Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The other day in my local Starbucks a lady walks in with a dog... now that sounds like a start of some joke, but seeing this dog did not make me laugh. This dog was the spitting image of Alex. For those unfamiliar with Alex, he was a wonderful doggie that Tim and I acquired while living together at his house. At the time only Tim & I were living at his house, those were good times. Our summer roommates had moved out, we were eating top rammen to make the mortgage payment together (how very domestic of us), we had jobs (mine was higher paying but his hours were better), and we shared a second job delivering 275 papers a night.

Basically we were sleeping 2 hours, delivering papers, sleeping 2 hours and going to work. At least I was. I'm not sure when Tim slept. Oh wait, he did that on the job at Drug Emporium according to Jason. That's right.

One Sunday we were enjoying a swiped Sunday edition paper and Tim says "let's get a dog." Now I'm not sure if it was the lack of sleep or being happy that he was my only roommate or that we had talked about this forever or if we were just stupid (Vegas money is on Stupid btw) but we decided to go get a dog.

Answering an ad in the paper we went to see a litter of lab puppies. All these puppies were running and jumping and friendly. I fell in love right away with one, but Tim noticed this one puppy in the corner just chilliln. He was hairier than the others (the others looking like "regular" black labs, think Porter). When he saw Tim he wandered over and Tim picked him up. Seeing them together was all I needed. We paid our $40 to cover the med expenses and headed home with our new puppy.

Now you all may recall that Lavinia and I had Tito and Jac for 10 years. I loved those two puppies with all my heart and miss them desperately every day, especially now that we have Jack in our lives because I know those two would have loved him. So you must now know what it means to me when I say that Tito and Jac were riding to school on the short bus compared to Alex.

Alex was the smartest dog I've ever met. He had us trained in days. He was weened on Dick's Cheeseburgers and crappy college food. He was simply just a great dog. Although Tim was on title at the house it was really Alex's house. He had over 15 roommates by my count and ruled them all.

Alex passed away 2 years ago and his passing was really sad. It filled my heart with joy of rememberance when I saw this dog at Starbucks last week.

Alex lives on in my heart. I miss him.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Some Seattle Updates

Familly, Friends, Fans(?)

Some quick updates from Seattle. Much has been going on here and rather than craft a lot of posts let me just dump some updates on ya.

1. New Pics of Jack have been posted on the Zenfolio account for April 2008. Check'em out. They are very cute and just proof of how awesome he is.

2. Work, work, work: I tell you that Lavinia and I have both just been busy at work. Without Jack I know we'd be working like fools late into the night, but that just doesn't work any more (we are almost glad about that). Can't really talk much about what we are working on but it's just busy. Good busy, but busy.

3. Daycare Colds. If you are on my IM list you have seen my title change a lot from "Daddy Gotz Kuld" to "Daycare Kuldz is Lame" to "Have Kuld, Drink Nyquil" and more. I got a really good one from Jack that made me feel like warmed over horse pucky and I think Lavinia has it now too. Good news is (knock on wood) that Jack seems to be past it and has been okay for a while. Still, what can you do.

4. Mother's Day, will post soon with pictures. A fun day for sure.

5. Aunt Mary's quilt arrived, and may I saw "wow" it is gorgeous! Aunt Mary we promise to send a note and some pictures soon!

okay, off to get ready for work. Hope you all are well

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Just a quick note, Jeff...

Just a quick note, Jeff is back from San Jose. Traveled for work again, was a lot of fun. I think though that Mark has better destination for his work. I have just been going to San Jose, California. Mark goes to Southern California. He goes to Belgium, he goes to Korea. So, I think Mark is winning. listen

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