Friday, September 30, 2005

This is the older boy, sitting in MY spot.  Posted by Picasa

I'm the queeeeeeeen of the world! Posted by Picasa

This is NOT a small jar of Nutella, they don't sell this size in the US. Posted by Picasa

If you read blurry Italian this would tell you all about the ingredients Posted by Picasa

To clarify any confusion

Nutella®, in its original form, was first created in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, cocoa was in short supply because of rationing due to World War II, so chocolate was very limited. So Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend the chocolate supply.

It's Friday

Friday means Stuff Portrait time, did you know?
will tell you all about it.

It's that time again! Posted by Picasa

This is NOT where these belong. Notice how they have been placed for the maximum trip hazard in the exact center of the walkway, it is the special gift of the smaller child here. Posted by Picasa

This is the big bed, I will not get into how it was broken-- on more than one occasion, or give the obvious solution to the problem.  Posted by Picasa

This is something I never eat, they won't let me. See the small glasses, all were purchased filled with Nutella, I am telling you, this family has a major Nutella addiction and they NEVER share with me! Posted by Picasa

OK, I had to let the alpha female do a rant to get MY pictures taken, give and take ya know (that is what we call it when we she gets her way, otherwise it is called blackmail). Food like this prompts comments like, "Why not just eat cardboard...or glue?" "The whiter the bread the quicker you're dead." "That crap is 8/9th fat, can you not feel the gooey greasy covering your teeth and your arteries with every bite??" Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Since all my pictures are all naked all the time I decided to include the alpha female in the HNT madness. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I stole this from Thomcat, who stole it from Mel.
The theft that keeps being stolen, and thanks!

1. Legal First name? Well, this is complicated, my first name was Pocus, but that wasn't legal. My legal/registered name is Sisu's Magic Sprite, but that was with the plan of calling me Ariella.
2. Were you named after anyone? Yes, the sprite in The Tempest, but I am female, so they added the "la"
3. Do you wish on stars? Yes, frequently...still waiting, just for the record.
4. When did you last cry? When we were watching The General, Keaton finally triumphs, such a tender moment.
5. What is your favorite lunch meat? Yes
6. What is your birth date? April 25th
7. Whats your most embarrassing CD? Sound track to "Hope Float". It was a gift!! I swear!
8. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? But of course
9. Do you use sarcasm a lot? No, never, as if.
10. What are your nicknames? Puppycat, Boppy, Brutisima grande, Princess
11. Would you bungee jump? logistical issues there, probably not
12. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Um, shoes?
13. Do you think that you are strong? Let's find out, shall we? Tug o war?
14. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? anything with chocolate, mmmmm, chocolate, they NEVER let me have chocolate
15. Shoe Size? Um, shoes?
16. Red or pink? red
17. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? Lack of certain important sexual organs, damn you Bob Barker, damn you!!
18. Who do you miss most? My uncle Pilot
19. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Um, pants?
20. What are you listening to right now? Crash Test Dummies, God Shuffled His Feet
21. What did you eat for breakfast? Science Diet Lamb and Rice with an egg
22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I am guessing black
23. What is the weather like right now? Drizzly and 55.
24. Last person you talked to on the phone? Um, phone?
25.The first things you notice about the opposite sex? Hello, I AM a dog, do you really want to get into this?
26. Do you like the person who sent this to you? I think I mostly like the guy I stole it from, although he recently confessed he doesn't like dogs, so I dunno.
27. Favorite Drink? Finely aged toilet bowl water
28. Hair Color? black
29. Do you wear contacts? no
30. Favorite Food? raw cow
31. Last Movie You Watched? Princess Bride
32. Favorite Day Of The Year? Water Trials, AKA water dog family reunion
33. Scary Movies Or Happy Endings? happy endings
34. Summer Or Winter? winter
35. Hugs OR Kisses? yes
36. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? I think it would be chocolate if they would just let me have some!
37. Living Arrangements? Alpha male and female, two pests, aged 9 yrs and 6 yrs.
38. What books Are You Reading? Hound of the Baskervilles
39. What's On Your Mouse Pad? some sort of boy goo on solid blue
40.What Did You Watch Last night on TV? Myth Busters
41. Favorite Smells? Dogs, deer, dead things, droppings
42. Favorite junk food? lamb lung....mmmmmm
43. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles
44. What's the farthest you've been from home? couple hundred miles, Pacific Beach

There do you know me better now?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Relaxing in my favorite perch with my stuffed bear after protecting my yard...aaaah. Posted by Picasa

Watching over the birdfeeders, those deer better stay away! Posted by Picasa

My yard, and my pests. Posted by Picasa

Well, since you liked that last one, this is me at 6 weeks, hanging with my sis. I am the photogenic one, Orca is fixated on the toy. Posted by Picasa

A moment from my childhood so you can all appreciate the fact that I have ALWAYS been completely adorable. Posted by Picasa

"I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" Fred Jungclaus
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Monday, September 26, 2005

I look like a what?!?!?!

