Sunday, December 27, 2009

christmas Kody

I've started a new tradition of spending my christmas day with my girlfriend Debby and my favorite girl, Megan. Plus they let me bring Kody over which is no easy decision since it takes Debby about 12 hours to clean up when we leave. As she says "Having Kody over is like have 14 teenagers over..."

Kody easily entertains me. I pushed the "push here" button to make this snow man dance and Kody, although didn't go nuts because he's suave still made me laugh.

"hey there big gonna pee on me?"

We blew up our air bed so we could all lay out and watch movies. Not gonna happen with kody there....He's movin in.

Claiming his victory:
Adults "allowed" on couch, floor & chair (me) while Kody gets the bed. LOVE that fucker.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

california marathon

Every year, i try to go get my coffee and watch the runners as they pass the 22nd mile mark (where the coffee place is)

this year, i made a bigger deal out of it, invited friends, made appetizers, packed chairs and a blankie and, of course, Kody and headed out.

michelle brought homemade chorizo burritos and kody stuck his head in her bag and helped himself to one. that fucker.

Friday, October 23, 2009

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i hate being morbid; but, when my dogs get to this age I start thinking about the end. Well...i only had one dog before Kody and i ADORED him. i had to put him to sleep when he was 14 and it was the hardest thing ive ever done in my life. I cried so hard, i had black eyes. no shit. i couldn't sleep for weeks and had to resort to sleeping pills. i can still cry when i talk about him 9 years later.

Kody is the COMPLETE opposite of Bear. Bear was 95% good and 5% very bad (he'd always try to escape - i HATED that!!) But Kody, by far, has had more of an impact on my life. Whereas Bear was a sweet, loving, gentle soul that only wanted to please me day in and day out (except when he'd try to escape) Kody tries to irritate me, make me scream and chase him around the house trying to get back whatever item he's decided to take hostage.

I can never come home, have dinner and lay on the couch to relax. oh Noooooo....i have to kick the ball for him until we go to bed. and God forbid, i have company....then he KNOWS i have to kick the ball or he'll give off one of his ear-piercing, heart-stopping barks that you cannot ignore; you just have to give in becuase it's easier.

I did a bad job (in a way) raising him becuase Kody knows he can pretty much do what he wants. Such as when company comes over - kody is all over them (in a VERY loving way, by the way and not jumping on them - he's too big) and I just let him. Soon they'll be covered in hair and have ball prints on their shoes, but like an old divorced mother of 7, i just don't care. go for it, Kody.

I read this statement in a dog book about malamutes "Malamutes don't live FOR you, they live WITH you"...that. is. the. truth.

But I love this dog. Because he's been such a huge impact on my life for the last 10 years, i can't even imagine the hole he's going to leave when he goes. While i was laying on the floor, petting him...i was thinking, i don't even care if he's partially paralyzed and pooping on my bed, just stay alive so your spirit is here with me. It's not his antics anymore that I adore; it's just him.

I may bitch about the things I don't have in this life, but, i don't for a moment forget what i've been given...

(Kody and his 'hostage')

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bored Baby in Morning

He's laying on his two front paws on my newly winterized cute.

Friday, October 16, 2009


I took kody for a long walk this morning on my FF and brushed him for about 5 minutes when we got home.

this is after 5 mintues!

But someone feels good....

my boy is going to be 10 next month. I'm going to make that day all about him. not too unlike every day; but, no part of his day will be about me. i just hope he doen'st get used to it...

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I looked high and low for this video and was devastated that I couldn't find it. Last night i was randomly looking for my ben folds and there it was. i was overjoyed!!

So kody used to go hiking all the time over craggly, rocky terrain and he would rip the SHIT out of his pads. I purchased these $85 boots for him and KNEW i had to video tape the first time he wore them...i didn't edited it so it's a bit long but who doen'st want to watch endless hours of kody anyway???

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

For Janet

Most of Kody's pictures are on my ...ahem...his bed. he's just like his mommy...hahahah

fucking adorable.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I'm a little fragile tonight. so when i climb in to bed, i know i'm getting no sympathy from this bastard becuase what he'll do is growl, gorgle, and move to a new position. And I'll take it personal i said i'm a little fragile tonight.

why can't he just be kind?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I bought a whole bunch of headbands to give me some cuter, younger, hipper looks. after trying a few on, i realized KODY looks better in them than me.

