Sunday, March 31, 2013

easter walk in the woods

easter morning

easter bunny

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

three balls

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

howling wolf pouncey

getting ready for the full moon tomorrow night.

yes, wolves like to sit on couches.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It is good.

haven't tried it but i like the recommendation. i like the backwards N. i like the phone booth.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

pouncey's birthday burger party

nachodoggy say what is this i smelling? 

what is this i smelling? 

ground meat on a grill!

ground meat on a grill!

party! yeah! burger party! yeah!

pounceys birthday burger party

grrr grr tug o stick

grr grr tug o stick

hop through a meadow!

Happy birthday pouncey puppy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

recent publicity

pouncey was ranked the #6 cutest dog in the whole entire world in 2012 by the daily puppy.


#1 labrador retriever! Daily Puppy Top 100 Puppies of 2012.

also nacho was on the front page of the mountain xpress for doing his snowbunny ski jump.

Storify: Western North Carolina gets a snow day By Caitlin Byrd on 03/06/2013

eli the mutt is cute too.

Its the eye of the labrador, its the thrill of the fight

Thursday, March 14, 2013

happy birthday POUNCEY!

to the dog affectionately referred to as:

pouncey de leon
pounce diggity
sir pounce-a-lot

woooo hoooo! it's pouncey's birthday! he made it! one whole year! he has eaten a few magazines, 1 pair of shoes, a piece of the gutter off the house, corners from a few pillows, buttons from a handful of shorts. nothing major.

he has learned all of his tricks, and is working hard on a new one for when people come to the door. instead of barking and trampling, he gets on his bed and stays until i say 'okay.' then he pounces at me full steam for a piece of bacon.  

we took him home

from his first day when he was just barely hatched and probably still blind, til today when he snuggles nacho's butt for a nap, he has been a real joy!

happy birthday pouncey puppy!

Friday, March 08, 2013

the tow truck driver made me cry

Tow truck levers. Similar to craftmatic adjustable bed levers.

got in the car this morning at 730 AM, excited to get to 2 local thrift stores early when the first racks came out and the aisles would not be clogged with nit wits and their shopping carts.

the lights on the dashboard came on, but the engine didn't start, and i could not shift the car into drive, reverse, neutral - nothing. the digital clock was flickering. then i could not turn the car off. this is a potential problem with a battery car. it's a 2005 prius, basically a golf cart with windshield wipers. it was stuck "on" but unable to move in any direction. crazy.

i called the dealer and they thought it needed a new 12 volt battery, a google search confirmed that was probably the problem, and i called a tow truck to bring me and the car to the dealer.

when the tow truck arrived an hour later i asked the guy how he was doing and he said it was the best day of his life.

i thought he was being sarcastic. i said 'oh really, why's that?'

let me say that this was a good ol country boy, probably in his early 50's, bald, scruffy gray beard, a little on the heavy side, cheeks full of chewing tobacco that he was spitting into a mountain dew bottle. 

he said 'i lost my daughter. about 10 years ago. her mama took her from me and i couldn't see her anymore...(me: "oh, i'm sorry...") on the way here i got a call from a girl in oklahoma city. my little girl called me and i got to talk to her for the first time since she was 5 years old. i prayed every single day for this to happen.'

he was crying. i was crying.

turns out she found him through facebook, is about to graduate high school in may, and has a baby boy. she saved all the letters he had ever sent her. he is now saving money to go out there and see her graduate, saying 'that's a big'un...can't miss that."

he dropped me at the dealer, i got a new battery, and went on my merry way. 

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

pre chomp



snow froggy

about to leap

old school ski trick backscratcher

back scratcher 

stuck the landing!

stuck the landing

Saturday, March 02, 2013

pouncey's black dog cafe mascot impression

Pounceys black dog cafe mascot pose

snow covered mountains stick mouth couch pouncey

twisted tree

it's amazing the lengths life will go to reach the light