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The monday herd

The minute the guitar came tearing out of the speakers and the vocals were seared into my eardrums I knew I was witnessing pure aweso-fantasic-radness.  I wish there was a word that just summed up the pure energy and perfection of this band, but there isn’t; which is why I had to frankenstein my own word up.

Ya know how people ask you what your favorite band was?  Well for the first 19 years of my life I never had an answer.  My Morning Jacket is by far, without a doubt my favorite band.  So this Monday Herd and all through this week you should check out some of their songs.  Starting with: Lowdown(which I am currently listening too while rock’n out TMH.)  Mahgeeta, Gideon, Steam, Anytime, What a Wonderful Man, X-mas Curtain, Bermuda Highway, Old Sept Blues, Aluminum Park, and Heartbreakin Man are all some absolutely solid tunes that will make this week 196.34x better.  To be honest you should really check out all their songs, but I can’t force ya!

One of the reasons why I love the band is because you can hear that they are meant to be a band.  I suppose they could be doing something else like furniture sales, or garbage man, or underwriting; but it just wouldn’t be right……they were meant to rock out and play for hours on end, sweating out music for thousands on stage.

The Herd is the same way.  It’s why I love each of them.  Tech wasn’t meant to chase a fluffy thing around a track and wear a muzzle.  He was meant to be the free spirit he is; running leash-less through the forests and down singletrack as I peddle my brains out and rip up the sweet New-England mt. bike trails.  Jake + Joy were meant to run their little doggie brains out and be number one;  their competitiveness teeth bearing attitudes only to be hid by their muzzles.  It’s who they are and they can’t change it.

They are all purpose built.  Just look at their paws, they say it all.

You know when someone is following what they are purposely built for, for humans we are more purposely wired (sans athletes.)  You know it because they are freaking amazing at what they are doing, their following their dream.  Hunter S. Thompson, Ansel Adams, Sam Adams, Einstein, Snoop Dogg, and Lance Armstrong.  All these people are doing/did what they are purposely built for.  Now the question is, are you doing what you were purposely built for?

Have a great week!

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JK - May 18, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Someone’s ‘dainty’ feet 🙂

Give a dog a home | CT humane society

“Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail”


Rescue a dog and I promise you will make a friend for life.  All the dogs below are up for adoption at the ct humane society.  Check them out more in detail here

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Jazzy is introducing herself, with her sweet name tag!  She is an American Bulldog

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Sylvia - May 11, 2010 - 1:00 pm

What a wonderful thing to do! I sent the link to my roommate, who promptly said, “I WANT THEM ALL!”

I used to volunteer at my local Humane Society but my house started filling up 🙂 It’s too easy to fall in love there…

Anita - May 11, 2010 - 4:00 pm

I wish someone would come and drop Jazzy in my lap!

Ruth - May 12, 2010 - 11:18 pm

Wow, that Husky is stunning! They’re all pretty good looking dogs actually. I hope they find homes soon 🙂

JK - May 14, 2010 - 7:25 am

Aw… so sweet. I’d adopt all of them if I was there!

The MOnday Herd

I think Monday is slowing becoming the most raddest(yes it’s a word!) day of the week now with the ‘ol Monday Herd; watch out Friday……..here we come.

Ya know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life”.  With that in mind, you should really check out The Tallest Man on Earth, and while reading this, you should listen to King Of Spain.  Before you make an rash decisions, take a deep breath, listen to the song once through, then………..listen to it again.  You’ll be humming it the rest of the day, trust.

On the topic of royalty, there were two women in my life that quite possible felt like royalty this past Sunday.  If you guessed my mother, then well you guessed one of them!

The other……………….. well you’ve never been introduced, and neither was I until Friday.

The new lady in my life; Overjoyed!!!!!  Weighing in at 55lbs with 46492 tattooed in her left year and 48A tattooed in her right, she is the newest addition to The Herd.  She was also our Mother’s Day gift to our Ma this year.  (oh and at the track they tattoo ID’s in the dogs ears)

She is a two year old greyhound that we rescued from the CT Greyhound Adoption.  She is the sweetest girl, and when she came over and started investigating her new house and meeting her new roomates, Tech began to foam at the mouth.  I am pretty sure this is the first female dog that he has spent anytime around.  I think it was his doggie way of blushing!  Hahaha, Tech you ‘ol dog you.

