There is a hole in our souls today as we mourn the loss of our beloved pup Riesling. We always said that she lived up to her name, as she was often sweet (champion snuggle-monster) and sometimes...
Riesling, lost & found
Back in early September (during our trip to Canada) our house-sitter let Riesling out into the backyard unattended and she wandered off. She was missing for three nights and even writing this now I...
Asheville 2012: views
Last weekend we packed up the Vue, put Riesling in the back seat, and drove out to Asheville to enjoy some hiking amongst the fall color. We hit six waterfalls between Dupont Forest, Pisgah Forest...
yeah, I’d say she’s better
Nearly 4 weeks ago Riesling had her shoulder surgery. Besides the scar that is mostly healed, she's doing quite well as the following video attests: Her paper shredding was followed by a two+ mile...
Riesling is on the mend
The week before we left for London, we found out that pup had a mast cell tumor on her right shoulder. It was cancerous and needed to be removed, so we scheduled the surgery for the day after we got...
waterfall hiking with two dogs
Last weekend we had planned a drive up to Blowing Rock for a little waterfall hiking due to heavy rainfall in NC the week before. Due to extraordinary circumstances, we also brought our friend's...
Riesling has taken to "killing" various toys which she then presents to me for both breakfast and dinner. I can only imagine that this is her idea of a trade. :) These antics are ramped up...
rain, rain go away
Our first day of waterfall hiking was a bit of a wash... literally. We knew it was going to be wet/muddy because it had rained for a full week before our visit to the NC mountains, but we were very...
playtime with pups
Right after we got back from Peru, we agreed to pup-sit our friend's mini schnauzer, Pasha, for the weekend. Riesling doesn't particularly enjoy the extra attention, but they do enjoy tugging on the...
it’s a hot one today
We will be stuck inside for the next few days as it's supposed to be in the upper 90s which means shorter walks with pup; she looks like this when we get home... Her collar is on because she can't...
Thanks to some creative driving by my fearless father-in-law and the separate security line for AA Gold status passengers at JFK, we made it onto our flight this afternoon with just a few minutes to...
five weeks later
Riesling has been healing amazingly well and it's becoming much harder (thankfully) to see her scars. We've come a long way from 60 staples, exploratory surgery and one broken rib, back to a healthy...
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