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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer, Communication Consultant
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction I'm a dog lover. Cats are great. Birds are great. Dogs are supreme. This blog started with one dog in particular: Baxter, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon who was the sweetest dog I've ever known. Then came Kirby, a scruffy little shelter dog of diverse lineage (he's quite the charmer). Sadly, we lost Baxter in April 2012. Now Remy, a smart, highly entertaining Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy has joined our family and is keeping us all on our toes. While I like most canines I meet, the scruffy dogs tug at my heartstrings the most. Eyebrows and moustaches. Curious sidenote: my husband looks a LOT like my dogs. Coincidence? I don't think so. Ultimately this is a good thing. I'm surrounded by sweet, scruffy beings and I love it. When I'm not playing with one of my scruffy boys or blogging as Scruffy Dog, I'm usually working as Jennifer Allen Newton, a freelance writer and consultant, reading, working on my first novel, making music or coming up with another reason not to clean house or cook dinner.
Interests scruffy dogs, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, dark chocolate, listening to and making music, purple, abstract painting, abstract painters (one in particular), writing, traveling, nature, hiking, photography, writing
Favorite Movies Anything with Cary Grant in it, Amelie, The Usual Suspects, This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Jean de Florette, Fargo (and most Coen brothers movies), too many to mention...
Favorite Music Wilco, Peter Gabriel, Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Joni Mitchell, David Byrne, Talking Heads, KD Lang, Sting, Chris Whitley, Beck, Shawn Colvin, Alison Krause, Pearl Jam, Steve Reich, pretty much anything classical, jazz, folk
Favorite Books The Omnivore's Dilemma, Animal-Vegetable-Miracle, The Botany of Desire, The Truth About Dogs, The River Why, An Unspoken Hunger, High Tide in Tucson, Prodigal Summer, The English Patient, list nowhere near complete yet...

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Flexibility. There's way too much expanding going on in the world.