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Poetry Thursday

  ♥♥♥ Sami from Two Spoiled Cats has challenged us with another photo to test our poetry skills. Here is our submission       Fred took his wife Mary for a balloon ride She had proven to be a most nervous bride During the trip she peppered him with queries And spoke up loudly and clearly Fred I am afraid we didn't lock the front door He told her he did, he knew it was an important chore She said they left the dryer on And Fred said he turned it off before they were gone She said she was sure the iron was plugged in And he said "relax and enjoy the spin" They saw that looked like a heavenly star burst And Fred thought she could not still see worst When she informed him it wasn't a star bust at all And she didn't want any trouble on them to befall But the starburst was their house aflame And she knew who to blame For the iron had been left plugged in And to her it was a sin To be 1,000 feet in the air While all they owned burned upon repair And Fred wondered if at

Wordless Wednesday


Song Parody Tuesday

  Why is this song parody Tuesday? Because it's Tuesday and I wrote a song parody. Such is the beginning of great traditions. Let me know if you can determine the song this is based on. It would be impressive if you did. Here we go: Dogs are our life, bow-wow, wow wow wow Dogs are our life, bow-wow, wow wow wow Dogs are our life, bow-wow, wow wow wow Living with dogs Pee on the kitchen floor, can’t find the mop Poop on the living room rug, the house smells like crap Dead chipmunk on the porch, oh God I can’t cope Standing in the rain,  please baby pee Her eyes say: “Sorry Mommy, not today” Revolving door dogs, never live long enough 14 dogs in just one life, Alice and Jax, River Song, and Copper and Barney Foley, Bailey, no Bailey was just a guest during her mom’s pregnancy Copper, Skye, Jordan, Blake Bear, Spotty, Carly, and Bandit And Pocket, the steam vacuum’s dream, whose house breaking never quite

Monday Question

  Are any of you experiencing the problems with Blogger that I am? I can't stay signed in, and sometimes on other people's blog, like LLB in our Backyard I can't post at all. Is it my settings, or theirs, or just Google being Google? Any ideas. Thank you

The Most Relunctant Angel

  If there is one thing we know about River Song it is that she won’t come. She looks at you, spins around, hunches her shoulders and does everything but come to you. So it was no surprise that, on her Bridge Day she would not come,   She is hopelessly devoted to you that she wanted to exist fully as a ghost to stay by your side and refused to cross the Bridge. I had to howl to her that if she chose to be a ghost and not as powerful angel ir would be selfish.. She looked at me, spun around, hunched her shoulders and stayed in the In Between. Pocket joined me and yelled to River who she was which unfortunately I did not see as an incentive. I explained to River that she could spend as much time as she wanted as an Angel ghosting her mom, and would help bring good things to you.”I was the only good thing she needed,”   River said,”and you powerful angels couldn’t keep me with her,” she said. I had no answer. Our failure to save River made us no different than the cops who stood outside

Wednesday With Words

  Thank you who left comments of support, prayers, and love after River's passing. It may be that it happened so quickly, but her death has sent us into a tailspin. We are starting to pull out of it, but it will be hard. We are looking for a new dog, but it might take a few weeks. We have not been without a dog since 1996 when Tom Brady was a freshman at Michigan, Our house is empty. We pray is it full again soon.   Thank you to Ann Adamus for the lovely graphic.  

River Song 2012-2022

  At the end of the day what was wrong with River was everything: Fluid in the lungs, in the stomach, fluid in the heart, and very high kidney levels.  I think she loved us so hard, with such ferocity, that she used up her heartbeats. Thank you for your love and support. We might take some time from social media.  It is the first time in 26 years we haven't had a dog. We will find a new one, and be back.

