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Happy adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Happy adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

I don’t know if it was a seasonal thing. Maybe something about the cooling temperatures that softened my resolve. Maybe the glut of puppies after paw-paws and babymamas got it on in the summer heat. Whatever the reason, I adopted Porter and Rosie almost a year apart from each other. Happy adopt-a-versary, little Rosie. You’re […]

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Sergeant’s community liason responds to SentryPro XFC post

Sergeant’s community liason responds to SentryPro XFC post

Sixteen months, thousands of visitors, hundreds of comments, one known fatality and one class action lawsuit later, Sergeant’s replies to my post about their toxic SentryPro XFC topical flea and tick treatment.

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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Today is officially Rosie’s birthday. She’s my only dog that I know when her birthday is; I think the best you can usually hope for with rescues is a birth week. For example, I only know that Porter was born about the first week of September, and that Pearl is sometime the last week of […]

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Avian reapers

Avian reapers

My dogs are making the world safe from the avian flu, one bird at a time.

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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2007

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2007

I buy a lot of stuff, and sometimes my highest hopes turn out to be the biggest disappointments. I’ve evaluated the things I’ve purchased last year, with an eye to what I use on a regular basis that Gibberish readers may use often as well. Sure, I “use” my Keltec PF-9 every day when I […]

They’re totally worth it.

They’re totally worth it.

I’m going to take a job that puts me back in the Washington, D.C. area. I’m not 100% sure I’ll be moving, but chances are very high. Having three dogs makes searching for a place to live more difficult, especially when most of the places nearest to where I’ll be working are high-rise apartments. I […]

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HAPPY ADOPTION ANNIVERSARY, ROSIE!

HAPPY ADOPTION ANNIVERSARY, ROSIE!

Two years ago today, Lady Jaye and I brought home a little potato of a dog (sorry, some of the pictures have been corrupted on imageShack). She may have been the runt of the litter, but Rosie has always been lionhearted. We knew she was ours the second she leaped fearlessly off of a tall […]

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Dog day afternoon

Dog day afternoon

Last Saturday we hosted the second annual reunion for Rosie and her litter mates. Last year the reunion was at a public dog park, and it was way too hot for everyone. This year we had the benefit of shady oak trees, a doggie pool, and air conditioning. As a big improvement over the year […]

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Canine update

Canine update

Three weeks after her adoption, Pearl has fit into the family quite nicely. After being afraid of her for the first week or so, Rosie has taken to Pearl like a true big sister. The two are mostly inseparable now. They cuddle together, run outside together, and do chores together, such as digging a bomb […]

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Porter and Rosie: Stone cold killers?

Porter and Rosie: Stone cold killers?

It first started about a month ago. Porter brought a stick up to the porch when I called to him. As normal, he dropped the stick before trotting inside the house, except it wasn’t a stick. It was a dead bird. No big deal, I thought, and scooped the bird in a doubled-up plastic bag. […]

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