Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!





Bosco, Skyler & I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We had a nice quiet day here just hanging out w/ Schuck Handsome at the house. We had plans to go snowshoeing but there's not much snow here in Missoula. I hope everyone had a great day w/ friends and family

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Grizmas Griz Nation

Although our boys did not take home the national title no one from Griz Nation can deny that they are damn proud of these guys. The Montana Grizzlies went 14-1.
& yes, all my dogs gear up for Griz game days as well.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Welcome Creek Trail

It's been in the negatives all week (not even including the windchill, it's been cold! brr!) so when the temperature rose to 9 degrees today Chris & I decided to get the pups out while during the warm spell.So we headed up Rock Creek to the Welcome Creek Wilderness to trek the Welcome Creek Trail. The trail first passes over an Indiana Jones-style suspension bridge.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Doggin it Missoula

Christopher's pup, Schuck Handsome, decided Chris has been doing too many kool photo stories and wanted in on some of the action. So Schuck borrowed Chris' camera equipment & set out to do his own little project.
If you've ever been to Missoula, Montana, you already know what it means to be in love. What most people do not know is that Missoula is not only a mecca for people but for their canine companions as well. See for yourself through the eyes of Schuck.
This is Schuck's story. Enjoy.
video

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Stress Less


Stress Less Week is an event put on by the University of Montana to help students cope with the stress of finals. This event is put on every semester during the last week of classes. The University Center is transformed for a few days into a haven for students to take a break from the academic grind. Funny movies are on hand, food, messages, meditations, crafts, comedians, and many more activities are available for students to participate in at no cost to them.

A booth is set up for Delta certified teams, like Skyler & I, for students to enjoy the calming benefits of dogs (especially dogs like Skyler). Students filter in and out, petting the dogs & sharing stories of dogs in their lives. It's a great even that Skyler has enjoyed thoroughly each time even though she may not show it in the same way as the other dogs.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Sidelines


It sometimes pays to know to right people...

Since I'm no longer a student & I usually work Saturday afternoons I haven't made it to a Griz football game all season. Sad, I know, but I can usually at least catch parts of them on the radio at work.

So once again the Griz found themselves in the playoffs (quarter finals to be exact) and I found myself w/ a ticket & the day off. I stared the game in the student section with my room mate Kyle & friends.
Kyle is a writer for MontanaGrizzlies.com & needed to be on the sidelines for the second half of the game. After stopping by his office at halftime to snag his press pass, I was given one as well to accompany him onto the field!! (Thanks again!) Kyle was an awesome tour guide & instead of just walking onto the field he brought me onto it via the tunnel that the players run down & onto the field at the start of the games. Kyle also showed me around the press box & took me onto its roof where cameras broadcast the game to all over the country.

The Griz shut out SF Austin 51-0 and advanced to the semi-finals!

GO GRIZ!!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

FunPlace Database

My sister-in-law, Laura, and her sister have created a website to help parents find fun, kid friendly places to go with the family no matter where you live in the country.

I may not have kids but I think this is a great idea (& maybe they'll start something similar up for dog owners in the future? heh heh)!

Click on the icon above to go to their site. So go add a fun place & find one too while you're there!