Saturday, March 31, 2007


Ok, here I am sitting in San Diego and routing for THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY and Coach Thad Matta!!! AND THEY BEAT GEORGETOWN!! I am so happy. Go Ohio State! Go all the way on Monday! Woohoo!!

Florida beat UCLA (sorry all your SoCal'ers) and let's make this a Florida vs. Ohio State and then Ohio State as the Champion!! Exciting NCAA tourney!!

"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires."

-- Dorothy Parker

Quasi Fictional Contributor

Diogenes invited me to contribute to his blog as a "guest blogger". The topic is "What ia a blog to me". This was a pretty interesting question and one that I thought about for a couple days before I answered it. Thanks Dio, for inviting me to contribute! Please check out my post on his blog, it's under the March 31st date (posted today).

And thanks for all the nice comments, it meant alot to me!

"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires."

-- Dorothy Parker

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This girl is AMAZING!!

Amazing 11 year old!!!
Video sent by bernynab

Sunday, March 25, 2007

I made up my mind.....Snicker

After visiting shelters, talking to vet techs, asking lots of questions about behavior, socialization and so on, I made up my mind. Even though I was hell bent on getting a purebred chihuahua, the more I asked about the older ones (which is what I wanted from the rescues and shelters) the more I realized that they are not so nice with other dogs or children - even though we don't have either right now, this is a dog for life and we want another dog later and we might have grandchildren one of these days!

So, I went up to meet Snicker. He was so sweet right from the start. He has been living part time at the vet hospital and part time with the woman that runs the rescue. He's had some health problems - 2 surgeries (one cherry eye and one ruptured umbilical hernia) plus he had the red mange - not contagious - just means that his immune system needs some help. He's taking meds and is much better now that he was in January. AND HE'S SO SWEET! I needed a sweet loving dog. Not one that is so hyper that he drives you crazy, but one that has a normal activity level, is socialized with other dogs, cats, humans, and is curious about his surroundings - AND is housebroken.

Snicker is all of these things. The first thing he did was reach up for me to pet him, then he stayed right by my side. We went out in the yard to play and he was having so much fun. He barked to get the other dogs attention and wanted them to come and play.

The vet tech there was telling me all about him. He's so sweet, so loving, they all loved him and he was one of their all time favorites. Coming from a vets office, I have to say that I am impressed. I saw how many files were on their walls. They have TONS of patients. And of all of those files, a good number had to be dogs.

Then I brought him through the vets office and he was fine with the other dogs, didn't bother the cats, was happy-go-lucky and off we went!!

We got into the truck and just sat in the cab for a little while. He and I were hugging and petting and he was so happy to be going home with me. NO issues with separation anxiety, hostility or any other psychological problems. All he wanted to do was sit on my lap.

He's about 15 lbs, I think a little over weight. He's a chihuahua mixed with something.....we're not sure. Some people said pug, it could be dachshund, I'm not sure and really I don't care. In fact, whatever he's mixed with, he's very smart.

I'm reading about positive dog training - using clickers and treats. He's a nibbler, so I might have a tough time with the treat part because he's not so hip to the treats. I will have to find something that is irresistible to him. Petco here I come. I did already buy him a little bandana and a little outfit for colder days. The girls laughed at him in his outfit and he wouldn't come out from under the table - so I don't think he liked it too much :)

So far, he only marked one spot in my bedroom where Rusty had marked alot..........I've cleaned, baking soda'd the carpet, Pet Odor Febrezed it and have tried everything to help him get past the Rusty smell. So far, that's all he's done. He's found a spot in my bed to sleep in between us at our feet, we don't have a problem with it. He sleeps all night, even snores!! It's hilarious!

We're off, going to take him to the dog park: in Oceanside. It's new as of last September. I've never been, but I heard it's nice. I'll let you know.

"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires."

-- Dorothy Parker

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Adopting a Dog

This is possibly the chihuahua that likes me enough to want to come home with us! Today at lunch, a friend and I went to the shelter. He has adopted dogs from the shelter before and he knew just what to ask about the dogs.

We liked this little girl, on the leopard dog bed. She doesn't have a name, was a stray, so she can't be adopted until Friday morning. And I'm first in line - what luck. She was friendly enough, but held her ground with her "roommate". He's the next chi in the list and he is VERY VERY friendly.

He jumped up and tried to lick us through the door and his eyes were saying "PICK ME! PICK ME!"

