Sunday, January 2, 2011

Let Me Just Say My Children Are Odd and My Friends are NOT All Dead

Perhaps you have gleaned from my blog that I have weird children, and you would be right! Or perhaps I should say, more diplomatically, that they have strange senses of humor.

The silver lining is that Dianna showed some interest in photographing. . . . my feet! Brian gave me these socks in memory of our beloved Bonnie, and he gave Dianna this strange little book. Dianna then decided it was the perfect opportunity to photograph my feet along with her book:



But the really, really, wonderful thing is that Doug is beginning to show signs of melting his cold, hard-hearted heart (ONLY on this issue, and only if he doesn't change his position!) and relent on our getting another dog.

Sure, we could live a fine, adequate, semblance of a lame life without a dog, kind of a life that's been desaturated in photoshop of all color and joy, but there are better options! (It's probably why the dinosaurs went extinct; they didn't get to have dogs!)

18 comments:

HLIP said...

I'm glad your friends aren't all dead, and doubt your kids are really very strange!

I loved your photos of Bonnie(?) and especially her very special book reviews.

I'm glad there's a thaw coming - you need a dog.
Laurie

Samantha said...

When we lost our first dog, Uno, Jim and I decided not to get another one. We didn't want to go through the pain of losing one again. That resolution lasted a whopping two days before we brought home an 8-week-old puppy, and we've never regretted that decision for a moment.

And I love that shot. I bet you could make up a theme for that one if you tried really hard!

Janett said...

Ha, I think that's pretty hilarious. But then again, I've been described as odd too. I just think I have character! ;)

And hooray for a new puppy!

cari said...

So sorry about your dog. Love the socks!

pakosta said...

sorry about your doggy, we love ours like a child! love those socks though! and cute pic!
tara

Nicki said...

Bonnie would want you to move on and share her home with another doggie. I am glad Doug is coming to his senses - er, I mean, coming around to opening his heart to another canine.

Funny book - and love the socks.

pat said...

Thaw, Doug, thaw!!! You know that Bonnie would love to see another dog as happy with her people as she was. And yes, life is rather washed out and monochromatic without a dog. I am thoroughly enjoying DD's 8 month old mini-goldendoodle. He's like a living stuffed toy polar bear!

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Sending Doug nice warm thawing doggie thoughts. Cute socks.

Cathi Green said...

Another vote for a good thaw! I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. Love the socks!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh that is so funny on the picture!!!!! I'm glad all your friends aren't dead & I hope you get a new dog!!!!!

Krystle said...

I cracked and got my boys a cat (I swore a very hot place would freeze over first ;), so he has to crack soon. LOVE your title, that is too funny, but I have to say I could totally see it as a theme! I think we are all a little odd, or at least everyone at my house. Oh and I love your socks too!

Margaret said...

Funny post. Love those socks. How appropriate to honor Bonnie. I hope you get your wish for a new friend this year!

Steph said...

The title of that book makes me laugh!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I'd read a review of that book and wanted to read it. hee hee!

Reds said...

Love the socks - not sure about the book!! ;) Glad you might get a new dog - loved Bonnie's book reviews!!

Jason said...

That is awesome! Great perspective!

Barb said...

It's cute and kind of sweet. I love their humor.

Maria said...

The socks are adorable! Dianna's book . . . hmm . . . I guess I had to be there . . . The new pet . . . been there, done that, and neither of us wants another one . . . we find other ways of saturating our color palette . . . :-)