It’s Flo, the Christmas Boxer! She’s coming home tomorrow.

(After a week like we the one we just had I thought we could stand to look at something that doesn’t give press conferences then flounce off into the night. And when she shits on the floor it won’t require congress to agree to the clean-up)


Yay!! Puppeh!! You hit the jackpot, Flo.

Congratulations! I’m sure you’ll drop all that “puppy weight” soon.

Nom nom nom, puppeh! Congrats Benedick, and congrats Flo on getting to go to this home!

@Tommmcatt May Just Have Some MJ In His System As Well, So What?: Flo or Benedick?

Also: Why can’t I find a decently priced pair of running shoes in my size online? These people are going to make me leave the house and shop in a store. Fuck Christmas.

The Parental Units — 80 and 78, thanks for asking! — just got a Rescue Beast (I forget the breed, but very large dog) who tears up the joint whenever he’s left alone.

The Parental Units figure he’ll calm down once he realizes they’re not abandoning him. The Parental Units seem to have forgotten our Husky-Elkhound, who always needed a generous dose of meds to survive the Fourth of July, thunderstorms, or a Nixon speech.

No, wait. The latter was Dad.

@nojo: Too big for a crate? Not the parental units. Though it seems that Catt does well.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Isn’t it better to try shoes on? I’ve never had luck buying mail ordure.

Thanks all.

@Benedick: @TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I’ll buy shoes online from Nordstrom because they’ll send you several pair to try on with free returns. So I get them to send the 7.5 and the 8 because which one I take varies from line to line.

Boxers have such big personalities. Wish I could have a dog – though I confess to a fondness for Border Terriers.

@blogenfreude: She has a wonderful looking brother but he’s just too big; he’ll grow to around 80lbs and I try to limit the dog tonnage in the bed.

@Mistress Cynica: Get you, Ada, for ninepence. I must look into that.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Just avoid the heavy heel cushioning. I run in NB 101s, and they were about $45.

@Benedick: That’s great news! Flo is a lucky dog. May you and your pack have many happy years together.

Sometime after the furor of new puppy in the house has simmered down, please elucidate “Get you, Ada, for ninepence.”

@lynnlightfoot: I think it’s along the lines of “Smell you, Nancy Drew.”

@Mistress Cynica: @Benedick: I learn so much here. Thank you both. I never before heard either. (My youngest sister says, “Isn’t that special?” in a special tone of voice to make the same point. She’s fourteen years younger than I, my half-sister actually. My high school friends always said, “Well, get you!”)

Why are we still alive? Stupid doomsday morons.

@Benedick: I don’t have a crate, I have a shipping container. Snug, but it works for me.

@Benedick: Yay! I had a boxer named Cleo as a kid, great dog. Around here, all the lesbians have boxers. I don’t know why.

it took Benedick’s new dog to drag me from the lurker seats.
YAY!!! and a hearty mazel tov to Flo, who has already shown her good sense by choosing you! kisses to all!!

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