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Hand-carved wooden bird

I hadn’t been to my favorite local antique store, The Green Ant, in several months, and since I was in the neighborhood earlier this week I popped in for a tiny gander. We don’t need any more furniture, so I browsed all the little things and found this tiny bird. It’s maybe three inches high [...]

On the farm

These guys were hanging around the pen where Coco was being taught to herd, and when we pulled up and saw them I was incredibly satisfied that we had decided against bringing Chuck. Because Chuck is not fond of horses and has been known to make that clear in a thoroughly disgusting way. Coco saw [...]

And now a large part of me is dead inside

I would just like to point out that she wanted to take home the neon green ones. Neon green. And the only reason I even let her look at these was because she saw them from across the store and was all MY KIDS WEAR THOSE SHOES! I LOVE THOSE SHOES! And that broke my [...]

Wooly bully

Another installment of Chuck modeling a product from the style section of this website, that dog has got to earn his cheese. Don’t know why but just looking at this photo makes me think of this song.


I’m pretty sure that mountain is part of Snowbasin Ski Resort up near Huntsville, Utah where we took Coco to her herding lessons. Beautiful country and the weather was spectacular. I’m upset with myself that we haven’t planned more trips around Utah this summer, but we’ve just been so busy. There are so many diverse [...]

Embroidered hedgehog

A reader named Giuliana (hi, Giuliana!) noticed that I have a thing for hedgehogs and pointed me in the direction of a wonderful Etsy site called Apple & Eve where I found this adorable little guy. I have placed him on the ledge of one of the four mirrors we have hanging in the living [...]

Pay attention, this one’s complicated

Several months ago when we had Coco fixed the vet sent us home with a packet of information that included a giant red piece of paper covered in a warning about how important it was to make sure that the dog did not lick her own wound. They even gave us a tiny plastic cone [...]


If you’re thinking, “Um, that sheep isn’t taking Coco very seriously,” you’d be entirely correct because two seconds later Coco had its back leg in her mouth, and the look on the sheep’s face was OMG, YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO CATCH ON THIS QUICKLY.


This is Coco’s mother. And, wow, does her temperament explain a few things. Coco has all of her mother’s personality: totally sassy, overprotective, anxious. When Lucy saw Coco this weekend it was like, shit kid. I thought I sent you away months ago, and no, I do not have any money, if you even think [...]

Please be patient with me

Another busy week here at the Blurbodoocery involving doctors appointments, travel, vet visits, and a multitude of concerts. Tonight we’re attending the sold out Wilco concert where the Fleet Foxes will be opening, and it’s at my favorite outdoor venue in the city. If you’re not familiar with either band, here’s an introduction to the [...]