Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rest in Peace

Sydney Knodle, 1996? -- March 14, 2009

Sydney passed on in her sleep, curled up in her beloved doggie bed. She looked like she was resting peacefully. We're currently enjoying looking through our old pictures, among other things marveling at what a butterball she was when we first got her.

She'd been struggling with digestive problems, probably inflammatory bowel disease, for about a year and a half. She'd have good stretches -- she was playing soccer again just back in December -- and bad stretches, but on average steadily weakened over time. She was holding steady for the last two months, but Monday night she tanked and suddenly had no strength and no appetite. She wasn't even interested in BACON!!! so I figured the end was near. We just did our best to keep her comfortable.

Godspeed, Sydney-bean, and we'll see you in the new creation. We love you!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Repent, etc.

A little-known sign of the last days is the publishing of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Last Days.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Mint will take over the world if we let it. Consider this a cautionary video. This is about a month of growth, at one day per frame (with some skips). It had already been planted for about two weeks at the first frame.

Mintperialism from Griffin Knodle on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Patriotic Toy or Political Statement??

Rusty has a new patriotic toy... it's a donkey that is red, white and blue with stars and stripes all over... Of note, everyone knows mom votes liberal, but no one really knows who dad votes for (it's a mystery).
D: "Umm, did mom buy that toy or did dad buy that toy? Because if mom bought it, then she bought it because she wanted Rusty to identify with the Dems. If dad bought it, does it mean that he wanted Rusty to tear it to pieces and thus is one more piece of evidence that's he's a conservative like we all thought?"
Devin: "Stop politicizing my dog!"
It still remains a mystery...

I can't believe those prices!

D: "This skirt still seems rather expensive to me... Am I living in the 1980s?"
G: "Yes."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Over just two days this weekend, Sydney's backyard was invaded by numerous squirrels jumping through the trees, a dachshund puppy tunneling under the back fence, and a tabby cat climbing over the side fence.

She's been sick a couple of times lately, getting very weak from not eating. She's been doing better after a bit of medicine from the vet, and has been eating and drinking very well for the last week or so. (Ground pork and corn tortillas, and I'm not messing with it as long as it keeps working.) I hope she continues doing well and getting her strength back.

Gotta re-establish her territory, after all.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sydney's magic word

"Sydney: Soccer!"

You should see her when I start putting my soccer shoes on.

Sydney's magic word from Griffin Knodle on Vimeo.

(Sorry about the sideways video. I keep forgetting how to use our camera.)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sleepy Bean