Then the cute, little girl growled at him and held her ground. She wanted us to Pick HER!! She growled and nipped at him, but he was the alpha because he managed to push her away from the door, then wagged his tail 100 mph and continued to try to lick us!! He barked a little, she barked a little more!

Then we saw Tiny. He is petite and I loved his coloring. He looks white in this picture, but really he's light tan, or they said he's YELLOW. His only problem was that he cowered in the corner, was shaking like a leaf, tail tucked and we couldn't tell if he was going to bite at us, growl at us or piss himself because he was scared. It really was hard to tell.

We spoke with one of the vet techs and she said that he has been scared since he arrived a few weeks ago. I'm just not sure about his behavior. After poor little Rusty, I want to be sure that we get a friendly dog. Not one with behavior issues.

This guy was lost, waiting to see if someone will claim him. I can't go see him until the weekend and I learned today that the best day to go is Wed or Thurs. We didn't see him, he's at a shelter that is kind of far but he's pretty cute!!

This is Montgomery. He was lost. He's also in a shelter that's not so close. He's a chi-mix, kind of big.

What I really want is a little, teeny, tiny, petite chihuahua. Purse dog type. Chihuahua's are loyal and one-person dogs. I want to be sure that I get just the right one.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

California Gas Prices

OH MY GOD! I don't know how much gas costs you per gallon, but in San Diego County it's about .50 more per gallon now than it was last year. It's INSANE!! I spent $3.09 per gallon this morning, about $43.00 to fill up my car and that was the CHEAPIE gas station. I've seen gas $3.07, $3.09, $3.19, $3.29 and I'm sure it's higher, those are just the ones that I drive by.

How much is gas in your area, COMMENT and let us know what city and how much!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tribute to all the Moms out there!

Here's a tribute to all the GREAT Mom's out there!! And to those that are planning to become a Mom - welcome to the group...I know it's probably not politically correct to enjoy motherhood - but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of it, even when it was hard. I never gave up on my kids, I never gave up on my ability to lead and guide them. I tried to be a good mother EVERY DAY and I've been a mom for so long, that I barely recall what it was like before that!! This list helped to remind me :)

Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on...
Pooped on...
Chewed on...
Peed on...

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn'twant to put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
I didn't appreciate my own Mom as much as I should have.

Before I was a Mom I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment,Thank God.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Baked Ziti

This is what I'm making tonight. I "borrowed" the picture from the internet, it's not an actual picture of my finished product. I have made this before and the only thing that is different in this recipe than my recipe is the addition of sour cream. We'll see how it goes, it sure sounds good.

1 pounds dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pounds lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 Tbls grated Parmesan cheese

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
5. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.
I'm making this is an aluminum baking pan so I can toss it when we're done and I'm going to double the recipe.......the best aroma in the kitchen - ITALIAN FOOD !! yum!!

Pandora Internet Radio

I have been listening to Pandora's Music for about a year now. I really like to concept and the variety that I get to listen to. If you have never tried it, it's so easy. You set up an account, tell the site what artist you like and they provide music that is similar. The artists are not well known but the music is great. I haven't been disappointed yet.

I have several radio stations set up according to my many moods. Like today, I'm working from home because I have to head into the office tonight at 9 and work until 1 or 2 am. Software launch, crazy schedule!! Anyway, I'm working in my home "office" which is my "sun" room. I have scented candles, liquid potpourri, cuddled up working in my papasan chair (I love this thing!!) and have my computer speakers hooked up - listening to "Sara McLaughlin" radio on Pandora's. It's blissful and I'm totally blessed!!

The way Pandora's works is like this - they present a song by the artist requested, then they pull songs that are similar. You help guide the channel by giving the "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" to each of the songs that you like or not. If you give the thumbs up or do nothing, the song plays in it's entirety. If you give the thumbs down, the song stops and it moves to the next one queued up. Pretty ingenious way to present the tunes and expose you to LOTS of new artists and music.

When I go into the office tonight, I am going to take in some baked Ziti - YUM! pick up some baguettes or french bread on my way in, take in a Starbucks Venti Coffee Light Frappachino, mmmm, doesn't that just sound so good??? And one of my co-workers is bringing in a homemade cheesecake - how spoiled is that!?! Our team is going to love us!!

Also, the rescue presented me with another dog choice. They PROMISE this little guy is socialized and is very loving, affectionate and playful. He had some issues, they have taken care of most of the problems so far. He's been neutered, has demodectic mange. I believe his is localized, and after reading the description of this type of mange, also referred to as "red mange", is non-contagious, but could be due to an immune system defect. I don't know if that means he could easily get some other illness, but I will definitely ask.

