8 years ago my sister suggested I find a way to publish the amusing emails I sent her about our dog Zoe. Now there is blogging! Zoe tales are about Zoe (3 1/2 lb Chihuahua), Gracie (bigger and the world's friendliest Chihuahua) and other stuff I am thinking about. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I have the best BFFs

"If anyone knows how wonderful it is to have entertaining friends, it's you. You've spent a whole lot of time cultivating just such a crew, and you don't take their affection lightly. You also don't invite someone into that circle without considering how their company will add to it, or how the existing members will take to them. So now that you're ready to 'open the books,' be sure someone lets this fortunate newcomer know just how special the invitation really is."
This is my horoscope from My Yahoo! today.  I don't know that it's much of a horoscope.  I mean, why aren't I going on a journey or meeting a tall, dark and handsome stranger?  But it is true that I have some high standards about who I am friends with.  I'm a snob.  There, I said it.
Frankly, I don't know that I'd make the cut for being friends with me.  Which is why I'm always supremely flattered when the bloggers I stalk give me shout outs on their blog, and better yet they sometimes let me stalk them offline, too!  Not only is it pretty much the only way I get traffic (my one faithful reader - my sister- asked me for this blog's URL recently - I mean just because I didn't post for 6 months you stop visiting?  Really?  WTF?!?) but I only stalk the really cool kids so it's like totally awesome when they send me the linky love.
So I don't know who the fabulous person it is to whom I'm about to "open the books."  My circles are so spread out across the country these days I count the years between seeing most of them in person and the visits are generally discreet, with one or two - not in circles.  Damn, I miss the chance to twirl in circles.  But anyhoo - if you're the lucky guy or gal the stars say are about to not only have the pleasure of my fabulous friendship, count your blessings that you are going to get an invitation to join my crew and that's really going to rock your world.


Saturday, February 25, 2006

R.I.P. Mama Kitty

My sister convened a family meeting this morning to discuss how to celebrate my mother's birthday.  I arrived to learn that Mama Kitty - the original feral cat, and mother and grandmother to the brood that my sister and her partner care for in their backyard - leader of the "backyard babies" had died.  She was probably hit by a car, which is sad, but she had a much better life and avoided that fate for years because of the fixin' and care given to her by the new owner of the house attached to the backyard that she had claimed as home.
Mama kitty was curiously small - much smaller than her children and grandchildren.  And had the wisdom of age and life on the streets.  She was the only one that wasn't freaked by Zoe's presence and Zoe respected her quiet authority. 
Here is a link to a story from my sister which includes the tale of when Mama Kitty met Zoe.
Rest peacefully Mama Kitty.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Spring is in the Air

Envy me.  It's been in the 70's all week, sunny, gorgeous, clear - I can actually peek at the Bay - and flowers are blooming.  There are cherry blossoms, camellias, cala lilies, daffodils and some beautiful and enormously fragrant white flower I discovered yesterday on the next block over while a was walking the dogs.  Now with all these blooms busting out all over you'd think the air around here would smell like perfume.  But no, it smells like skunk.  And now I know why.
It turns out that it's skunk mating season and when the boy skunks come a callin' the girl skunks are not only picky but they indicate their rejection of potential suitors by dousing them with stinky skunk spray. 
And I am happy to know that I have until April to enjoy this charming aroma.  Oh, joy.
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Monday, February 06, 2006

Favorite New Finds

I am so going to have to figure out how to add Flickr photos to this blog.  I've never used Flickr or found out what it is all about.  But I found this stream of pictures My Chihuahua is Cuter than Your Chihuahua. that is motivating me to learn all about it.
Also, I discovered a blog that reviews much of the same impulsively purchased food items as I often enjoy and occasionally mention here.  Check out The Impulsive Buy.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Message from the Universe - Must. Blog. More.

I get this daily horoscope email (for entertainment purposes only, of course) that I love for the occasionally wacky and/or scarily accurate readings.  The one for tomorrow (Feb 02, 2006) is more like a giant wack on the head from the universe that I interpret as saying:  "Wag - get your ass in gear and actually post to your blog once in a while, girl!  It will be all good."


"Are you an intellectual or a poet, WAG, a novelist or a play-write? The celestial energy is leaving you alone with your anxieties and questions. You are sure of only one thing: words are the friends you have decided to spend the rest of your life with. This is a kind of dream and a challenge that corresponds well to your sign as a Gemini. Get to work. You will find your vocation as well as your passion in your writing."


from astrocenter.com

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