.