Foley Explains River's Terrible Not Good at All Very Bad Weekend

  River came to me last week and told me she was in terrible pain in her head and neck. I knew this was a severe condition, and she needed to get to the source of the problem. But, River did not want to scare anyone, so she hid her pain until Friday night when it became unbearable. I told her she had to signal, in no uncertain terms, that she needed medical attention. First thing in the morning, I told her to collapse and splay out on the floor unmoving. She did so perfectly. Daddy picked her up, and her body went stiff to sell the collapse, which made him wrongly think she had a seizure. Regardless, she had been successful, and the vet was called, and then a second vet, who did emergency services. River was brought in, the vet tech was told what had happened, including her seizure; and he said all they could do was take her vitals because it was her first seizure. It was suggested to the tech that River was in pain, and the vet did a quick inspection of her head and neck and said s

Monday Question

 I am having a terrible weekend, starting with a seizure or fainting episode on Saturday and a vet trip to me being very lethargic with no appetite Sunday night. This is the worst I have ever scared my parents. When is the worst you ever scare your parents?      

Otie Campbell and the Big Problem

  My good friend Otie owns a lovely ice cream shop that I like  to frequent. When I stopped in last week, I found the premises in disarray. I asked Otie what had happened. "Elephants is what happened," he said. "A family of elephants came in here, ordered half my inventory, then broke my tables and chairs when they sat down. That's it, no more elephants!" He showed me the "no elephants" sign he had made, and I went outside with him as he nailed the sign to the storefront.   Just as he had finished hammering, two elephants approached.    "Sorry, no service," Otie said, pointing to the sign. "This is outrageous," Butler, the father of the group, who was with Sasha and their children, exclaimed. "This is our favorite ice cream parlor,” Otie said he would make them some cones, and they could eat outside. "If we are not allowed in the store, we don't want ice cream from you," Butler said, and then the eleph

Poetry Thursday

  Welcome to Poetry Thursday! Here is the photo our friend Sam posted to inspire us All her friends thought it would be a botch When Martha married a Sasquatch The first few years were filled with glee Except when, on the floor, he did pee But soon they grew apart She growing weary of his tendency to shed and fart They decided to go to counseling To pull their marriage out of the downswing But Bigfoot could not fit in her Prius And after peeing on the floor was barred from the bus So they took the subway Where peeing on the floor was okay The counselor said their marriage was hopeless And it was best if they ended this mess Then they sadly took the subway back home With Martha wishing she had married a gnome They thought they were headed to happily ever after Where their life would be filled with laughter But now they would both be on their own As Sasquatch returned to parts unknown  

Wordless Wednesday


Beat This Caption

  Don't listen to him, he doesn't know who knocked over the litter box and took all the toilet paper off the roll either.

Monday Question

  What is the favorite activity you do with your humans? River's answer:  I only want to be in contact with my people, and bed is the best way to do that. I would stay in bed all day as long as I was brought food.

Tiberius Finds a Chief

      Tiberius doesn’t believe in wasting time. As soon as he got to the Bridge, he began looking for a new Husky to join his pack. I saw him going into the dream machine so he could inspect each dog simultaneously and pick one to be his successor. I asked him if he had questions ready for the applicants. “I don’t need them,” Tiberius said. “I am a husky; all I need is one sniff, and I’ll know which one is the right candidate. I was skeptical and asked if I could join in observing his process. Sniffing is a lot less work than talking, and if Tiberius’ method worked and could be adopted by others, we would not have to spend so much time looking for the next generation. Tiberius told me he would be happy if I accompanied him. While walking to the dream machine, which allowed us access to several mortal dreams simultaneously, Tiberius told me he was honored by his name, which belonged to a famous Roman emperor, who was grandfather to Nero, Julius Caesar, and Caligula. “The dog I choose to

