A Dog for a Son?!

March 1, 2014 § 2 Comments

Chris has been teaching himself different Photoshop tricks and treatments, and yesterday decided to tackle the “vintage poster” look. Here, for no reason other than I like it, is his first attempt, featuring an image of Nathan tucked into bed, because yes we tuck him into bed, and yes he sleeps on a pillow (see below).

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Here’s another pic, because you can never have too much Nathan.

nathan sleep

All I can say is YAS, and happy weekend!

The Land of Fruit and Dog Parks

May 21, 2013 § 1 Comment

In New York, Chris and I would take Nathan to the (from our perspective at the time) mostly adequate dog park in Carl Schurz park. The dog run was about 600 square feet, and depending on the time of day would be packed with anywhere from 8 to 15 large and often aggressive dogs. That wasn’t fun for anyone, least of all Nathan — we’d go through phases where we’d take him a few times, have a bad experience with one of the other dogs and/or owners, then swear off dog parks for good. Eventually we’d worry that Nathan wasn’t getting enough exercise, and the cycle would begin anew. Here in Spokane we won’t have the same kinds of issues; see above, which is nearly 9 minutes of SpokAnimal dog park goodness, shot by doting dogdad Chris. In conclusion, by every metric, I do not understand why anyone would want to live in a big city.

Nathan’s Daily Affirmation

March 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’m the one getting punched in the face!

Mass Murder and Men: Modern Primate talks Gun Violence & Gender

February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

My fiance Chris Menning just posted a video that addresses the connection between violence, particularly gun violence, and gender, particularly uncompromising smear-the-queer type masculinity. This is smart, and you should watch it. Also I have two cameos in this video, so that’s fun (fun is the wrong word).

Nathan Takes a Bath!!

January 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

And Chris discusses things like chew toys. It’s a win-win situation!


November 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

Since adopting our 5 month-old rescue puppy Nathan, Chris and I have spent a great deal of time at the local dog parks. Over the months we have met a number of interesting characters, most of whom fall into 10 basic categories.

In no particular order, these categories are:

  • The Frazzled Parent
  • The Mean Old Man
  • The Breedist
  • The Helicopter Parent
  • The Dog-Hater
  • The Bench Warmer
  • The Screamer
  • The Apologist
  • The Sign Ignorer
  • The Know-It-All

You should head on over to Modern Primate & read all about it!

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As It Turns Out There is Nothing Fun About Hurricanes

October 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

The winds are just starting to pick up; it’s like standing blindfolded at the line of scrimmage where all the players are pissed off ghosts.

Twitter has proven to be weirdly comforting. We keep trying to watch movies, but always end up on Twitter instead.

Rum is a good choice, during a hurricane.

I find myself saying “ooh look, FOLKLORE!!”

This exists. It’s too bad that our internet is already so spotty, because otherwise we would be downloading all of the CDs for Nathan.

Our internet is already spotty.

Every day Nathan looks more like a Great Dane (his other half is Pitt Bull, and that’s mostly what he looked like when we adopted him).

Chris is a good hurricane buddy.

It is inadvisable to rent IMAX movies about the sea when you do not have a proper television (we stream all our shows). This shit is weak on a laptop.

Hurricanes are not fun. Anyone who tells you otherwise thinks they know everything.

The full brunt of the storm should arrive within the hour.


October 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Happy Nathanween everyone! Also be sure to check out the BONUS FOOTAGE at the end, when we give Nathan a nice smoked bull penis to gnaw on!

Somewhere Over the Nathan

October 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

This past weekend (was it last weekend? Who even knows anymore), Chris and I took Nathan to Central Park. He appreciated music, jingle-jangled through the forest, and of course practiced his AMAZING TRICK. Be sure to watch till the very end for a special bonus scene!

How to Train a Willful Puppy, Part 1: Don’t Feed the Troll

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Crosspost from Modern Primate! Nathan Scott Phillips-Menning! Obedience training! Don’t troll me, dog! Click through to the MP!

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