September 27, 2019: Pug Nation of Los Angeles

So, the plan was to (possibly) adopt a dog on this trip to L.A.  That WAS the (possible) plan but, alas, it doesn't look like we'll be adding to the pack.  Not on this trip anyway.  And, to be honest, it is kind of heartbreaking.  Given the fact that we already have two special needs…

January 7, 2019: Suji Sunday – one day late!

Playing catch-up... Frequent flyer. Chillin' with mom. Relaxing with/on sis. Well?  Aren't we going? Bushed! Separation Anxiety.  I'm feeling it! The Suji 2019 limited edition pins are shipping now from Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/672487577/suji-lucky-pin-2019?ref=listing_published_alert  

May 1, 2017: Happy Birthday, Suji!

Our girl turned 12 today (even though she looks 20!). Her other life.  This was the pic on the Pacific Pug Rescue adoption page. We quickly discovered she was a little girl with a big personality. Yo, Four-Eyes! Handle with care! On the bridge of The Raza, taking her to FTL. Running The Raza corridors.…

April 1, 2017: Dedicated to the Dogs!

We received the retouched selects from our family photo session at Off Leash Studio.  Some great shots of 11 year old Suji, 9 year old Lulu and, of course 14.5 year old Bubba taken the week before he passed away. This is one of my favorites.  Note Lulu actually smiling for the pic. Suji and…

March 11, 2017: The Bubba Update

Sadly, it isn't good news for our boy.  A follow-up with our oncologist revealed that the tumors in his lungs have grown since our last visit one month ago.  As a result, she suggested we discontinue the Palladia treatment and focus on making the most of the time he has left. We'll continue administering the…

January 18, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 34 of 91!

Fandom has spoken!  Here are the results of our Name Dark Matter Episode 301 poll. Over 600 votes were cast and the winner is... "Being Better Is So Much Harder" Now the next thing I'm going to need you to do is identify which character said each of the aforementioned lines.  First one to guess…

December 17, 2016: Suji enters rehab!

Yes, years of hard living have taken their toll.    So, today, Suji entered rehab... First, a little test of those gimpy hindquarters.  Yes, they're weak and she suffers from hip dysplasia, but she can really motor when she gets up a full head of steam. Into the tank for her hydrotherapy session.  The handle…

December 4, 2016: Snow Monkeys on the brink! Suji settles in!

It's all over but the crying (as my dad used to say).  Despite a valiant effort, and an impressive win in their last week of regular season play, it looks like my Snow Monkeys will come up one game short in their bid to grab that last playoff spot. There were a lot of missed…

December 3, 2016: Introducing…Suji!

Yesterday was the day!  Akemi and I went down to Toronto's Union Station to meet the newest member of the family - Suji (aka Sujiko), who comes to us all the way from Portland, Oregon via The Pacific Pug Rescue.  Akemi saw little Suji (formerly Suzie) on their website a few weeks back and instantly…

June 2, 1015: Jelly’s Last Run

I first set eyes on her in her little enclosure, backing up and charging, stopping just short of the window, then backing up and charging again. She was admittedly adorable. And tiny! So small I could have held her in my hand. But I didn't want a dog. Dogs were, after all, a huge responsibility…

May 29, 2015: Two weeks to the Dark Matter world premiere! A Jelly update!

"If this series not popular, I really can't believe." - Akemi last night after watching the producer's cut of episode #113, our season finale. Her words echo the sentiments of my writing partner who said pretty much the same thing, in less economical fashion, after viewing prod cuts of our first two episodes: "So, having seen…

May 17, 2015: Jelly

I was on set Tuesday night when I received a text from Akemi:  "Jelly's very very sick." That was one "very" too many.  I jumped in the car and rushed home, bundled Jelly up and delivered her to the emergency 24 hour animal hospital.  There she remained, overnight, while they ran a battery of tests.…