Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Things I’m Thankfull For: Jigsaw

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Jigsaw the Golden Retriever, the oldest of my two dogs, just turned 14.

I asked my vet how he was doing for his age. She said “I don’t know. They don’t usually live this long.”

Jigsaw started out as an unrestrained riot of affection and turned into a dog that everyone loves.

Here are a few pictures of him over the years.











Jigsaw Screen Cap Dup



With an old dog, you know your days together are limited, and you just try to cherish the time you have left.

Shoegazer Sunday: Lazy Legs’ “Crush”

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Lazy legs is a Chicago-based trio that just released Visiondeath, their debut album. And here’s “Crush.” Because: Doggies!

(Hat tip: Primal Music Blog.)

Product Endorsement: Working Hands

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Because I walk my dog mornings and evenings, every winter my knuckles would crack and blister from the nylon leash loop chaffing them in the cold, even through gloves. I tried various over-the-counter lotions to alleviate this, but none helped much.

Until now.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream actually solves the problem entirely. I put a tiny dab on my knuckles before gloving-up for an outdoor walk, and I haven’t had any cracking or blistering since I started using it. It’s also pretty cheap, and is effective in such tiny amounts that the one container I bought should last me at least two or three winters easy.

If you have the same problem walking your dog or working outdoors in the Winter, I suggest giving it a try.

More Oklahoma City Tornado Footage

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Current death toll in Oklahoma City Tornado is 51, though I’ve seen estimates of 91 deaths.

More footage:

Fast forward footage of the tornado:

Helicopter footage of the torando and path of destruction, including where it crossed I-35:

Where it tore through a school:

Path of destruction through a race track:

More destruction:

For one happy note amidst the grim news, here’s a woman finding her dog alive in the wreckage:

As a Golden Retriver Owner, This Made Me Smile

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

At over three and a half million hits since December 22, I’m obviously not the only one.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Random Internet Images That Amuse Me

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Instead of actual content…

(Hat tip: Gail Carriger‘s Facebook page.)

It Didn’t Take Sherlock Holmes to Crack This Case

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This Case of the Overturned Garbage Can, that is.

Haiku on Watching a Golden Retriever Chase a Laser Pointer Dot

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Generations of
Breeding still could not teach you
Optic principles

Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Update for April 4, 2011

Monday, April 4th, 2011

A few more bits of new on Sendai tsunami/earthquake aftermath:

  • The latest official death toll is 11,828, with more than 15,500 still missing.
  • Some high-resolution photos of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility
  • Another good source of information on the Fukushima Daiichi reactors.
  • During the tsunami, Waves reportedly hit 100 feet high in Ofunato City.
  • And speaking of Ofunato City, here is footage of the tsunami coming in there:

    Someone has put up a series of videos called “people trying to escape from the tsunami,” some of which I’ve never seen before, and all of which look entirely too close for comfort.

    Here’s entirely-too-close footage of the tsunami coming in, including large tugboats and a van trying to escape, right before the cameraman decided he really needed to get to higher ground:

    A video from Kamaishi in Iwate:

    Tagajo City:

    Finally, some much-needed happy news:

    (This and all previous posts on the Sendai earthquake and tsunami can be found here.)

    Japan Tsunami/Earthquake Update for March 16, 2011

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

    A few tidbits of news on the Sendai earthquake/tsunami aftermath in Japan:

  • Confirmed death toll is 4277. Missing toll is 8194.
  • Current estimates are that half a million Japanese are now homeless.
  • A better source for updates on japan’s nuclear reactors: the IAEA. As opposed to sensationalist MSM headlines like this one from CNN: “Japan’s ticking nuclear timebomb”.
  • Serious damage was sustained by the ports of Hachinohe, Hitachi, Hitachinaka, Ishinomaki, Kamaishi, Kashima, Ofunato, Onahama, Sendai-Shiogama and Soma.
  • How the Apple store in Japan helped out in the emergency.
  • Another gallery of aftermath photos.

    I’m not seeing too many new videos worth putting up. You’ve probably seen a lot of this video before, but here’s one long, continuous aerial take of the tsunami coming in:

    More volcano erruption footage:

    To end on an encouraging note, here’s a video of two dogs who survived the earthquake and tsunami:

    This and all previous posts on the Sendai earthquake and tsunami can be found here.