Busy Busy…

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I have not been a very good poster lately – and I apologize. I have had a lot going on. We got our new dog Colby last weekend, been busy with all the WordPress 2.7 update/compatibility issues, preparing for Evan’s 2nd birthday, re-organizing my office space and development environment, getting ready for holiday travel, and just trying to take a break. I also have started the process of updating my web site Jappler.com from the ground up. I am not sure when you will see the new version – but it is in the works. Colby is doing good. Triscuit… Read More »

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Meet Triscuit's Brother Colby

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On Saturday, Evan, Amy, our friend Lori Ann, and I made the trek up to the greyhound kennel in Wisconsin. We had the pleasure of meeting, walking, and getting to know Triscuit’s half brother Colby. It is amazing how similar they are in so many ways. We look forward to getting to know him better next weekend when we pick him up and bring him to his new home.

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New Greyhound…

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Well – it was a month ago yesterday that my beautiful girl Triscuit died. We started the adoption process (application/class/etc) that goes into adopting a greyhound. Yesterday after completing a “greyhounds and kids” class that we were required to take (because of the strong pack mentality of greyhounds fresh off the track). We go next weekend to the greyhound kennel to meet some dogs…and one in particular – a brother of Triscuit: Ricky He looks pretty much exactly like Triscuit which I initially did not know if I could handle, but then thinking about the possibility to have one of… Read More »

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Quiet House

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Today was my first full day without Triscuit with me. Working at home was such a treat for both Triscuit and me. Every time I would get up to get a drink, check the mail, etc I would go over and see her, pet her, and talk to her. She kept me company and tried to convince me to take her for a walk. Today – the house was especially quiet without the click clack of her claws, and her tags on her collar shaking as she would do a good shake. To round out these past few sad and… Read More »

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My Beautiful Girl…

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On June 10th, 2000 – Triscuit came into this life, and without us knowing it at the time, the perfect dog was born. She bred to race and had a successful racing career (Triscuit’s racing stats) for two years. The first race she ever raced in she got 3rd and the next race she got 1st. Almost to the day, our little racer got 3rd place in a race in 2002. Within a few months of retiring, Amy and I had were the luckiest two people to meet her at the the Greyhounds Only rescue kennel where we instantly fell… Read More »

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Triscuit Update

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We just got a call from Triscuit’s neurologist. He is going to do a MRI in about an hour to see what is going on. He thinks there is a good chance it is either a slipped disc or possibly a tumor. If it is a slipped disc – they can do surgery and the outlook is good. If it is a tumor – they are usually inoperable and the outlook…not so great. Send positive thoughts.

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Sick Triscuit

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I was hoping to use the WordPress iPhone app while somewhere fun or boring but instead I find myself in an animal ER while my beautiful girl Triscuit is getting looked at. A few days ago T started having problems with walking and today I had to carry her everywhere. We are not sure what is going on but it looks like a spine issue. T is only 8, but with that said, just lost her best friend Wish (a fellow grey) last week. Please send positive thoughts…she is such a sweet girl.

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Back to the Snow

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I just returned from a four day trip to FL to visit some family…and to play some golf – both which were enjoyable. I am not much of a warm weather person, but I did enjoy the break from the snow here in Chicago (the most we have seen here in ten years). I am hoping to now get caught up with work. I will note that having my iPhone with me on the trip was extremely key. Not only was I able to keep on top of most of my email, but it entertained Evan on the plane with… Read More »

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Cool Insect

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This post was going to be about updating jappler.com from WordPress 2.2.x to WordPress 2.3RC 1, but on the way back from my daily walk with Triscuit (my greyhound) I noticed a super cool bug on the side of my house. I decided to share my picture of it instead of talking about the bugs I ran into when upgrading to the latest version of WordPress (Don’t be too jealous of my sweet sandbox). Speaking of bugs – I also had 3 swarms of flying ants in my house yesterday that I noticed while on a conference call. Good thing… Read More »

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A Moment Outside

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Last weekend Amy, Evan, and I went to some friends’ lake house. We had a nice encounter with some deer (much better than the bear I encountered in my parent’s back yard this summer)

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