Oh, Go Fly A Kite!

With the waning of August and the approach of cooler fall breezes, the time is right to fly a kite!  Whether you prefer the swoops and dives of “stunt” kites, or the peaceful, serene floating of the classic box kite, you’ll find kite flying to be a relaxing way to spend quality time with family and friends.

It’s a good idea, however, to weigh more than six pounds.


Last sighted over Boise by Maria N.

They Grow Up So Fast…

Those fragile, squinting eyes; those tentative first steps; that precious moment when they look to you with faces that radiate pure love.  And before you know it…

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… they’re engaging in scandalous butt-biting (in plain sight of the entire Ladies Aid Society and Sewing Circle, mercy!), smashing up the Mercedes and calling you at 3AM to bail them out of Juvenile Hall.


Kids these days, Linda G.

I’ll See Your Little OMGPON1ES!1!!

… and raise you a little OMGPONY with an OMG EVEN LITTLER PONIEEZ!!!1!!!11!!


Awwww!  Give us a little smile!


How about a little drink?


And let’s give sender-inner DB a great big little hand!

Seriously, You’re Wearing That?

No, really, it’s a together look.  Those checkerboard leggings really work with the plaid in that kilt, the feather boa nicely softens the effect of those leather gauntlets, and that “Partridge Family” lunch box makes a chic evening bag.  And I agree with you: That yellow-and-pink bra is too pretty to be worn underneath your blouse; good call on that one.  So you’ll be home early, then?


Friday Haiku: Leaf Me Alone!

Reclusive rodent
Sits shyly in summer shade
Her haiku heaven


Lovely “Poupette” courtesy lecritiquedeparfum.com

Cavalcade of Vaguely Unsettling Facial Expressions!

Figure 1: The “what are you doing with that chainsaw, Reverend?”

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Figure 2: The “ghost story at summer camp”


Figure 3: The “Silence of the Lambs”


Photos by Jessica C., Siberian Husky puppy Belfi by Ritmó, and Eddie and Ginger F.

C.O. Summer Vacation Travel Tips!

No visit to scenic Yellowstone National Park is complete without a stop at the “Old Floof-ful” geyser, so nicknamed because it erupts like clockwork every six hours, which coincidentally is also when Old Floof-ful gets out for meals and walkies.

Let's just say that my tummy ain't the only thing rumbling around here.

Uh, better stand back, Carmen G.

The Cat at the Fax

The Cat at the Fax sighed a pendulous sigh,
“If my fax won’t go through, I think I’ll just die!
This job is a bore, this task unbelievable,
There’s just one fax for all Accounts Receivable!”

“I’m definitely not having lots of fun that is funny!
The paper keeps crinkling!  The toner is runny!
‘PC Load Letter’?! What the #$@& does that mean?
I can’t comprehend this infernal machine!”

“And when it does work, it spits pages of spam,
For MLM seminars staged by Sam I Am.
If I didn’t need this job, I know just what I’d do,
I’d teach this contraption thing one or thing two!”

adorable kitteh wilber faxing

With apologies to Dr. Seuss, Mike Judge, Office Max, sender-inner Kat T. and anyone who likes poetry in general.

Welcome to Baskin-Slobberins

May I offer you a sampling spoon?  Our featured flavors today are Kibble Ripple, Nea-paw-litan, French Poodle Vanilla, and Rocky Ruh-Road.




Your “Qanuk” has such a cute face, “crazyface.”

This Job Sucks, But in a Good Way

According to the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, two red panda cubs were abandoned by their mother, so zookeepers at China’s Taiyuan Zoo found a replacement: A dog owned by a nearby farmer.  Thanks to the milk of this generous pup, two endangered cubs are growing up.




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