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Vote for Calliope!
January 29, 2010, 9:21 pm
Filed under: Calliope

MVP Pet Photo Contest sponsored by BISSELL, maker of pet vacuum cleaners.

Voting Feb 5th-11th. She’s pet # 0501157


Two Buddies…
January 29, 2010, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Calliope, Photos

…after a long hike.

All this…

…will soon be mine!!!  Bwah ah ah!

Actually we need an investor.  But right after that, let the diabolical laughter continue.

January 11, 2010, 12:36 pm
Filed under: This and That

I have my own doll! It’s about damn time the folks over at American Girl got around to me.

“Lanie™ Holland longs to get outside to explore and experience the great outdoors. But she dreams of exotic adventures in far-off places — not realizing there are outdoor adventures to be had right in her Boston-area neighborhood.

Lanie doll and book

But with the help of her Aunt Hannah, Lanie discovers the joys of butterfly and vegetable gardening — and birding and camping — in her own backyard. These outdoor adventures open Lanie’s eyes to the natural world and help her really see — and value — the nature that is all around her.”

The lesson to be learned here, girls:

Boston is better than any far-off place you can imagine.  I hope you can really see this.   So stop looking at flights to Spain and go do some yard work.

The pitter patter of little feet….
January 5, 2010, 2:54 pm
Filed under: Calliope

It’s been quiet here at Casa de Calliope today.  Actually it’s been normal – it only seems quiet compared to the past two weeks.  We I volunteered to watch our neighbors’ dog, Pneuma, for the holidays.  It’s not a huge departure from normalcy since Pneuma comes over just about every day anyway, but then I ended up volunteering to watch Q & T’s beagle, Murphy, as well.

I feel so bad for my downstairs neighbor.  I’ve only seen her once and she didn’t seem that up for being friends then.  I can only imagine how much she hates my guts now that I added 8 extra puppy feet to the normal sound effects we inevitably provide with our hardwood floors and clompy shoes.

Maybe she and my cat should start a club.

All the dog-parents are back in town and all the dogs sleep in their own beds instead of in my room.  It’s peaceful now, but also a little lonely.  Calliope has no stable of buddies to wrestle and I have no more hound-induced hives all over my arms to talk to.

Murphy and his bitches