Since Aug 13, 2001

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You can find me in the
Current Hobbit Hole thread: (click the pic)

or in the:
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread

Not all those who wander are lost.

Female, ~wife of FReeper ecurbh~...

Interests besides politics include Tolkien, South Park, target shooting, trail riding (horseback! - no noisy bikes) and dogs.... Anything to get me outside and away from computer occasionally, all this FReepin' is making me pudgy.

HairOfTheDog plinking, ecurbh and Hair with ponies and on beach...

A Few of FR's Finest - 01-07-03...Down The Hobbit Hole
(Profile of HairOfTheDog by dansangel)
Thank you dansangel!

"In a hole there lived a hobbit...

Puget Sound FReepers Party with JimRob & Family ^

Hobbits love FreeRepublic!
Favorite View: Over my horse's ears on trail:

The Hobbit Hole supports our troops!
^ Click for our blog of Hobbit Hole Knife and other troop support projects!

FR thread about it: Help us support our troops! [Knives for Soldiers]

And Hobbits love our Free Republic!

Close up below of the certificate pictured left. (click to enlarge... names smudged out for public consumption) Those great soldiers over there who we wanted so much to thank for their service, replied with gratitude. Supporting the troops matters to them. Let them know.

A piece of history:
(My name on it is blacked out just for internet privacy)

Here is a picture of Freeper smaagee standing in the palace the tile came from.

Thank you so much, smaagee!

HairOfTheDog and ecurbh at Fort Lewis Rally March 20.

God please look over them
Give them clarity in their judgments.

Give them strength.

Guide their hands.

Bring them Home safe.

Never Forget: Digital Archives - 9/11 Slide show

Exhibit 13... BlueManGroup 9/11 tribute

My hands are small - Jewel 9/11 tribute (audio)

Beauty without Vanity

Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of man,
Without his Vices. 
Lord Byron

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.

They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love without moral restraint and they do not for all their instincts appear to foresee or dwell on their own death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.

There will be an occasional clash of intents if not of wills, and you must work this out without loss of intimacy.
~George Bird Evans, Troubles With Bird Dogs

When the body that lived at your single will,
When its whimper is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

(From Rudyard Kipling's "Power of the Dog")

Goodbye, ZULU, 1986-April 23,2003

Rest in Peace Logan, Nov 1988-March 25, 2003
Logan's obit here: 21,981 and at 21,995, in in the posts immediately after that.

My FRetriever Logan and Zulu

Zulu hated it when I did stuff like this.


Just because man
no longer understands his place in the universe
don't assume all God's creatures
have become equally confused and trivial

Tolkien Bump List - Old Tolkien threads

To honor your partner
poems for Working Dogs, K-9's, SAR, WAR, Guide & Assistance Dogs & All Mounted Police Horses

Painting by HairOfTheDog:


Photo taken by the space shuttle Columbia on her last mission.
I envy them, and would go in a heartbeat just to see it.
May they rest in peace.

Take a Hair of the Dog that Bit You.

After a debauch, take a little wine the next day. Take a cool draught of ale in the morning, after a night’s excess. The advice was given literally in ancient times, “If a dog bites you, put a hair of the dog into the wound,” on the homœopathic principle of “Similia similibus curantur” (like cures like).
~Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

FReeper ecurbh and I were married June 19, 2004. We met here at Free Republic.

Time lapse of weddingcam images... ~really fast~ ~slower~

The Hobbit Hole :: Support the Troops projects


Which Freeper Hobbit Hole Dweller are you?
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So that's me. Unpretentious gal who wore tennis shoes to her wedding :~D

It was a beach wedding, should I have worn stilettos?