Rudy Green’s

Karla, proprietor of Rudy Greens and chef extraordinaire to the dogs, just sent this hilarious video a few weeks back and it stars Teh-De a pit bull we met on our first walk and cancer survivor.  Check it out!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cffel7ly3Gg

Also, Karla has been nominated for Martha Stewarts American Made awards – please share on Facebook and Twitter http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88599/food/rudy-green-incrudy-greens
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Rediscovering Something You’ve Seen Your Whole Life

If you all were here for my post last week, you will understand the whole thing with the 600 Brilliant Blog Post Ideas and where it came from, but if not, you can check it out here. If not, then read on.

# 544. Describe a time you rediscovered something that you have seen your whole life.

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My Style // Coffee and Kimonos

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean

Hey look, an outfit post! You guys may (or may not) have noticed that the ol’ ‘My Style‘ posts are few and far between these days. I haven’t given up on sharing my personal style in this space by any means, but the truth is, scheduling time for photo shoots of yourself when you have a baby is something I just can’t seem to get the hang of, even when my husband or friends are here to help. I always thought that if these posts fell to the wayside after Essley was born, it would be the result of me no longer wearing anything other than tees and leggings, or like, pajamas all day, or something.  But that’s not the case at all. I get dressed every single morning, I still love and care about fashion as much as I ever have, and I make a conscious effort not to let the fact that I’m a mother now get in the way of continuing to wear clothes that I love. It’s really just a matter of time and logistics. This blog is part of my full-time job, and I have to be practical about scheduling for workdays that include a lot of office work and in house projects. Lugging a camera and lenses and a teething baby to pretty locations (because sorry, the back of a townhouse just doesn’t make for a nice background) on days when the weather and lighting happen to agree, then standing in front of a camera trying pose without laughing (either at my own awkwardness or the hilariously loud screeching sounds coming from my child) can be a major ordeal. Add to that sorting through several dozen photos to find a handful where I don’t look like a complete fool, then cropping and editing, and, well, it’s just a lot of effort to showcase an outfit. I plan to continue to share style posts on occasion, but for the time being, they’ll probably only be a monthly thing.

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean

And now that I’ve gotten that lengthy explanation out of the way, on to what I wore this day. We’d actually just spent the afternoon at a child’s birthday party, and we made an impromptu stop at our favorite forest preserve on the way to our dinner plans. I wasn’t planning on doing outfit pictures this day, but we had the camera with us so we decided to snap some shots, mainly because I’ve been meaning to share this gorgeous jewelry here for weeks now (more on than in a minute). And also, I love this outfit you guys. I’m going to be honest and just admit that I’ve worn this exact outfit twice a week (or more) for the last couple of months. It has become my go-to summer outfit and I’m already bummed that it’s going to be shoved in the back of my closet with the other warm weather duds any day now.

Each piece of this outfit is at the top of my list, if we’re breaking things down. Anyone who knows me would vouch for the fact that “I Need Coffee” is pretty much my motto, and I bought this tee (which is now sold out, boooo) straight off the rack without trying it on or even stopping to look at anything else on my way to the register. It’s my favorite shirt. I also love this kimono, more than I can put into words really. The current kimono trend is quite possibly the best trend of all time. Anything that combines major comfort, pretty prints, a boho vibe, and an oversized garment that covers all the areas I’d like to be covered these days is an automatic thumbs up in my book. The shorts aren’t much to discuss. They’re cut-off jeans. They’re comfortable. They fit well. The end.

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean

I’ve mainly worn this outfit/uniform with moccasins this summer, but over the past week, I’ve been pulling out the boots. This particular pair of boots is one of my very favorite pairs of shoes in general, and I’m an especially big fan of the way they look paired with shorts. I snagged the hat last summer and have worn it more than all my other hats combined since. But I think my favorite accessory here is the absolutely stunning necklace that the lovely Jade over at Jade Stone Jewelry made for me. The combination of the triangle and quartz is so me and I wear it almost everyday. I also adore the spiral copper rings she made me, and wear them almost daily as well. She is an incredibly talented jewelry maker and also a really wonderful person. I love sporting her stuff.

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
Boots: ℅ Minnetonka  //  Kimono: gift from my sister //  Shorts: Target  //  Tee: F21  //  Long Necklace: ℅ Jade Stone Jewelry  //  Essley Necklace:  Best Name Necklace  //  Copper Rings: ℅ Jade Stone Jewelry  //  Turquoise Ring: Picked up in Colorado 10+ years ago  //  Hat: Target  //  Watch: ℅ Watchco  //  Sunglasses: H&M  

So that’s that. My favorite summer outfit, finally shared with you all, right as we say goodbye to the season. (And a cameo appearance by Essley, who decided at the end that she wanted in on the action.)

If you have any suggestions of places to get heavier weight, more fall/winter-patterned kimonos (particularly ones I can wear with this coffee shirt until it’s hanging on me by a thread), please let me know!

