In Memorium

The Harley Bee

Filed under: Bike Rides,Minneapolis Era,Video — December 31, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

Tom made this video of Harley and I riding in the burley bee on his phone. The resolution isn’t the best. But you can see a smaller less fuzzy version HERE. The movie is very timely as it is a snapshot in time of many things which have been lost this year. Harley in the buggy riding by the train tracks to Tom’s studio. The studio is slated for demolition any time now. It seems so strange how much things can change in one year…

TMM Mascot

Filed under: Pictures,Team Millennium Moon — December 30, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

tmm goodbye

This picture made me laugh.  Such an action shot.  This was Harley and I bidding farewell to Team Millennium Moon.  A funny scene…Sarah holding Harley, Megan holding her eyes, and Matt holding the guitars.

Sarah Standard

Filed under: Kind Words,Team Millennium Moon — @ 8:00 pm

hello dear- i send you lots of sympathy and love in this difficult time. i was saddened to hear of harley’s death, and have been thinking of all the times spent with him. he was an intregral part of many peoples lives, there for holidays, important moments and just hanging out. i remember him being pink for halloween. i remember his posessed sounding howl. i remember his spirit and what a good friend he has been to you all these years. it was a beautiful euology you wrote for your friend. he will always be remembered. and he will always live on with those memories. much love, sarah

Harley at Lake Travis

Filed under: Austin Era,Pictures — December 29, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

lake travis harley

When Harley was a puppy, we took him to Lake Travis. This is when I figured out that he didn’t like the water. As a puppy, Harley was brown and grey and white. The brown and grey were mostly gone by the time he turned one (except in his ears).

green house roomies

You can see how small he was here (about the same size as Matt’s sneakers). We didn’t know it at the time, but Shannon, Winn, and Matt were about to become our roomates.

My boyfriend asked if that was me being all sexy there with Harley.



Suave Commercial

Filed under: Minneapolis Era,Rockstar Harley,Video — @ 6:25 pm

Harley hated baths, but he was much better behaved about them as he got older. Tom made this video of him getting a bath at Third Ear…

Leaving Seattle

Filed under: Pictures,Team Millennium Moon — December 26, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

what's going on

Here are some pics from the day we left Seattle. Harley is wondering what’s going on…


The elevator down from the Blue Lodge showing Harley with the feet of Megan, Heidi, and what looks suspiciously like the feet of a karate master…J. An’tal perhaps?

wave goodbye

Wave goodbye, Harley…


Harley looks traumatized.

Megan Rector

Filed under: Kind Words,Songs,Team Millennium Moon — @ 11:18 pm

Dear Alissa,

I am so deeply sorry. I have been emotionally reeling since I first read the sad, sad news late Saturday night. Now, with eyes raw and red, I lift my glass to the memory of a dear friend. But I feel such joy in having been honored with a real bond with the furry little fellow. I liked to refer to him as “my vicarious dog” but there was nothing vicarious about how much affection we had for each other. Through the good times and the emergency rooms, Harley’s character always made it interesting. How blessed you are, Alissa, to have shared such a wonderful relationship. He is a prince of a dog who made a mark in this world and will no doubt await you in the next. I will carry Harley’s memory in my heart my whole life. And I will never stop missing him. I truly feel that I have lost a friend.

“Harlequin Romance in the morning,
Harlequin Romance in the evening…”

With great Love and sorrow,

Phil Spector Harley

Filed under: Minneapolis Era,Pictures,Rockstar Harley — @ 11:09 pm

phil spector

Kind of like Phil Spector…but without all the guns and the evil.

Tom Herbers

Filed under: Kind Words,Minneapolis Era,Songs,Video — @ 11:03 pm

Hi Alissa,When I went running today at the club, I took my ipod and the first song that came on was this…

Robert Plant wrote it about his dog, Strider. (Here is a VIDEO of the song)

Led Zeppelin – Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp


Ah caught you smiling at me, That’s the way it should be,

Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.


Ah all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad

Always smiling, never sad, so fine.


*As we walk down the country lanes, I’ll be singing a song,

Hear me calling your name.

Hear the wind within the trees, Telling Mother Nature ’bout you and me.


Well if the sun shines so bright, Or on our way it’s darkest night

The road we choose is always right, so fine.


Ah can your love be so strong When so many loves go wrong

Will our love go on and on…


My, my la de la come on now it ain’t too far,

Tell your friends all around the world,

Ain’t no companion like a blue eyed merle.

Come on now well let me tell you,

What you’re missing, missing, ’round them brick walls.


So of one thing I am sure, It’s a friendship so pure,

Angels singing all around my door, so fine.

Yeah, ain’t but one thing to do Spend my natural life with you,

You’re the finest dog I knew, so fine.


When you’re old and your eyes are dim, There ain’t no old Shep gonna happen again,

We’ll still go walking down country lanes, I’ll sing the same old songs,

Hear me call your name.


(Tom didn’t know this at the time, but one of the last things Harley and I did together was listen to a live Led Zeppelin CD in the car. Strange)

Stalker and Harley

Filed under: Austin Era,Pictures — @ 5:28 pm

stalker harley and me

My sister’s best friend growing up was Erica.  My friend, Joshua, nicknamed her  ‘Stalker’ because of the way she walks.  So to us, she’s just known as Stalker.   Here she is with Harley and Me on New Year’s Eve 1992-93.

yumi harley and me

I can’t believe how old these pictures are.  My sister looks like she’s straight out of a Whitesnake video.  Harley must have just gotten groomed.  This must have been shortly after I started taking him to the groomer.  I tried to do it myself for a while.  But my sister endlessly razzed me about how he looked like Sandy, the orphan dog.

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