Posts filed under ‘Animals’

John Boehner’s Doppelgänger

Is it the tangerine hue of his skin? Or the antagonistic look in his green eyes? Our beloved Speaker of the House sure does resemble Scar, the villain from The Lion King.

April 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm 1 comment

Goodbye for Now, Boyfriend

I just found out that our beloved cat, Boyfriend, died yesterday.  He was at least 12, but we’ll never know his exact age because he just started coming by our house one day and eventually decided to stay.  He was blind in one eye and had a cute little birthmark on his lip.  Boyfriend was a pacifist, a diplomat, and a master snuggler.

It’s been over a decade since I lost a pet and less than two years since Alex died, so Boyfriend’s death is really difficult for me.  I like to think I’ll see him again, though, and I find solace in that hope.

When asked whether animals have souls and could experience an afterlife, author and veterinarian James Herriot replied, “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. You’ve nothing to worry about there.”

Cats really are just little people in fur coats.

September 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

Creative Baby Shower Ideas

I’m going to my first baby shower on August 15, and the mother-to-be had the
bright idea of choosing me to come up with PG-rated games!  Here’s what I have so far:

  • The “dirty” diaper – Fill four diapers with the following: microwaved Snickers bar, pumpkin pie filling, chocolate mousse, and slightly melted peanut butter chocolate ice cream.  Have each guest take a spoon and sample each diaper treat.  Make sure to take lots of  (blackmail) pictures.  The person in the grossest looking picture wins.
  • Pin the tail on the baby – Blindfold guest and spin her around 3 times.  Watch as she tries to adhere one of the following types of tails to the baby’s diaper:  devil, lion, zebra, bunny, piglet, raccoon, skunk.  The person with the best placed tail wins.
  • Name game – Come up with mean nicknames for all the names the mom-to-be was thinking of naming her child (but didn’t).  Examples:  Martin = Farty;  Lauren = Lard-en.  The person who thinks of the meanest nickname wins.

August 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm 1 comment


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