Saturday, May 1, 2010

It's Been Too Long

Wow, has it been a long time since I last posted anything! I guess that's because nothing exciting has been happening! Life with Earl is wonderfully routine with no surprises, just lots of love and fun.

It was interesting to be approached by someone at an area where everyone likes to walk their dogs... "Excuse me... do you have a blog?" It turns out someone who follows one of the blogs I follow (Hi Trang!) is from Thunder Bay and had checked out this blog. The power (or lack of anonymity) of the internet.

In January we were away for 9 days and took Earl to the "Hilton" of kennels here in Thunder Bay. I gave them instructions on Earl's feeding, which is 2 cups of kibble in the morning and 2 cups of kibble in the evening... but I hadn't factored in that Earl would be having so much fun chasing the other dogs around the fenced-in area. After a few days the staff noticed that Earl was dropping weight drastically and started doubling his food intake. When we got back to town and went to pick Earl up, my first reaction was... "OMG... you shrunk my dog!!!" Earl did not look emaciated or anything that drastic... but he did look like he had dropped several pounds (as it turns out... he had dropped about 6 lbs).

Over the course of the next few weeks we managed to get Earl back up to his retirement weight and he eventually seemed to forgive us for leaving him at the kennel. Seriously. I am sure for the first week he was snubbing us.

In February I went to Toronto for a couple days and while away my wife had a photographer-friend take some nice black and white pix of Earl. (Thanks Joe!)

Earl accompanies me to work every day at a local print-shop. The other grahpic designer decided to use Earl as his muse in laying out an ad to go in the Shrine Circus program... the image appearing in the program will be black and white, but I have included a colour version here.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Earl, you're such a handsome hound!
    I can't believe you lost so much weight running around at the boarding kennel! Silly boy, at least you had a blast and got extra food :)
    Hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather!

    Good to see you back Rick!