Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"a picture is worth a thousand turds" (title by crimsoncrow, thanks very much)

a friend of mine is enduring the worst of new england, wintry ordeals--no septic and no water. awful! and they can't fix it until the ground is soft enough to backho (who are you callin' a backho???)

so I got online and googled "camp toilets" on an impulse--hoping to find something cheap she might want to buy for the forseeable future. all the top google hits were on! and they were SO funny that we wished we were sitting on a hassock-crapper when we read the page.let's see--there was the "luggable loo," a low end and affordable (bucket). don't worry, though--it comes with a bag of (6) "double doodie toilet bags." how civilized.

then comes the high-end equipment like the no-flush with cushioned seat! it's a toilet and a hassock. never miss out on your favorite tv shows again! aside from the bedsores, your quality of life will be vastly improved. we were visualizing the long board meetings and committee meetings we have to go to at work--an advocate on every pot. Isn't that what FDR wanted, or was it a chicken in every pot? details, details.

thanks,! now all I need is some reading material....

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

love and chocolate

happy valentines day! really...I mean it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

greyhound meet'n'greet

We took Star to the adoption meet and greet, this weekend. Greyhounds everywhere! It is done at local pet shops and so on, to generate awareness of greyhounds and try to get adoptors as well as donations. It is very effective, because people love to see these dogs.

We saw the other white/brindle girl who lives in our area, too. Her name is Beyonce and our neighbors confuse Star with her all the time.

I haven't learned how to take the time/date stamp off the pics in my new camera, yet, but here are some shots. :)

PS: The old, white guy in the MGPS blanket is Ernie. He's a sweetie.

Monday, February 05, 2007

star sign

AQUARIUS (Jan 20- Feb 18)
Aquarius pets are gentle and loving with children and will bark or meow just to hear the sound of their own voices. They are extremely intelligent and unbelievably brained. You need lots of patience when you train them. They do not obey orders easily and the more you push them, the deeper they will put their paws into the ground and refuse to budge. Sometimes these pets don't want to be cuddled or petted, but remain aloof. Aquarius pets are curious and inquisitive and will literally push their noses into everything.


yes, I still have cats! a lot of them. this is a nice shot of Ophelia, my baby since college. she's my muse - except when she resents my use of the computer and perches on the printer - shredding every page as is comes out. everybody's a critic. ;)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

couch potato

Stardom's Birthday

Today Star turns four! I got her a dog couch and it arrived Friday. I admit I couldn't resist setting it up a day early. At that point she turned into a "couch potato" by grabbing one of her favorite buber toys from the kitchen and mauling it on her new digs. I replaced it with a carrot, but the predatory impulse just wasn't there.

Thursday, February 01, 2007