Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Silvie isms...001

Humans grossly underestimate the value of a tail.
Wagging your tail makes you way more popular than wagging your tongue.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Yes, animals do feel, but apparently humans can't believe it.

For sure, good buddy.  As if. Go watch animals who think like people?  Why are you downgrading animals?  It must be real acting on their part.
Yawn. Animals doing things like real people?! Helloooo???? Look around. Where have you been? From service dogs, to "pets" we all DO things like or better than some "real people"!!!!

Ok, who came up with this lame lame campaign? On principle alone, all animals should urge their human to boycott this. For so many reasons.

Deep breath to calm down. I know where this whole theoretical construct comes from. It is awkward anthropomorphizing.[Yes I did use some big words, because I CAN!] It comes from the egocentric view that only hoooomans [I choose to misspell it to indicate my anger at them- get over it] can think, feel, and engage in goal directed behavior. No, it is NOT a minor thing. No this is NOT cute. It is precisely that kind of thinking that is at the core of puppy mills, animal trafficking etc.

If they understood that we are like humans in that we think, feel etc., nobody would tolerate what goes on every day in puppy mills. Nobody with a conscience that is. What this trailer purports to show is exceptional behavior. The truth is... there is nothing exceptional about it except the it's an overstated fallacy that it is marketing.

Universe, listen up! Animals do think, feel, love, grieve, care for, enjoy, observe, etc. etc. etc. If hooomans actually understood that, maybe then we could move off this conversation. Until you do get it, you cannot call yourself civilized. Being hoooman is NOT the end all. Maybe some hoomans should try being more animal like.

Yes I am cranky. I am frustrated, I want you to get my point. While the movie trailer is retro styled for "wide audience appealing cuteness" it is still offensive.

THUMBS DOWN from me. I am not watching it.
Ick. Get it already.

Now where is my breakfast, and momma no funny business today. I am not in the mood for booby trapped cheese. If you have to give me my allergy pill, just give it to me.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Reflection Moment

Speaking of the sun... are we going outside yet? I need to stand in my own sunshine... I do my best thinking when I lay out in the sun.


Friday, January 27, 2012


I'm Gonna Fed-EX Myself to You
(an adaptation of Woody Guthrie's original)

I'm gonna wrap myself in rice paper
Cause it's delicious too
I'm gonna dot myself with smelly goo*
Stick your address on top of my head

I'm gonna fed ex myself to you

I'm gonna tie me up in candy red string**
 Cause it's delicious too
I'm gonna wear a blue ribbon too
Sit beside my mailbox

I'm gonna  fed ex myself to you

When you find me by your front door
Eat the string and let me out
Wash the goo off my paws
Stick some liver lips in my mouth

Cause they are delicious too

When you find me by your front door
Wash the goo off my paws
Fill me up with smoked tea duck***
Tuck me into your nice warm hug.

I'm gonna fed ex myself to you

I'm gonna wrap myself in rice paper
Cause it's delicious too
I'm gonna dot myself with smelly goo

Stick your address on top of my head

I'm gonna fed ex myself to you
What's your FedEx account number?****

see you soonnn!

Hey cut me some slack, I am a little dog, not some poet! Critics...Can't live with them, can't live without them, pass the beer nuts....
*momma uses smelly goo all the time specially when she is going places... beats me...
** I love this stuff. liquorice... is it ...full of liquor and rice?
***Last time I was in DC I had some, and it was to die for!!!
****FedEx only picks you up if you have one of these...so, I need it, send it now.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

a mom is a mom...

The Wendy would do this!


love is a battlefield...
I think I just won the war.
Not bad for an old guy, ha?
Silvie girl, you don't know who you are messin' with.

Monday, January 23, 2012

dear Dr Sheldon Cooper

Dear Sheldon,
This letter is completely outside my comfort zone, and yet I am compelled to write it. Why? Perhaps because you frustrate me so much. 

How, just tell me how, a supposedly intellectual giant like yourself can be so developmentally arrested as to be completely fixated by cats. CATS!  of all creatures.  I can live with your Koala issue. They are cute, they are lovable. but CATS????!

I put up with your horrid lullaby "Soft Kitty, pretty Kitty... blah blah..." but for Einstein's sake, Shelly, it is time you evolve! It is time for you to experience a real relationship with the ultimate friendship bond. It is time you get a dog!
I would suggest a Bichon like moi. I am softer than any cat in the universe. I am cuter than any cat in the universe, and I know how to show you complete loyalty, love, devotion and understanding. Yes, understanding.  I know my way around physics, I would not go blank when you talked quasars, black energy, white dwarfs, etc. As I am a post Hubble baby, I have no issue with the ever expanding universe theory and I am absolutely secure in the knowledge that my stardust DNA was positively stellar. [insert giggle here]

Sheldon, you owe yourself a try at a relationship with a dog. You have to evolve. Otherwise...you risk making your character unbelievable.
I volunteer.  I can draft an agreement for you to look over and perhaps we can reach some sort of mutually beneficial relationship. 

By the way, Zachary Quinto is ehh as SPOCK. But, really, everyone pales in comparison to Quark. Well actually MOOGIE is my personal idol and yes, you need not ask I do have the lobes.

Well, hoping to hear from you.
the one and only, 'vie

service CANINE par excellence!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The CRAPP Act -my proposed WILLIAM first draft

aka Canine Respect Autonomy Privacy Protection Act 
The CRAPP act.

In keeping with the paperwork reduction act, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) CRAPP will be short, simple and direct.

Definition Section:

Canine refers to all dogs of all genders, from puppyhood to old age but specifically excludes humans who are called "dawgs" as two leggeds occasionally use said term to refer to each other because they are weird; and it shall exclude entirely female two leggeds known as "bitches". That denigrating designation has prompted our adaption of the name lollypops to refer to female canines. Hence, bitches, for purposes of CRAPP are excluded. 'Nuff said.

