|My Three Great Dogs|
In July 2016, my dog Fix passed away at the age of 17. My current pack consists of three wonderful, rescue dogs. Two of them were Petfinder adoptions and the other was a shelter dog being fostered by a friend. Their ages range from about three to 12 years old. Gremlin is a Miniature Pinscher. Sputnik and Griswold are Rat Terriers. Those hyperlinked names will take you to more photos of each one and their stories.
We live in Ventura, CA where these lucky dogs get to run off-leash twice a day in different parks and on the beach. They accompany me on all my roadtrips where I take photos for the main part of this website, RoadsideArchitecture.com.
For about ten years, I competed in agility with my dogs. I'm not competing in the sport at this point. However, I still spend lots of time training my dogs. Each of them knows dozens of tricks. This video shows them in action.
Once a week, I treat the dogs to a full-out run at a grass field chasing a remote controlled racecar. The car has a souped up motor which can go about 30 mph on grass and dirt. They get completely tuckered out after about 20 minutes of chasing the car. Although Nik can't see the car, he follows the sound of the electric motor and the barking of the other dogs. Grem may be the smallest but she is never more than a few feet from the car. If the car hits a bump and flips, it is subjected to a three-way tug-off-war on the tires. It's not good for the car but the dogs love it. They also enjoy chasing above ground prey. My friend took this video of my dogs chasing and barking at his drone.
This new page is short for now since I have just started documenting our pack's adventures without Fixie. For photos from the past few years, see this page.
|first photo, left to right: Griz, Grem & Nik
at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, CA