So as I write this, Joy(it’s what we call her for short, Overjoyed is her racing name)  is fitting in right proper.  She has gone on a few ‘tears’ in the backyard and put Tech to shame.  She has kicked Jake off his bed and she has already made her mark on the family.

What’s cool about adopting a Greyhound is that you get all their racing information, Joy’s well….. let’s say she wasn’t a natural born racer.  Some of the comments on her racing card are as follows: ” no contender, trouble 1st turn, never in it, tangled up 1st turn”.  I am sure after those races, Joy felt pretty crappy.  Well I am gonna go ahead and say she probably feels like a queen now, and there is no reason why she shouldn’t.

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apparently Jake is quite the joke teller.

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Lindsay - May 10, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Looooooooooooooooooove the new addition to your Herdies! 🙂 Your Dad sent out an email to all the Aunts/Uncles earlier this week, she is sooooo pretty!

P.S. Simon/Fred is a little jealous he didn’t make a photo shoot! lol Hey hangs out with my Dad all day in the den while he is “photo-shopping” 😉

kelli - May 10, 2010 - 5:25 pm

this is fantastic!!! they look to be getting on so well already, and tech does seem to be quite enamored. that shot of the three of them at the door is priceless… nice work, on the pics *and* the adoption.

serena - May 10, 2010 - 6:21 pm

This is a fab series, love them.

JK - May 11, 2010 - 9:48 am

I missed all that fun – wish I was there!
Great collar Joy’s got.

Anita - May 11, 2010 - 3:58 pm

She’s gorgeous! And so tiny compared to Jake! We don’t really have greyhound racing in Canada…which I’m going to say is probably a good thing!

Can’t wait to see more of her in the future!

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Ruth - May 12, 2010 - 11:19 pm

Congrats on the new arrival! This is a great set. I wish my garden was more picturesque. I have to go places to take photos of my lot!

Colby | CT Pet Photography

So the little dog sneak peak was a while ago, but for all of you that were holding your breath you can finally give a sigh of relief.(sorry it took so long)
Here is the main attraction, introducing Colby!  He was a little energetic ball of fur, so awesome!

I had an absolute blast with this little guy!

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Fiona Johnson - May 8, 2010 - 5:27 pm

That is 1 adorable dog!!! What kind of pooch is he? Great job on the pics.

Di Leventhal - May 9, 2010 - 12:10 am

oh so devine, i want a cuddle right now!

Anita - May 9, 2010 - 12:52 pm

Puppy feet are the cutest! Love the 6th one down:)

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Ruth - May 12, 2010 - 11:20 pm

Argh, toooo cuuuuute!!! Great job 🙂

Eric Foley - May 17, 2010 - 10:06 am

This is ridiculously cute!

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Carrie Collier - April 29, 2011 - 5:02 am

These photos are beautiful!

Great work

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The Monday Herd

Foshizzle my Rhodizzle(get it rhodesian + izzle = rhodizzle?!!?)

Before I get started on the NEW product offering, we need to get some music sorted out.  You need to check out this band: The Thermals. More specifically “Now we can see“.  Oh and don’t forget to turn it up to eleven!

Ok so now on to the important stuff.  Dogs.  If you have been following my flickr feed you may have picked up on some subtle hints as to what today’s Monday Herd is all about.

We are now offering ROCK STAR dog sessions!!!!

‘What’s a Rock Star session?”  Hold your horses!  I am getting there.

A ROCK STAR sessions ain’t for everybody, it’s for those who co exist with dogs and want something a bit different, a session off the beaten trail;  it’s the session that took the path least trampled.  Sure, sure the regular session is still cool, but the ROCK STAR session is like a regular session but with dyed hair, tattoos and one mother of an attitude.(don’t let the attitude fool ya, it’s the same price as a reg. session).

I’ll let the pictures do the talk’n.  Tech rocked the modeling job like, well his job.

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*oh we realize there are no pics with wigs or hats(Tech flat out refused…apparently it was in his contract), but hey doesn’t mean we can’t do a shoot with your dog who is rockin a wig!

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JK - May 3, 2010 - 6:47 am

Ty and Tech sure go around places!

Di Leventhal - May 3, 2010 - 2:37 pm

Awesome Ty!

serena - May 3, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Love the idea, fab pic’s.

claire - May 6, 2010 - 11:53 am

haha, rhodizzle! that’s priceless! these are all fab, tech is a champ!