He also had cherry eye and that's been surgically corrected. And one more thing mentioned was an umbilical hernia repair, which I think could be a ruptured belly button, well dogs don't have belly buttons, but a protruding umbilical "something". I don't know. But all worthy topics with the vet to understand why this little guy had all of these things wrong with him already. He's only about 10 months or so.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Deed is Done

Rusty is spending the night at the kennel waiting for his new family. I hope that he finds just the right person. He's a totally sweet little guy, loving, cuddly, affectionate - it's hard to believe that he hates other dogs so much. I took him to Starbucks this morning to get a coffee. There were people outside having their coffee with their dogs. We were in the car and he was snarling and growling and barking - trying to get to them. It really scared me to get out of the car, in case he bolted. But my neighborhood Starbucks, isn't a drive thru, so I have to get out if I wanted coffee.

Then when I took him to the kennel, they knew him and already had a place reserved for him, all by himself. Couldn't put him in with another dog. I realize that even though I cried because I'm already so attached, he wasn't the right dog for me. And the right dog is out there for me!

I want a small dog, under 10 lbs, short hair, nice temperament, socialized, loving, cuddly, loves people and other dogs. I want to take him to the dog park, the dog beach, play outside, walks in the neighborhood, put him or her in my purse and carry them around with me. That would be alot of fun! Any suggestions? A chi? yorkie? min pin?
"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Friday, March 16, 2007

I AM SO SAD.......

I just spoke with the rescue group and we talked about Rusty, his behavior and I am so sad because tomorrow I am going to take him back to them. But they understand and have assured me that they will find Rusty the PERFECT HOME - someplace with a loving family, big yard and no dogs living as close as the ones on my street. They were so wonderful to me, they suggested that I snuggle, cuddle, kiss and love my Rusty all night. He really knows that I love him, it's just not the right dog for me.

The good news is he will find his right home and they will work with me to help me find just the right dog too.

I'm going to miss him............

"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Rusty, my little heartbreaker

We've only had Rusty for a couple weeks. We donated a nice fee for him, spent just as much on a vet bill, even more for toys, bed, food, accessories....but all of this is moot considering his behavior last week. I have been torn all week long about what do to with Rusty after his vicious attack of my neighbor's pomeranian.

In case you missed it, Rusty bolted out the door last Friday when I came home from work. Then he darted down the street, stopped in our neighbor's yard and attacked their adorable little pomeranian. Fortunately for the neighbor's dog he has a ton of hair. The hair saved him because Rusty was going for the kill.

We live in southern California and if you've ever been in this sort of environment you know that houses are on top of each other. In our case, I would say there are about 125 townhomes on a couple acres, all crammed in here closely together. Almost everyone has a small dog, that's all that's allowed. So, living so closely to other dogs with a dog that HATES other dogs is scary. Scary to the point that I fear what would happen if he got out again. He could kill a chihuahua no problem and there are many of them close to our home.

I am so disappointed. I feel like the rescue should have told us more than 'he doesn't like other dogs'. He's WAY BEYOND dislike - he HATES other dogs with a PASSION!! The real kicker is that I really want a dog of my own. I wanted to get a chihuahua, but couldn't find one at the time. The Jack Russell was a request from my honey. I did my research and agreed because even though they are very hyper, smart, fun, curious, loving, and he's the sweetest little dog around town. I am so attached to him and love him so much.

This is going to be hard, but we are going to give him back. He needs to live out of the reach of so many other dogs. I just know that if he stays around he will end up hurting a dog and aside from feeling horrible about the other persons dog, paying vet bills, but sadly enough, I will suffer from a lawsuit. I just can't do it.

I'm a real dog lover and I am going to keep looking, but this time, not from a rescue. I'll go to the shelter. They will only give dogs that are socialized, I might have to deal with house training but at least I won't have to a lawsuit over killing a dog or even worst, hurting a child. I feel guilty. Someone please help me. I hope that people will understand.
"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Monday, March 12, 2007

Google Tutor Site - new to me!!

Ok, I just found this cool site and you have to go there and check out this particular article:

I was attracted to it because the name of the article was Voyeur Heaven - the name heaven caught my attention - check it out!! You'll be surprised!! Thanks!!

"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Bloggst - cool new blogger's site

If you're a blogger and reading my blog, first I want to thank you for stopping by! If you've been reading my blog you know that I recently joined a site which has introduced me to tons of fellow bloggers, great blog sites and as a result a new Blogger's Forum - called Bloggst.

