Planck's Place

Welcome. If you are here, then more than likely it means you were invited. What is a blog you say? Well, it's a type of website run a bit like a news letter. I can edit and add things as often as I like. So in a way it's a journal online. I created this just to share with our family and friends across the miles. Check back often and add comments when you feel so compelled. Most of the photos are of Emily, but if you look often enough, you will catch the occasional one of Tony and I.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Making herself at home already

Here's a couple new shots. Summer is making her self at home now. Emily just loves her, she told me a few short hours after she came home with us, that Summer was her favorite, and she wants her to be her dog only, Did I write that in the last post already? So the next day she only wants Chase on her lap, and today she tells me she loves them both the bestest ever, and she thanks me for getting two dogs for HER, lmao. Anyway.... We love the dog park, love snuggling on the couch at night, (yep that's a sight to see, Millie and I and 2 dogs on top) and both dogs love each other already. Chase has really calmed down since Summer's arrival. She (Chase) even walks beside me now without running away, I think she is on her best behavior!

I took her to the animal shelter to have her microchip scanned, and they gave me the company's 800 number, when I called they said they could not give me any info that the last registered owner had the number marked do not disclose.

I called the Oregon Humane society, and they said she had been adopted out of their shelter in Troutdale in November of 2006, and gave me the info from her last registered owner. It said her name was Mia, that she was born Jan 2006 which makes her not even 2 yet, she was a registered German Shorthair Pointer, and said she was born in Vancouver Washington. I also got the owner's name, phone number and address from them, so much for privacy! We tried to contact the person, and so far, no return calls, crossing our fingers on that one, we have 30 days before we can transfer her chip number to our name.

It makes me crazy, because we have the Vet papers from who we got her from and the info is not the same, makes me wonder which is true? Why would their vet have different info from the same chip? Weird to say the least. I'm not really worried, we still love her.

Anyway, she's wonderful! And an early Christmas present to the family. It's funny how 2 dogs made things easier. They are great company for each other, share everything without problems, and are great with us, what else could we ask for?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

November Surprise!

I didn't want to say anything in case it didn't work out, but I have been looking around and keeping my eyes peeled for a second edition to the family if it was to come around. Well, today we found her. Our little family is complete now.

Chase has been such a pleasure, and we enjoy her so much, we have decided to adopt another.

Introducing: "Summer" our newest family member. She is a 3 year old Pointer.

The two dogs are getting along fantastically, they have played every since they got home. There's going to be some sleepy puppies around here later tonight I tell you. It's already great to have another to wear Chase out a bit. Summer seems so mellow compared to Chase already.

Summer is crashed out sideways on the rug, and chase is staring intently at her whining to come and play some more. Ah fun times!

Here's some pictures to share.

No pictures of me Mom, just the dogs today!

This is our new girl, Summer...

Chase is all excited and ready to play

Summer seems to be happy with the situation

Here's Chase begging Summer to play more, and Summer thinking she would rather rest a spell.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey day everyone. I got a new lens yesterday, and none of my family will pose for me today, maybe later... So I snuck outside and "shot" the dog instead. Hopefully I will have photos from the day a bit later.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Oftentimes people have such high expectations of a "photo shoot" that they forget when things go bad to just keep shooting. These are the true moments that make up our lives. Some of my most cherished images are "melt down" photos. Perhaps just because they are not the usual 8x10 glossy smiles. Too many times we put down the camera trying to make everything all better and get those smiles back on those faces.

Well as last night would have it, these may very well go down in the history books as fuel for blackmail later, at the very least, that slide show during the reception on her wedding day!

Miss Mille absolutely did NOT want to pose in her Halloween costume before the festivities because "Evil" Mom made her wear a truly, ugly, terrible, jacket under her gorgeous ballroom gown, therefore ruining the entire effect, rendering it useless and conjuring up a complete and total meltdown.

Rest assured, peace was made, and all things went wonderfully in the end! I thought I would share the "moment" with you all, it really doesn't happen all that often when I think about it.

Can you believe this is the same kid?