Although the uncomfortableness factor makes him look less so.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Kody HATES sharing...

he's a lot like his mummy

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

3 dog pet photography

Well the guy that owns this "company" took Kody's pictures off his website. Why? I'm not sure but it probably has to do with the fact that I wouldn't pay him $50 for 11 emailed pictures. I said I'd pay $20 for the FOUR I wanted and didn't want to be forced to buy 11 when 6 were practically the same; but, he wanted the $50.

Wouldn't one rather make $20 than NOTHING?? The economy is bad, my salary has been cut, my stocks are in the toilet and he HAS to have $50? GOD! People suck! I know his time is valuable and his equipment is expensive and his time to sit there all day and watch dogs jump in to water costs him money but surely it costs him more than NOTHING WHICH IS WHAT HE GOT FROM ME!!

i'm repeating myself. i'm pissed.

UPDATE: Kevin told me to kindly ask him what happened (you know...the ADULT WAY?)

here's what i emailed him:

Hey Bruce...I don't see Kody's pictures on the album anymore. did you move them?

and this was his response:

I thought you weren't interested, so I took them down to make the albums smaller, therefore faster. Would you like them back up?

makes sense. still pissed off.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


I keep Kody's food in a metal trash bin so the rats don't get tempted. But Kody knows where his food is....and he's willing to risk his esphogial tract to get to it....

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Splash Dogs came in to town today and I rushed Kody to the vet to get his rabies shot so I could enroll him in this event.

If there was ANY doubt that he was not the HIT of the day, put it to rest.

This is the pool they set up. Then they attach a long ramp for the dog to run and JUMP in to the pool.

(I had the damn settings on the camera set too light and it was very hard to get pictures while i'm trying to kody in the pool.

so his first try, i throw the ball and he runs to the edge of the ramp, looks at the ball and runs back to me, down the stairs and climbed in the pool BY GOING OVER THE SIDE!!! It was a very hard climb for him and he was very awkward and it kinda looked painful but he did it and everyone was roaring with laughter. it was hysterical.

Thats him coming out on his first try. while we were waiting for his next turn, he watched all the other dogs run and jump in and he actaully started whining and yipping so i thought he might be getting the idea and sure enough, the 2nd try he ran and JUMPED in the pool...everyone was clapping and laughing...

god i love that fucker.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

wanna see something sad?

This is him the day after swimming. He just way overdoes it and i'm such a guilty mom i don't stop him even though i know he's going to be in pain the next day. Good thing i didn't have kids.

by the way, he ripped some pads and that's why he was walking so gingerly. i have some tuff foot...he's going to be on that ALL summer.

Monday, May 11, 2009

He does this on PURPOSE

...he KNOWS i hate it when he's on my sheets and that shit is trying so hard to ensure that MOST of his body is ON said much so that his tail has to hang off the bed becuase there's no room where the QUILT IS!

he mocks me...

Thursday, May 07, 2009


kody's praying...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

An Irish Rug~

Janet bought me a gorgeous Irish rug. Guess who laid claim to it?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Auto Ball Thrower

Since I threw my back out friday i was unable to take Kody to the park and throw the ball for him. Lo and behold, i forgot i bought kody a ball thrower months ago...i hooked it up and let him have it...since he's 9, it was only a 15 minute game but it wore his ass out!

Monday, March 02, 2009


...this little shit just had breakfast...he's so food obsessed...kinda like his mommy.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Poor Kody ignored...

I wanted to blog this morning. I have my coffee, my random thoughts and Kody vying for my attention.

99% he gets it; but, not today so Mommy must be punished!

This is when I know he's really a 4 year old derelict reincarnated into Kody's body becuase how does he KNOW to go get a personal item of mine, look me in the eye while he pretends to destroy said item?


This is his 'ohnoyoudon't' look when i get up to get my item...

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Bro

There are a few times when I know Kody wants to hurt me; this IS one of those times...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kody's got the sillies....

and you can see it in his face...

I'll wash that robe later.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Kody expresses his opinion on me wanting my socks back.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Go for a walk?

I made the mistake of telling Kody we'd be going for a walk in the morning. I think he stayed awake all night staring at me & the clock.
He got me up at 5:30. I'm waiting for my brother who's coming at 8:30 to walk with Kody's been following me around somewhat patiently just waaaaiting for me to pull out his leash. I sat on the bed figuring out what to do next when I see Kody, still waiting somewhat patiently in my doorway...
2 more hours, baby...2 more hours....

Friday, January 09, 2009

Grumpy Old Man

I have been sick all week with the worst head cold ever. Although Kody loves me being home, I think it does makes it harder on him because he wants to play, walk & catch kicked balls all day and i just was NOT up for that.

