Our mothers ashes?

April 19, 2014

So peewee

do you have moms ashes? Seems to me you have become the depository of relative’s ashes.   Our sister mentioned our moms ashes and I remembered that family has dumped them and other folks ashes off on you.  

Have you been moving around the country with them in your possession?  Don’t worry I’ve requested to be cremated when I die and I just want mine flushed down the toilet.  Free trip to China. Or do what others probably do dump the ashes out and sell the pretty urns as vases!


No, Lissa, I have not been traveling around the country with peoples’ ashes. Before I left Florida I sent them to our sister at her request. She was going to try to do something with them, or maybe get the three of us together to do something, but I don’t think anything has come of it.

I still think the coolest thing to do with ashes is to dig a big hole, pour them in there and then plant a tree.  They make great fertilizer, and the tree would eventually absorb the ashes.  If you needed a gravestone, you could always put some sort of plaque on or around the tree, but that’s so much better than putting someone in the ground all hermetically sealed in a coffin.

And if you needed somewhere to go visit the dead, you could always go picnic under the tree and feel close to your dear departed, all the while making the world just a little better place for having another life-giving tree on the planet.

Imagine creating parks instead of cemeteries!

So sorry, no toilet for you if I have anything to say about it.  Make mine a California redwood, please.  They live a long, long time.

My beloveds

April 18, 2014

My beloveds
Today Peewee,
Steeler joined Lambert Ash to ash….. We will scatter their combined ashes over their most favorite place in the Keys. Where they love to swim and frolic and could spend hours upon hours in the sun and sand. We will miss them so much. Thank you Peewee your gift, Steeler, was the dog love of my life. She and Lambert gave us so many beautiful happy years.

I’m so sorry, Lissa. The hardest part about having dogs is saying goodbye to them when they leave us; worse, having to make the decision to have them put out of their misery. You find yourself putting it off, just another day, wanting to hold on just a little longer.

Those were both great dogs, and the first ones, I think, you’ve ever really invited into your life. Sadly, I think you’ll find that you never let the ones that follow get quite as close to your heart. It’s only natural to guard against pain.

Pour yourself a nice big goblet of red wine, cuddle up with your furry friends and have a good cry, Lissa. Somewhere, Steeler and Lambert are frolicking on the beach together. They will be missed, but they had a really great life with you. And that’s all any dog could ever ask for.

Don’t bring guns into a knife fight

April 9, 2014

Okay Lissa, I can’t wait for the gun freaks to start pointing to today’s stabbing rampage at the school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and start saying, “See, it’s not the guns. People are just insane.”

While I won’t argue about the last part of that premise, I feel obliged to point out that if that student had had a gun, there would be 22 dead instead of 22 wounded, and we would never know what triggered the episode because the gunman would most likely be dead also.

Yes, people are crazy. Yes, we need better mental health care. But when you get right down to it, GUNS KILL PEOPLE. People hate people, people attack people, people stab people, but GUNS KILL PEOPLE. Where’s the argument? I DARE you!

In most states, it’s easier to get a license for your gun than for your dog.

My 9-year-old son keeps telling me, “it’s not fair.” He says this about everything, from being deprived of his recess to study for the FCAT exams to having to walk the dog when he comes home from school, in exchange for time on the computer.

Life is unfair. And people are irresponsible. You can’t just give everyone who wants one a gun. Sorry, but some people are stupid. Some people are ignorant. Some people are criminals, and some people are just plain evil.

Some people should never have kids. Some people should never have dogs. MOST PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER HAVE GUNS.

I agree. Licenses need to be issued after serious background and foreground checks before people have pets, children and guns!

Moving on!

April 8, 2014

Well Peewee

its looking a lot like Christmas, everywhere we see…..  Not really    It’s looking a lot like getting out of  Homestead, finally so free!

With luck and lots of it back to The Keys We will be!   

Whats up with you??


Well Lissa, it’s nice to have a plan. I wish I had one.

I’m still applying for jobs, saving my money and trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

I’d like to manage a mosquito control organization, particularly in light of the impending threat of dengue fever and a new and rapidly spreading threat from Africa called Chikungunya, but it remains to be seen whether I can convince anyone I am up to the task. I know I could do a really great job, if I just got the chance.

Still, things work out for the best, in the end. I’ll just have to wait and see. And so it goes.


This is just like one of Lissa’s Dogs!

April 5, 2014

This Dog Was Busted With a Hidden Camera. What He Was Caught Doing Made Me Laugh So Hard!.

This one’s funny too: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=733092423401783&id=166337376743960&_rdr
That second one is so funny. I have watched it so many times I know it by heart!

It’s your Day!

March 31, 2014

ImageHey old Girl!

happy birthday my best friend

I hope you you are having some fun today

not to be too depressing but Steeler my old girl who’s turning 13 had a stroke a couple days ago she’s doing fine now   it was in mini stroke   Makes me think  we need to have an exit strategy in life

I’m not about to let her suffer I won’t hold her rear end up when she poops.  The minute she can’t walk I’ll call the vet for that final housecall.  I hope we get the same for us when we are ready.  

Use by expiration date for me is clear  No walk, talk and dance and I’m done!
Check please?!



Wow, Lissa, 13 is good for a dog that size. I remember when I picked her out – she was the clown. Such a character! She always had that beautiful gait, so full of energy and so light on her feet. I hope she hangs on a few more years. She’s been a good friend.


A Rush to Closure

March 25, 2014

Call me a conspiracy theorist Lissa, but I still can’t help but wonder why NO ONE has followed up on any other possibilities as to the whereabouts of the missing plane. Although they claimed to be searching 23 countries or some jibberish, it seems like the whole focus has been on the Indian Ocean right from the get go. It’s as though the plane vanished by magic – magic by misdirection, that is.

Obviously without clear details as to what kind of signals were received when, there’s no way for anyone not privy to the real facts of the case to come to any sort of conclusion about the plane’s whereabouts beyond the one they’ve served up on a platter, just a little too quickly, in my opinion.

Even if they did have some sort of catastrophic event that took out the radios (how come other pilots heard cabin noises over the frequency?) and the transponder, and they programmed in a heading to take them back towards the airport or one nearby with a longer runway before they succumbed, what made the airplane turn AGAIN and head towards Australia?

I think the plane is out there, in the hands of terrorists who are plotting to do nefarious things with it while the world frets about some mysterious vanishing debris seen on a grainy satellite photograph.

I hope the authorities know more than they’re letting on, and they’re just pretending to go along with this ridiculous story.


Yeah Peewee,
The facts just don’t add up to the Indian Ocean theory. I don’t buy it either.
I’ve had my hands full this week. Rescued and adopted out the most precious puppy ever! Soliciting donations and sponsors for the animal Shelter golf tournament. In and out of vet with poor Bradshaw. Saved the neighbors dogs from a alligator in the backyard. Bought Big new skincare equipment. Learned it. It’s only Tues. Phew

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