Friday, June 29, 2012

fine howdy do

5 dog salute!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

fly fishing

there are trout in the river.

kevin caught one a few weeks ago.

kevin fly fishing

pouncey caught a piece of bark

pouncey bark mouth

eli smelled the flowers

eli smelling the flowers

drip dry pouncey

pouncey dripping

look! a trout

look! a trout

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

$10 bottles of wine!

homegrown restaurant on merrimon in asheville is great. the food is great. the folk art for sale on the wall is great. 

the greatest thing is monday is $10 bottle of wine day.

a glass of wine costs you $6, but on monday for $10 you can get the whole bottle. what a steal! 

you can walk away stuffed with 2 delicious dinners and a bottle of wine for under $30.

if you want the uptown girl painting, however, that will run you $25.

no more living in her white bread world.

Monday, June 25, 2012

peaceful doggy weekend

went to the asheville municipal golf course right after a thunderstorm. the cups were half full. nice place. 10$ to walk 9. back side much more varied than the front. packed. wait on every shot packed.

muni bench

layers of paint and years of butts.

asheville muni

giant tree.

pouncey and nacho being snuggle heads.

here comes nacho

teaching pouncey how to swim. here comes nacho!

swimming lessons for pouncey

you can do it little buddy!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

retriever party!

we are dogsitting for 2 extra dogs the next week. 

that's 300+ lbs of retriever!

the more the merrier, says i. 

and says pouncey.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

a bark in 5 frames

backseat pouncey

pouncey is now finally big enough to look out the windows in the car.

he seems to like this.

 he now weighs in at a hefty 33 lbs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

instagram lately

i'm skippyhaha on instagram. it's a quick fun way to post photos from your phone with editing filters that make them look like they were taken by a disposable camera with sand inside. i can dig it. 

here are some recent ones: 

found at goodwill - why can't congress act like this? 

fireworks please

watch dogs

fat boy junior - 32 lbs of puppy

first act of defiance: pouncey shredded toilet paper on his bed

Friday, June 15, 2012

2 dogs 1 leash

hiking is a challenge with two people and three dogs. 

the fairest division at this time is nacho-pouncey; eli.

everybody had fun!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

no wire hangers!

we have an awesome view from the deck of this house.

up top are blue ridge mountains, down below is the mighty swannanoa river.

betwixt both are 2 big black hanging dangling wires - one power, one cable.

blocking up the scenery breaking my mind.

the cables don't even serve our house, but are the connection for our neighbors.

after many many months of phone calls, engineer visits, arm twisting, scheduling, rescheduling, tree removal, sweet neighbor approval, and heavy machinery - we buried those bitches!

back hoe

a backhoe dug a 4 foot trench through the yards.

ski run

i'd like to ski down this.

laying pipe

they buried the cable in PVC pipe underground.

no wires!


Friday, June 08, 2012

first day of puppy kindergarten!

pouncey went to his first puppy school class last night.

he was the best dog there. 

his classmates include:

  • lola - a 2 lb black dustmop with separation anxiety and potty training problems
  • curious - a cute fluffy collie with separation anxiety and potty training problems
  • tony - a jack russell puppy who throws up in the car, chases cats and has potty training problems
  • king - a full grown pit bull with 'gnawing chewing' and 'charging out the door, taking off' problems

kevin thinks king is going to murder one of the other dogs

the teacher seemed to know what he was doing. we learned 'watch me' and 'sit.'

the other dogs were barking and crying throughout the class

pouncey sat on the floor, did all his tricks and SLEPT for the last 15 minutes. i had to wake him up to go home. 

 head of the class

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

happy birthday nacho

today nacho turns 9. 

he is the gentlest dog with the softest fur in the world. 

since we moved to the river in march, his fur has never been completely dry. 
i love you clowndog!

Monday, June 04, 2012

animated conversation

the outdoor stage at pisgah brewing is awesome. it's like a permanent festival. with great beer and food trucks. what a jewel.

Friday, June 01, 2012

the hunch, the pounce and the kill

pouncey interpreting the new york times sunday business headline which features his name

the hunch 

the pounce 

and the kill 

pouncey in a hurricane