Inspiration Fortune Cookie for PechaKucha #6

May 11, 2012Inspiration, Mochi

It’s great to get these little messages now and then to keep you going. Thanks Little Tokyo, our neighborhood Japanese restaurant, I needed this! All week I’ve been trying to get ready for PechuKucha #6 at the Creamery Arts Center. I’d kind of planned on presenting my 20×20 images of artists’ portraits done in iPhonegraphy, … Read More

Night Snow Ball with Mochi

January 31, 2010Blog, Mochi, Videos

A short video of Mochi playing with a basketball in the snow outside the studio tonight. I don’t know who is more exhausted after running around in the snow — me or Mochi. We both drank a lot of water after getting back inside:) In case you can’t tell, she’s trying to pop the basketball. … Read More

Snowy day and the Sleepy-Eye bed

January 29, 2009Mochi

Yesterday was a beautiful snowy day, our first real one this year. Everything was covered in white, and the dog loved hopping through the snow like a funny snow bunny. Where did January go? I guess I slept through most of it. Someday soon I hope that my head will shrink back to normal, and … Read More

Why I Love Spring: by Guest Blogger Mochi

April 18, 2008Mochi

grass — springy, boingy green grass fuzzy balls flying through the air worms and bugs, but especially worms crazy birds and baby squirrels good smelling wind in the trees warm sun on the patio late evenings in the yard with light in the sky late night walks in the dark my new pink polka-dot collar … Read More

How to Choose a New Floor

April 2, 2008Mochi, Studio

It’s been busy lately at the studio, trying to get our renovating done for a big May 1 deadline. Yesterday Mochi dropped her bone to vote for the new studio floor. Looks like she votes for the darker color. Wait a minute! In another room, she changes her vote. How come dogs get more than … Read More

Dog Scooter

May 24, 2007Journeys, Mochi

Russ is exploring alternatives to gasoline-powered transportation. Fortunately, we’re not using this to get to the Quilt National opening this weekend.

Amazing Flying Dog Trick

August 14, 2005Mochi

Here’s Mochi’s new trick — the Amazing Flying Dog Trick. Russ plays tug-of-war with a training buoy, and as Mochi has gotten stronger, she holds onto the rope ferociously. And so the “Amazing Flying Dog Trick” has evolved. This trick goes very fast as Russ spins around, so I had to use the rapid-fire-shutter setting … Read More

Morning Newspaper

August 10, 2005Mochi

Dog training in progress… Mochi getting the newpaper. Now the trick it to keep her from chewing it up once she gets back to the house. A side trip through the grass is a bit of a struggle because the paper is actually bigger than Mochi.

What’s My Name?

July 19, 2005Mochi

Evidence was found in the house early this morning that there was a teddy bear abuser on the loose. But who could be to blame? Not this innocent little puppy who spends much of the day sleeping? Who takes long naps in her food bowl? Oh, now that she’s awake, we still think she looks … Read More