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Friday, February 09, 2007

Pets Rule Kids Drool!

Still having problems posting pictures! GRRRRRRRRRRRR. Oh well, we will cope with just words, right?

I worked at a sign shop many moons ago, and there was this really nice salesman who came in every month. He went missing once, and I heard he had a baby. The next time he came in, he showed me a picture. It was of his baby girl propped up on the couch with their dachshund. I said, "OH, what a cute DOG!" LOL. It just came out of my mouth without a thought. I do have that problem--speaking before I think. Anyway, that one sentence I uttered tells you a lot about me.

A few of you mentioned not having 2-legged kids. Stacey and Adrienne are two. I am curious as to whether any others have only pets as kids. I know some don't have kids by choice, some by circumstance.

I just never had a maternal instinct and never once had the urge to have a baby pop out of me. I was always a Tomboy and a late bloomer. Mom was cool about it, saying "Not everyone was meant to be a doctor, and not everyone was meant to be a mother." So true. I see a lot of people out there who should have followed my path!

Now I don't really HATE kids. I just don't want to be around them much. I'm talking about young ones--once they are older I can deal. And I have a lovely niece whom I enjoyed when she was a baby. I'm sure Daisylou, if she reads this, will tell you what I'm most remembered for when niece was a baby. I'll let her tell the terrible tale about mean Aunt Sandy.

But women like me who choose NOT to have kids get all kinds of grief. People think there is something wrong with you, or that you are a wicked witch living in a gingerbread house ready to pounce down on sweet-cheeked innocent cherubs (though if some two-legged little munchkins starting eating MY house they'd get an tongue-lashing!) They think you are crazy because you have lots of pets. They think you are selfish. They don't "get" you and often look upon you as some sort of alien species. I think they are really jealous, not that they'll admit it! LOL.

I have friends who are like me; I guess you just naturally find each other. But I also have some great pet-loving women friends WITH human kids who still treat their pets like kids too. I have to put up with the whining and crying in the background when I talk to them on the phone, but since they are friends I suffer though. LOL.

Now, if I yell at the dogs for getting on my nerves, just think how'd I react to a screaming baby! That, to me, is the most annoying sound on earth. When I'm in a store and hear those screams (or whines from toddlers) my blood pressure shoots through the roof and I feel like I'm turning into a werewolf!

But to each his own, right? That's all I ask. And if any of you have friends with babies or kids, they should hang out at Jennifer's Mom's Corner blog. Stacy and I both posted there about how ticked off we get with crying kids at restaurants. Some parents are good in dealing with it, others could care less. But we don't really fit in there, being childless.

Why pets are better in my book? They will always be babies, they will never talk back, you can do anything in front of them and they won't tell a soul, they will always be sweet to you and best of all, barking is a lot easier to take that SCREAMING CRIES! But if you think about it, the things we talk about here and the problems we share are quite a lot like what parents deal with: Joys, tears, fears and husbands who don't do their fair share! Moms are moms after all, no matter what kind of babies they have!

posted by Sandy at 2/09/2007 10:41:00 AM


Blogger Alice said...

Yes, Sandy. I, too, have no human children. I, also, have never wanted them. To me, the idea of childbirth is like that scene in the movie "Alien" when that horrible little beastie gnawed its way out of the guy's chest.

My mother encouraged me early on to remain childless. She meant well, really. She didn't want me to be limited. I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's when women were just beginning to be their own person and not have to be defined by the man they married. I was the eldest child and a girl so I spent a lot of time babysitting. I got my fill of children early. I especially don't like babies... I never know what they want. I am afraid I will hurt them if I hold them wrong. It's just too much responsibility. I had also decided that I never wanted to marry. I couldn't see a reason to legally commit to one man. But, at age 39, I did. By that time, medical reasons made children impossible, for which I am totally relieved. My sister and brother have children. I am more than happy to be an aunt. And I am also happy to see them leave. We value our quiet home... our dogs are not big barkers. We have three dog children and three cat children. It's perfect for us and while it is not everyone's idea of a happy family, it works for us. One time, many years ago, an Asian co-worker was astonished to discover that I didn't have any children. "What's wrong with you?" he asked with much concern. I laughed and said I didn't want any. He shook his head and walked away, clearly confused.

PS. I KNOW motherhood is not limiting... this was my mother's preception back then. I know better now.

