watch out russell

Watch Out Russell, 2018

Acrylic paint on found cardboard

My poor dog Russell doesn’t know what to make of my son. On one hand, he does get a lot more human food at dinner time but on the other hand, sometimes my son walks right up to him and smacks him on the face. To be fair to my son, he is only 18-months-old. To be fair to Russell, he takes it incredibly well. Russell has a bit of a temper tantrum and often snaps. He has never snapped on my son. I wanted to show Russell how it may not seem like it at times lately, but I love and appreciate him.

iowa dog jog

Dog A Day, 2017

Digital photo manipulation

A daily attempt to make dogs Instagram famous, a daily post every day for 365 days.

(I’m raising money to support the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) because I care about their mission and support the work they do in our community for people and pets! I am once again running with my Border Terrier, his name is Russell and we are running (TO WIN!) in honor of our dear friend Clyde. Back in 2011, I adopted Clyde we adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and he, unfortunately, passed away about two years ago. Learn more about the ARL at