Friday, January 23, 2009

Waffles as prey


Mice are completely overrated.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Meme...A meme...alleluia, a meme....

I'm considering myself tagged by Zan of Sirius Sight Hounds, who posted this fun Meme. Consider yourself tagged if you want to participate.

1) Last movie you saw in a theatre? Beverly Hills Chihuahua

2) What book are you reading? The Commanding Heights/req. for Economics class

3) Favorite board game? Monopoly.

4) Favorite magazine? Scientific America for brainy days... In Style for all the others

5) Favorite smells? Fresh ground coffee...my husband's skin...clean sheets...interior of Porsche 911

6) Favorite sounds? Birds chirping...silence

7) Worst feeling in the world? Hopelessness.

8 ) What is the first thing you think when you first wake up? Caw-feeeee.....caw-feeeeee.

9) Favorite fast food place? Lately, Wendy's.

10) Future child’s name? ha ha ha. Lost in Space?

11) Finish this statement—if I had a lot of money I’d hire a chef and a housekeeper...give to charities.
12) Do you drive fast? Sometimes.

13) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Ok, I sleep with a furry square pillow that I got at Home Depot fancy...whatever that place is called

14) Storms–cool or scary? Very cool!!!!

15) What was your first car? A peach colored Ford Maverick, three on the tree.

16) Favorite drink? Fizzy water with lemon or lime.

17) Finish this statement - if I had the time I would make broadcast quality documentaries about greyhounds....I would also write a complete training course for teachers on how to deal with twice exceptional students...I would fly to the beach on every cheap ticket that came up and would build sand castles with Ava.

18 ) Do you eat the stems on broccoli? Used to...hub/fam hates.

19) If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice? I would love to have the color that I was born with.

20) Name all the different cities/towns u have lived in? Silver Spring, MD, NewWindsor, MD, Front Royal, VA, Westminster, MD, Owings Mills, MD, Annandale, VA, Simpsonville, SC, Roswell, GA and Kennesaw, GA. WHEW.

21) Favorite sports to watch? Ice skating/gymnastics

22) One nice thing about the person who sent this to you? I consider myself tagged by Zan...and I love that she calls her son, "Wheels". LOL!

23) What’s under your bed? Cat and dog hair

24) Would you like to be born as yourself again? oh yeah...with knowledge of the previous life.

25) Morning person or night owl? Night owl.

26) Over easy or sunny side up? Scrambled, thanks.

27) Favorite place to relax? Bed

28 ) Favorite pie? Pumpkin

29) Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip or Mayfield's Brown Cow, or Black Raspberry or Coconut chocolate chip...........

Go to town! Take the challenge!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

6th picture, 6th folder tag...


Being tagged to post my 6/6...is not only fun, but also encouraged me to clean up my photo folders...

I blogged about this one...June in our garden. She is a HUGE fan of organic gardening, and just LOVES a tomato. And yep, she would only eat the ripe ones.


To be honest, tho' before moving these pictures to a generic "moth" file...these were in the 6th folder...pictures 2 &3 of 3.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For those going to Birmingham, a preview.....

SEGA's annual trip to Birmingham Race Course is coming up this wknd. Just wanted to show you a couple of cuties at their adoption kennel. Now, I know many of you have that empty back seat...just be prepared...these babies can steal your heart!


Heart stealer, professional grade...this is Silsby...a female love machine. Oh! She's wonderful!

This is Mercedes, female...very friendly and just gorgeous, gorgeous!













Here we have the beautiful blue brindle, Bruce...male. (This is the one I was telling you about, Scott)
Oh, last but not least...look at this sad guy! His owner returned him. I hope he's a bit happier when you see him...or maybe he's been adopted....or maybe YOU might adopt him. I think his previous owner returned him as they were being shipped out of the country, military style.

I am feeling more human. Hope you guys like the pics!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NOROVIRUS

No pictures on this post....I value my readership...sure, a cold sore is one thing, but I do have my limits, thank God!

I am layed out....freaked out, exhausted...never been this sick in my life sick. However, I do have enough wits about me to smugly see the positive side of this dark place...my weight loss effort has been realized....but at such a cost. Oy vay.

The message for today is wash your hands. a lot.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Baby got Back...

This is just one of my favorite greyhound things.....

My Mother in Law thought it was great that he was able to "air it out".

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sistah, sistah...








Our June....





June's sister, SP's Hot Chick, aka Coco

What a great road trip! It was very exciting to meet June's sister...but don't cue the music just yet. Ms. Hot Chick was stone cold....a statue....poor thing. Not personable AT ALL. So the warm fuzzies were really just in my heart and not shared. Ah well...some greys are good at just one thing...Coco (her kennel name) is good at RACING...but obviously she has not been briefed on how to handle her admiring public. This was also her first time setting eyes on children...so let's cut her a break!



We learned stories, too. The trainer told us that our June was a "fighter", had to wear a special muzzle with blinders, and got carded twice. (I think that's bad) Not only that, but her brother and sister are also bullies. The last thing the trainer said as he shut the kennel door was, "I'll talk to the owner, but I don't think they'll want her back for breeding because of the fighting." NICE. So see...different kind of music....like that song, "Bad Girls". Beep beep, hah toot toot!

I was a little disappointed...her behavior was in sharp contrast to the very friendly and loving, licking racers at the differe
nt kennels throughout Birmingham's track...but it takes all kinds, eh? Meanwhile, just to be safe, I'm checking June's back pocket for brass knuckles and num chucks.
video

Thursday, January 1, 2009

ROAD TRIP!!!!

What a greyt way to start the new year! The fam and I are getting ready to head to Birmingham to meet June's sister, SP's Hot Chick. She is still racing at Grade A, and is housed at the Clear the Way kennel.

I called the racetrack and spoke to the director of racing who put me in contact with her trainer. So, today at 2:30 PM, we will be meeting "CoCo", her kennel name. Definitely easier to say than "Hot Chick"!

All of Canoe's siblings did not make it...so I guess that's why I'm excited about finding a sibling nearby. I hope that I can make a difference in her life when her feet get slower and she's no longer making the big bucks.

Happy New Year everyone!