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Hudson’s Cancer Is Back

Hudson’s cancer has returned. Two-fold it seems.  Last week two tumors were taken off him; on the base of his tail the other on his ear.  Path lab report indicates that the former is a neurofibrosarcoma, the latter a grade 2 mast cell.  
And while it’s preliminary pending further testing and consultation with a few oncologists contingencies must be made.  What has made it even more difficult for me, other than being thousands of miles away from him, the lack of cell service on both my AT&T & verizon phone.  The path results were texted to me and I had to use the landline of a grocer in elk CA to learn its scope.  
The walk may be postponed once we reach San Francisco.  As we’re within 130 miles of the Bay Area and planning a few events there, we’re committed to them.  After that, what we learn this week will make a determination.  
What’s particularly disconcerting to me is that there was a 95% probability of no recurrence or metastasis within two years.  It’s been less than one.  
We’ve been tried and tested the entire time on this journey in ways I didn’t foresee, perhaps even unforeseeable.  But what matters now is Hudson.  Indy and I are back on the road tomorrow unsure & uncertain what comes next. 

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Half-time

Just like the Super Bowl half time is all about the sponsors so I wanted to take a few to thank all of ours who have help make this journey possible.

TAGG the GPS Pet Tracker

TAGG has saved our fuzzybutts on more than one occasion.  The best example of this was when I walked highway 20 from Corvallis to Newport OR solo.  I took one of the trackers in case of an emergency and on the very first day I ran into a bit of a crisis. We had made water drops along the 50 mile stretch and my supply was down to less than half a liter.  As I neared the first drop I saw a man in a John Deere mower cutting the grass on the highway shoulder.

I sprinted up to him and asked if he found 2 jugs of water in the area he recently cut and he said he had and that one of them may have escaped the blade of the mower.  It didn’t.  The temp in wilamette valley was already soaring up to the 90s and the next drop was down the road another 10 miles so i was in a bit of a pickle.

Ginger was able to tag me and then find a nearby store using Yelp.  TAGG – not only great for your dog but Yer Big Dog too!  I’ve gotten to know the trackers intimately and the folks behind them and I can’t say enough about them. The fuzzybutts will be wearing them even after this walk.  

 When you purchase the trackers at their website and sign up for the service, enter the promo code 2Dogs they’re generously offering a 10% discount and donate $ 25 to the Puppy Up Foundation. Also you can track Indy and me as we walk the west coast at www.2dogsagainstcancer.com It’s been a little confusing because we’re staying with more host families and sometimes we’re tagged after we’ve been picked up and off the road.

We’d also like to thank our other walk sponsors: Hollywood Feed for providing the dog food for the walk.   P2 Collars and Toki Poki for the awesome corded collars and leashes.  Everlasting Memories for the beautiful infinity ring that holds Murphy’s ashes. Orijen for providing the 6 Fish food for Hudson.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Who do you remember?

I remember this about September 11, 2001: I felt very lonely.

It was my senior year of veterinary school. My husband, who had only been my husband for about 2 months, was far away in San Diego. My mother was the one who called me, waking me up to tell me to turn on the news. She was alone too, as my father was on a rare business trip in Texas, one he ended up having to drive home from. We held the phones to our ears together until there was nothing more to do, so I said, well, I guess I ought to go to school.

I was doing a rotation in a lab that week, spending my day alone in a dark basement underneath the medical school looking at slides. Every few minutes I’d wander upstairs where I could get radio reception, and the other lab denizens would join me for a few minutes before we retreated back down to our holes.

Later that afternoon, after I returned home, there was a knock on the door. It was two nicely dressed missionaries. “How are you?” they asked.

“Not so great,” I said.

“Why?” they asked, genuinely concerned. “Do you want to talk about it?”

“Do you have any idea what’s going on?” I asked. They shook their heads in confusion. I shut the door.

Behind me, Nuke gently pressed his head into my hip. I had adopted him the year before, thanks to my friend Dan. “I want a dog,” I had said. “A Golden, maybe, or a pug.”

“I have just the dog!” he said, before referring me to the radiology department and the 10 year old coonhound who had been getting irradiated on a weekly basis as the vet students learned how to take films.

“He’s not housebroken and doesn’t know what outside is, so he’s a little addled. If it doesn’t work out, it’s ok,” said the tech. “They were going to euthanize him so I figured, I’d give it a shot.” No pressure.

He was a little addled. He was the dumbest dog I’ve ever had. He was neurotic and howled if he was outside for more than 2 minutes because he was scared of open spaces. He refused to learn ‘sit’. I loved him.

nuke

In those long and sad days after September 11, he was my greatest comfort. He died of cancer shortly after I graduated the following year. I miss him.

This Sunday marks National Pet Memorial Day. I hope you’ll join me in thinking of those we lost, or sharing a memory below. They leave this earth but they never leave our hearts.

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