Is there Dog Meat in Spam?

18 05 2007

I received a corker of a spam email today in my work account.

Made me laugh, I wanted to share it. . . . .

From: Zairiati Hendricks []
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 10:24 AM
To: Joey
Subject: Re:

Hello my friend!I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog, if medicine prices here (http://addressofwebsiteIwon’tpromote) are bad.Look, the site and call me 1-800 if its wrong..

My dog and I are still alive :)

I best get cracking and order me some cialis. . . . . . .

Marty’s Doppelganger

12 05 2007

One of my cats, Marty, has a doppelgänger living just across the street.

The Champ

My Handsome Marty

I’ve blogged about The Champ before, but I’ve never been able to get a ‘good’ picture of him to be able to do a picture comparision of the two of them. The Champ will be moving in a month (His owner just bought a new house), so I had to get this post in before the move.

Today The Champ was chilling out in wilds of my back yard. I invited him up to our house on the back deck, I was trying to get a picture of the two of them together.

Champ outside, Marty inside.

Besides the obvious fact they are both grey, with amazing emerald eyes, they also share the same sort of build and they are both Hemmingway POLYDACTYL (Extra Toe Cats).

I think that the Champ is longer and a lighter shade of grey, his face is also a little more angular than Marty’s.

They really are hard to tell apart, but I have no problem telling them apart. I think that the ease I have of telling them apart is how a parent knows their kids. Again in the theme of parents and children, I think my Marty is the most handsome :) hahahaha

Cute Cat Picture OVERLOAD

29 03 2007

One of the most enjoyable parts of blogging with WordPress specifically is the blog stats.  I very much enjoy the “keyword search”, which tells me what words people use to surf into my blog.  One of the pictures I linked to eons ago was entitled “cute-cat.jpg” and usually I get a ton of hits to my blog for that picture.  So to make my public happy, I have complied a whole bunch of “cute cat” pictures for your viewing pleasure. . . .

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Getting a New Puppy

28 03 2007

Now before anyone jumps to conclusions, and thinks I’ve switched sides from “cat person” to “dog person”  I’m just posting up a joke.   I’m too far into the cat fold to go back now!  hahah

 Breederx visited my site earlier, so I took a quick little gander at their little place on the expansive blogosphere. . . .

This entry, cut and pasted below, gave me quite a giggle – so I had to repost it.

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The Monday Melee (March 19 2007)

19 03 2007

Monday Melee

A Fracas Project! You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.


The Monday Melee Questions:

1. The Misanthtropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.

Assuming.  People who always assume.   About everything, anything. . . always assuming they know exactly how things are and how they will play out.

You know what they say, when you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME
2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.

On the heels of the Menu foods pet food recall, I checked out the list of effected foods.  It amazes me how many expensivefoods are in the list, when this company is using the same almost the formula & ingredients for inexpensive store brands. . . . listed below are the effected CAT FOODS

  1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
  2. Authority
  3. Best Choice
  4. Companion
  5. Compliments
  6. Demoulas Market Basket
  7. Eukanuba
  8. Fine Feline Cat
  9. Food Lion
  10. Foodtown
  11. Giant Companion
  12. Hannaford
  13. Hill Country Fare
  14. Hy-Vee
  15. Iams
  16. Laura Lynn
  17. Li’l Red
  18. Loving Meals
  19. Meijer’s Main Choice
  20. Nutriplan
  21. Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
  22. Nutro Natural Choice
  23. Paws
  24. Pet Pride
  25. Presidents Choice
  26. Price Chopper
  27. Priority
  28. Save-A-Lot
  29. Schnucks
  30. Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
  31. Sophistacat
  32. Special Kitty Canada (WalMart Brand)
  33. Special Kitty US
  34. Springfield Prize
  35. Sprout
  36. Total Pet
  37. Wegmans
  38. Western Family
  39. White Rose
  40. Winn Dixie

3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.

I don’t have administrator access to my work database anymore, and people keep asking me to fix things or do things I can’t with my limited access.  Poo! 
4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

My husband for changing paintball teams.  It was an incredibly hard decision.
5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.

I look darn good in glasses (see my new profile picture!) hahahahaha
6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.

Have a (stunt) double or clone when needed.

