gunstream girl

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I'm a Southerner, born and bred (though you'd never know it from my accent, I'm told). I like to eat 'til I'm tired out from eating, hear good storytelling 'til I can recite the stories in my sleep (Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.), watch people, look at sparkly things, listen to good bluegrass music, dream about owning a dog, tell crazy stories about my family, and organize things.

23 February 2006

Dog Parks

Be it known that dog parks are the greatest inventions that a city-dwelling dog might ever encounter. Dog socialization + green space + community building is a beautiful marriage in my book.

All dogs great and small are let off of their leashes for a few minutes of uninterrupted fetching, barking, leaping, howling good times.

Bob visited his first one yesterday afternoon.

Unfortunately (from my perspective) we were experiencing a winter thaw, so the dog park was more like a mud pit than an actual park.

Fortunately (from Bob's perspective) we were experiencing a winter thaw, so the dog park was more like a mud pit than an acutal park.

About 5 shades of mud brown and 45 minutes later, we decided to call it a day.

The owners of the Golden Retriever planned to take their dog to a doggy do-it-yourself day spa that they had heard about just down the's kind of like a car wash for dogs. You pay a couple of bucks, they provide the soap, towels, water, and blow dryer. You wash your dog and head home clean and fluffy.

We opted for the basement sink. Bob was pretty good about it all. I think it was because he was so pooped from his marathon playdate with the Golden Retriever and the miniature Pinscher named Snoop.

I'm sure we'll return to that happy, happy place off Monticello Road very soon.

20 February 2006

I'm a Superhero!

Your results:
You are Spider-Man
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
Green Lantern
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

13 February 2006

Photo Album of Bob

i created a photo album of bob pictures since most of them are too big to post.
you can go here to have a look:

For Jennie.

Meet the Flower Clown and his assistant (the guy in the middle, not Tommy on the left).

They said they'd make a balloon for you, Jennie, if you like.

Hat Venture.

I've recently started knitting hats.
I've made two more since this one in different color schemes.
The third one is finally the right size.

Bob snores.

Turn your head to the left to see my very handsome boy.
When Bob sleeps, he snores.
More to come.
Hopefully this one will keep you satisfied until I can get the others posted.

01 February 2006

Update on Bob

The breeder brought him over yesterday. He is a perfect little gentleman.

His feet are so big that he has to slap them on the ground when he walks.

He gets very excited about treats and especially loves sniffing things like rocks and grass.

I took lots of pictures, but i've got to transfer them to my computer which might take a little bit since i don't want him near my computer and he freaks out if he is left alone.

More coming very soon!!!