Autonomy shall mean:
1. independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions: the autonomy of the individual canine;
2. the condition of being autonomous;  self-government, or the right of self-government; independence.
3. autonomy shall include the right of self determination. To freedom to lick one's body parts from paws to butt, all parts in between herein being included within this definition. Freedom to do with one's body as any canine wishes to. Freedom of expression shall include freedom to scratch, to lick, to rub, to drag, to  sleep, to play do with anything one wants to do with one's body including , but not limited to carrying one's tail sideways.
Freedom shall also include freedom from humanistic trappings, specifically clothing, bows, purses, hats, shoes, scarves, bling, Halloween costumes, holiday sweaters and such, zings etc. UNLESS the specific canine wishes to dress.
Freedom shall include the right to self determination. The right to sleep, eat, play, get belly rubs as any canine wishes without consideration of convenience, pleasure, need or wishes of or to humans.
Freedom shall also include freedom from crates, boxes, pens, carriers, baby gates and such.

Canines are entitled to the same respect afforded to two leggeds. Respect for our species. Any practice of humanization shall be a de facto violation of CRAPP triggering damages as delineated below.

Respect shall include respect for the life of any canine who shall no longer be subjected to  puppy  mills, labs, fashion shows, divorce proceedings or such.

Respect shall also include due consideration and freedom from flashes, lights, cameras cell phones and any other recording devices which are  used at the whim of the two legged without any consideration whatsoever for the well being of the canine and without appropriate remuneration for use of said canine's image. Of course, any contractual obligation freely entered into by the canine to model for appropriate remuneration, shall be properly excluded from limitation under this clause.  This is the pony up and pay up if you want my image clause.

Respect shall extend to the prohibition of name calling, even when said name calling carries endearing human connotation. Therefore, "sweetie" "cutie" "sugar lump of dirt" and pet names like that shall never be used to refer to a canine. Further no two legged shall "name" a canine with any denigrating name even when they think it's cute. [Carbuncles are cute to some humans...] If it rises to name calling in the human community, it shall not be deemed appropriate for a canine. [Yes, StinkyButt would be a violation for which the penalty is the right of the canine to re name the human with an equally appropriate offensive name hence StinkyButt could now start calling his human Asswipe]

We choose to fully  incorporate by reference privacy as defined in the Bill of Right. Yes, the Bill of Rights. Look it up. No, not the US Constitution. There is nothing about privacy there. Yes, I am sure.

This ACT is designed to prevents someone or something from suffering harm or injury to any and all canines and it will be interpreted in the broadest sense to afford maximum protection.

OK.... that is what I have so far,I need some input on damages.  What would you guys like by way of damages?
I need input. I need comments and I need to know I am on the right track....

drafting makes a dog hungry.
Mommmmmmmaaaa I need some food....


Friday, January 20, 2012

Introducing my own Bill

All this talking about Pipa, Sopa, Open etc. has me thinking.  I would like to introduce my own bill. It is designed to stop the activity illustrated above. No you silly goose. I am all for naps. I want to stop two leggeds who constantly take pictures of their four legged. Specially when said four legged is asleep... and can't pose and safeguard their image... MHHHH.
I am working on my proposed bill. In fact I will not even call it a "bill", I am going to call it a "William". More formal, no?

If you have anything you wish me to include in our "William", please let me know.  I am in drafting mode.


if not SOPA or PIPA then what?

Much has been written about the NEED for regulations... Well, let's look at a more reasonable approach to internet regulations... Let's look at OPEN.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

SOPA travesty

SOPA & PIPA and continued VIGILANCE

162 million+  people agree: KNOWLEDGE MUST STAY FREE. 

WOW.  Pay attention lawmakers. Pay attention  MPAA...etc. Your greed will NOT be tolerated. You are already setting up your retaliatory actions. You are no longer contributing to politicians who had the rightful audacity to oppose you.  That is your right. Well.... I need you to consider this...What would happen to you if say...1/4 of that 162 million people who made their choice and voice heard decided to NEVER again buy any of your products?  Think about it. Yes, it is quite possible, and believe me, it is doable.


We are staying alert and vigilant. The battle is won, but the war is not over yet.

Read more here:~~~~~> Wikipedia

Thank you world. This dog blogger understands the fight, and she is ready!



    List of Supporters: H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act
    60 Plus Association
    Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
    Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
    American Bankers Association (ABA)
    American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
    American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
    American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
    American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
    Americans for Tax Reform
    Association of American Publishers (AAP)
    Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
    Beachbody, LLC
    BMG Chrysalis
    Building and Construction Trades Department
    Capitol Records Nashville
    Cengage Learning
    Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF)
    Christian Music Trade Association
    Church Music Publishers’ Association
    Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
    Concerned Women for America (CWA)
    Congressional Fire Services Institute
    Copyright Alliance
    Coty, Inc.
    Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
    Council of State Governments
    Country Music Association
    Country Music Television
    Creative America
    Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
    Directors Guild of America (DGA)
    Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
    EMI Christian Music Group
    EMI Music Publishing
    Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
    Estée Lauder Companies
    Gospel Music Association
    Graphic Artists Guild
    Hachette Book Group
    HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
    Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE)
    International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
    International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
    International Trademark Association (INTA)
    International Union of Police Associations
    Let Freedom Ring
    Lost Highway Records
    Major County Sheriffs
    Major League Baseball
    Majority City Chiefs
    Marvel Entertainment, LLC
    MasterCard Worldwide
    MCA Records
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Mercury Nashville
    Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
    Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
    Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
    MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
    National Association of Fusion Center Directors
    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
    National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
    National Association of State Chief Information Officers
    National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
    National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
    National Center for Victims of Crime
    National Criminal Justice Association
    National District Attorneys Association
    National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
    National Football League
    National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
    National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
    National Songwriters Association
    National Troopers Coalition
    News Corporation
    Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)
    Pearson Education
    Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
    Pfizer, Inc.
    Provident Music Group
    Random House
    Republic Nashville
    Scholastic, Inc.
    Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
    Showdog Universal Music
    Simon & Schuster
    Sony/ATV Music Publishing
    Sony Music Entertainment
    Sony Music Nashville
    State International Development Organization (SIDO)
    The Perseus Books Groups
    The United States Conference of Mayors
    Tiffany & Co.
    Time Warner
    True Religion Brand Jeans
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
    UMG Publishing Group Nashville
    United States Chamber of Commerce
    United States Olympic Committee
    United States Tennis Association
    Universal Music
    Universal Music Publishing Group
    Visa Inc.
    W.W. Norton & Company
    Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
    Warner Music Group
    Warner Music Nashville
    Wolters Kluewer Health
    Word Entertainment
    Zumba Fitness, LLC