With that in mind, when Kody gets in my bed first, I have to be veeeeery careful not to disturb him too much, lest I get a growl-lashing that's supposed to make me drop and put my ears back. Although it is unnerving, I just end up telling him to shut up and remind him that I pay the bills around here.

Yesterday, on my worst sick day, I tried to watch t.v. but just had to crawl back in bed. Of course, Kody was already IN bed with his ass on his side and the top of his body on mine. Instead of being my usual cautious, slightly-frightened, gentle self I said "move it buddy". I got an irriated growl to which i responded with 'shut the hell up, you prick'. at that time, Betsy jumped up with just her two delicate front feet and Kody decided he'd channel all his machoism at her and warned her ferociously she was NOT to attempt to climb up on his...I mean, moms bed.

So I see Kody staring at Betsy, growling and, Betsy, with her petite little head and sweet big brown eyes, looking at him and then looking back at me. I grabbed Kody by the neck and pulled him in to the crook of my arm so his head was laying on my chest and assured him that we WERE all scared of this big bad wolf...yes, yes we were....

He seemed appeased and we all rested easy.

Friday, January 02, 2009

A Lovely read...

Spoiled-ass Kody says HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

a few years ago I found this post, posted on Craigslist. I had to copy it and save it becuase i knew it would be gone in 7 days. It is the BESTLY written letter I've ever read:

Thank you, people who dumped my dogs at the shelters

Date: 2006-04-05, 7:15PM PDTI wanted to say "thank you" to the people who dumped my dogs at the shelters. I read the behavioral notes, I heard what the staff said about what YOU said to them, when you dumped these two dogs. And all I can say is -- thank you. Because of you, I have been blessed. Dog #1: Almost seven years ago, I went to the shelter and saw a dog on his last day. According to the notes, he was an owner turn-in because she was pregnant and they "didn't have enough time for the dog". The notes also mentioned you guys were afraid that the dog, a whopping 50 pounds, might hurt a newborn, even though I don't think I've ever heard of Border Collies doing that. (Maybe you misheard... Perhaps they said "herding", not "hurting"?) THANK YOU SO MUCH. I took him home and found him to be the politest dog I've ever met, and having had dogs all my life, that's saying a LOT. He was housebroken, he was gentle, he learned to heel off-lead, sit, stay, down-stay (timed him at half an hour, unmonitored, on three separate occasions). I can tell him to get into the tub and bathe him without needing to drag him, restrain him, or wrestle him -- no collar, no lead! When we go hiking, parents stop and tell me my dog is better behaved than their kids. (Are you ever going to walk by with your six-year old, who will probably want to pet this gentleman, and think -- "Hmmm, that looks an awful lot like my old dog?") This dog is so striking in looks and obedient in manner that I've had a Nutro rep tell me he should be their poster dog. And he CAME this way -- I didn't have the puppy phase, the teething, the housebreaking, the gawky phase. He's always been this graceful, polite, amazing dog who gets along with dogs, cats, kids (he would have been great with your kid). Thank you SO MUCH for giving him up! Dog #2: After a few years, I started looking to add another fur kid to my family, since I have the room and the love. After seeing a purebred languishing in a shelter for weeks, and calling, and the shelter staff told me NO ONE had come out to see her (because she wasn't a puppy?), I checked her out. According to the notes, and to the shelter staff who were there when you dumped her off, you didn't want her anymore because she "didn't get along with your other dogs." I'm not sure what that means, because I took ten minutes to watch her, and she seemed terrified of everyone, people AND dogs AND cats. And to you, I say THANK YOU. I brought her home and she perked up when she met my other dog. My cats told her that she wasn't going to boss them around, and boy did she pay attention. It was a wonderful treat to find out she was housebroken, that she didn't destroy a dang thing (I do so like these older dogs!), she was calm, and snuggly, and played with my dog, and my friend's dog, and she smiles and wags her entire body when I come home. At night, she curls up next to my other dog. She dances for me when she sees the leash, and she's turning out to be an awesome walking and running partner. When she's not excited about going out, she's a complete and utter couch potato, and I feel like I have the best of both worlds. In fact, I think I have the best dogs I could possibly have -- and all without housebreaking, potty training, chewing, digging, puppy obedience classes, and the rest. All I did was come pick them up when you dropped them off, and pay a pittance of a fee (how much are Maltipoos and Cockapoos and Labradoodles nowadays?) So thank you, people who dumped my dogs at the shelters. You'll never know what you gave me -- because you probably had no clue what you were giving up. But the dogs are home now, and safe, and loved, and will be, for the rest of their days. I think if they could, they would pass along their thanks, too.
no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests