Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Foxey, She Was A Good Dog

I know I said I was taking a break, and I am, but I had to get this out.

My heart is hurting today.

Last night, we went to go visit a friend of ours. We didn't leave her house until after nine last night. When we approached the driveway to our house, we saw a prone figure right past the drive. It was small and furry.

I knew something had gotten hit in front of our house, but we live out in the country. It's normal to see dead animals in the road all the time.

However, something told me that this wasn't an armadillo or a fox or a cat.

Something told me it was Foxey.

For those of you who don't know Foxey, she is our neighbors dog. The cutest little thing you've ever seen. She's always been an outside dog and when Max, our dog, came along, they hit it off right away. Foxey was at our house almost as much as she was at hers. I saw that dog EVERY DAY.

She had a way of begging for a belly rub by looking at you with those brown eyes and then flopping on her back and exposing her belly.

It was so cute, you couldn't help but oblige.

Even my mom gave in. And she's not a big "petter" of animals.

She was such a smart dog, too. I know that in the end a car got her, but she really was pretty car smart. There were occasions of near misses, but you get that a lot around here.

When we pulled in the driveway and got out of the car, Max came up to me and was whining. He usually greets us with some very enthusiastic fully body twists or by jumping up on us, but this time, he made his way to me and sat near me and whined.

That was my second clue that it was Foxey lying there in the road.

I told my mom and LOML to go inside the house and wait until after I had a chance to take a look. I went and grabbed my flashlight and walked to the road.

As soon as I saw the red flea collar, I knew.

And I cried. I cried like a baby while standing over her wee body.

I cried for this little furry bundle of love.

I cried for the two girls across the road who just lost a pet.

I cried for Max who was obviously missing his companion.

I cried for LOML who loves all animals.

I cried for myself. I loved that little dog like she was my own.

It was so rare to not see Max and Foxey together. They barked and growled at each other. Max nipped at her. Foxey would bite back. Two seconds later, they would start chasing each other around and then they'd come up on on the porch and lay down next to each other.

They were friends.

And she will be missed.


Mama Dawg

Monday, July 20, 2009

Taking A Break

As you may have noticed (or not), I've been "gone" from the blog world recently.

No specific reason. I'm just tired. Work is kicking my ass and I really don't feel like blogging and/or reading blogs. Not that I don't want to know what's going on in your lives, I'm just having so much trouble right now keeping up with my own.

I'll be back soon. Probably reading instead of writing, but I'll be back up to speed soon.


Mama Dawg

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

White Sandy Beach

When I think of Hawaii these days, I think of this man and this song and Psuedo, of course!



Wannabe in Hawaii Mama Dawg

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

For Detroit

Even if you're not an Eminem fan, this is a great song. Yeah, he still drops "F" bombs, but it's appropriate*.


Mama Dawg

*it's appropriate to the song for the feelings he has about what Detroit's become, not because it's a horrible place. Just wanted to clarify. He's from Detroit and it's his homeplace. He is trying to honor it in this song, not villify it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blah, Blah, Blah...

...that's how I feel lately.

I'm feeling so disconnected from everyone and everything lately. I'll snap out of it, but still, it's annoying. For you guys AND for me. Well, mostly for me.


I woke up this morning to a sticky note on my t.v. from LOML. It said:

"Why did the veggie band have to break up?"

"Because it didn't have a beet."


I have no clue when she did it. It had to have been in the middle of the night. Because I turned the t.v. off and went to bed and it wasn't there. When I woke up at 5 this morning, there it was.

She's great. Yet another reason why I love her.


I had my underwear on inside out all day yesterday. I didn't discover this fact until I had been to the bathroom for the THIRD time. Call me clueless.


We have two skunks living under our house.

Correction: should have used the word "HAD".

I found their weetle dead bodies in the road yesterday morning on the way to work.

They were babies (or really, really young ones). I'd watch them walk and they tippy toed when they walked. The were sooooooooooooo adorable. I think they were killed by a car when they were trying to cross the highway to get away from the dogs that kept bothering them.


I don't have to work tomorrow. Whoo Hoo!


I've been enjoying the warm weather. I've been able to pick enough blackberries on my hill to make about 4 cobblers. And we have enough plums to make about 6 cobblers. I'm gonna be cobblered out this winter.


I'm weird with my desserts. I like my desserts to go along with my seasons. When it's cold out, I want cobblers and pies and spice cakes.

In the summer, I want Popsicles, ice cream and shakes.

I'll take cupcakes and brownies all year long, though.


I need more wine.


I'm so looking forward to July 18th. That's when I and a whole bunch of other people are going to see the new Harry Potter flick at the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans. If you live in NOLA, join us!


My underwear is on the right way today.

I think.


I'm back on twitter. Did anyone miss me?


Max turned 1 on Tuesday. Or at least, that's the day we chose to use as his birthday considering I found him starving to death and had no clue how old he truly was.

We celebrated by giving him a cookie and some chew toys. The fuzzy toy has already been buried God knows where and the rest are all over the yard. He's gotten obsessed with this rope toy that he got. He carries it around in his mouth EVERYWHERE.


Anyone else watching "America's Got Talent"?

I LOVE that show. I don't like American Idol. Too much singing. I love the different acts.

I still think Eli Mattson from last year got robbed. He was BRILLIANT!!! Not that Neal E. Boyd wasn't, but Eli is incredible.

Sigh........so far I'm liking Kevin Skinner and that young magician. Oh, and the guy that was on last last night. That breakdancing had me jumping up out of my seat.

Updated to add youtube vid of Eli Mattson from last year:


That's it folks.

Have a great 4th of July!


Mama Dawg

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