You’re not BORED, are you?

BORED

I’ve seen this picture here and there online, and I like it. I like it a lot.  Of course, this would only work with kids who can read. Or, let's face it, this would only work with kids who are not actively campaigning to drive you out of your gourd.  But it should work. It's a good idea in theory, and some days, that is the best you can get. However, it needs expanding. For instance, here is a version for my two-year-old (who, admittedly, has never been bored in her life):Here i … [Read more...]

At the Register: Should You Get a Dog? A Quiz

Why are you asking me? You've obviously made up your mind already, you fool. … [Read more...]

Oh, New Hampshire.

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We got our dog, Boomer, when he was one year old.  It wasn't a name we would have chosen, but it suits him pretty well; and we didn't want to confuse him, so we kept the name, and we've been calling him Boomer since Christmas.Today I dug up his vet records so I could get his license.  Turns out . . .I guess I'll go git it engraved on his colla. … [Read more...]

Seven Qui–WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF AM I SERIOUSLY THE ONLY ONE WHO REALIZES THERE IS A TRUCK GOING BY WOOF WOOF

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Well, dog #2 is home with the Fishers.  As I write, Boomer is happy and contented, hasn't ripped anyone's throat out, dashed in front of an oncoming truck, or swallowed the dining room whole.  He is just placidly trundling around the house, mildly observing the kids as they hurl their bodies at him.  He is a one-year-old brindle English Mastiff, and was raised with three little kids and another English Mastiff.  His dog pal was older and died, and that's why he needed a new home: he was just lon … [Read more...]

If you want to talk us out of getting an English Mastiff …

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. . . you have about 24 hours.Oh dear, here is the story.  No, we're not going to have two dogs.  Poor dear Shane of happy memory had a glorious but short life with us.  Here is what happened:  A couple of weeks ago, it was snowing, which always made Shane go completely bonkers with glee.  Someone opened the door, he shot past them, got hysterical because of the snow, and ran right out into the road.It only took one car. He was hit hard.  Many broken bones, many internal injuries.  They c … [Read more...]

I have always depended on the blindness of strangers. A contest!

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Weh-heh-hell, it was bound to happen.  As I mentioned, we got a puppy a few months ago, and have spent the summer training him.  This morning on our front porch, we found a copy of a children's book called Orville:  A Dog Story.   Written inside the cover was this note: Here is a wonderful story of a dog, passed on to you with love. When you are done reading about Orville, you may keep the book or pass it on to someone else. From a friendly stranger The book is about a dog who has had a bunch … [Read more...]

At the Register: The Stupids Get a Dog

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And this is the expurgated version.I couldn't quite bring myself to crap up the Register even further with personal pictures, but I can bring myself to do it here! Here is our first look at the puppy, who is eight weeks old, and his name is Shane (yes, as in "Shane!  Shane!  Come back!"): Here he is in the back seat, wondering who the hell we are, where his mommy went, and why we didn't think to borrow a cage or crate for a three-hour ride, especially if the car is going to ma … [Read more...]


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