Ok, it has recently been commented that I look like a cocker spaniel, and even, god forbid, a poodle.
I will try to maintain a sense of equilibrium in the face of these insults as it is probably a lack of education, not cruelty.

Here, dear readers, is a brief article about my honored heritage.
Known for centuries along Portugal's coast, this seafaring breed was prized by fishermen for a spirited, yet obedient nature, and a robust, medium build that allowed for a full day's work in and out of the water. The Portuguese Water Dog is a swimmer and diver of exceptional ability and stamina, who aided his master at sea by retrieving broken nets, herding schools of fish, and carrying messages between boats and to shore. He is a loyal companion and alert guard. This highly intelligent utilitarian breed is distinguished by two coat types, either curly or wavy; an impressive head of considerable breadth and well proportioned mass; a ruggedly built, well-knit body; and a powerful, thickly based tail, carried gallantly or used purposefully as a rudder. The Portuguese Water Dog provides an indelible impression of strength, spirit, and soundness.
An animal of spirited disposition, self-willed, brave, and very resistant to fatigue. A dog of exceptional intelligence and a loyal companion, it obeys its master with facility and apparent pleasure. It is obedient with those who look after it or with those for whom it works.
The Portuguese Water Dog is spirited yet obedient, robust, and of unexaggerated, functional conformation; sure, substantially boned and muscled, and able to do a full day's work in and out of the water.

for more info, see

What do you think, how do I look in brown? Posted by Picasa

Man, don't Shakespeare's sonnets just reach you right to your soul? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

I found a poem today, started a while back and clearly born of a distinct thought, but I have no idea where it was headed.
Here for your reading enjoyment, a poem part remain incomplete forever.

When you think of passion do you think of sex and heat? Do you picture bodies writhing between smooth satin sheets?
Or do you think of business; people slaving through their days, every conscious moment focused on accounts and IRAs?
Do you imagine sportsmen sweating as they ski or bike or climb? Living for the next time, devoting every dime.

This is what passes for affection from the secondary members of my pack. Notice the strangulation and the extreme patience with which I bear it. Sigh, and the thing is...I am pretty sure I could take him. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Speeeeeeeed, baby!!

You know, there is nothing in the world like the feeling of the wind in your face, the call of the open road. Forget the call of the wild, the accomodations and catering SUCK!

No thanks, I'm fine, I don't want to sit right now.

Now, far be it from me to speak for the whole of the canine world, but let me just tell you a lack of following direction does not always directly correspond to the intelligence of the creature who chooses not to do as instructed.

"You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to bother." - Rick Horowitz, Chicago Tribune

I am a day late

Due to the complex nature of interspecies communication and various other factors I am posting the Friday pictures of stuff on Saturday, but I enjoyed seeing Snavy's under counter radio so much, I just had to join in.

This is the cell phone of the house, it is much complained about by the alpha male who calls it more often than any other human being...hmmm, people are so interesting Posted by Picasa

This is the camera of the house. It says it is a Sony Cybershot blah blah blah, if you push the botton on the takes a pic, just like every other camera. Posted by Picasa

This was purported to be hours of entertainment and good for dental hygiene...I never play with it. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 23, 2005

A little friend of mine, just waiting to rain destruction on you. Posted by Picasa

To be fair...

to those who feel superior about some canine behavior.... oh wait, why be fair? You feed us co-op dog food and perform unexpected surgeries, never mind.
Instead ponder what this great man has finally realized.
"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends." - Alexander Pope

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Half Nekkid Thursday Posted by Picasa

HNT Button

In answer to an inquiry

The tree peeing is a highly refined system deeply unappreciated by the bipeds.
Our version of internet dating and communication has been around for eons and the server never crashes.
As to that other little matter...
you KNOW if you could reach them comfortably you would spend alot of your free time licking your genitals too.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Do you think we really care?

You know how we canine types will listen to you tell us anything? Get over yourselves, you are NOT that interesting, we are waiting for the word "walk", or "treat".
Just keep stroking me and I'll keep listening.
Here is a tip by a wise man;
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." - Edward Abbey

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Nice to know at least one of you gets it.

"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck

Monday, September 19, 2005

What is their deal?

There were deer in the yard again. I frightened them away, ha, that will teach them! The alpha female yelled at me, ungrateful b****.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

This is me getting ready to start my blog. I hope you enjoy sharing my thoughts with me Posted by Picasa