Honey Goldberg Brings Her Fashion to the Bridge

  Buddy Goldberg excitedly knocked on my door. He lived in a house along the shore with his siblings Boobie, Buffy, Basil, Katy, and Tango. Next to that was a large barn where their horse Midnite slept. There are not many horses in Doggyspace, and we are all fortunate to have Midnite, who gives us rides whenever we request unless the horsie is running in an open field with the other horses, an activity I know he loves. He had come to me because he lives in a jurisdiction covered by my judgeship request.  I never say no because he was so sweet and what Yorkie wants to piss off a horse with wings?   Buddy told me that Midnite wanted to expand their property. I inquired why but Buddy acted sheepish and nervous. Angels can often become flummoxed around an authority figure like myself. I didn’t want to see my friend worked up, so I told him I was sure the expansion would not be a problem. At the Bridge, the l

Poetry Thursday

  Hello Poetry Friends!   Here is the picture Sammy provided for us to inspire beautiful poetry. . .    Three women sitting side by side Two with glasses, one with eyes open wide Bingo was the game they played All forgetting to turn up their hearing aides A man approached asking if they were sisters And all three made faces very bitter The one closest with arms folded tightly Began to yell very impolitely "You are such a fool, I don't know why I bother But on my right sits my mother And next to her looking like an unripe banana Is my dearest nana."

Nina the Trend Setter

The events that occur when a soul passes over the Bridge are well known by my readers. All their pain and illnesses are erased, and when they reach the immortal world, they are whole again. A friend of mine, Nina, began to shed cancer that would cause her to go to the Bridge before transitioning. Nina had battled cancer for a long time, and it became apparent to her parents that the only way to obliterate the disease was to let Nina go to the Bridge. She was running out of heartbeats, with only a couple of days left, when something began to happen that shocked her mom: The lesions and lumps that had plagued Nina for so long were lessening. Her mom knew it wasn't that she was getting better. Her time was over, it had been written, but she could not explain why Nia was seemingly getting better. It was odd behavior, and The Powers That Be asked me to investigate the phenomenon. I visited Nia, who assumed I was there to take her, but I said not yet and asked about her cancer abating.

Beat This Caption

 Flushable litter my ass

Monday Question

  How do you show your parent that you love them?     River's Answer:  I look them in the eyes, with all the love heaven will allow in my eyes. 

Tiberuis Proves You Can Never Have too many Angels

  When a dog goes to the Bridge, we concern ourselves with the parents they left behind, but we must not forget that the humans aren't the only ones who suffer. There are other pets in the household mourning the loss of a friend.   This week a dear Husky friend Tiberius left the mortal world to join his sister Tasha, and other Sullivan pack angels, on the other side. A sweet and loving dog Tiberius was one of the calmest Huskies. Because of his parents' illnesses and close Bridge calls, the family was often chaotic, and Tiberius was a much-needed quiet influence on the family.   Because the spreaders of illness and frailty have often set their science on the Sullivan parents, they need mighty angels like Tiberius and Tasha to fight them off. When the villains renew their efforts, the angels need help in their fight. Luckily the family has opened their hearts to many dogs and has kept the demons at bay.   Before he departed, Tiberius brought his pet pack together

Winston the Westie to the Wescue

    Angels can learn a lot when visiting their parents' dreams, like how Winston and Bentley saw how much pain their mom was in after Winston followed Bentley to the Bridge. People can hide or suppress their sadness, but they can't in their dreams where their soul is exposed. That is when the dynamic Westie duo decided to take action and find another Westie for their mom. They chose a puppy because it would have a long life and their  mom’s exasperation with the young pup’s training would be entertaining   It's funny how people forget what having a puppy is like. Even after Winston arrived at the Bridge, Bentley kept from his brother that he had previously interviewed puppies for the role of their mom's next dog. We angels can tell when a soul is close to passing over, and Bentley knew Winston's time was nigh.   When they began their search, Bentley had already found the perfect substitute. There is an area at the Bridge where he met with puppies before they're

Poetry Thursday

  It’s POETRY DAY! This is the picture that our good friend Sam gave us for inspiration. \ Tommy the monkey was told Not to be so bold But he could not stop checking drawers He once eat three bouquet of flowers But he got his comeuppance In his delight to smell good for romance He suffered a great fall When he put Ben Gay on his balls

Wordless Wednesday