Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ten Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner

My sister Terry forwarded this to me in an email:

Ten Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner as dictated by the pet.

1.  My life is likely to last 10-15 years.  Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2.  Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3.  Place your trust in me.   It is crucial for my well-being.

4.  Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment.  You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But  I have only you.

5.  Talk to me.   Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6.  Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7.  Before you hit me,  before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand,  and yet I choose not to bite you.

8.  Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food,  I have been in the sun too long or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9.  Please take care of me when I grow old.   You, too, will grow old.

10.  On the ultimate difficult journey,  go with me, please.  Never say you can’t bear to watch.  Don’t make me face this alone.  Everything is easier for me if you are there.   Because I love you so.

Take a moment today to be thankful for your pets.  Enjoy and take good care of them.  Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing without them.

We do not have to wait for heaven to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness.  It’s right here with us now and has four feet.


You know you’re a Disney geek when…. Part V

You’re excited this webcam is back up.

Swan & Dolphin Epcot webcam

You know you’re a Disney Geek when…. Part IV

You’re fascinated by this Grand Floridian video. This was a guest’s webcam that he set up during his vacation. Then Hurricane Frances hit and his viewers got an eyeful:

You know you’re a Disney geek when… Part III

You reach a certain level of Disney geekdom when you know who Deb Wills is.  Then you reach whole new levels when you’re excited about meeting her, when you do a happy dance in your home because she’s asked you to submit material to All Ears Net, and then when you have Skype call with her where she tells you it’s tough for her to pass on her favorite park section to you, but you’re the person she trusts with it.

Then comes the next level:  you’re on the web and you read a whole thread that starts with: I read on allears yesterday that they just opened a dog park at Fort Wilderness! I also never knew that you could take your pups when you stayed there!! And now the happy dance you do inside is because that’s your section, that’s information you wrote!  And the whole thread is about discovering something new and wonderful that changes these people’s special vacation and it’s because of you!  You made a difference in their lives, even this little bit!

I’m proud to say that geek is me!  Get your geek on!

By the way, you’ve reached the level of Über Disney Geek if you can name the photo in the header.   Well, maybe not quite since if you know me, you know what it is.  But I’ll give you the Über designation if you can really describe the exact spot. LOL!

Who knew hump day could be the best day?

The first half of this week, to put it bluntly, sucked. John and I went through three days of hell, starting on Sunday. It doesn’t matter who did what or who’s to blame (*cough*John*cough* Just kidding, honey! ) because the truth is, we both could have done some things better.  And the important thing is, we got through it and are better for it.

I also noticed that it actually made me feel better about the other things that are bothering me.  It’s like, now that the real nightmare is behind us, I see the others weren’t as large as I first thought.  Or maybe, I’m just better prepared for them because I have that solid foundation of my relationship under my feet again.

I’m still tired all the time and have sinus problems, but my doctor is hopefully getting that better.  My muse must have taken a job with someone else, because he/she isn’t around.  But maybe if the energy and focus problem improves, the muse will come back.  The weight problem….. sigh, not even I’m feeling good about that.  As for the jobs I applied for, well, we’ll see.

I’ll be glad for the weekend, because we’re beat. And we’re setting aside Sunday for a day to be together, just enjoying each other.  It’s been a long time since we’ve done that.

Larry Miller’s Five Stages of Drinking

So funny!