Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dogs Souls

Golf joke

Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, ate breakfast, slipped quietly into the garage to load up my golf clubs, and proceeded to >back out into a torrential downpour. There was snow mixed with the rain, and the wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad through out the day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different
anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.' My loving wife of 30 yrs replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out playing golf in that mess?'

I still don't know if she was joking !!

another from Mom in Canada

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Warning to pet owners

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp Even if you don't have a pet, please pass this to those that do.
Yesterday one of our dog agility friends experienced a tragedy and wanted me to pass a special message along
to all of my dog loving friends and family. Please tell every dog owner you know.

Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their
garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn't acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Half way through the walk, she had a seizure and died.

Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company's website,
this product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats. Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's, and they claim that 'It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won't eat it.'

This Snopes site gives the following information:

Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden Supply and other Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called 'Theobromine'. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks. Just a word of caution, check what you are using in your gardens and be aware of what your g ardene rs are using in your gardens.

Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker's chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells
developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September's Kansas City Bloggers' Gathering Recap

Bloggers that showed up:
Fate's Thoughts
Kansas City With The Russian Accent
M.Toast Hivemind
Ramblings, Rants, and Mommyhood Journal
Smells Like Bullshit & wife
And myself
Now GUESS WHO? on TwitPic

Conversation: Politics, alcohol, chainsaws, music, tits and much more. It was a small group which was a nice change. Everybody was able to be part of the same conversations. I was told I had skills. It was a great time.

Photo taken by Nightmare

Quote of the day

'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply it. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So - if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit.'

Love and appreciate all the women in your life.

My Decision

“Which candidate would our enemies prefer to win?” Travis wrote in a comment on Logtar's blog about decisions. Travis has every right to vote for McCain. But I think he's making a big mistake if he does.

I bet our enemies want an old senile white man who doesn't know Spain from Mexico, Shiite from Sunni. With a Reich wing sidekick who believes God sent our service men & women to Iraq. And that abstinence when told to teenagers works. Sorry, I'm tired of the world (including our enemies) knowing that our president is an idiot. I want someone who can think & speak intelligently. I want the USA to have some of the respect that it use to have but was lost these last eight years. On 9-11 the world weeped for us. ( All but the terrorists who were not from IRAQ!!!) That's why I'm voting for Obama. But not only that. We've donated cash, hard earned in a bad economy. I'm volunteering doing data entry at one of the Obama HQs. I believe we deserve better. I'm working so that we get it. That's my decision. Not just from the gut, but from my head and my heart. McCain/Palin is a train I'm not getting on because it's heading down that Bridge to Nowhere.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Umbrella ella ella

What Your Blue Umbrella Says About You

When faced with adversity, you can be counted on.

You rise to the occasion when things are tough, and you are very dependable.

You are cool and laid back. Everyone finds you easy to get along with.

You are a good communicator and conversationalist. People pour their hearts out to you.

On a rainy day: you should spend the day catching up with your closest friends

stolen from Emawkc

Football Joke


Football FINALLY makes sense..........

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

'Oh, I really liked it,' she replied, 'especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.'

Dumbfounded, her date asked, 'What do you mean?'

'Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was:

'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like...Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents."

from Mom in Canada

Friday, September 19, 2008

Captain , my Captain!

My pirate name is:

Captain Prudentilla Kidd

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

See! I should be in charge!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September's Kansas City Bloggers' Gathering

Wednesday September 24th, 5pm

Harry's Country Club

112 Missouri Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106

(816) 421-3505

Come find us on the patio!

This is the place that Greg Beck & Michelle organized for our 1st gathering.

Also, this is the 1 year anniversary of Greg's death.

Come & raise a Beam & Coke in his honor.

Please let me know if you are going to show up.

It helps to have a head count when planning tables.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Silk what?

Your WPI Character Profile: YOU ARE SILK SPECTRE II

No doubt about it, you're one tough cookie, and there's a place in law enforcement just for you! Your liberal sense of indignation is just charming and keeps you going. On top of all that, you'd look just great in a uniform.
Silk Spectre II is liberal-thinking and a "modern" woman. She is vocal in her feminist and humanitarian concerns and is quite a conditioned fighter. More than once, she is known to have successfully taken on multiple assailants. Since she has trained her whole life to be a vigilante, she has all the skills necessary to handle a variety of hostile and/or emergency situations.

WATCHMEN Profile Inventory (WPI)

seen over at XO's

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Whaz up?

I've been trying to catch up on Google Reader (192 left so far), Twitter & laundry. One of theses is not like the other... Damn I'm tired.

So this is the deal. I've called the Obama campaign ( in Lee's Summit) & I've signed to volunteer. I can't sit & do nothing when Palin has the possibility to be more than just a visitor to the White House. OK people put your money/self were your mouth is. If you can sit back & take that chance then you aren't allowed to bitch & moan later. And Lord knows, and I do too that you all LOVE to bitch & moan. OK well some of you REALLY like to moan. But that's for another post. Either fork over some cash to the campaign or volunteer, or both ( like hubby & I).

You knows what this means don't you? Google Reader is going to increase before I get caught up. So I'm sorry if I don't comment. And if there is something I should know about just email me. I hate that I'm not going to be up on everything that's going on in the blogger/twitter world. But this is crucial. And once Obama is in office & I get caught up again on Google Reader I'm considering taking fiddle lessons. Just maybe, in my copious time you know.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I'm a Real Canadian Girl!

You know how much I love Stompin Tom !

English as my second language!

I'm slowly catching up on reading blogs. I found this test at Meesha's.

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