Saturday, November 09, 2013

Little Black Dog Rest In Peace 2001 to 11/8/2013

Our sweat little girl and the namesake of this blog, Kelly the little black dog has passed beyond the veil. She was almost 13 years old. We don't know her exact age because we got her as a stray, and never knew her birthday. This is one of the last photos taken of her. She rested quietly at home with her humans and Andy until the end.

I'll be officially retiring this blog soon and keeping it as a memorial. New posts can be found at her sibling Andy's page and the our family blog - Long's Peak Journal.  

Friday, October 04, 2013

GOP is acting like a petulant child

The GOP can end this now right now by bringing the CR to an up or down vote, but they won't. They have to have their way, and they're willing to destroy the country to get it.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

4th of July

Why do we, as a nation, think that the only people who defend our freedoms, the only people who protect our rights, or the only people who are willing to sacrifice to keep the United States a nation of opportunity for all carry guns? Have they not heard of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, or the millions of hard-working Americans who fought for better wages better working conditions, and a better future for their children? Have they not heard of the women who were tied down and force fed so that their sisters, mothers, and daughters could vote? Or of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the three civil rights workers who were tortured and killed simply because they wanted to see that blacks had an equal opportunity to vote? None of these people carried a gun or had the protection of a badge or body armor and yet they stood up for what America is and, more importantly, can be. Take a moment and consider these often forgotten defenders of your freedom as you unwrap your flag and get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Cow Tipper

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dog's don't excel at Knot Theory

Memorial Day

"Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War."

- wikipedia 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lunar Conjunction with Jupiter

Click on the image to see the large version. The brightest spot is our Moon. Jupiter can be seen slightly above, and to the right of the Moon. It is clearly visible to the unaided eye. We think the bright spot on the lower left is Mars. To the unaided eye it appears to have a red tint.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Andy vs. the Ocean

Over the holidays we drove out to California with the two dogs. Being born in a plains state and living in Colorado, Andy has never seen the ocean before.

He's seen the lakes and rivers of the Rockies, but wanted nothing to do with getting wet. On top of that this water moved. He wasn't convinced this was a good idea.

And then he saw the sand pipers feeding along the surf. that's all it took to get him over his apprehension concerning the ocean. It was still a big shock when we tried to take a drink and it was salty.