Sunday, March 30, 2008

Buster Boo Boo

I am psychic. I woke up this morning singing "Winter Wonderland" and then, when I walked downstairs to let Buster outside, I saw this:
Rad, huh? I mean, it's March 30, for goodness' sake!

We've had a bit of excitement in our lives over the past week... On Monday night, I noticed that Buster was tracking blood all over the house (for a video of a funny kid freaking out about blood, click here), so I inspected his paws. Poor little guy had ripped off a toenail! Dogs' toenails are round, and so is the nail bed, so now it looks like he just has a bloody, red nail instead of the usual black.
I managed to stop the bleeding, but the next morning it was back in full force, so I took him to the vet. The vet said, and I quote, "There were a lot of teeth, so we had to sedate him." Awesome to know that my dog is the patient from hell. Later, after they had clipped and bandaged him, he got so upset that he made a mess and then stepped in it, so the vet had to put on an entirely new bandage. When I got him home, he smelled awful (he seemed to have rolled a bit in his own mess, as well) and he was all loopy. Doggy on drugs! He made to run up the stairs, but his legs didn't go as fast as his head, so he just ran right into them! It was very funny.
He managed to chew off the bandage after one day, and though I have rebandaged his foot several times, he's having nothing to do with it.
He would rather play with his giant snake. I think that if Buster were released into the Amazon, he would kill lots of snakes, he is really getting to be good at it!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


It snowed here on Friday. Snowed. And yet, spring has mysteriously withstood her ground and forced her way into the world. Behold, the bloomin' tree in our backyard (say it with an English accent):

And, with a little bit of bloomin' luck, we'll have crocus and iris joining these daffodils shortly:

And, of course, the front yard:

Notice the lovely primroses, daffodils, and pansies. I worked hard on this, people! Just so I would have something to look at when I came home other than the overgrown lawn!

In all seriousness, it is really nice to see some signs of spring. Now if it would only stop raining, we could cut the lawn :-)

Finally, I want to wish you all (all four of you) a very happy Easter! I hope it was filled with love, chocolate, and cute dogs in bunny ears. Meet Buster Bunny:

Friday, March 14, 2008


My brother loves zombies. I think they would love him, too, if they ever got to know him.

Anhoo, that's what we are these days: zombies. Tony doesn't get home until late and I am usually already asleep because I have been up and going since six am. Our house is a disaster, and poor Buster probably misses us like crazy.

This weekend, I will be wooing people into spending money by displaying some powerful cleavage in a green dress for the South Pacific County Humane Society St. Patty's Auction. Tony will be working.

So, just a check-in post to let you know that we are still alive. The daffodils are blooming, and the tulips are shooting up (not heroin, they're just getting bigger). I hope this means that spring is on it's way!