They are having a contest right now to win a 2 yr Flickr Pro account for referrals that join Bloggst. So if you decide to join the online community as I did, please use my URL so I will get credit for your joining - Again it's

It's a great way to get your blog out there. Sign up and use my link :)
"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Adventures of Rusty...

I have to admit, this is fun having a younger dog. I always seemed to rescue or inherit older dogs in the past, forgetting the energy level, the curiosity and the adventurous spirit that puppies have. Even though Rusty is "about" 10 months old, he's very much the pup. And this morning was no different than any other day in the Adventures of Rusty!!

After his breakfast this morning, I headed back upstairs to straighten up and bit and just hang out in my glorious sunroom. I was curled up in the papasan chair and decided that he was being too quiet, not his usual racing up and down the steps, flying through the hallways and trying to get me to come downstairs. In fact, it was eerily quiet..........hmmm.

Meanwhile, my honey had been to the store to pick up milk for breakfast - are you like me and ALWAYS forget at least ONE thing at the grocery store? Anyway, he tossed my Sunday paper on the couch and left.

Ah the joys of paper, plastic bags and unraveling the front page from the local from the sports sections....the glossy paper ads, the fun of seeing how tiny the shreds can be. Yes, that's it, Rusty pulled the paper out of the plastic bag by destroying the bag then proceeded to tear up my paper into teeny, tiny little pieces. But at least he kept them all in a nice pile on the couch!! He was having a hey-day!! Fun to no end!!

So, this morning, I got to read only the stories that were near the fold of the paper! He totally cracks me up.

"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Need Advice from the Dog-Lovers

Rusty is a dog-hater! He hates and attacks other dogs for no reason. Yesterday, I found out the hard way what they told us when we got him. I came home from work early so he wouldn't have to be alone while he was getting better. So, I opened the door to come in and BOLT - OUT THE DOOR HE WENT! CRAP!!!

We went after him, of course he wasn't interested in coming when he was called. Then he spotted a neighbor's dog, a Pomeranian. He ran after him - latched down on him and bit!! OH MY GOD! It was bedlam! The other lady was screaming, I was trying to get him to let go, and Roland was holding him and trying to get him off. It was insane!! A pitcher of water and INSTANTLY he let go.

Fortunately, he didn't hurt the other dog because the other dog had TONS OF FUR. I'm so glad that he was alright.

So, we can't take our puppy to the dog park, doggie daycare, or any other situation where he could play with other dogs. It's so sad. I really wanted to get a chihuahua soon and wont' be able to do that either until we get him over this agression.

I have the name of a behaviorist that I'll take him to, but if anyone has any experience, suggestions, etc. please let me know.
"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Friday, March 09, 2007

Vet Checked!! Rusty ok

Back from the Vet, seems Rusty has a bacterial infection in his tummy. Got 3 prescriptions, removed the stitches from his "manhood snips" and told us to feed him more, let him decide how much he wants to eat. :)

It's all good and I'm relieved - gonna get the pet insurance though, because all of that costs $200!! $95 of it was just X-Rays.....pretty costly. But it's good that they are so thorough.

I'll upload more pictures in a day or two once he's feeling back to "normal".

"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Worrying about Rusty

I'm not sure yet what's the matter with Rusty. But after I wrote last night, his tummy started churning and he ended up with diarrhea and vomiting. I let him out and he ate grass, which I was trying to get him to stop doing, then a few minutes later he pooped grass mixed with poo. I held him and rubbed him tummy, kept taking him out but really had to watch him because everytime he went out he tried to eat grass.

He's heading to the vet right now, my honey is taking him. Unfortunately, I can't go, I have to get ready for work. (We've been so busy at work and so much pressure is on to be there everyday and take care of so many things.) I'm so worried about Rusty, his coat is drying out, but I would expect that with all the diarrhea and vomiting. I stayed up most of the night worrying about him, cuddling him and checking on him. He did get up around 2am and did it again. Poor baby!

