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Dedicated to Bart, who had the Most Beautiful Tail

"It's very simple. Dogs and cats and other talented animals have tails; their tails, with their thousands of flourishes, provide them with a wonderfully complex language of arabesques, not only for what they think and feel and suffer, but for every mood and vibration in their feeling tone. We have no tails, and since the more lively among us need some form of expression, we make ourselves paintbrushes and pianos and violins..."

Hermann Hesse

Friday, December 3, 2010

4 The Dogz has Moved!

4 The Dogz is now on WordPress

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blog Transfer - Is the Energizer Bunny in Charge?

Last night I started the process of importing my Blogger Blog into my WordPress Blog. (Mysteriously Blogger will now allow me to upload photos again - fickle Blogger, I'm on to your games! The moment I trust you, I'll get perpetual error messages again!) 

As of now,  about 20 hours later, the import process is STILL going. According to the little flashing update, it is now working on transferring over 43,400 items...Yikes! This morning it was working on 29,000 items.

Seriously...should it be taking this long? Last time I did a transfer like this it was done in a few minutes?

The other interesting thing is that even if I wanted to stop the process, there is no obvious way to do so. And so...the Beat Goes On. Hopefully at some point I can Kiss Blogger Goodbye! 

Photobucket Test - New home for Photos

Test - Importing from Photobucket, a free space in which to save a ton of pictures. 

In principle, I just can't see paying Blogger an annual fee to store photos when there are other free options. I also can't see paying Blogger when their upload interface continually has so many bugs! Yes, it is time to say Goodbye to Blogger. Stay tuned for "move" details. I'm working on figuring that out next!

Denali - Nov. 2009

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blogger needs to go!

Blogger will no longer allow me to post pictures. Although my Picassa space is only 73% full, it evidently won't allow any more photos unless I pay an annual fee for more space. 

How incredibly annoying - but that's Blogger!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Ate the Whole Thing!

In memory of Bart's Favorite Holiday, 
Denali will do her best to eat as much turkey as possible!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pie (and Puppy) is Done!

For the last ## hours, I've been in the kitchen making multiple pumpkin pies. Denali and Elbee slept through the process, but Sage hung with me most of the time. As our official "Fruit (and vegetable) Dog," he was most excited when the canned pumpkin popped open - Yum!

Now the pies are done.

And so is Sage!


Moosh Puppy!

Certainly our two previous Cardigan females were affectionate, but  until we got Sage we'd never had a certified Moosh Puppy. You know, the sweet, happy, bouncy, exuberant little dog that wants to give hugs and kisses and cuddle with you at every opportunity.

One of Sage's favorite activities is hanging out with the family to watch TV. We're not big TV watchers, but usually we will sit down on Friday nights to decompress. Sage is usually herding us toward the TV room, bouncing and smiling in anticipation.

Once there he knows it's time to cuddle - and as a special treat, he gets the be on the couch. You can do absolutely anything with this dog, as Moe demonstrates.

But you do have to be careful...

Or you'll end up getting upside-down kisses on your glasses.

Like our other corgis, Sage watches TV- intently. Naturally he is especially alert to the presence of an animal of any kind. Seeing dogs make him scamper up to the screen, frantically trying to locate them inside the "box." 

Because he inherited the Grandma Phoebe gene, causing him to be particularly suspicious of anything that looks new and unusual (like moving a potted plant to a new location), Sage also responds to unusual stimuli on the TV. The other night there were some people transporting bricks in baskets balanced on their heads. Admittedly, it looked peculiar and Sage rushed up to the TV trying to figure out why. is never dull with a Moosh Puppy around!

Home for the Holidays means even more time to cuddle with our boy - and a continual stream of entertainment!