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    These photographs are just a few I have taken over the last ten years at The Albany Bulb, also known as the Landfill, the Waterfront and just The Bulb. It is a place I feel passionate about. That much is obvious. There are many of us who believe that this piece of the much hyped Eastshore State Park should have been left untouched and unmanaged - because it is a unique example of what happens when a place naturally and organically self regulates. But the dogma of 'preservation' and 'conservation areas' 'resource protection', 'habitats' and 'liability' overrules all individual identity. They cannot leave anything untouched, un-designed. It is as if if they (the park planners) didn't make it, it has no value. Rules, guidelines, regulations, interpretive signage, fences, safety, sanctioned art - it leaves nothing to the imagination. That is what the landfill meant to us - a place of unlimited imagination.
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August 31, 2009


Deb in Minnesota

Those are great photos of Frankie. He had a great friend in you.


RIP Frankie. He actually always had the common courtesy to tell you what he was going to do before he did it - you just had to be paying attention.
Looking at the last picture, I see little Emily in there too - another 'problem' dog by no fault of her own. Have you heard how she is doing lately?

susie fought

just now found this one. strange i didn't get it in my email box... beautiful jill. made me cry.



yeah, I miss him. Very much.
Gillian - Emily is miraculously doing well with Jen who adopted her. Thanks for all your help with that particular little psycho.


Oh Jill. I am so sorry and understand the pain.

I happened across your blog looking for info on the Milo shutdown. I put down my wonderful Milo border collie mix on July 27 due to a deterioration in her behavior. Always fearful and aggressive to dogs that escalated at 18 months old, taking her for walks could be wonderful or horrible. We absolutely could not go to a dog park or hiking or swimming. For almost 5 years she kept the peace between my two male cats, laying on the couch with us to watch TV or sleeping on the floor near them and then in May tried to kill one of them breaking his jaw. She was suddenly fearful of odd things, where except for dogs she had never been afraid of anything. Her behavior at the door became frenzied, frightfully so and then she bit me one morning when I did not throw the ball when she wanted it. I had worked with Pia McGovern for a year trying to settle her around dogs. She tore her ACL and she had TPLO surgery. Pia left the country and I was left in a lurch. People would look at Jelly and say: PIT BULL rather than the border collie/lab that she was supposed to be. She swam and retrieved like a lab. I have seen pit bulls swim--they can't, not really. I brought in a rather noted trainer that specializes in pit bulls, runs pit bull rescue, trains them as service dogs, and is certified for treating aggression. She knew my dog had fear aggression issues. She showed up with unaltered male dog urine on her pants (she said). Spend an hour at my home, never touched Jelly or came near her. Declared that Jelly had no pit bull in her whatever--definitely border collie mixed with shepherd or American bull dog, but possibly lab. Spend a lot of time talking about how wonderful pit bulls are and border collies aren't. Had me walk Jelly in circles and as she turned and walked away from us, I heard her mutter, "You've got a big problem." She said she was seeing unstable excitement that could transfer into human aggression. Jelly had always loved people, although was cautious with strangers at our house for a short period and then would settle down. The trainer left with my check in hand and Jim and I looked at each other and said, "what the hell was that?" I contacted the Dunbars. They said I was too far away for them to work with me (san jose, and I would have driven any distance). My friends were adamant that Jelly should be put down. The pressure was unwelcome and I have trouble just being around them now. Jim has cancer and is taking chemo. He just could not get bitten. I felt so adrift and blown off as far as getting help. Jelly was the centerpiece of my life and what I did just feels like murder and I am a mess. Still.

Jill Posener


Thanks you so much for sharing this. I am so sorry. If there is anything I can do - I'm not sure what - but please contact me any time.

Pam Fanning

Amidst the pain, try to remember what stands out to me most: how he came back to you, after you felt he was gone for good, doomed to a life of hell. What an unexpected gift that ringing phone gave you. Really, a tremendous gift that he came back to you, and to the love you were to give him in the years that followed.

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