Oskar was born August 6, 1998 in a suburb of Montreal. When my beloved Buster died, I put out the word that I wanted to bring a Briard into my life, and Oskar's breeder, Veronique Mauroux, contacted me. That was that!
Oskar accompanied me to work daily for the first four years of his life. We attended many levels of classes at Call of the Wild School for Dogs in Chicago.
Oskar died in May, 2011.
When she was a puppy, Ulani got into all kinds of hijinx. In fact, I began to call her bad-dog-alter-ego "Stinky Emilio". Some day I'll write the book about Stinky, along with the pictures I painted to illustrate it. What a character!
Egglebert was murdered in the barn chaos of June 2011.
Eggy Jr. looked just like his Dad, except that his spurs were much shorter. He was feistier, but he also bowed to Dad in any conflict, so they were co-existing well. Eggy was killed in May 2011.
To date, six chicks have hatched here: Chick-Chuck (aka Peep), Eggy Jr. and his brother (Mr. Pink, who met an untimely end to a pack of dogs at his new home), Spot and his sister (who met an untimely end to Ulani), and the current white chick who I'm hoping is a girl! (He wasn't.)
They talked constantly -- quack quack quack quack quack... And they were devoted to their girl, Ari Duckass.
One of them was among the six birds murdered in the barn chaos of June 2011. The survivor is resigned to a life among chickens. His quacking is less frequent, but he is safe.
Ari's untimely death was the first in a string of bird murders in June 2011.
who died in 2008), Luke and Abe.