Tink: Do you like my new blog-job?
Hoop: What is that in the title?
Tink: It's pickles and Bologna, duh.
My thanks to Newt, for the inspiration and to Fa, for the dimensions. I kind of like it... It's retro.
And then again, I kind of think it looks like Barney puke. So it may be totally different by Monday. Ah, the possibilities of a weekend. Give me Paintshop and booze, I dare you!
Wednesday morning, the day Emma's new family was coming to pick her up, the dog disappeared. Mom wasn't concerned at first. The dog is prone to wandering, obviously. But she always seems to magically appear around breakfast. This day she didn't. By late afternoon everyone was panicked, afraid Emma had been hit by a car or picked up by someone with less sincere intentions. So Papa Bear started knocking door to door.
It wasn't long before they got some information. The people two houses down admitted to calling the pound on her earlier that morning. To which my Stepdad responded, "Oh no! That's our friend's dog. We've been watching it for him while he's on vacation. He's going to be so upset." My Mom just stared at him, open mouthed. The neighbors looked puzzled, and then annoyed. "That dog has been wandering around the neighborhood for a week... and it's half starved!"
We still can't figure out if he meant to lie or if that's just what fell out of his mouth when he opened it.
So Emma's soon-to-be family went over to the humane society yesterday where they were told, quite rudely, "By law we have to quarantine her for five days. And we can't guarantee she wont contract something from one of the other dogs while she's here. You might want to have your vet check for Parvo if you get her. And if you're still interested by Tuesday you better not be over 30 minutes late. We're booked and we WILL put her to sleep."
I'm so glad common decency and humanity is still practiced in this day and age.
Cross your fingers that Emma is OK when they go to pick her up. This is a really kind family. They will take wonderful care of her. In fact... when the humane society offered to give them a discount on another (available) pooch instead of taking Em, they were outraged. They told them they'd be "waiting at the gate on Tuesday morning" and that the pound employees should be the ones worried about being 30 minutes late.
Courtesy of Odd Mix:
The words for this weekend are...
Participants can enter a drawing for a 7 day cruise!!
Not really... But it IS fun.
Whirlwind Yearbook from Paulina Donovan
Second Desist from Montague Lamb
Charmed Fallout from Adam Fleming
Daily Hoop Conversation:
Hoop: When I went to the interview I could tell the lady really liked me.
Tink: Oh? Well that's good.
Hoop: I really like this company. I hope I get the job.
Tink: Was she cute?
Hoop: *Answers quickly* NO.
Hoop: Are you feeling jealous?
Tink: Absolutely not. I was just curious.
Hoop: You wouldn't tell me if you were, would you?
Hoop: Babe... Are you worried?
Tink: I said "NO."
Hoop: You have nothing to worry about. I love you. You are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen.
Tink: Now you're catching on.
Have a GREAT weekend!