|My Four Great Dogs|
My current pack consists of four wonderful, rescue dogs. Three of them were Petfinder adoptions and the other was a shelter dog being fostered by a friend. Their ages range from about one year to 15 years old. Gremlin is a Miniature Pinscher. Sputnik and Griswold are Rat Terriers. Dilly is probably a Rat Terrier and Italian Greyhound mix. She is brand new to the group (adopted December 2017). Those hyperlinked names will take you to more photos of each one and their stories.
We live in Ventura, California where these lucky dogs get to run off-leash every day on the beach and at different parks. They accompany me on all my roadtrips when 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.
Every Saturday morning, I treat the dogs to a full-out run at a grass field chasing a remote control racecar. The car can do about 30 mph on grass and dirt. The dogs get completely tuckered out after about 20 minutes of chasing the car. Although Nik can't see the car, he follows the sounds of the fake 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 over, the tires and body are subjected to a tug-of-war between the dogs. They also enjoy chasing above ground "prey". My friend took this video of my dogs chasing and barking at his drone.
This page is short for now since I have just started documenting our pack's adventures with the addition of Dilly.
|Seaside Wilderness State Park beach (aka Emma Wood State Beach)
one of our fave places in Ventura, CA (home)
first photo, left to right: Griz, Grem, Dilly & Nik
Los Fresnos, TX
|St. Joseph Academy
"Fighting Bloodhound" mascot
|hanging out at Pep Boys
Fort Worth, TX
|waiting for the "okay"
release to jump out of the van
Corpus Christi, TX
|running, sniffing, munching & rolling
Corpus Christi, TX