I hope and pray that everything is ok with him. I hope the vet can prescribe something, suggest something or do something. In the meantime, all I can do is pray for him and hope for the best. I have to get ready for work and leave shortly. I don't know what else to say....
"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family!! Rusty, a 10-month old, male, Jack Russell Terrier. He is soooooo sweet! We just got him and he fit right into the routine, even the first day! He has a couple little outfits, lots of toys, more energythan he knows what to do with, and he just loves to cuddle!!
We are so happy to have found him. And we did jump through some hoops to find him. We had some important criteria. We were not going to buy from a breeder, we wanted to rescue a dog. We scoped out the shelters, but found mostly pit bull/mixes. Not what we wanted.
We definitely wanted a small dog, we don't have that much yard space. My first choice was a chihuahua, but believe it or not, I was having trouble finding a purebred tan chihuahua at the shelters. I mainly want it to carry around in a purse! Shame on me. But they are so cute. He wanted a Jack Russell Terrier mainly. if we could not find one, then a red, mini-Dachshund would be okay.
But after going to all kinds of shelters, checking out rescue sites online, craigslist and We scoured everything resource we could and just kept looking and looking. And then we even had a bad experience with a woman that runs a rescue here in San Diego. She ended up being pretty pushy and rude. She had pretty many dogs and I suspect that she really didn't want to give any of them up. Long story short, I am glad we didn't get a dog from her. I have a feeling we would have had trouble out of her.
Instead, I dealt with an organization called Critter Crossings. They are a home grown organization and believe in Fostering Dogs for Life. I am happy to have dealt with them. They offer help, support, suggestions of vets, trainers, behaviorists and more.
The first day we had him, our first stop was Petco to SPOIL him. Toys, snacks, toys, new bed, toys, dog dish, toys and oh, yea, did I mention we bought him toys!! He's got balls that light, squeak, ropes, tennis, bouncey, hide-a-treat inside, and he's torn pretty much of them up already!! OH BOY!!
So far this week (remember, only since Sunday) he tore up 3 tennis balls, 1 squeaky tennis shoe, 1 stuffed, squeaky cow, 1 double headed gopher (don't ask, it was strange)!!! Time to shop for more!!
Needless to say, we LOVE him! He's a good little guy! He does have issues with other dogs, so we will take him to a behavior specialist - you know, like the Dog Whisperer.

"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin

The simple things in life

Yes, you know, simple things can give the most satisfaction sometimes. For example, how about a pair of shoes. It's a very simple thing, everyone has a pair of shoes, most people have multiple pairs of shoes. Some shoes are black, brown, tan, red, orange, rust, white, and more. They can be embellished with gems, beads, leather strips, bows, laces and just about anything you can think of! High heels, flats, pumps, clogs, athletic, sandles and boots. I have lots of shoes and love many of the them!

But when the Dr. doesn't allow you to wear a pair of shoes it really is a treat when you can finally give up the orthopedic shoe!! This past Monday, that happened. FINALLY - THREE MONTHS of wearing a cast, then a special ortho boot, then a regular ortho boot and now an athletic walking shoe. THANK GOODNESS!!

I am very happy with the results, so far so good. I think I will have a very functional and painfree foot. The shoes are a little tight because my foot gets swollen, but it's getting better every day. I am totally JAZZED!!

Friday, March 02, 2007


I have had quite a week - dealing with being burglarized, safeguarding my home as much as we can, using a loaner computer for a few hours, getting my stuff back, dealing with all sorts of work challenges, projects, issues and it's FRIDAY!! Still have more work to do, but it's okay. I left work a little early today, got a breather - much needed!

Today one of my friends at work commented that even though so many things happened to me this week, I am pretty calm. I try really hard to take things in stride, have a positive outlook and keep it real. Sometimes I do freak out, I get a little high strung, and I think I'm kind of bitchy from time to time. But my friend said that if this is how I freak out, then I'm really calm and fine. :) Glad to hear that I'm not as bad as I think I can be.

We are getting a dog this weekend, or at least I hope so. I have a line on 2 Jack Russell Terriers for him and I'm trying to pick up a chihuahua for myself. We'll rescue both of them. I want to get them from someone that loves them but for whatever reason can't keep them. I've been there with Thor and I understand the guilt - fortunately, I found someone to take him. But I really miss him still. And I think that if he was here he would have torn up the people that broke in - he sure would have scare the shit out of them.

Not that the new dog will scare the shit of someone like Thor - Thor was nice and big, 135 lbs BIG!! German Shepherd / Rottweiler mix - looked more shepherd. But he was the sweetest dog with a great personality. I loved him so much. I hope he's still ok.

Well, I'll post pics if we get a new little guy or girl.

Watched an epidsode of the Dog Whisperer. He's pretty cool. I happened to see an episode about a Maltese that was dominating her owner. I learned pretty much in a few minutes. Sweet! I'll keep watching and learning what I can. I want to have a happy, healthy relationship with a dog in our house.

"Here's all you need to know about men and women: Women are crazy, and men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid."

-- George Carlin