Category Archives: Crazy Critters

Tigger Mischief

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

If only I had a video camera rolling… I could have won some bucks on one of those home video shows.

Last night Damon brought home pet food from Pet Place Plus. In the bag were five cans of cat food and about a pound of bulk dog cookies. He put it on the kitchen table and went to the back of the house. (Of course Tigger is not allowed on the table.) I was in the living room and suddenly heard a big crash-bang, then Tigger took off running down the hall screaming like he was in a fight, the the pet food bag handle around him, and food flying everywhere! OMG poor Tigger… I was laughing so hard! I went to check on him, still laughing, he was OK but he was hiding under the desk hissing. I got the bag off him but he would not come out until I put canned food in his dish. When Damon asked what was going on, I told him what happened and we both laughed… Tigger went and hid again .


My life has a Soundtrack

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Yesterday I had to bring my cat Tigger to the vet for an infected tooth, I pulled his crate from the basement fully expecting him to hiss and run. He didn’t see me. (TG!) I propped the crate upright on a kitchen chair with the door facing up and the table holding the crate in place then it was off to find Tigger. When I approached him he put his ears back, as if he knew I was up to something and started to back off. When I picked him up he immediately started pushing himself away. To get him in the crate I  hold him by the scruff, hold his hind feet and tail, stuff him in feet first, hold my hand over the opening so he does not escape, then close the hatch. All went according to plan.

Now I have a pissed off Tigger in a crate, oh for joy. I put him in the car, buckled the crate into the seat and headed for the vet. Tigger was yowling so I thought I’d turn the radio station from hard rock music to classical, hoping to calm him down. I hit the button, and as if I had cued it, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor started on the radio, at the beginning! (If you are unfamiliar with that title here is the piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o ) It turned out to be the perfect background music. Tigger has an abscessed right fang, he’s scheduled to have it extracted Tuesday.


Shuffle off to Buffalo

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
The Mustang

The Mustang

~ 17th Aniversary ~

Our anniversary landed on a Saturday this year, it was our 17th, we usually just go out to dinner without the kid but since it was not a “school night” we had room to do a little more. I’ve been bugging my hubby for months to plan something special but with no luck, it was as if my lips were moving but nothing was coming out. Turd. I gave up.
The week of our anniversary I called my yard sale buddy Irene to see if we were doing our thing
Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble

Saturday morning but she had to work. Bummer! I was expecting house guests Sunday, just had 2 sets of house guests come and go over the last month, and had been busy with the county fair the week before so I made plans for housekeeping, dinner with my hubby, and more housekeeping. He actually committed himself to dinner with me, maybe he had a fever, who knows. I had something a little special planned for him but men are easy… show up naked, bring beer. I just made a variation on that theme.

WOW!
Ahead of the Storm

Ahead of the Storm

He said “get packed, we are spending the night in West Yellowstone”.
WOW!
The practical side of me had to ask… “you rented it didn’t you?” he did. whew. “What about the kid?” I had to ask.
He said he gave him $50 and told him to take care of himself for the weekend. (our son will be 15 in a couple of weeks)
So I packed my overnight bag and my camera stuff, as I was packing my buddy Irene called… remember her, she had to work so we could not go yard sailing… she was sailing away with out me!!! My sly hubby had stopped by her house earlier that week and told her of his evil plan.
Hebgen Lake

Hebgen Lake

We left instructions for the kid, made arrangements for him to be checked on, put our bags in the wee tiny trunk, put the roof down, and we hit the road. We had lunch at Old Faithful, did the tourist thing on the west side of the park then checked into our hotel in West Yellowstone. We had a great day… and evening . The next day we drove around Hebgen and Quake lakes, drove around the east side of the park all with the roof down.
Buffalo Flyer

Buffalo Flyer

The only snag was a buffalo jam between Canyon and Lake that left me wanting for our gas guzzling Suburban. Those animals think they own the road!! They were here first so I guess they do. – Click to View Buffalo Video –I was a little nervous, one turn of that massive and my husband would have been toast. The park hands out flyers at the gates warning of the danger. We could only sit there and be quiet, with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide… just don’t piss off the buffalo. These are actually called bison but everyone refers to them as buffalo.
FUN FUN FUN. What a great way to see Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park.
Mt. Moran

Mt. Moran