    Companies Supporting SOPA:

    1. 1-800 Contacts, Inc.
    2. 1-800-PetMeds
    3. 2b1 Inc
    4. 3M Company
    5. ABRO Industries, Inc.
    6. Acushnet Company
    7. adidas America
    8. Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
    9. Allen Russell Photography
    10. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    11. Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA)
    12. Altria Client Services
    13. American Apparel and Footwear Association
    14. American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
    15. American Board of Internal Medicine
    16. American Federation of Musicians
    17. American Gramaphone LLC
    18. American Made Alliance
    19. American Mental Health Counselors Association
    20. American Photographic Artists
    21. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
    22. American Society of Media Photographers
    23. American Society of Picture Professionals
    24. American Watch Association
    25. Anatoly Pronin Photography
    26. Andrea Rugg Photography
    27. Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative (ACAPI)
    28. Applied DNA Sciences
    29. Art Holeman Photography
    30. Association of American Publishers (AAP)
    31. Association of Equipment Manufacturers
    32. Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
    33. Association of Test Publishers
    34. AstraZeneca plc
    35. Australian Medical Council
    36. Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
    37. Baker & Taylor Ent.
    38. Bay State Psychological Associates
    39. Beachbody, LLC
    40. Beam Global Spirits & Wine
    41. Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
    42. Bose Corporation
    43. Braasch Biotech LLC
    44. Brian Stevenson Photography
    45. Brigid Collins Family Support Center
    46. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
    47. Burberry
    48. C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.
    49. Callaway Golf Company
    50. Cascade Designs Incorporated
    51. Caterpillar Inc.
    52. Caveon, LLC
    53. CBS Corporation
    54. Cengage Learning
    55. Center for Credentialing & Education
    56. Center Stage Photography
    57. CFA Institute
    58. Chanel USA
    59. Christopher Semmes Photography
    60. Church Music Publishers Association
    61. CMH Images
    62. Coach
    63. Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP)
    64. Columbia Sportswear Company
    65. Comcast Corporation
    66. Commercial Photo Design
    67. Commercial Photographers International
    68. Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
    69. Consumer Healthcare Products Association
    70. Copyright Alliance
    71. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
    72. Coty Inc.
    73. Council of Fashion Designers of America
    74. Country Music Association
    75. CropLife America
    76. Cross-Entertainment LLC
    77. CSA Group
    78. CVS Caremark
    79. Dan Sherwood Photography
    80. Danita Delimont Stock Photography
    81. Dayco Products, LLC
    82. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
    83. Dennyfoto
    84. Derek DiLuzio Photography
    85. DeVaul Photography
    86. Direct Selling Association (DSA)
    87. Directional Insight
    88. Distefano Enterprises Inc.
    89. Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry
    90. Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
    91. Dolce & Gabbana USA, INC.
    92. Dollar General Corporation
    93. Don Grall Photography
    94. Dunford Architectural Photography
    95. Eagle Rock Entertainment
    96. Ed McDonald Photography
    97. Educational & Industrial Testing Service
    98. Electronic Arts, Inc.
    99. Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
    100. Eli Lilly and Company
    101. Englebert Photography
    102. Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
    103. ERAI, Inc.
    104. Eric Meola Studio Inc
    105. Evidence Photographers International Council
    106. Exxel Outdoors
    107. FAME Publishing Co., LLC.
    108. FAME Recording Studios
    109. Far Bank Enterprises
    110. Fashion Business Incorporated
    111. Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
    112. Fender Musical Instrument Company
    113. Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
    114. Ford Motor Company
    115. Fortune Brands, Inc.
    116. Fred J. Lord Photography
    117. GAR Associates
    118. Gelderland Productions, L.L.C.
    119. Gemvision Corporation
    120. Gibson Guitar Corp.
    121. GlaxoSmithKline
    122. Gospel Music Association
    123. Governors America Corp.
    124. Graphic Artists Guild
    125. Greeting Card Association (GCA)
    126. Greg Nikas Photography
    127. Guru Denim
    128. H.S. Marketing & Design, Inc.
    129. Harley-Davidson Motor Company
    130. HarperCollins Publishers
    131. Harry Fox Agency
    132. Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
    133. ICM Distributing Company, Inc.
    134. IDS Publishing
    135. IEC Electronics corp.
    136. Images Plus
    137. Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)
    138. Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
    139. INgrooves
    140. Innate-gear
    141. International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
    142. International Trademark Association (INTA)
    143. IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
    144. Ira Montgomery Photography
    145. J.S. Grove Photography
    146. James Drug Inc.
    147. Jaynes Gallery
    148. JCPage Photography
    149. Jean Poland Photography
    150. Jeff Stevensen Photography
    151. John Fulton Photography
    152. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    153. Johnson & Johnson
    154. Juicy Couture, Inc
    155. Julien McRoberts Photography
    156. K&R Photographics
    157. kate spade
    158. Kekepana International Services
    159. Kenneth Garrett, photographer for National Geographic
    160. Killing Jar Productions LLC
    161. Lacoste USA
    162. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    163. Lexmark International, Inc.
    164. Light Perspectives
    165. Linda Olsen Photography
    166. Little Dog Records
    167. Liz Claiborne, Inc
    168. L’Oréal USA
    169. Lucky Brand Jeans
    170. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
    171. Macmillan
    172. Major League Baseball
    173. Marcia Andberg Associates LLC
    174. Mark Niederman Photography
    175. Marmot
    176. Marona Photography
    177. McLain Photography Inc
    178. Merck & Co., Inc.
    179. Messy Face Designs, Inc.
    180. Michael Stern Photography
    181. MicroRam Electronics, Inc.
