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Happy Birthday Faraday
2/27/2008 7:11:00 AM

Our little girl has just turned two years old.  She's such a nice little wiener-dog.  Here's her birthday photo (she was sitting in Jessawick's knitting basket):


If anyone is interested, we adoped Faraday from HamDachs.  They're a family that raises mini dachshunds out in Illinois. They really did a good job with Faraday.  You can really tell when a dog has been handled and treated well as a puppy.  When she came to us, she was very friendly and not afraid of anything.  For the record, she's still not afraid of anything.  She's a big important little wiener dog, and she knows it.

Flying Wiener Dog Evidence
4/3/2007 6:08:00 PM

Last week, Jessa posted about our baby Faraday, and her supposed ability to scale Mt. Woodpile in the back yard.  Although unlikely, I have captured photographic evidence of said Dachshund endeavor:


That's a big pile, and a very small dog.  I'll see if I can prevent such climbs in the future, as I don't want the little wiener-dog hurting herself (or jumping into the neighbor's greyhound-infested yard). 

Happy Birthday Faraday!
2/27/2007 11:48:00 PM

Happy Birthday Faraday!

Faraday on the beanbag

Our little wiener-dog is now one year old.  She's an adolescent now. She knew she was getting a lot of attention; but I'm not sure she understood why.  She even let me take her picture.

7/19/2006 4:51:00 PM
I thought I should share this picture of a very long dog. Not exactly my best work, but it only took about two minutes.  Faraday the wiener didn't mind.

7/3/2006 10:45:00 AM
We've got a bit of trivia for everybody today:

What is the following picture?

Myserious Woodwork

Could it be:
  • Ramps for auto repair?
  • Experiments in geometry?
  • ADA-compliant Dachshund ramps for the back steps?
5/13/2006 1:26:00 AM
Well, we have a new arrival today.  Jessawick got me to buy her a puppy.  She located a fellow in Illinois who happens to breed just the type of dog she wanted.  Through the magic of the Intarweb, you can order a dog.  Remarkable.

For anyone who is interested, here is link to the fellow's website.

Remarkably, puppies have learned to fly.  This one arrived at the airport.  Here's the strange part:  It was PHL, and it was on time!

Notice the stylish "Live Animals" tag.

Since Jessawick talked me into the dog, I at least got to name it.  She will be called "Faraday".  If it doesn't ring a bell, remember that I took a lot of physics in college.  It's an engineering thing.

She seems pretty well off, considering her flight and unfamiliar surroundings.  She sure is tiny.

This is our backyard.  We wanted to get her settled as quickly as possible.

After the stop off at home, we decided to pick up a few items for our new family member.  We got her a nametag, a tiny puppy-sized collar, and some dishes of her own.  She is still so tiny that we are keeping her in her crate for sleeping.  A travel crate is spacious, when you are two pounds.

We will likely introduce her to the 'neses tomorrow.  We want her to be comfortable.  All is well.

In a semi-related matter, this is the first batch of max-res photos in the album.
5/11/2006 3:07:00 PM

Obviously I don't keep up with things as I should, but here are the updates anyway.

Jessawick has caught puppy-fever. It's quite severe. Here is a brief transcript of our last conversation:

Ben: Hi Jessa!
Jessa: Puppy, Puppy, Puppy, Puppy!

At the moment, she's trying to convince me to buy her a small Dachshund. Here is a picture of the beast:

No decision has been reached.