One well fed doggy

Last night while Laura and I were out of the house for a meeting our mischief maker Lucy was able to get into the room we’ve been storing the food for our new puppy. Well she seemed to help herself to as much as she could handle because when we got home her stomache looked to have expanded to twice its size. Fearing a common occurence in deep chested dogs call bloat we called the emergency vet and they recommended bringing her in.

A short drive to the vet and we got her an x-ray. It was definitely something to be concerned about but not so much that they felt she needed to stay the night. So we took our poor swollen bellied dog home and she appears to be doing better today.

The large vertical football shape is her stomach. If it had expanded to about two more vertebrae back she would have been looking to be in pretty rough shape.

Two hours and $200 later …

Well worth the experience, though. We’re definitely looking more seriously into pet insurance. And like I told Scott, just an average night if we had kids … unexpected late-night trip to Urgent Care.

can’t wait. ;op


oh poor doggie! hope she gets better soon. scary for you two as well!


Calvin was a good boy, sleeping in his kennel both while the mischief was ensuing and when we returned with his older sister, who was so fat she couldn’t even curl up into her normal ball to sleep.

Introducing the newest member of the family

Introducing Calvin! Calvin is a weimaraner lab mix and we adopted him from Saint Francis of Assissi Animal Shelter . We’re slowing introducing Lucy and him together and so far it seems to be going well. More photos and updates to come!

Hello, Steve…er I mean, Calvin. You’re quite the handsome little devil.


Such a good looking pup!


I can say firsthand that Calvin is uber cute and snuggly! Congrats!!

That’s one cute puppy! Welcome, Calvin!


He is small and certainly adorable! We know he will hold his own against our grand-daughter and our special gal, Lucy. Love ya all.


I like how Lucy (I’m assuming) is warily
sniffing the new pup. Very cute dogs, both!

Radlerin: Yes, she does have a habit of being wary. They’re getting along famously now, with only the occasional reprimand from Lucy to Calvin, because of course Lucy is still “much to mature for the likes of a puppy.”

But they’re playing, and it’s crazy to see Lucy essentially punch Calvin with one paw, sending him rolling, and in retaliation Calvin bite at her ears trying to hang on. She takes advantage of his weakness (his small size) and he takes advantage of hers. Very fun!

Red Bull – Ride The Sky

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Nice shots as always! You have a great way of finding the most interesting angles…

Your skill continues to amaze me, truly an expert at capturing those moments and expressions. I’m so spoiled to get to see your talents on a regular basis :)

Are you going to take pictures at any of the MNSCS races this year?


nice photos, scott! i really like the shots you got of the riders on the curved ramp, with their shadows on the wall behind.
looks like the event was made more fun for the riders this year!


i’m interested in whether you’ll be at
MNSCS as well, since I’ll likely do a few
of the races.


Hey guys shooting the MNSCS will probably depend on how my schedule shakes out. I shoot a lot of weddings on Saturdays so that can really make me not wanna get out of bed on Sunday.

I’m hoping for sure to get out to the Spring Opener and shoot that and maybe volunteer some profits toward MORC.

The 3rd Lair

Last night Slim and I ventured over to the west side of the cities to go to the 3rd Lair skate park. One of the members on Morc had setup a bikers only night from 9 to 11pm. Having never photographed bmx street before I decided to bring my camera along. The place was a bit overwhelming with what must have been 50 riders using the small indoor facility. I was a bit nervous since I didn’t know the etiquette for shooting in a place like this but I got out my camera anyhow. I took a few photos but didn’t have as much success as I’d hoped. I think the key to shooting this kind of sport is to know one or two riders who can go out for a private session and that way you can work on getting your lights setup perfectly for the shot. My fly by the seat of my pants technique is below:)

Not bad photos for “flying by the seat of your pants!”

Do those boys’ mothers know they’re not wearing helmets?

Fat Hands

I was wondering who was behind the lense that night. Nice shots!

the first two photos are of my ex boyfriend.

weiiiird. If you want to shoot dudes riding I can get you in contact with any of the bmxers you want since I was pretty heavily into that scene only a few months back.


Those pictures are awesome, seat o’ pants, or no!
Love the b/w.