    182. Minter Works of Art
    183. Mira Images
    184. Monster Cable Products, Inc.
    185. Moose’s Photos
    186. Morningstar Films LLC
    187. Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
    188. MotionMasters
    189. Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
    190. MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
    191. Mr. Theodor Feibel (sole proprietor)
    192. Music Managers Forum-U.S.
    193. Nashville Songwriters Association International
    194. Natalie Neckyfarow Actor/Dancer/Singer
    195. National Association of Broadcasters
    196. National Association of Manufacturers
    197. National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
    198. National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
    199. National Basketball Association (NBA)
    200. National Board for Certified Counselors
    201. National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation
    202. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
    203. National Football League (NFL)
    204. National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
    205. National Retail Federation (NRF)
    206. NBCUniversal
    207. Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy
    208. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
    209. New Era Cap Co Inc
    210. New Levels Ent. Co. LLC
    211. News Corporation
    212. Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
    213. NHL Enterprises, L.P.
    214. Nicholas Petrucci, Artist, LLC
    215. Nike, Inc.
    216. Nintendo of America Inc.
    217. Nissle Fine Art Photography
    218. North Dakota Pharmacists Association
    219. North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corporation
    220. Oakley, Inc.
    221. One Voice Recordings
    222. OpSec Security, Inc.
    223. Outdoor Industry Association
    224. Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)
    225. Outdoor Research, Inc
    226. Pacific Component Xchange, Inc.
    227. Party Killer Films LLC
    228. Pearson Clinical Assessment
    229. Peavey Electronics Corporation
    230. Perry Ellis International
    231. Personal Care Products Council
    232. Peter C. Brandt, Architectural and Fine Art Photography
    233. Peter Hawkins Photography, Inc.
    234. Petzl America
    235. Pfizer Inc.
    236. PGA of America
    237. Philip Morris International
    238. Photojournalist Dave Bartruff
    239. Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)
    240. Pigfactory Music
    241. PING
    242. PNW Images
    243. Premier League
    244. Production Music Association (PMA)
    245. Professional Photographers of America
    246. Quality Float Works, Inc.
    247. Raging Waters Music
    248. Ralph Lauren Corporation
    249. Ramsay Corporation
    250. Rebel Photo
    251. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
    252. Red4 Music/Doogs Rock Inc
    253. Red Wing Shoe Company
    254. Reebok International Ltd.
    255. Reed Elsevier Inc.
    256. Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
    257. Revlon
    258. Richard Flutie Photography
    259. Rite Aid
    260. Robin Davis Photography, Inc.
    261. Rodger Scott Craig, a member of Liverpool Express, The Merseybeats, Fortune, Harlan
    262. Cage, 101 South, and Mtunz Media
    263. Roger Smith Photography Services
    264. Rolex Watch USA Inc.
    265. Romance Writers of America (RWA)
    266. Rosetta Stone Inc.
    267. Saddle Creek
    268. Sage Studios LLC
    269. Sam D’Amico Photography
    270. Schneider Electric
    271. Sean McGinty Photography
    272. Secret Sea Visions (Photography)
    273. SESAC, Inc.
    274. SG Industries, Inc.
    275. Shure Incorporated
    276. SIGMA Assessment Systems
    277. Six Degrees Records
    278. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    279. SMC Entertainment
    280. SMT Corp.
    281. SoBe Entertainment
    282. Society of Sport & Event Photographers
    283. Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
    284. Sony Electronics Inc.
    285. Sony Music Entertainment
    286. Sony Pictures Entertainment
    287. Soul Appeal Records and Music
    288. SoundExchange
    289. Southern Gothic LLC
    290. Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
    291. SPI (The Plastics Industry Trade Association)
    292. Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
    293. Sports Rights Owners Coalition
    294. Spring Fever Productions LLC
    295. Spyder Active Sports, Inc
    296. Stenbakken Photography
    297. Stephen Dantzig Photography
    298. Stock Artist Alliance
    299. Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC
    300. Student Photographic Society
    301. Studio 404
    302. SunRise Solar Inc.
    303. Taylor Glenn Photographs
    304. Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    305. Tednologies, Inc.
    306. The Cambridge Don
    307. The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College
    308. The Donath Group, Inc.
    309. The Dow Chemical Company
    310. The Estee Lauder Companies
    311. The McGraw-Hill Companies
    312. The Music People! Inc.
    313. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    314. The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
    315. The Timberland Company
    316. The Walt Disney Company
    317. Tiffany & Co.
    318. Time Warner Inc.
    319. Tony Bullard Photography
    320. Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
    321. TRA Global
    322. Tricoast Worldwide
    323. Trio Productions, Inc. / Songscape Music,
    324. Twist & Shout, Inc.
    325. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    326. Ultimate Fighting Championship
    327. Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
    328. Universal Music Group
    329. Uniweld Products Inc.
    330. VF Corporation
    331. Viacom
    332. Vibram USA, Inc
    333. Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
    334. Voltage Pictures, LLC
    335. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
    336. Walcott Studio, LLC
    337. Wal-Mart
    338. Warner Music Group
    339. Wendy Kaveney Photography
    340. Western Psychological Services
    341. Westmorland Images, LLC
    342. Wild & Associates, Inc.
    343. Wild Eye Photos LLC
    344. William Sutton Photography
    345. Willis Music
    346. WindLegends Ink LLC
    347. Winestem Company
    348. Winslow Research Institute
    349. Wolfe Video
    350. Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    351. Woolrich, Inc.
    352. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
    353. Xerox Corporation
    354. Zippo Manufacturing Company
    355. Zumba Fitness, LLC


