Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Bacony Goodness

I think this is a good way to start the week...

Can you smell it now?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Older AND Wiser

An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old Doberman thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep trouble now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly,
"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!"
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.
The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.
The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"
Now, the old Doberman sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Doberman says .......
"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...
Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat vs. a lobster.

I couldn't find the pics of our cat, Baldy, reacting to live lobsters shipped to our house so I had to settle for a Google image. In either case, it's lucky for the cat that the lobsters were wearing rubber bands on their claws.


Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bugs: It's For Dinner

Masters Champions Dinner 2014: Adam Scott Serves Moreton Bay Bugs At Augusta National

Relax, Moreton Bay Bugs (Thenus orientalis) is just an Australian name for a flat-headed lobster found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

If you remember your biology, the phylum Arthropoda -- an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages -- includes insects, arachnids (spiders), and crustaceans.

Now pass the melted butter this way.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Custom-Made Organs

Just think how many people would benefit from this technology if one day we could cultivate all organs...

Human Body Parts Grown In A Lab

*evil grin as I contemplate the ramifications*


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Quote Unquote

They wouldn't put anything on the Internet that's not true...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Spiders Heart Mazdas

This caught my eye and, for the life of me, I can't figure out why the yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium mildei) prefers Mazdas to other cars. This is the second recall in three years!

Mazda Recalling Cars Due To Danger From Spider

Freaky stuff that's not from Florida. That makes me happy.


Friday, April 04, 2014

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat and a baby because they're perfect together.

If these pics don't melt your heart, you don't have one.

22 Photos That Prove Babies Need Pets. Number 17 Especially

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Top Tweet

Tweet of the day from @OfficialBeDale: "don't take a panorama picture whilst your dog walks past"

... or it will look like a giant caterpillar.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Humor To Warm You With

For those of you who can't shake the cold weather...

Wow. It's only 80 degrees here in Tampa.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Monday, March 31, 2014

Flagging Support

I guess it depends on the flag.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

People Rage

Rage... it's not just for roads anymore.

Do you find that more and more people seem to have lost their manners?


Friday, March 28, 2014

Road Rage Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

Hillsborough County Driver Road Rage Incident Caught On Tape

... a road rage cat.

Remember the left lane is for passing; slower traffic should stay right.

Happy Friday everybody.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Welcome to our world.


Pollen is everywhere.


It does beat snow storms.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

All Business

Our German Shepherd, Elke, (above) is on a mission to serve and protect during a recent trip to a nearby dog park. Good dog!

On the other hand of the spectrum, you have this little pup who is on a mission to do something hilarious, but naughty. Bad dog!

What A Dog Does When You're Not Home

Bad or good, you gotta love those pups.

Monday, March 24, 2014


Professor Mireille Miller-Young, whose research emphasis is black studies, pornography, and sex work, (ahem), is being prosecuted for misdemeanor theft, battery, and vandalism in connection with her assault on Ms. Thrin Short.


Good. I hope she's prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

USA Brackets

As if you haven't had enough of hearing about brackets...

This is the real March madness.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This is one of my favorite jokes...

A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Got grapes?"

The bartender, confused, tells the duck that no, his bar doesn't serve grapes. The duck thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got grapes?"

Again, the bartender tells him that, no, the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes, and, furthermore, will never serve grapes. The duck, a little ruffled, thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender begins to yell: "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ever ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"

The duck looks at the bartender and asks, "Got nails?"

Surprised, the bartender says, “No, we don’t have any nails.”

“Good," the duck says, "Got grapes?”

It's an oldie but a goody.

Enjoy your green beer!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Go Girl

Can anyone tell me if they still believe that Sarah Palin would'nt have been a better Vice-President than Joe Biden?

Comon on, be honest.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a nerd cat who loves pi!

Happy Friday and Pi Day, everybody.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dead Mug

My husband broke my favorite mug... one that we drove 6,288 miles up Mount Washington to purchase (I'd show you a picture, but I'm having trouble accessing pictures from my camera)

Mount Washington Drive Yourself Auto Road

I cwent online and then called them up to order a replacement and, because of the awful weather, their shop isn't going to be open until end of May.


My husband should be in the doghouse, shouldn't he?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mystery Flight

It Had GPS, An Indestructible Black Box And A Beacon Designed To Float To The Surface: So How On Earth Can A Boeing 777 Just Vanish Over The Sea?

Unless we're willing to go into the Twilight Zone, we're either left with a catastrophic event which left very little trace evidence of the plane, or it was forced down someplace.

What a horrible situation for all involved.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Tampa Times

I was watching HLN news this morning when this story came on...

Family Poisoned With LSD-laced Meat

I'm watching and thinking how unbelievable this whole story is and, suddenly, the police chief from my town comes on national TV to talk about the case. I'm thinking, "I should have known it was Tampa!"

At this point, I'm smelling something fishy, but we have to wait for the evidence.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

Diner Attacked After Refusing Seattle Man's Demand For A Bite Of His Burrito

... try taking a bit out of this 'purrito' and you'll pull back a stump.

Happy Friday everybody!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Shoshinator

This is one of our kitties. Her name is Soshin and she's a Maine Coon. Although she has no front claws, she doesn't let that stop her from being an avid hunter.

A while back, I saw her walking around with a lizard sticking out of her mouth like a cigar. I thought of Edward G. Robinson right away... "A wild cat, yeh?" I called her Stogey for a few days.

A couple of days ago, I saw Shoshin with another lizard. This time, I ran outside and saved it. I had it in my hand and my husband remarked that it might be already dead. I told him that it didn't feel dead to me because it was moving in my hand. Just then the little sucker bit my hand! [Let me just say that sucker was not the word that came out of my mouth. I'm just keeping it clean]

Sometimes you just can't win.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Polly Wanna Killer?

I love this story:

Parrot Helps Cops Solve Murder Mystery

Who needs Colombo when you have Polly on the case?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

And Big Lizards Too

Like we need anything else...

Exotic 4 Foot Lizards Invading Florida

But I ain't afraid of no lizards.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Merkel & Bibi

German chancellor Angela Merkel has a singular ability to have unphotogenic photos taken of her. Just search my blog and you'll find some. This one is no different:

Bibi Merkel Photo Makes Waves

A Hitler mustache... really? On a German chancellor?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Yes, It's Monday

Took a cat and a dog to the vet this morning and have been dragging my butt ever since.

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