Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wishing it was Cooler

Now, at 6pm, it's still over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland (38 C). Charlie is very sensitive to heat -- a few years ago, before we had AC, the house got to 84F (29C) during a heat wave and Charlie got heatstroke. So... sympathize with the poor guy -- he's only getting walkies in the morning and some quick business in the afternoon. No more playing in the yard or cherry hunting until this heat breaks!


Friday, July 24, 2009


"Oh, will she ever arrive?"

"Is that you, Gabbie?

"Oh, yeah!!"

"Slimed?! I'll get you for that!"

"It's good to hang out with friends."

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Charlie's Favorite Part of Summer

Our neighbors have a momentously large cherry tree, chock-full of Charlie treats* that are beginning to ripen and fall into our back yard. I just wish Charlie'd stem and pit them first!

*Note: Fortunately Charlie doesn't, himself, waste energy on chewing, but Khyra alludes to, and Charlie's favorite vet reminds us that, chewed cherry pits can release cyanide. So don't be munchin' on the pits!!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sitting Around With On Friends

A little story in pictures...

Why does this remind me of adolescent brothers and sisters...?


Thursday, July 09, 2009


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

...now we'll just retire to a soundproofed interior room with a radio to await the 5th...