I still love my dog.

[][1]My Desktop So, a few friends were visiting the bakery the other day and I was showing the young daughter around (I was sneaking her some pretzel M&M’s, but that stays between us). On the wall near the ingredients, I have a photo of Yeni holding our bear, me doing something, and Forrest (on my computer monitor– he’s my desktop). She asked me about the picture. I told her, “That picture is everything I love....

July 23, 2011 1 min Fred Posner

Another truck, another 100k miles

[][1]100k miles, again. I’ve owned a few Ford trucks. For a long time, I was very brand loyal to Ford– but that’s another story. This story is about my ass sitting behind the wheel for 100,000 miles, again. It may be the first time that this truck hit the 100k mark… but it’s not mine. 🙁 The first car I took past 100k was my 86′ Toyota Celica. Got that car used in 1990 (30k miles) and drove it until the axle disintegrated around 150k. I bought my Ford Ranger new off the lot in ’96. At 150k, I traded her in towards the Expedition I’m driving now. Bubba was a good ride… protected me when I got hit by a Greyhound bus, and Forrest just loved sticking his head out the rear window. ...

February 5, 2011 2 min Fred Posner

Thanks neighbor!

Can you guess which WiFi network is mine? Passive Agressive? Yes. Funny? Perhaps. I’m no stranger to the fun and joy that comes from dog ownership. Let’s not forget that Forrest was 115lbs and as regular as could be. We tried (well, he couldn’t care actually, more realistically I tried) to be very considerate of private property when making our rounds. Now I don’t want to go off on a rant here, but… ...

January 29, 2010 2 min Fred Posner

Happy Birthday Old Friend

He would have been 15 today… sometimes it’s still hard to believe it’s been almost 3 years. Happy Birthday Forrest. I still love and miss you. [][1]The pup back in 2002

December 7, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

The week that was 1/9/2009

[][1]Yeni and Fred in Dundee Welcome to Fred’s weekly review for the first “real” week of 2009. What did Fred do this week? Will Fred stop talking in third person? This and many more questions await you in this fantastic update. Ok — so for the purposes of “whatever” I’m starting a week I guess on Saturday – Friday (if you’re keeping track, the answer to the 3rd person question is ‘Yes’)....

January 9, 2009 1 min Fred Posner


Forrest, a Belgian Malinois born December 7th, 1994 in Gainesville, Florida, was a member of a ten dog litter from mother Lil and father Branco. Allan (the owner) selected the runt from the litter as the pup I would take home eight weeks later. He named the runt Forrest — a nickname I had been given at the time. Forrest had some “undesirable” markings (white on tail, large amount of white on chest, white on all paws) but more than made up for it in personality....

December 24, 2008 2 min Fred Posner

Forrest's Anniversary

[][1]That little spec in the center is the duck. And in the bottom right corner is the one mom threw in. So today (December 20th) marks the 2nd Anniversary of Forrest’s passing. Last year, I rode the Harley out to Cedar Key, Florida and threw a duck into the ocean. Why a duck? Well, when I graduated UF back in 2006 (Go Gators), my parents threw an open house graduation party for me....

December 21, 2008 2 min Fred Posner

Headin' up to San Francisco

Yesterday, we woke up at 5am and headed through the snow to take me to the airport. Even after spending 5 hours on the tarmac (and being de-iced from a de-icer named Fred), I still have to say I love American Airlines. Don’t get me wrong, I do not like flying. I hate almost everything about it… From taking off your shoes to the airline reps behind the counter (has anyone ever had a positive experience with a gate agent?...

December 20, 2008 2 min Fred Posner

And we are off!

Well… I couldn’t sleep. So I loaded up the final bags and hit the road. Now I can slow down and wait for the sun to rise. Been a while since I rode with the puppy…

August 2, 2008 1 min Fred Posner

Rest in peace Shadow

A year to the day of Forrest’s death, he is joined by his only friend…. Shadow.

December 21, 2007 1 min Fred Posner