Tutoring in Neutering

9 02 2007

another quick message about spay and neuter!spay & neuter tutor

Play Nice! Meeeeow! Prevent a Litter, Fix Your Critter!

4 02 2007

spay and neuter

A Message to Our Pets

31 01 2007

For even more cute kittens!  Click here 

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – nose height.

Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food.

The other dishes are mine and contain my food.

Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does

not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that

aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me

to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about

this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your

comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It

is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the

fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and

having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years — canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough!

But I love you dearly, and wouldn’t trade you for anything.

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:

  1. They live here. You don’t
  2. If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture (That’s why they call it “fur”niture.)
  3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
  4. To you, it’s an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn’t speak clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

  1. Eat less
  2. Don’t ask for money all the time
  3. Are easier to train
  4. Normally come when called
  5. Never ask to drive the car
  6. Don’t have to worry about them trying drugs
  7. Don’t smoke or drink
  8. Don’t have to buy the latest fashions
  9. Never have to wash stinky gym clothes
  10. Don’t want to wear your clothes
  11. Don’t need a gazillion dollars for college

Man Bites Dog: Breed Specific Legislation

30 01 2007

A good friend of mine, who is an animal lover and an owner of an American Pit Bull dog, wrote a real eye opener of an article about BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). Please take a moment to read it.  The original article can be found here: Source from the I HEART PAWS website.

Remember, there are no bad dogs – just bad dog owners!



MAN BITES DOG: Breed Specific Legislation: 

“An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it” – James MichenerBreed Specific Legislation- a law, policy or ordinance that applies to a specific dog breed or breeds, but does not affect any others.The main goal of BSL is to completely eliminate the breed which is restricted by various means.

Genocide- the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. –

Holocaust- any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life. –

Since mass communication and the media commenced, a number of dog breeds have suffered great popularity.An influential happening that causes the masses to seek a specific breed of dog.This could range from a motion picture (101 Dalmatians), a commercial (Bud Light’s Bull Terrier, Spuds McKenzie), a television show (“Eddie” Moose from ‘Frasier’), or even an unfortunate event (Diane Whipple being killed by two dogs of the Perro de Presa Canario breed).Suddenly the demand overpowers the supply causing commercial breeders (puppy mills), and backyard breeders to hastily mass produce puppies for profit. “Breeding for the worse of the breed”- this always results in a decrease of breed quality in regards to both health and temperament.

Unfortunately due to irresponsible owners and/or media hype, specific dog breeds have become victim to “stereotypical” beliefs.For example: certain breeds of dog are inherently dangerous.Throughout time various dogs have gotten reputations based on media coverage and irresponsible owners.Several various breeds have been labeled “dangerous” during its turn as a “fad breed” including Great Danes, Pit Bull’s, German Shepherd Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers and many more.

Below is an excerpt taken from the book “Cesar’s Way”- written by Cesar Millan, renowned canine behaviorist regarding interaction with dogs: (they must be viewed)

“First, as:

2.Species: dog (Canis familiaris)

Then, as

3. Breed (Chihuahua, Great Dane, collie, etc.)

And last and least important

4. Name (personality)”

As you can see, a dog regardless of breed is first an animal, secondly a dog and then a breed.If this chart were turned in comparison to humans we would first be animals, then (species) human, then race.Would it be fair to stereotype an entire race based on good or bad experiences with only a few?

“It is true that Pit Bulls grab and hold on. But what they most often grab and refuse to let go of is your heart, not your arm.”- Vicki Hearne

“The picture I was offered, of the man jogging innocently by and the two dogs attacking and killing “out of nowhere” and “for no reason” simply did not make sense.I also found myself worried silly, because I have always suspected that it is expensive getting a Dog Bites Man item on the desk of a major newscaster, and I wondered who had paid for the crisis… I also assumed that in Ohio someone was mounting a statewide pit bull ban… And so I heard Dan Rather reporting on what sounded like something out of a horror flick, and assumed that some senator in Ohio was using pit bulls as a campaign issue, and this proved to be the case.A few months after that broadcast, Ohio passed what must be a singularly unconstitutional law, declaring that any animal of the breed commonly known as pit bulldog was prima facie vicious for purposes of that law…- Vicki Hearne pg. 12 “Bandit: Dossier of a Dangerous Dog”

Addressing common Pit Bull myths:

Pit Bulls attack more people than any other breed:

Bite statistics are extremely difficult to obtain accurately. Dogs that are referred to as “Pit Bulls” in statistical reports are factually a broad variety of breeds and mixes all lumped together under the term “Pit Bull”. Additionally, many people have a complicated time properly identifying a true Pit Bull from countless other breeds and mixes.Within the statistics are high volumes of dogs that have been misidentified.

