Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Random Ramblings...

sorry about the lack of posting lately. First it was school kicking my ass, then I was on vacation, now work is the culprit! It's our busy post-holiday season, where everyone is either running to the spa to try to recover from Christmas madness, or they're redeeming gift cards they received as presents. So I was asked to work extra days and extra hours at our flagship spa this week and next. Yay, money! But man, I'm beat already, and I'm not even half-way through the insanity.

ANYWAY, I do have some posts up my sleeves, so to speak, but here are some random thoughts and events I decided to share with my faithful readers:

-there's another dog that likes to join us on our walks on occasion now. At least I know *this* one's not supposed to be loose. She's a young, beautiful mini-schnauzer named Jasmine. Pretty sad that the owners keep "accidentally" letting her slip out the door. It would be tragic if she got run over.

-can you think of any good reason a grown woman should use the phrase "tee-tee" to refer to urination? I didn't think so...

-my pets' medical purgatory is finally over. Called the vet today and was informed that Harley's fungal culture was negative, after waiting three weeks for the results. *WHEW* HUGE sigh of relief. This has been an on-going saga of quarantine, keeping the kittens separate from the dogs, 24/7. Making sure no cross-contamination occurred. Shit, first it was ringworm (then CONTINUING ringworm on my dogs, then just Harley), then tapeworms (one kitten), then earmites (both kittens), then tapeworms AGAIN (the *other* kitten), it just seemed never-ending. Now, finally, I can open the doors and let the cats into my room. Let the dogs out into the living room, let all the critters play together. It's a really good feeling.

-Silver and I were at Walmart after work today, and as we were about to push our cart across an aisle, we had to stop at the last moment to let a young boy cross in front of us, lest we smash into him. When he glanced to his left and saw us, he hastily murmured, "Excuse me!" and hurried past. As Silver and I continued on down the cereal aisle, she wiped an imaginary tear from her eye and said, "My faith in humanity has been restored! That kid said, 'Excuse me!'"
I laughed.

-I read today at Cracked.com about a giant catfish called the goonch catfish of the Kali River that EATS PEOPLE. Pulls 'em right under the surface and chomps them dead. I don't know about you, but I find that seriously fucked up. And creepy. I didn't know catfish had teeth, for God's sake! When I mentioned my dismay to Silver about a man-eating fish, she looked at me blankly and said, "Uh, Mom? SHARKS are fish, you know..."

Duh, I knew that! To me, somehow, a man-eating, river-dwelling catfish is way worse.

11 comments:

BGMiller said...

RE: The Mini Schnauzer named Jasmine.

Don't be too hard on the owners. I've got a pair of the little demons and have learned the hard way that they are dangerously clever. A couple of times Otto has managed to get outside the fence and we never figured out how. I actually got a GO/NO GO gauge sized to match his head and tried every gap I could find with no luck. (The gauge consisted of an orange of similar size.)

I've finally decided that, being terriers, schnauzers are able to tap into some kind of eldritch magic.
:shrug:
But they're sweet and loyal so it evens out.

BGM

Christina LMT said...

I'll stick with my Italian Greyhounds, thanks. As neurotic as they are, they love fiercely and totally. "Velcro dogs", they're called. :D
Jasmine is a sweetie, though.

Old NFO said...

Good 'breadth' of info, glad the animals are all okay now :-)

Buck said...

a man-eating, river-dwelling catfish...

Karma In Action. It's just Nature's payback for all those catfish houses down south. It's an imperfect sorta payback, tho. I'm thinkin' those man-eaters should be in Mrs. Hippy and places like that.

Blondefabulous said...

There's a show on TV called "River Monsters" that is about all kinds of fresh water fish that WILL EAT YOU! They showed the catfish you are talking about, and several other specimens that creeped me the hell out! They showed about 3 different types of catfish so far this season. EEEEEWWWWWW!

PS- My kids say, please, thank you, and excuse me all the time. They know if they don't they'll get beat! Parents should teach manners.

Jennifer said...

The catfish creeps me the hell out too.

TallyAngel said...

I read on Cracked.com the 5 scariest bugs in the world, including about a 3-inch long Japanese wasp. 30 of them kill a honeybee hive full of 30,000 bees. You know how they kill the bees? By tearing them in half. I know. I watched a youtube video.

Glad to know the pets are alright!

Nancy R. said...

The catfish thing is going to give me nightmares. What caliber for catfish??

Mike W. said...

I saw that episode of River Monsters. Creeped me the fuck out!

be603 said...

Yep, we have a mini-schnauzer by the name of Roxy. She is a charming little narcissist who I swear could squeeze through the opening in a coke bottle.

I've been told they were bred as ratters and love getting into tight spaces.

I found and fixed 3 more obscure fence openings around the property last week. Woodpile, pool, backfence along hillside. What's next. :-)

Christina LMT said...

I'm so glad I never saw that show. *shudders*

So, the consensus is that mini-schnauzers are escape artists...that's good to know!