Monday, May 26, 2008


Anonymous DRJ said...

Great photo. Is there a story that goes with it?

Tue May 27, 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

Probably, but I don't know it. For me, just a Memorial Day photo I found on the internet.

Tue May 27, 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

What about the thumbnail with your comment -- is that a dog? Is it your dog?

Tue May 27, 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

She's Stormy Ridge Kodiak Bear, also known as Kodi. She is my best friend. I believe I may be her human.

Let me see if I can post a better picture.

And the above is a totally honest and totally misleading answer. She belongs to my neighbors and treats my house, yard and me as her own. (I am a lawyer after all.) ^_^

Tue May 27, 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

Beautiful dog and there's no better recommendation than having a dog like you. Is she a chocolate lab?

Tue May 27, 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

Yes, purebred.

Wed May 28, 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

I've never had a lab but the ones I've known are terrific dogs. The yellow lab next door looks after the whole neighborhood but I don't think I've ever seen one as big as Kodi. Is it the photo or is she large?

Wed May 28, 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

It must be the photo. She has perfect conformation for her breed, stocky and compact. She weighs about 85 lbs. A neighbor has a yellow lab who is much rangier. For purposes of scale, the cedar planks on the deck are each six inches from center of gap to center of gap.

Wed May 28, 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

I didn't mean Kodi is fat or too big - she just seems like a large, sturdy dog - but labs are supposed to be large and sturdy, aren't they? Does she like water? I have spaniels and I've read they either have the water gene or they don't.

Years ago, one of my spaniels loved water and he would even float on his back in the lake, and one we have now jumps in the pool every time we go outside. All the rest avoid water like the plague.

What I like the most about spaniels and labs is how well they adjust to our routines. Sometimes I think mine can tell time.

Anyway, I'm sure you are bored with dog talk but I never tire of the subject. In my book, dogs are almost as good as kids.

Wed May 28, 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

Kids smell nicer. But unconditional love is nice, isn't it?

Have I already told you my theory, at Patterico's, that our cavemen ancestors brought wild dog/wolf pups into their caves to raise for food and the pups that made themselves lovable survived to become pets and companions and make more pups?

Wed May 28, 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

And yes, cold, wet weather is her element. She suffers in Chicago's summers which may be the reason she likes my yard. It's mostly shaded and cool.

Wed May 28, 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

I never heard your theory about how dogs were domesticated but it makes sense to me. I'll go one further: Cavemen who domesticated wolves/dogs more quickly developed traits associated with advanced civilizations.

Fri May 30, 12:18:00 AM  

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