    Tact and TRUTH

    This is JD doing his macho theng. He scares the life out of the cat that visits our yard.
    Lately, though, the cat has not been taking JD seriously.  We "really" don't know why that is.
    Obviously JD has been quite disturbed by that reaction, or lack there of. At one point we were actually counting off the cat's alleged nine lives. He was down to five, I think.

    This is JD, who quietly approached me to ask me a very serious question.... Do I think that the bows on his head make him look less fierce? OMD... How does one answer that without some serious soul crushing, gender bending... truth?  I mean, I love JD. I do not fault him whatsoever for the bows. I place that blame solely on daddy. He is the one who took us to the groomer, oops.... wait... that last time it was ... MOMMA!!!!! In any case, it is the two leggeds that did that to JD.  But what do I say to him that will not crush him?
    I will deal with momma later, on my own terms...

    Here is what I told him. And, I am sticking to it, so, back me up. [notice the total look of sincerity I exude...]

    I said: "JD, they could put a wreath of pink roses on your head and it would not matter one blink. You are a male's male because, honey, let's face it you are macho from the inside out.
    You are fierce and totally awesome. The cat however is in need of glasses and a hearing aid. Obviously it is getting very old. I mean, I hear your growl and I jump out of my skin until I remember that we are pack. The blue bows just tell the universe that you are secure enough to wear anything and still be MR MACHO."

    He bought it. That is a testament to my powers of persuasion.

    Now, let's go have a chat with momma, and this time, I will be fierce.

    Mommmmmmmmmmaaaaaa, let's talk, shall we?


    Wednesday, January 18, 2012


    no no no SOPA AND PIPA

    PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.


    Knowledge MUST be FREE

    Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and the Senate's Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa) are proposed legislation that are being considered by the U.S. Congress.  both are overly broad and completely unnecessary and could fatally damage the free and open Internet. 


    We join  Google, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Yahoo, eBay, LinkedIn, AOL and Zynga .


    Make your voice heard, tell your Congressmen. 




    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    And a STAR is born! HUFF

    YouTube Description: It's up to you to decide which commercials will air on the Super Bowl. And for every 100,000 votes we get, we'll spice things up by giving away $10,000 to one lucky voter. Vote today at http://www.CrashTheSuperBowl.com.

    Our pick is above, why? 'Cause is the best damn commercial we have seen in a longggg long time. And...because HUFF the Great Dane is a local boy!!! Wooof Woooffff are you all kinds of Gawgeous or what?

    HUFF we are throwing our support your way!!! And... just know that this cute, single, available, pretty, smart, wonderful... sweet, Bichon, thinks you are DA BOMB.

    Read more about HUFF here: Virginian Pilot

    Kisses, wags and wiggles.

    Oh Yes, DO VOTE, come on, it's not that hard to vote for HUFF.

    Ha...Sheldon sneer... Humor?

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    it's NOT that cold!

    Momma thinks it's cold.

    truth be told...

    momma is old

    it's NOT that cold

    She wraps herself in rags

    some old ones

    and some still with tags

    it's NOT that cold

    She won't leave us in the car

    and walking in the cold

    she says...it's just too far

    it's NOT that cold

    We get into the cart

    we all look cute

    and play the "part"

    it's NOT that cold

    people want to stop and chat

    people want to stop and pet

    momma won't have any of that!

    it's NOT that cold

    Momma, it's invigorating

    Momma, it's exhilarating

    Momma this is frustrating!

    it's NOT that cold

    Momma... truth be told..


    you are just old....


    Why???? Why do I have to go on a time out??? Why??? The truth is a COMPLETE defense to libel and slander!!! IT was the truth!!!!

    It's NOT that cold!!!!!!!

    Despot... she can be such a despot....

    FREEDOM of speech, look it up!!!! Creative license do you get any of that????? Ever hear of the Constitution??

    52 degrees...windy, but 52 degrees...

    it's NOT that cold!!!!!!!

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    How do I get a sweet gig like this?

    Hate to be ...crass, but how many chewies does it pay per week? Hm JD would do it for nothing but love and kisses of small humans. OY JD you are soooooo weird.


    Robot Dino as a substitute pet???

    Pleo my tush.

    Can it ever replace moi????

    Hahahahaha, be gone you impostor. By gone by way of all other pretenders. You are nothing but a pet rock with a bigger price tag. Need I make a list of all those that have come and gone before you? Remember Furby? Aha. You are a Roomba without a function or a brain... Grrr why even bother dressing you down, it's not like you get it.

    To to all of you potential buyers of this debacle of a thing.... RESCUE a real live animal! Only a morally bankrupt hoooman would put out this much cash for the novelty du jour... Seriously!

