Dave, Mingus & Moose in California 2011

Dave, Mingus & Moose in California 2011

David Meidinger was born and raised in the Great State of Wyoming. He spent a brief time in Hollywood in the late 80’s before moving to Denver, Colorado where he has lived, barring a brief time in Los Angeles from late 2010-to mid 2011.

He married a redheaded photographer September 2017; and currently resides with canine cohorts Mingus, Bacon, Sakura, & Cyclone; and cats, fish, frogs, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.

He enjoys fishing, shooting guns, archery, blacksmithing, old trucks, cooking, good whiskey and lounging in the Colorado sunshine.

photo by the adored: Roxanne Colella

See the Canines in the Fur Babies Gallery @

MOOSE July 2004 – March 2014

HE taught me patience, understanding and kindness.
He was my confident, my conspirator, my fellow prankster.
He taught me how to truly laugh and smile from within.
He was my lift when I was heavy and kept me grounded when I was high.
He taught me loyalty and courage. Taught me to be grateful and showed me peace.
He taught me how to listen and taught me how to play. He taught me how to love and live each day.
He taught me that the best things in life are indeed free; that unconditional friendship, love, and kindness only make you richer and really cost you nothing.
There is so much more that I could say about him; there are so many more lessons I learned.
He was my Teacher. He was my very best friend. He was my DOG.

I will forever remember all You taught me.
I will forever remember You my MOOSE.

I will always Love You and Miss You.
We will see each other again.

Feeder Frenzy ReptilesMeidinger has been raising critters of all kinds since he was just a kid. He was Manager & Head of the Reptile and Arachnid Breeding Program at Jersey John’s Pet Shop over-seeing the animal husbandry of 50+ species of reptiles for several years. He has worked as a vet tech since 1999 in local animal hospitals and clinics.

Meidinger currently breeds reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates with Jack Nelson at Feeder Frenzy Reptiles.

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