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Fraggle Friday!

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It’s pretty where I live. It’s probably the #1 reason I live here. Which may seem silly to some, but being surrounded by natural beauty that I can enjoy easily is important to me.

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The other day a storm was blowing in and the light was incredible. I got some shots of the girls as we climbed a mountain before the rains came.

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I’m not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but living out here, I don’t really need to be.

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Happy Fraggle Friday!!

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Fraggle Friday: Foster Edition

My dogs took a bit of a back seat this week. A chaotic schedule left me wondering how they would do for hours at a time alone at home. They did fine.

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Always dorks, these two.

And they happily accepted a temporary member to our pack. Welcome, foster dog Brian!Brian

Brian is an ancient, blind and mostly deaf Dachshund who sadly was given up to our Shelter because his owner had terminal cancer and had to be placed in hospice.

Brian is pretty cute. He’s been struggling with some rotten teeth for a while so our veterinarian removed them and he seems to feel much better!

There was a small tear in one of my dog beds, and Brian did what Dachshunds do best- he used it as a place to burrow!

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It’s now a much larger tear, but as long as he’s happy, I’m happy

I’ve enjoyed fostering him, but am ready for him to find a forever home. Ya know, so I can foster another needy dog!

If you know of anyone looking for a super mellow and sweet small dog, send them my way!

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Fraggle Friday: Oregon Coast Edition

When Macy and I had to scratch from our eventing debut I was determined not to stay home and mope about it. I called up a friend and asked if she’d want to go to the Oregon Coast with me. Luckily she was game!

So the dogs and I hopped in the car and headed to Portland! We picked up my friend and headed to the ocean.

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If you haven’t been to the Oregon coast, you really should go. It’s stunning, and quiet, and super duper dog friendly. Siri ran the length of 3 different beaches and both dogs had an absolute blast.

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Pure Siri joy

We ate some amazing seafood, I got to run on the beach, and was constantly walking around saying “look how pretty that is.” While it wasn’t the same feeling as running cross country on horseback, it was really great.

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Our last night in Portland we went to Stella Taco, a fun street taco joint and honored my favorite dog by eating delicious tacos and drinking margaritas.

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It was a great trip all around and definitely made not going to an event bearable.

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Fraggle Friday Catch Up

The quickest synopsis of the last couple of weeks ever:

At Stella’s yearly exam I was told she had a cancerous tumor that had to be removed. Fourteen year old dog is not having surgery unless she absolutely HAS TO, so I got a second opinion.

From Siri’s brother’s adopter, who happens to be a board certified surgeon.

He said she is fine, NOT a cancerous tumor.

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She hates the vet so much… but is such a good girl there

Best money I ever spent was getting that 2nd opinion.

There will be more of this:

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Happy Dog!

Family came to town as I was giving a talk at:

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I was SO excited.

Siri instantly fell inĀ  love with my Dad.

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Zero loyalty

And has been sad ever since he left.

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She got to go shopping with us and was really good at not knocking over retail racks

And now life is back to “normal.” Daily hikes and lots of cuddle time.

Happy Fraggle Friday!!

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Fraggle Friday- Stella’s 14th Birthday!

My little turkey monster baby, as I call her, turned 14 on Tuesday!

We celebrated the day with a hike up a mountain

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And then she did some serious napping in preparation of a special birthday dinner.

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She gave Siri some wisdom about how to last well into your teens, and how to be the best dog ever.

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I hope Siri heard her.

Happy Birthday Stella! The best dog I’ve ever known.

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Fraggle Friday-Pro Photos Edition

I was lamenting the other day that I didn’t have any good photos of me with my dogs. Well, lucky for me, the photographer for our animal shelter offered to take pics of staff with their pets.

I was the first to sign up. And Nate was nice enough to grab lots of different photos, lots of them didn’t have me in them, which was great.

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Having one eye can make it tricky to photograph her. And, when all her hair covers that one eye it gets trickier. But Nate did a great job.

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And I swear Siri was born posing.

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The two of them even obliged and sat next to each other for a photo. I was so impressed with how well-behaved they were being despite all the hustle and bustle around them.

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And then, the family portrait. All that’s missing is a horse. Or two.

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So grateful to have this photo of the three of us. Love these pups so much!

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Fraggle Friday

Sometimes, I just can’t handle how cute she is.

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She gets away with a lot because of it.

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I feel like there should be some sort of puppy support group, a group of puppy moms that can commiserate on what’s going on with their puppy and be told it’s all going to be ok.

Because deep down I know she will grow up to be a fantastic dog, but some days I wonder what the hell I was thinking adopting a puppy.

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