    I should not read the news before I have my morning 'pucino foam.... It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and ruins my foam for me....

    I need a belly rub.
    Validate me

    Start your day with this

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Are you aiming at fleas and killing your pet?

    PetArmor PlusPet owners have filed another class action lawsuit against another manufacturer of popular over-the-counter flea and tick products, claiming their pets died after using the products.

    FidoPharm and Velcera have been served in a class action lawsuit claiming their PetArmor and PetArmor Plus "spot-on" flea and tick products are unsafe. Prior lawsuits against the makers of "Frontline," "K9 Advantix," "Advantage," Hartz "Ultraguard" and Sergeant's line of flea and tick products are pending.

    "Spot-on" flea and tick products are neurotoxin pesticides which are according to diections, to be placed directly on the skin of millions of household dogs and cats across the U.S. Generally, no mention is ever made in their advertising or marketing or EPA-mandated labeling that the products can actually cause death, or that other serious side-effects can be cause by use of the products. Side effects like paralysis, seizures and skin lesions. Consequently, most consumers are unaware of they risk exposure to their pets even when proper directions are followed on the application of these products.

    The EPA has cataloged over 75,000 complaints since 2008 regarding "spot-on" flea and tick products, yet, to date nothing has been done yet to force these companies to correct their advertising and labeling and to alert pet owners about the possible dangerous side-effects. Frustrated and outraged pet owners are turning to legal redress and joining the FDA as a defendant in their class action suits.

    Retailers should take note. If you carry and re sell this product, you are not immune. The PetArmor and PetArmor Plus class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all purchasers of PetArmor and PetArmor accuses Fidopharm, Velcera and Wal-Mart, where the products are sold, of breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, unjust enrichment, and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and Common Law Fraud.

    Frost, et al. v. FidoPharm, Inc.; Velcera, Inc.; and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-06976, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

    The other major class action suit on flea and tick products is against Bayer and Merial who stand accused of making make false and/or misleading claims about what their products. The long laundry list of allegedly false advertising claims on their products include:

    * are self-dispersing and cover the entire surface area of the dog or cat’s body when applied in a single limited spot;
    * are effective for one month and require monthly application to continue to be effective;
    * do not enter the blood stream of the pet and instead move across the pet’s skin to cover the pet; and
    * are waterproof and remain effective following shampoo treatments, swimming, or after exposure to rain or sunlight.

    The Bayer and Merial Flea and Tick Product Class Action Lawsuit is seeking to recover damages on behalf of all consumers-purchasers, as well as an injunction barring Bayer and Merial from continuing to misrepresent what their flea and tick products can do.

    So... the thought comes to mind. Are you aiming at fleas and killing your pet? And a step beyond that question... Is your flea product also killing you?

    Yea, you looked way too comfortable in that chair. Time to think.


    Read on McDuff!: 

    'Spot-On' Flea and Tick Products - Alleged to Cause Serious Harm to Dogs and Cats - Prompt Ark Naturals CEO to Suggest Pet Owners Consider Natural Botanical Alternative to Chemical Pesticides to Control Fleas & Ticks - Retail - MiamiHerald.com





    Momma's LYTRO campaign.

    My momma is lusting. She is entirely, completely smittened and totally dysfunctional because she is her lusting mode. We don't generally see this kind of behavior from her outside the field of shoes, antique china... LV purses... or sparkly rocks.

    Sooo... when we heard what she was lusting after and pining for, we were all shocked and had to go read about it. Truth be told, it is all Adam's fault. He should have never mentioned it. Not around momma. Now, she is obsessed. She is... "FOCUSED". Ha! PUN. You will understand it. Of course she wants the RED HOT LYTRO. She wants to pre order it. And the more she reads about it the more whiny she gets.

    Now, let's really be honest. Momma has a very nice expensive camera, and a couple of cheaper cameras floating about. She is a Puparazzi. She is forever snapping pictures of us. And we view the cameras as her instruments of torture because having the flash go off in your face is NOT cool. BUT... Once we figured out that this camera has NO FLASH, well, all three of us have thrown our support behind her campaign to get a LYTRO , ASAP if not yesterday.

    Daddy, here is the link: http://blog.lytro.com/
    We, are willing to kick in some chewie cash toward it. And momma says you can even take some of her BBF $. [No, we are NOT going to explain what BBF is. It is just toooooo weird] Ohhhh and she is also willing to spend some of her Bag Lady fund. [Please don't ask. Momma is strange is many many ways]

    You know, generally the woman is not this focused [that word again]. But boy the more she reads about this the more focused she becomes...

    So, I suggest you start a Lytro fund and pour all upcoming gifts into it until the campaign goal is met. Daddy, this is the easiest present you will ever buy for the momma.

    1000% in support of the LYTRO campaign
    and the Wendy too

    PS. Daddy it could be worst.... she could be asking for this: Aurasma Virtual Browser and virtual world hands-on www.engadget.com... she was salivating over it earlier today...

    Hey you married the little geek, now you have to live with her... I mean... she was a Trekkie... you knew that... this is all part of that territory...

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    acts of love always pay off

    Dog credited with saving Indianapolis man's life

    Leonard Cohen - Darkness by leonardcohen

    Click on this:Leonard Cohen - Darkness by leonard cohen

    Ohhhhh laaaaaa laaaaaa, I am slinking about in the spirit of this music. It is just sooooo goooey, sooo oooeyyyyy, sooo dark..... Momma this man's voice puts twang in my heart! Mr Cohen, your voice, your words, your music.... my chills and thrills.

    play it again Sam!

    Auntie Jodi...close your eyes, for you... think hmmm zombieeeee....

