hard work


I had an interview in late January that was a perfect fit for me, from the organizational culture to the job duties. My interview with the CEO was a long, leisurely chat about concepts and goals, since it was decided early on that my technical skills would meet all of the organization's needs (and then some). A small…Read more hard work

bunny


ah, easter. when everyone's minds turns to little fluffy bunnies. i always feel sorry for animals that end up becoming a holiday-oriented item, since marketing doesn't quite mention "and this little bunny will live for several years!" when selling the tiny little bunnies in stores. same for chicks, even though the threat of, oh, salmonella…Read more bunny

arches


I was meeting a client in downtown DC yesterday, and on my way back to the Federal Triangle metro station, I enjoyed the beautiful stillness of this pathway at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

jump


after many photos of dogs jumping outside (along with one goat), i have one more to offer. this was taken several years ago in burlington, vermont. i watched as this dog bounded down the pier and threw himself into lake champlain with happy abandon. he would swim back and repeat the process about four times before…Read more jump

dogs! jumping! outside!


Our very serious focus group determined that dog agility would make for a lovely series of photos. Behold, a lovely series of dog agility photos!   um, what are you doing in this project? you're not a dog. baaa... er, bark?  no, goat. bad goat. this is not for you. you're not the boss of…Read more dogs! jumping! outside!

focus group


after a bagful of crunchy treats and many hydrant breaks, the very serious research panel that i use for determining what posts i should add to my blog has determined a series of posts should be devoted to... dogs! jumping! outside!* thank you for your participation. ladies and gentlemen: SCIENCE. and two seriously enthusiastic pups. *of…Read more focus group

paw-nderous


yes, that is a really bad pun. one of the things i love about cats is their ability to switch from being adorable to contemplative in short order. for all we know, hubert here could be starting at a squirrel outside or reminiscing over the meaning of life. you just never quite know. at any…Read more paw-nderous

the road is long. my feet are tiny.


i am inspired by those who dare to go after a dream, who find that someone moved their cheese or the path less travelled ended up overrun with thorns--and still soldier on, adjusting the route and enjoying the unexpected scenery along the way. whatever you do in life, whatever the goal, the dream, the journey...…Read more the road is long. my feet are tiny.

sparrow


OMG I CAN’T REACH YOU BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KISS YOU AND KISS YOU AND YOU HAVE A BALL RIGHT? I THINK I SAW YOU HAD A BALL AND I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO THROW THE BALL SO I CAN GET IT FOR YOU AND THEN I WOULD COME BACK AND LICK YOUR FACE AGAIN BECAUSE I THINK I MAY HAVE LEFT A DRY SPOT AND THAT’S NOT GOOD BECAUSE I WANT TO BE A GOOD BOY AND GIVE YOU TONS OF KISSES OMG WHY CAN’T I REACH YOU I WANT TO COME CLOSER WHAT IS THAT BLACK THING IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE I THINK I COULD LICK THAT TOO

ball?


look, i'm sorry i got all nippy last time. it's not like i'm lucy with the football. i won't try to snatch it away from you this time. promise. go ahead... take the ball and throw it for me! taken with my iPhone, Gloucester, Massachusetts. 23 degrees outside!  

mindful meerkat


so on thursday people gave thanks for all that is beautiful and good in their lives, and then went bazoinks on friday to get the new shiny things that would go under dead trees in a month. me? i'm just a meerkat, sorta wondering what to eat for dinner. it's good to be a meerkat.…Read more mindful meerkat

when it rains…


…cute pups like Guapa don morton salt girl raincoats and remind us that it can't be sunny ALL the time. thankfully, there are always cute things to make us smile when it's wet and icky outside.

why? *head tilt*


cats rule the internet. i get that. but there are so many cute and wonderful things other than cats, aren't there? like puppies? and then there are the more subtle things, like gargoyles and bunnies and ponderous things ... *sigh* it really is about the cats, isn't it. what's a puppy to do? there's no…Read more why? *head tilt*

friday feline


cats offer us reminders of slowing down, finding the warm sunbeam, and just taking it easy amid an otherwise hectic day. and yes, a cat's day can be hectic; they just happen to shove all the activity into ten-minute bursts of hoopy-looped crazy bolting around the house. "you should come sit here. next to me.…Read more friday feline

it’s a beautiful day in america


...as craig ferguson (almost) says at the beginning of every show. and it IS a gorgeous day outside; unfortunately, i've been either inside or stuck in traffic for most of it. during my drive downtown, i ended up stuck in traffic at several spots; this being DC, many spots end up having cool monuments in…Read more it’s a beautiful day in america

a knight in shining…er…brocade


Puck (photographed in 2007) is ready to save his damsel in distress, wearing a fashionable cape that i made for the shoot. Isn't he gallant?

sprinkle the love around


in memory of Sprinkles, my friend's guinea pig. she was such a sweet girl, always adorable and yet appearing slightly terrified. why are you so scared, Sprinkles? "there's something red in here. what is it?" "it's a slice of red bell pepper, Sprinkles. it's yummy." "but what if it comes alive like a vegetable tentacle…Read more sprinkle the love around

burrito.


since i've moved away from Boston, i am no longer able to photograph the wonderful pups available for adoption through Underdog ResQ. like Eve here, all swaddled up in a blanket because the world out there is really scary for a timid pup. look at that eyebrow! Barooooo! some days i feel like this too,…Read more burrito.