Friday, February 09, 2007 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

The thing I hate the most is the parents who completely ignore there kids. You know the ones I’m talking about. The kid is running around yelling and screaming, bothering other people, jumping up and down at the table and they just sit there. As long as their kid isn’t bothering them, they don’t care what happens. I am of the firm belief that unless your child can sit quietly and be polite you do not belong in a restaurant or public place. Take that child to McDonalds where kids are welcome or stay home. I have often gotten dirty looks from people when I ask not to be sat next to someone with kids or have asked to be moved because of the kids. I know when I was younger I would be told before I got out of the car that if I acted up, I would be sitting in the car. I knew better. There were consequences for my actions which usually resulted in a spanking. And let me just say, there is NOTHING wrong with spanking. Also let’s not forget the special treatment people with kids get for taking time off work if the kid gets sick. If one of my babies is sick and I call in, I get the third degree about how “it’s just a dog” and “why can’t you come in after you take them to the vet?” Hello, I want to make sure they are ok just like any other child.

That being said, I usually like kids. I used to run a daycare at home before we moved to VA. My kids knew there were rules to follow or there were consequences. Someday I would like to have a 2 legged child of my own; Just one. My husband is the oldest of 3 and I despise the sibling rivalry they have. I was an only child, and I loved it then and I love it now.

In the mean time I am a mommy to my 4 legged children. I get presents on mother’s day and I give Hubby presents on father’s day. When they act up I send them to there room like I would any other child. I still love them and I cuddle with them when there time is up and they can come out of there room. And is a lot of ways, having a pet is more work. At some point a human child will move out and fend for themselves (we hope anyways), pets are always dependant on us to provide for them. Either way I’m happy it’s just us right now. Besides, my husband is my other child.

Friday, February 09, 2007 2:06:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I have also had the astonished looks from people who ask if I have kids and I say no. I was 18 when we married. That was almost 11 years ago. I AM IN NO HURRY!(plus I have female issues) I even had one person ask me why we bothered to get married if we didn't already have children. Since when is it required to have kids BEFORE you get married or the reason to get married? They want to know whats wrong with us? I say whats wrong with them?

Friday, February 09, 2007 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh Sandy, I really like that: Moms are moms after all, no matter what kind of babies they have! That is so true. Of course, 2 legged parents don't agree with that. They do tend to look down their noses at us. I was never maternal either. I was the youngest, and I had bunches of nieces that I had to endure all the time when I was growing up. I'm pretty sure that was why I decided early on in life that I didn't want to be a mother. People kept telling me that would change as I got older, but it didn't!! Not at all.

I got really lucky in the fact that Sweetie (okay, I can't call him the hubby anymore) had two older teenage kids when we got together 10 years ago. He's done the kid thing, and we're happy with the grandkids now. But, no, I am not a lovey dovey grandmother here!!! I DO NOT BABYSIT!!!! Nope, no way, no how. I'm like Sandy and Alice. I love the boys, but I don't have the patience to be around them too much. When they're older, maybe. But, for now, I enjoy when they visit, but do feel a little relieved when they leave.

Adrienne, that's the way I feel about kids in a public place as well. It never fails, they will always sit kids next to me even if we are the only other people in the restaurant! Always. If they are well behaved, I don't mind. Unfortunately, most of them aren't!

Friday, February 09, 2007 2:23:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Sandy, Alice, Adrienne, and Stacey, First let me say I am the mother of one grown daughter and now have three beautiful grand kids, ages 8, 4 and one turing 5 months old tomorrow. I think it is the best thing in the whole wide world and feel so blessed by God to have them all.I wanted to be a Mommy ever since I was a little girl and was ready for grand kids the minute my daughter got married. That being said I don't think for one moment tha any one of you is selfish or has any problems whatsoever just because you don't have that same desire. God didn't make us all the same on the outside and he didn't make us the same on the inside. That doesn't make something wrong with any of us. And I agree with the statement some people shouldn't have had kids to start with the way they mistreat them and hurt them! The same with some people who ahve animals! My daughter is also one who wanted to be a Mommy from birth I do believe and I will tell you our story about that at another time but as I said we are all different and in good ways.
You guys are all good animal Mommy's and that is so needed in our world, just wish there were more os us out there.
I also am with you all on the sreaming and misbehaving kids in public. I can't tell you how many times I have wanted to bust a--!I menationed how I have a nursing backgroun but I've also had all the Phychology you can take and had training to do counseling and everything I studied and trained about was no spanking and let me tell you how I disagree with that one,ha. Some kids just need a good ole butt busting sometimes! The reason we don't want to go to O'Charlies at night anymore is the kids. Our child never acted like that in ublic and if she had we'd ahve left and she would still have gotten a spanking.
Anyway don't ever let anyone make any of you feel guilty, you ahve nothing to feel guilty about!