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Animals 'The Secret Life of Dogs' - Full Length Documentary

    Animals 'The Secret Life of Dogs' - Full Length Documentary

    Security Detail---aka a female's job is never done

    What do you smell?

    I am not sure.


    Nahhh, this is a new smell. Not mouse. Not squirrel. Almost smells like pet store.

    Pet store????

    Wait. Taking a deep whiff. Inhaling.... Rabbit! I smell rabbit!
    I am going in. Cover me.

    Yea, rabbit.  Male, young, stupid...

    How can you tell?

    Do you need me to come smell?

    Nahh, stay where you are.  Rabbit, yes, male yes. Young and stupid because a female would not be so dumb as to come into MY house and disrespect me with rabbit caca!

    I am still here as back up. In case  you need me.

    Gotcha, Stay as you are, I am going in deeper.




    No, the trail goes cold here. Probably got chased by the bushy tailed rat with delusions of grandeur.  
    Ahh the old one?
    Yes, that one.  The king of one tree.

    Well, I find your courage to be admirable! You are my hero.


    Monday, January 9, 2012



    Here is the link to Vickie's winning entry.  Thanks to all who voted for her.

    Modern Dog Photo Contest

    Vote for your favorite dog!


    Bichon Frise

    Susan Wilson / Virginia Beach, VA

    Dog of the Week - January 9/12
    Votes: 3023
    Vickie was adopted from Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue in October 2007 and loves her forever home. She loves to play fetch with her stuffed toys and will play for hours. She is a real snuggle bug and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys going for walks in the City Parks and meeting other dogs and people.
    Age: 7 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Nicknames: Victoria Likes: Long Walks and Riding in the Car Dislikes: Going out in the rain Favorite Pastimes: Playing Fetch with her stuffed babies Favorite Foods: California Naturals Lamb and Rice and Cooked or FreshVegetables .

     Vickie, dahling.... how wonderful, how mahhhvalous!!!
    'vie and family

    FDA Updated Cumulative Veterinary ADE Reports Issued

    Updated Cumulative Veterinary ADE Reports – http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ProductSafetyInformation/ucm055369.htm

    you can research the drug prescribed by name to tee adverse side effects.

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    Is this how one should be awaken????

    I hear the Wendy:

    "Silvie ---------------- pauseeeeeee
    Silvie------------------- pauseeee
    Silvie--------------------- pause"

    "Silvie ---------------- pauseeeeeee
    Silvie------------------- pauseeee
    Silvie--------------------- pause"

    "Silvie ---------------- pauseeeeeee
    Silvie------------------- pauseeee
    Silvie--------------------- pause

    wake up, momma said the ride word. She said after breakfast, RIDE...."

    Repeat....again, The Wendy:

    "Silvie ---------------- pauseeeeeee
    Silvie------------------- pauseeee
    Silvie--------------------- pause"

    "Silvie ---------------- pauseeeeeee
    Silvie------------------- pauseeee
    Silvie--------------------- pause"

    "Silvie ---------------- pauseeeeeee
    Silvie------------------- pauseeee
    Silvie--------------------- pause."

    Me, the victim, struggling to open my eyes in the bright morning light....it is the butt crack of dawn after all!

    Me "Back upppp I can't even focus on you.  What are you the new Wendy-Sheldon hybrid??? That's it no more Big Bang for you!"

    Of course... she then asks: "What's a Big Bang???"   OYYYYYYYYYYY Do we live in the same house?????


    PS ARE we??? Going for a ride? Mhh I better go fluff up and eat my breakfast.

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    Saturday, January 7, 2012

    bestowing the blessings

    May you be like Ephraim and Menashe.
    May God bless you and guard you.
      May God show you favor and be gracious to you.
    May God show you kindness and grant you peace.



    JD said I was getting preachy!
    Just thought I stay preachy long enough to bless him!


    Friday, January 6, 2012

    One more thought

    I was thinking... you know, about UMKA's case. Yes I know... I need to stop thinking so much. BUT. The article indicates that the attorney must prove that UMKA has a soul to establish pain and suffering. This is a New York case. I am confused. The concept of soul is a religious concept. How is it that it is a measure of "humanity" and of the ability to feel pain and suffering? Last time I checked New York was still part of the United States, right?  Well we have this thing called "separation of church and state", right? OK, So tell me how is it that under New York law a "soul" must be established to proceed on damages for pain and suffering??? How can New York use a religious concept as a measure of "humanity" in a legal setting?
    Where is the separation between church and state? Mh???.
    So....in NY... [pause, clear your throat, look down, curl lower lip... speak ]if a two legged says that the do not believe in the concept of soul...  do they automatically stop being human?  Do they stop feeling pain?

    Sometimes, I can't even believe the stooooooooopidity I read about. I am only five, and while most of my days are spent fluffing up my tail, getting my belly rubbed, and making sure that my momma is kept busy, I am smarter than that!

    Hooomans are NOT the only ones who can feel pain, joy, love, sadness... etc etc.  Feeling is NOT exclusively hooman. [Of course I know how to spell it correctly, I chose not to. Deal with it. It is MY blog after all.]

    And... to the lady who sent me a bible quote which she said it supports man's superiority over animals as "mandated by God".... This was the quote she sent me:

    "Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”"
    Genesis 1:26 ESV 
    {I am not livestock, I am not a fish and I don't creep...just so you know}
    let me reply: 
    1:21, 1:24
    The term "nefesh chaya," a "living being" or a "living soul," is applied to animals as well as to people.
    A person cannot be considered righteous unless he or she treats animals with compassion

    and if you need more "learning" about how God and animals go here:`~~~>LEARN!

    Deep breath. I can't think of any possible way that the likes of say.... Vick would or could ever be considered superior to any animal....

