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There is something both absurd and delightful in advising a dog the size, and certainly the pedigree, of Rowdy, my eleven month old, 75 lbs Rhodesian Ridgeback, that it’s time for “din-dins”.

Especially when they are possessed of a 48″ vertical jump.

See also: Rowdy is Rowdy.

Peace be to my Brothers and sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are notorious “counter surfers”.

But, we were nonetheless, surprised (although, I’ll add delighted) when Rowdy made a 48″ vertical leap, at nine months, mind you, onto our kitchen island. This spot is always the center for entertainment, much of it raucous, to be certain.

In the picture to the left, he is evidently quite pleased with his prowess, and posed amicably enough, for the shot.

There was homemade soup and bread to be investigated, and he was not about to be excluded, not at all.

However, this Ridgeback gets no human food.

Peace be to my Brothers and sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

By ever popular demand, a quick update on Rowdy.

Rowdy is now six months old. He weighs-in at fifty-nine lbs. This probably makes him a bit light for his breed at this age. We think he might hit seventy five lbs. But, he is lean and strong. I should also add that he appears to be quite happy, content – and, certainly confident and self-absorbed (not sure where he gets the inspiration around that last trait).

Those that might qualify as authorities on such topics opine that Rowdy is going to make a very fine “Courser”. This, of course, requires unusual intelligence, speed and agility.

Rowdy is my buddy. He is pictured above riding shotgun in my (big black bad-ass) truck.

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Rowdy is now twelve weeks old, and has become a critical part of the brian cork experience at our offices in Alpharetta.

Rowdy is a Big Boy!

Rowdy is a Big Boy!

Unlike most Rhodesian Ridgbacks (but, certainly like any Cork), he greets all visitors with cautious optimism.

He is projected to hit 85lbs to 95lbs.

He will also bless you with mangled shoe laces or tassels (this reflecting my own disdain for the corporate uniform) with no hint of prejudice for black or brown leather. It should also be noted that he demonstrates nothing short of total dominance over his “boofy” (stuffed German Shepherd, naturally).

Each morning, after his “other business”, he eagerly breaches all portals to gain entry. He then snatches up his boofy for a quick and frantic scouting of the premises before settling in at my feet for a days work (and periodic play at any given opportunity).

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

brian-and-rowdy-0426092I promise to surrender much grimmer and thought-provoking fare shortly (possibly even later today!).

But, in the mean time, a picture of me and Rowdy. Just in case it’s not clear, Rowdy is the Rhodesian Ridgeback, and it’s me, the lucky fellow, holding him.

It was decided at only the last minute not to use a body-double or stand-in for myself.

This particular shot taken just after he (Rowdy, not me) was a really “good boy”. These are heady days.

Rowdy is going on eleven weeks now.

And, I realize we should change the flora in that forlorn appearing pot.

It was a better than usual weekend. I am very grateful for that.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

rhodesian-ridgeback-9-weeksThis is Rowdy sleeping under my desk.

Considering how much growing he has done in the past two weeks, he needs, and does a lot of this.

He is about ten weeks old now.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

Rowdy at Five Weeks

Rowdy at Five Weeks

Rowdy Investigating

Rowdy Investigating

It’s amazing what changes a week can bring.

Three more weeks until Rowdy comes home.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

what’s all this about?

I can’t explain what that damn tree means - or, if it might stand for something.

However, here I do discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman.

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