Friday, February 09, 2007 6:15:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

When people ask why we don’t have children, I have the perfect answer that usually takes the question no further. I answer with, “Things did not go as planned and God did not Bless us with Children”. Then they can think what they want to think as it really is none of their business anyway!

Sandy, Adrienne, Stacey and Alice...
I am soooo glad to know I am not alone on this subject!
I adore well behaved children unfortunately today they are far and few between! We were well behaved kids or dad and mom would have got us good. And nope, spanking did not turn any of us 4 kids into murders or thief’s! We all function well in society being middle class citizens! Amazing huh…

My first paying job was at a Day Care center. I started that job at age 16 working after school hours then full time at age 18. I worked there for 7 years up until the day I left Clarksville. I learned quickly there was more to kids then dressing them up like I did with my Barbie dolls but I always planned on being a mommy some day. I worked with the school aged kids after school and the toddlers during the day hours. One time they put me in the baby room as a sub and by noon they had removed me! I had no idea what I was doing with those things! They have holes and lots of stuff comes out of them and I had no idea what to do! Toddlers walked, talked and were potty trained and fun. The School kids were the little brothers and sister I never had and I could play with them because I had 3 older siblings that taught me how to play. But babies, you can keep them! They scare the heck out of me but like I said, I had a plan to be a mommy (to at least two babies) one day….

Well, ex-hubby and I did not get along and thank goodness we did not screw up and have kids to solve all of our problems as some people do. Those kids would have been doomed from day one with us as parents. Then current hubby and I had a plan to get back to Clarksville then have children with my family around to help me out as I do not like babies. (I always said if I could have skipped the baby process, then I would probably have a house full) Well, 20 years later and we still have not made it back to Clarksville and now with female issues, no children for us to be…

I always say, that everything happens for a reason and I think I was not meant to be a mommy to anything other then animals! I stress and worry enough wondering if they are happy. I cannot imagine how much of a basket case I would be if I had kids! Not to mention that I could tell over the years how I was the one to disciplined Skeeter with little help from hubby! I knew it would pretty much be the same way with a kid. I refused to bring a child into this world until I knew for a fact that hubby was going to be a 100% daddy! Another trail for hubby was when the nephews would come to visit us for the summer months. He was not a “hands on” kind of guy to the kids. His answer to them being bad was always, that is what kids do. Well, not in my house because there are rules and guidelines to follow. It was always a great day when we sent the nephews back to TN. But it was fun spending time and bonding with them without their parents around. They all remember those visits well. One went home telling his mom that Aunt ‘Skeeter’ use to make him brush his teeth a lot! I guess at home, my brother did not make sure the kids teeth were clean! So now I am a mommy to animals and that just suits us fine! One day in our old age, we may regret not having children, but we now have a 2 year old great nephew in the family and his daddy (the one with clean teeth) is already asking when can he come to visit us like he use to. I asked him at what age did he first come to visit us. His answer was about 10 years old. I said well, when baby is 10 years old, let me know. I would never admit to him that he was 7 on his first visit without mommy and daddy! We are off the hook for the next 8 years!

Friday, February 09, 2007 7:49:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hubby only has one sister and she does not have children either. Hubby’s parents had a plan for grandchildren and that plan did not pan out for them. They are not too happy about that and one time approached me on the subject. I was quick to let them know that they raised their children and now it was time for their children (hubby) to decide how to run their lives! I was not about to have sympathy children just for them to play grandma and grandpa… I feel sorry for them but all I can say is… Sorry.. Hubby’s mom now spends her time with the animal shelters in her area to fill the void. Sorry but I do not believe in having children just to make other people happy…

Friday, February 09, 2007 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Pam, we've missed you!!! I hope your computer problems are better now. You know, technology is great when it works!!!