    OK, I am done with the morning rant.  I am going to go demand my 'pucino foam before the momma snarfs it all gone. Ohhh I better get out of this mind set. it makes my sweet self feel sour.

    Mommaaaaaaa, I need holding, rubbing, kissing and foam.... brush me, my hair is a mess, snuggle me.


    Thursday, January 5, 2012


    This from the Huffington Post

    "Elena Zakharova Sues Raising Rover Pet Store For Dog's Pain

    Brussels Griffon
    First Posted: 1/4/12 04:14 PM ET Updated: 1/4/12 05:26 PM ET
    Can a lawyer prove the existence of a living soul? If you're defending Elena Zakharova and her dog Umka, that's exactly what you'll have to do.
    In a rather bizarre lawsuit, Zakharova is suing Raising Rover, an Upper East Side pet store where she purchased Umka, a tiny Brussels Griffon, last February.
    After a veterinarian recommended by the pet store deemed the pooch healthy, Zakharova claims Umka started to limp and whimper in pain and was later diagnosed with a bad knee and hip.
    The Daily News says Zakharova is now suing the store on behalf of her and Umka to receive compensation for close to $8,000 in veterinarian bills plus an undisclosed amount to rectify the dog's suffering.
    The unusual twist falls on Zakharova's lawyer who is attempting to convince the judge that Umka's suffering can be likened to the pain of a 7-year old child because pets must be "recognized as living souls, not inanimate objects."
    [Zakharova] can get pain and suffering damage and they're worth a lot more than the puppy lemon law that gives you the value of the dog. How can we value her pain and suffering? So let's compare it to a 7-year-old child that slipped and fell. [The suit] requests humanity for Umka in that she be considered a living soul that feels pain, and that her pain and suffering is recognized by this state and considered as damages to her.
    While lawyer Susan Chana Lask admits the unprecedented case to prove Umka is not property will prove to be challenging, Lask may be able to use the fact that Raising Rover has a history of selling dogs supplied by puppy mills known for their cruel treatment towards animals.
    Last November, an undercover investigation videotaped workers from 11 stores in the city purchasing such dogs, despite claiming their animals were bought from "private breeders." Raising Rover was one of the those stores.
    Tell us below what you think about Umka: is her soul deserving of the cash?

      Our own editorial on that story:
    First and foremost: STOP BUYING ANIMALS! ADOPT DO NOT SHOP!!!!! If the profit is taken out of the equation there is no incentive to breed for greed.

    Second. Heyyyy listen up. PAIN and SUFFERING are NOT bound to some ethereal argument about soul. Pain and suffering are readily observable realities. Pain is a response, a measurable response. You should have no problem finding some lab torturer to put on the stand and tell the court all about pain and how they measure it in poor defenseless animals. Wrinkling my nose... I bet his honor would not be so comfy listening to that...  And yes UMKA, like all of us is able to feel pain. It is about high time that the courts start placing a value on the pain felt by animals. What do you suppose the pain felt by caged puppy mill victims should be valued at?
    If you breed for greed be aware, we will not go away until you are out of business for good.
    If you are a state that harbors breed for greed, shame on you, we will out you to the civilized world. Hear me PA, VA,  OH,  AK.....SC, NC, ...MO...?  If you allow the ignorant, lazy, greedy element in your state to define you to the rest of the world... we will OUT you. If you don't like that image, buck up, do something. It is called legislation. OUTLAW puppy mills NOW.

    I hate it when I get so ticked off that steam coming our of my ears puffs out my "do".


    thoughts that keep me up at night

    1.Global warming/ cooling/ polarity shifting, I am not sure I could pull off the upside down look...
    2.That piece of chewie under the loveseat in the Florida room... nobody but momma can reach it, but she won't even try because she does not believe it's actually there. 
    3.That whole mess with Chinese treats that are killing dogs. What if, for some reason we are in the care of someone who can't read labels and they give us one of those chewies???What then?
    4. How do I keep my tail from getting all frizzy and my ears from puffing out? Sometimes I swear I look poodleish!
    5. The elections. What a cruel farce of what it should be ideally. [ I know I am deep.]
    6. I can't remember the last time I saw Red Butt.
    7. I wish I knew the name of the food I licked off momma's finger.  It was delicious, but boy was she not happy. I think she wanted to lick it herself...how selfish, ha?
    8. I don't get smoking. What is up with that?  Sucking on a dried leaves rolled up in paper while they burn???? EW.
    9. How come none of those political "candidates" [yea quotes... because more and more they are manufactured...] ever talk about the real issues, like puppy mills, animal abuse... animal food regulations? Are they too deep in the pockets of the wrong side or do they just lack moral conviction?
    10. How do those little bubbles get into momma's water?  And why are they there?
    11. Momma is a sock hoarder. She is obsessed about matching them and then she puts them in a drawer and there are zillions of them.
    12. What's the point of lipstick if I am not allowed to lick it off of momma's and Dowi's lips?
    13. I get momma's thing with fake fur. She was born naked and she wants to be more like me. Does fake fur get fake fleas?
    14. Without tails, without sniffing butts, what exactly determines what is attractive?  I have no idea how humans determine what is beautiful... 
    15. Why can't I have my own tray of condiments? I love mustard, wasabe and berbere`!
    16. How do you tell the breed of a human? They all look the same to me.
    17. Ack-run must be an icky place. Daddy smelled sad when he had to go back there.
    18. How do I know my Adam does not cheat on me with some other dog?
    19. If Kol came to Va, would he like crab legs as much as we do?
    20. Why can't they design a car I can operate with my paws?  I need more freedom.

    See what I mean?  So many things keep me up at night. These are only the top 20. Well, at least I have company. Insomniac momma is always up.