Sunday, June 28, 2020

Dogs Dogs Dogs

Without dogs, this quarantine 
would be much harder
for many of us.

Found this shot of Walter and his brother
on the rescue site. This was right after he was found.
I adopted him several weeks later.
There are days I wish I had taken both, but after
thousands in vet bills the last couple years I was 
concerned about cost. 

Here's the little bugger now.
Yep that's a rock in his mouth.
He brought this one inside.
How he's grown!

He is still a weirdo.
Insists on sleeping this way, tip of nose far right.

Someone is in time out.

New grand-dog Rilo on the left- Tubbs on the right.
Rilo was a quarantine rescue. They're adjusting well.

Everyone everywhere has had their say 
about everything going on.
I don't feel I have anything new to add.

If you've followed me for any time,
you already know where I stand.
You know I would like to clobber a few idiots 
who are too selfish, too ignorant, too lazy to 
be educated with scientific facts, or are
too evil to speak any truths.

Of course if I could clobber em, then if #45 
gets the affordable care act repealed, then they 
too would suffer insurance issues as their
existing conditions (my flattening their heads)
would no longer be covered.

Now, where is my cast iron skillet?


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Once There Were Two Studios

For several years I had a second studio in my garage.
I have hardly used it in the past three years, 
so yesterday I decided to drag, push, and pull
 the vintage piece through a tiny garage doorway
into the family room.

Here is what I started with, and throughout a lazy afternoon
I painted some mustard on the shelf backs, and
covered the blue stars with ash grey paint.
I may go back and re- do in soft black
 as they are still "reading" blue.

I was bingeing Collateral on Netflix,
while grabbing a little this and that.

I ended up here for now.
I'm sure I'll change it up a little
as I live with it a few days.
For sure I will be making a fuller curtain 
for bottom shelving.

I have purged so much I don't really need the storage,
but it seemed to me she belonged inside
after paying her dues.

Yep, she belongs right there.


Monday, June 15, 2020

More Sanctuary

and Walter weirdo who sleeps in the darnedest positions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Around The House

It's a good thing I like my home.

I've been hanging inside here for
 131 days.

Friday, June 5, 2020

When All Else Fails

Burrow in

I've never before had a dog that likes to burrow.
Walter could win a medal for burrowing.

Yesterday he tried to climb up inside my 
maxi dress. 

I don't blame him a bit.
He was neutered this week. Not fun. The gravel is 
 too hot for his pads when he insists on going out 
in the high heat of the afternoon, 
but he is learning to follow the shade.

He has also sensed that I'm not so happy these days.

It is heart wrenching to watch what has
become of our nation, not just recently, but 
for decades. We have let corporate greed and
privileged white autocrats usurp our freedoms.

We are not done working on this democracy.
Many of us have become complacent and
'busy" with everyday matters.
That has to stop- wake up call folks.

Throughout our history we have risen to
fight the good fight. This time is no different, but I
pray it will be. That this moment is truly a catalyst for 
significant and meaningful change.
While many are fighting this fight; under cover of 
tweets, this administration is also decimating 
our ecological futures, placing racist conservative judges
 in federal positions and thousands have 
been deported, even young people, 
dumped to fend for themselves, 
or returned to countries where 
their very lives are in jeopardy. 
 My despair and fury run neck and neck,
alongside pride and hope for my kids. 

I wish that I too could just burrow
and make the days feel lighter.

But I can't.
It's all too damn important.