Gallery Archives

  1. Nova Scotia

    Whew! I’m back from my week-long vacation to Nova Scotia: some hiking, a little golf, got rained on, went whale watching, ate some lobster, listened to some great music, found occasional internet access, got (just a little) sunburned, spent way too long on an airplane getting to and from and had my first experience going…

  2. Sick Puppy

    My poor pup got sick last night. She doesn’t like thunder storms, so we aren’t sure if it was stress from the thunder storm last night while we were out or perhaps a bacterial thing from swimming in the creek last weekend. Either way, she was one sick puppy last night. The good news is…

  3. iPod Bonus

    After my successful releases and launch of the new King Design web site a couple weeks back, I decided I should give myself a much deserved little bonus. One of the nice things about working for yourself is the opportunity to do things the way you thought they should be done when someone else was…

  4. I was Run-ning

    Took the pup up to the park today at lunch to run, run, run with an Italian Greyhound named Sophie. Noonan at full speed can keep up with Sophie, but Sophie probably has another gear I haven’t seen yet. Regardless, she’ll sleep well this afternoon. Sophie’s owner is also a photography buff (much more experienced…

  5. Fire Damage

    Yesterday’s fire was in an open space area where we take the pup to let her run off-leash. It looks like the fire was stopped very close to some of the houses out there. Definitely a little too close for comfort. I stopped by the side of the road to snap a few shots –…

  6. Under the Knife

    The pup went in for her population control surgery on Wednesday and we brought her home again yesterday morning. She seems to be doing quite well recovery wise. The incision was about 1.5 inches long and is closed with three layers of internal dissovable sutures – no stitches that need to be removed. Her belly…

  7. The Service Bell Debacle

    On a tip from another Aussie owner, we put a service bell by each door and were teaching Noonan to ring the bell when she needed to go outside. This went pretty well the first couple weeks, then she decided that the bells were great toys. Instead of leaving them by the door, she carried…

  8. Puppy Update

    Noonan got her last shots today, we can now take her to the dog park, etc. Very cool. The vet says that most dogs will grow to be twice the weight they are at 16 weeks. A mini-Aussie is normally between 15-25 pounds fully grown, but our pup was 14.4 pounds today (at 16 weeks,…

  9. Puppy Class

    We had our first puppy class tonight. This first class was lecture only (no puppies). I’d already read pretty much everything they told us in one of the three dog books I read. I guess we’ve been doing things right with our pup. Much to our surprise, there is another mini-aussie pup in the group…

  10. Working with a Puppy, Day 1

    Yesterday was the first day I spent alone with the puppy. She definitely cut into my productivity, but I was still able to work on a few small projects, finish catching up on e-mail and start getting back into the swing of things. Our pup is very good about taking naps but when she’s awake,…

  11. Photos from Hawaii

    Here are some photos from my vacation in Hawaii. The first three are on Oahu, the last two were from Maui. It was nice to get away from the keyboard for a little while and really take a break from everything. I was monitoring e-mail, setting up free trials and processing orders from my Treo,…

  12. Running Puppy

    I went back to visit our pup again. She’s 8 weeks now, but we’re not going to bring her home until 10 weeks because we have a little vacation coming up. When I went into the big dog pen, the puppies went crazy. They were all jumping up and pawing at me at once (they…

  13. Closet

    Yesterday I finished putting in our new closet. I had someone come out to knock out and haul away the old stuff, patch and texture the walls and hang the rails for the new system. We found out that the baseboards and carpet had been installed around the supports for the old closet, so those…

  14. Big Puppy

    I went up to visit our puppy yesterday afternoon. All of them are huge now compared to when we first saw them. They each have their own little personality and are very, very cute. I spent about an hour playing with our girl. She is getting around really well now and was exploring everything. The…