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Grizz has gone from a cute, floppy-eared puppychunk to an obvious German Shepherd with a werewolf face. My [...]

Puppy dog tales

Bringing the puppy home on my lap. Dave the Dog Guy said he'd be happier making the trip home [...]

Mighty hunter

This is the face of a killer. Ain't she sweet? Thanks to a genetic anomaly, Nikki is a [...]



"I'm thinking the chanterelles are probably up, now that we've had our first good rains," said The Resident [...]

Winter Celebration Chili (recipe)

As I've said before, I'm definitely NOT a chef, and I seriously doubt if you could call me a cook. I'm a recreational foodmaker, who just fixed a pretty scrumptious pot of chili and wants to share.