I hope Sandy gets her posting problems fixed soon. I had gotten used to having PICTURES on the blog every day. I miss that. Sweetie took a really nice one of Punkin in the window next to Casper's ladder. It is so sweet. I've got to download it so I can email it to her to add to the collection. I can't wait until we all get together to exchange pet pics and stories!!

Friday, February 09, 2007 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy Britt said...

don't forget to send your pictures to Put "community pet photo" in the subject line and include name of pet and your name. They are working on an online gallery, so then we can all go there and look and then come back here and talk about them! And I promise to post pictures as soon as I can! It makes me mad, as I had a great one for the SHUT up topic!

I love all of your stories and feel less an less "alone" in my views of the world talking to you all!

Friday, February 09, 2007 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

If everyone had absolutely perfect children like my 3 darling, never do anything wrong daughters, everyone would want them. OK...I am waiting for the lightening to strike me. Haha...just kidding folks.

I do have 3 daughters but they are definitely not perfect. I totally agree that there is absolutely nothing wrong with not having or wanting kids. Everyone is different and their opinion should be respected. I too get annoyed when I hear babies and toddlers screaming their heads of in a store. I am a Mom who believes in spanking. I watch that "super Nannny" show sometimes for kicks and for the most part, I think all those kids on there need a good old fashioned spanking to let them know who runs the house and there would be no need for little miss Super Nanny. Pam..its good to hear a person with your educational background agrees with me.

Anyways, its great that whether we have kids or not, we can come together and share our love for our furry friends. My love of animals has definitely rubbed off on ALL of my daughters. I am insuring that there will be future support for animals by the way I am raising my kids.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

You said it Shannon! And Skeeter, have you considered adopting a child over two years old? Coming from a family who encourages and supports adoption 100% I can tell yoou it is the most rewarding experience! Plus most of us forget who was adopted and who wasn't since the love for all the kids is the same.
Stacey, thanks! I've missed talking to you guys too. Hope the server will cooperate this weekend.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hey, does anyone on here remember the skit on Saturday Night Live with "Toots" the cat that drove the car? It wasn't a real cat but the skit was cute. Well I was going through some photos the other day and I found the cutest photos of my daughters cats. The one of Gracie in my grand sons car was too funny and it reminded me of the skit on SNL. Sandy, it's a hard copy but if we scan it can we forward to you and you be able to print it? I know you guys would get a kick out of seeing it. It was not staged either. The car was a birthday present for my grand son and my daughter said Gracie just hopped up into it and sat there like she owned it. She loved that car,ha. Also there is a cute pic of Callie drinking out of the fish bowl, it was her favorite place to drink from till Roxie the dog knocked over the bowl and the fish died. Sandy let me know if we can work that out. In the meantime you all watch out on the roads for Gracie ddriving her car!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Alice, your alien description was kind of on the money. That was kind of what labor was like but to me the actual childbirth was more like someone ripping you open with a hot fireplace poker! Ha, It was worth evey pain but unlike most people who say they forgot it afterwards, I did not! It's part of the reason we only have one child, ha.
In all honesty we never really had the urge or desire to ahve more than one, our child made us feel complete. I've had people tell me over the years how selfish we were to not give our child a brother or sister so I know how you feel when you say people have called you guys selfish for not having kids. It is none of thier business in the first place but people are people and they have to stick thier noses where they don't belong. I've heard, what if something happens to you and your husband? Then your daughter will be all alone. No, she won't. Besides having her husband and her children she ahs a 1st. cousin who is a only child too. My niece ( sister's daughter ) and my daughter are like sisters and will always have each other. This is good for my niece because she is young, has a great career and doesn't know if she ever wants to get married or have kids either. My sister would like to ahve grand kids but she is close to mine so it all works out for everyone no matter how it goes.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

