Sweet Violet

A new home


Violet and chip just got a new dog house.

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VI and Chip


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Chillin’ at the dog park


We decided to come romp at the dog park again. It tends to be more rlaxing than walking around on the leash and the kids get to make some friends. We also drove through Shelby Park for the first time since the flood. The golf course is open.
I have also been messing around with some settings in facebook so I am interested to see if this automatically posts in notes.
It has been some time since I have posted on this blog. I guess I haven’t been feeling like sharing much. We’ll see if that changes. I have been focusing my energies in other places, specifically work and baseball. We have been doing some pretty cool things, but wp has not been my outlet. I think I have been putting a lot of photos from recent trips and what not to picasa.
Part of this is figuring out all of the things I can do with this phone.
Any way, I just felt saying all that.

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Hangin’ at Shelby Dog Park

Hangin’ at Shelby Dog Park

Originally uploaded by reuben257

Violet and Chip are getting a good work out in for the day.

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Little dogies

Little dogies

Originally uploaded by reuben257

Violet and Chip hanging out being little sweethearts.

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Originally uploaded by reuben257

double posted before

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Edwin Warner Park

Yesterday Missie and I took Violet for a walk out to Edwin Warner Park. We hiked the Harpeth Woods Trail and found a geocache entitled bats (GCN4VR).

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Got this photo from Farsang

Thanks to Farsang for sending us this photo.  It was a year ago yesterday that we stayed in this shelter with him.  Good times.

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The story of Violet


Once upon a time, there was a spectacular black lab named Bear. Bear was a wonderful dog…full-bred and professionally trained for shows. However, his original owner could not keep him because he grew to be skittish around people and preferred a more isolated life. At the same time, Reuben was looking for a mature, well trained animal to own and so found Bear and adopted him.

A few years later, Bear was diagnosed with a brain tumor. There was nothing that could be done. And so, sadly, Bear was put to sleep and buried with tears in the backyard.

The next Spring, in the place where Bear had been buried a whole mess of Violets sprouted up. And the next year, and the next year. Finally, when Reuben was ready,

he turned to me while gardening in the yard, and said that he’d like to adopt another dog…a female black lab… and name her Violet. And so we did, 2 hours later….(it turned out he knew someone giving away puppies…)

Anyway, that is the unsolicited story of Violet’s namesake….

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Here are some of the photos of Violet. This is the first time I have tried to put a slide show directly in the blog, let me know how it is working.

Well, It looks to me like the slideshow is working fine. It even seems to adjust for the changes I am making in the album on picasa. If you want to see the albums for a bit easier viewing, then click on the slide show here and it will take you to our public album on Picasa.

I know we are finished with the AT, but I think we will be reflecting on it a bit now that we have technology handy, so keep checking up on us. Besides, you never know what our next adventure may be.


Reuben aka Lunar

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