I'm not one of those gals who dresses their dogs up for Halloween--mainly because I believe they would conspire and kill me in my sleep. I sure did find some awesome pictures of very cute and tolerant (read: ASHAMED) pups in costumes.
This last one actually scared me.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM DIPPED IN CREAM!!
Screencap via TheWeatherChannel.com
I'm glued to the TV just like the rest of you are, following the progression of this monster, Hurricane Sandy. The Weather Channel has released an extremely grim and ominous statement:
- History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States.
- REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), TROPICAL STORM, POST-TROPICAL, EXTRATROPICAL, WHATEVER -- OR WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER -- PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM NEED TO HEED THE THREAT IT POSES WITH UTMOST URGENCY.
- TAKE COASTAL FLOODING EVACUATION ORDERS SERIOUSLY; PREPARE FOR DOWNED TREES AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE BY OBSERVING TORNADO SAFETY GUIDELINES, I.E. STAYING INSIDE AND GETTING INTO THE LOWEST, MOST-INTERIOR PORTION OF THE BUILDING OR ANOTHER DESIGNATED SAFE PLACE; BE KEENLY AWARE OF YOUR LOCATION'S SUSCEPTIBILITY TO FLASH FLOODING (URBAN AND SMALL STREAM) FROM RAINFALL AND RIVER RISES; KNOW THAT YOU COULD BE WITHOUT POWER FOR A LONG TIME BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING FROM IMPROPER USE OF GENERATORS.
This bitch ain't playin'.
In all seriousness, the concern is that some folks may not be heeding the advice by Officials to stay inside, stay with your loved ones, get to a shelter if need be. **If you've been told to EVACUATE, do it!**
Some shelters even have space and facilities for PETS. Please do your very best to take care of your furry loved ones, too.
Please stay close to your loved ones and take care of each other. Love to my family and friends (and contributing writers!) who are in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
Oh dear. This is veddy, veddy sad news indeed. One of Queen Elizabeth II's beloved corgis has died, along with a weinerdog-corgi mix.
Monty and two other corgis greeted actor Daniel Craig, playing 007 in the short film. The death of Monty, 13, who was previously owned by the Queen Mother, leaves two corgis in the palace. The royal family's ties with the breed began when the future George VI bought his first Pembroke corgi in 1933.
The palace announced the death of Monty and of Cider, a dorgi, or dachsund-corgi cross-breed.
In the short film, screened ahead of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games, the dogs ran down the stairs and performed tummy rolls.
They then stood as a helicopter took off for the Olympic stadium, carrying Bond and a stunt double of the monarch.
Willow and Holly are the two remaining corgis. And two dorgis, Candy and Vulcan, remain at the palace.
Hmmm...I wonder why both doggies died? The Palace is only making the statement, but without specific details.
Yes. WE are. My SilverFox husband and I have been waiting like expectant parents for our new baby. We've gone through a litany of drills and tests and home-visits to ensure that we are indeed good enough and smart enough to care for a whippet. (This will be our 4th whippet. You'll remember we lost
Liz Taylor our beloved Angelina back in March.)
So. I'll be running in and out today, preparing the nursery...that kind of thing. Be prepared to have videos and photos crammed down your collective throats once our new boy settles in. Or the very second he sets foot in the house.
So, yeah. After that last post, I thought I'd lighten up a bit. Get ready to laugh.
I was literally laughing my head off (I still can't find it--it must be with James, the boxer's eye under the bed?) when I read these names. PetInsurance.com was mentioned in a Today Show piece on MSN.com today, with a list of ridiculous dog names. Take a look at these silly monikers, won't you?
Pickle Von Corndog
Doogie Schnauzer MD
I Am Sparticus
Angus Sir Loin
Bam-Bam Noodle Butt
Inspector Foo Foo
And my favorite:
"There are a lot of words that could be used to describe Beth Larocca’s English bulldog, but only one word says it all: Lunchbox. “Her shape just fit,” said Beth. “She looks like a lunchbox. Plus, she eats everything.” A longtime English bulldog owner, Beth believes all good English bulldogs should have a good name. Before Lunchbox she was the proud owner of Gorby, and she once met an English bulldog named Pot Roast. “Everyone loves the name Lunchbox and I can’t imagine her with any other name,” said Beth. “She went as a lunchbox for Halloween a few years ago and people loved it.”
Click on one of those links to see what face matches the name. Make sure you have a Puppy Pad handy. You'll pee.