Taking these matters into account, the true numbers of attacks attributable to American Pit Bull Terriers are considerably lower than represented. It is also vital to understand that the extreme popularity of the Pit Bull and pit bull-type breeds plays a huge role. By many estimates, Pit Bull breeds and mixes represent the most popular of all dog breeds. It is only logical to understand that the breed with a higher volume in population would be represented with a higher volume of bites.

According to older statistical reports for the Center of Disease Control, one will see that trends in breed popularity reflect in the number of bites attributed to a specific breed during a specific period of time.

At the same time there is no statistical proof that more bites occur by Pit Bull breeds or mixes.Whereas there is proof that negative Pit Bull related incidents make the media headlines far more often than negative press of other breeds.

Pit Bulls brains swell/never stop growing:

“This rumor started with the Doberman, and has since been said about game-bred dogs in general. The concept of an animal’s brain swelling or growing too large and somehow causing the animal to “go crazy” is not based in truth in any way.

Their brains grow at the same rate as any other dog, and the only time that a Pit Bull’s brain is going to swell is if it receives a serious injury. If an animal’s brain were to grow too big for its head, the animal would die.” –

Dogs react in the moment by triggering previous training and experiences.There are always reasons for a dog’s behavior, and when aggression arises the reasons can be caused by improper handling or an unknowledgeable/irresponsible dog owner, lack of socialization or training, a misreading of dog behavior by the owner and physical or mental ailment in rare accounts. Point being, dogs don’t “snap”, and the dogs that will develop behavioral issues cannot be determined by breed.

Pit Bulls have “lock jaw”:

Pit Bull breeds were bred from several other breeds of dog, how can they suddenly develop a major evolutionary change such as this?There is no scientific proof that there has ever been a “locking mechanism” found in the jaw of any Pit Bull breed, or any dog for that matter.This is purely another scare tactic used to wrongfully instill fear into the public regarding Pit Bull breeds.

Pit Bulls are the guardian’s of drug dens:

One matter that I find disturbing is that Pit Bull breeds are believed by some to be the “guardian’s of drug dens”.Firstly, a true Pit Bull should not excel at being a guard dog.Pit Bull breeds are known for their welcoming personality towards all humans- even strangers, which in turn makes them terrible guard dogs.To standard, a Pit Bull would not only have to be poorly bred but intensely conditioned to show the aggression imagined in this stereotype.

Pit Bulls are bulletproof:

My response to this should simply be that Pit Bulls will be bulletproof when pigs fly.The only way a bullet will “bounce” off of any dog would be if they were wearing bulletproof attire. In short, Pit Bulls are NOT bulletproof. In fact a Pit Bulls skin is no tougher or less prone to injury than any other breed of dog.An American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog- they do not have super powers.

Pit Bulls are inherently vicious:

I hate to call anyone bluntly ignorant, yet in this case it applies. Anyone who states that “Pit Bull breeds are vicious” is purely ignorant on the matter at hand.Firstly, a breed of dog cannot be deemed vicious.This is what I like to call “breedism” and is comparable to racism against humans.Only specific dogs can be vicious, not breeds.Generally, dogs that become vicious are taught this behavior through nurture.
(Continued at Source . . . . Article)

So you say you want a Dog?

14 01 2007

I have this little theory about people who say they wants dogs.  I believe there are only a small sect of people who are true-blue dog lovers and truly want dogs.

If you want a BIG HUGE dog, you really want to own horses.

If you want a TINY BITTY LITTLE dog, you really want a cat.

Only people who want MEDIUM SIZED dogs ACTUALLY want dogs. . . .

Joey Jo-Jo Joey jo jo jo

30 12 2006

This is Jo-Jo, my mother in law’s dog. Since she got her, I’ve been constantaly mistaken for her. I get called Jo-Jo, she gets called Joey. . . .

Could be worse, she could be calling me George. . . .

jo jo


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