Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidaze - take a break

We've had some laughs these last couple of weeks and seen some of my favorite Golden images, but it's time to wind down and get a little more serious. The ten day respite between Christmas eve and the first Monday back to work in 2011 is almost upon us. Busy would be an understatement describing what is in store for Lady and I from now until 2011. Wanted to wish all my bloggy friends, readers and lurkers the VERY BEST during the remainder of the year and 2011. I'll be popping in and out of cyberspace the next ten days and will check in with all of my regular bloggers as much as possible. May or may not post during that time, but until then.....

Lady, from the December 2010 sessions.
Normally I would edit these pictures, but I'm still debating what affordable photo editing software to invest in. I'm familiar and comfortable with the ArcSoft PhotoStudio (prices vary between $60-$110), but there are so many other good ones on the market for far less $$. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Here's hoping all you Golden dreams and wishes come true.
KT and Lady

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Disappointing Santa's helpers and unfortunate cookies

The Santa impostor in the last post who just couldn't be bothered to move his arse off the bench, is a saint compared to these guys.

gotta light?

ummm, you have been good

inspecting the carpet


just plain creepy

double creepy

Thanks List of the day

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

In memory of Duke

My good buddy Duke the Big Dog went to the bridge today. The classic gentle giant, he was a sweet and devoted companion to Brian, Kim and Skylar. He will be missed. See ya at the bridge big guy.

Golden Holiday Image 13 +

Took a day off from posting yesterday. The result was; shopping completed, winery trips accomplished and some nice pictures snapped. First thing: found a very nice Holiday music sampler on Amazon. Instrumental versions, a great way to get into the spirit. Oh yea, they are all FREE.
Sugo holiday music sampler on Amazon

Here is proof that even fat Labs can have some fun!!

Late afternoon yesterday:
Columbia Winery, Woodenville, WA

A very comfy setting at Columbia Winery. Big screen TV showing the
Seahawks getting pummeled by the Falcons didn't seem to deflate the mood.

The fabulous Chateau Ste. Michelle winery right across the street from Columbia.
Beautiful grounds, great wine and an outdoor amphitheater for first class concerts.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Golden Holiday Image 12 +

I just can't get enough of these goofy dog videos, wrapping presents, eating cereal, etc. - with opposing thumbs! This one has a sincere message from a group that does great work near Kanab, UT - Best Friends

Here's the YouTube link

Friday, December 17, 2010

Special - Zat You, Santa Clause?

Great song we don't get to hear much with an awesome video accompaniment.
Thanks again to Cary and List of the day

Golden Holiday Image 11

Last year I visited a small Southern town where there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature puzzled me. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets.  Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I headed back to my hotel.

At a "Quick Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, "You damn Yankees (Seattle?) never do read the Bible!" I assured her that I had, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible. She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in my face she said 
See, it says right here, The three wise man came from afar.”

At least the VW is red!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Devo's Rock

Devo on his rock - Dec.2006

Lady on Devo's rock - Dec.2009
Sedona, AZ, Oak Creek - the shoreline behind the dogs is Red Rock State park, very close to the ranger booth at the entrance. Devo's rock sits on rare creek front private property. I'll bet the Ruby Red dog knows right where this is! It is a beautiful place. Devo was asking permission to jump in. Lady had already tested the rain swollen creek.

Golden Holiday Image 10

Remember the "Red Neck Christmas" album from a couple of posts ago. Well, it's the soundtrack for the next two pictures:

OK, this is just plain creepy

Dead heading to Elmer's house

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Service dog story - video

Sometimes we never know how their lives will turn out. Who knew?

Something Fun

A fun project for the holidays. Build-a-Sign has a great site for creating custom banners and signs. I built and ordered these two last week. Affordable and fun to create.
I have a discount code, good until Jan.30 if you are interested in making something: PETSRULE

6" X 12" License plate
Only one plate is required in AZ - so the front can be anything

3' x 3' banner

Golden Holiday Image 9

Just a reminder, all these images were Christmas cards sent by snail mail
 starting around 1987, a different one every season for 15 years!

When I said "make shift studio" I wasn't kidding - However, Lady is lovely in any setting.
Somebody made a noise like a hot dog  (ha, made you look)

On another note....We all know the record industry has needed a good housecleaning over the last 30 years. These are real album covers with (some sort of) music inside. The evidence speaks for itself.
No thanks - I had one too many of these in Idaho
Shivering at the thought
More Holiday record "Stinkers" at List of The Day click here

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Golden Holiday Image 7

Bonus Lady picture:

You may remember my photographer friend Michael. He was here yesterday, so we set up a makeshift studio.  Many hotdog slices and squeaky noises later, we got some fine pictures. I'll be sorting through them over the next couple of weeks and will post my favorites. 

Golden Holiday Image 6

One of my very favorite images
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