If everyone would stop thinking they should determine how others live their lives, it would be a much better world. People complain if you don't have any kids, they complain if you have an only-child (like I do), and they complain if you have too many kids. To each his own, I say, and I don't offer my advice to anyone. And my dear sister Sandy can attest to the fact I've NEVER told her she should have had kids. She's a great aunt and treats her pets better than most people treat their kids anyway. It is funny, though, to go to a restaurant with her. Her ears can pick up a child's whimper from about a ten-table radius.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 1:56:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

daisylouu, I agree that it would be nice if people kept thier mouths shut about others lives but we both know that ain't gonna happen. I remember feeling so good when meeting others like you and me who have only one child because of so many negative comments.
It's the same way with how some people make offensive comments about stay at home Moms. I have really had my share of those too. I studied hard and worked hard for my nursing career but when I made the decision to give that up it was MY CHOICE. you wouldn't believe the negagtivity I got over that over the years. I have never regreted my choice for one moment and I loved being home with my daughter. I did work part time for spurts of time over the years and but not in nursing. I felt thankful we were able to afford for me to make that choice and it hurt my feeling many times when people acted like I had no brains for it. Since my husband was a officer in the military we attended many many functitons and I was active in the Officers wives club and etc. where I was subjected to those comments. The worst ones was " what in the world do you do all day?" and " what do you do with all your time?" I wanted to scream! It is so frustrating when people judge you when they ahve no clue as to waht your life is like. But as we said, people will be people and stupid people at that. We just have to try and remember that and not let them get to us.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 4:21:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I did mention to hubby about the adoption thing once a long time ago when we were younger and had more energy. Hubby was dead set against it. Said that in this country it is too difficult. We would find the perfect child, fall in love with it, then the birth parents would decide to take it back and our stupid court system would allow it. I know all about overseas adoptions but hubby and I decided not to take that route either. Our next door neighbors have 7 kids so we get our share of kid fun around here! When they start to get on my nerves, I send them home! I love kids I just think it was never meant to be for us and we are okay with that...

And the stay at home mom thing…. I am a stay at home spouse with no kids! Now that one gets some funny comments. But I take my job of house spouse seriously. I am the CEO/CFO of this household! I keep a clean house, do all the yard work, keep the autos clean, write the checks and have dinner on the table each night when hubby gets home! I do not need to work because we lead a simple life and we don’t need all the expensive toys to keep us happy. I bargain shop and that allows us to save and invest our money for stuff we really need like we are about to replace our 17 year old car! By saving, we will pay cash for it! We do however have one toy,a boat. With me taking care of all the home details during the weekdays, it frees up hubby and me for relaxation at the lake on weekends! Life is pretty good if you lead a simple life!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 5:29:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Girl you are living the dream of so many people. And I know what you mean about the adoption thing and birth parents coming back to claim the children. My first two grand kids were born in Russia and God made them just for us. The best thing about international adoption is that one you adopt it is final and birth parents can't come back and say they ahve changed thier minds. It is a lot of paper work but now there is help with the money as well as everything else. It is possible for people who didn't think it was before. Now don't think I'm trying to push anything on you I'm not. I'm just trying to get some onfo out there to people who may ot realize how things have changed. If you know of anyone who is interested we do have onfor mation. I am hoping that Sandy will be interested in doing a story about my grand kids in the paper sometime to get the wor out more. There have been some things done in the past but our story of our grand son and his little best friend is a story that needs to be told. It is very heartwarming and a very happy ending for two very happy and blessed famillies.
Skeeter, don't ever listen to anyone who ever says a word to you about staying home. You know all the hard work you do and know how you are the CEO of the household, it is a lot of hard work. Don't buy into the crap anyone gives you!
I've been there and done that. I have let others make me feel bad because I wasn't doing what they were and that is a load of sh--!We girls holding the homefront together have got to support each other!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 7:31:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Hey Pam, I would be interested in the information you have on adoption. As I mentioned above I have female issues. We have discussed adoption, but the money issue always comes up and we pass on the idea. Sandy has my email address. I'd love to talk to you more about it.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Yes, I knew things were a bit easier with adopting in other countries. I understand your wanting to get the info out there for those which can use it. Our paper here in Augusta had a nice article awhile back on overseas adoptions and it was indeed a wonderful heartwarming story to read. One of our towns mayor and his wife adopted a child (I am not sure which country) they were so pleased with this child that they are in the process of adopting three siblings! They also have natural children as well, so they are truly a wonderful loving family...

Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:01:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yes, if it's possible taht you can adopt and ahve biological children which my daughter has been able to do it is a double blessing! My daughter tell her kids she wants them to adopt as well because it is so special!
Adrienne, I will get you address from Sandy and e-mail you with information on the adoption. Of coure I am partial to Russia but there are several other countries to adopt from as well. It is just a wonderful thing!
My daughter has friends who are in thier early 50's who adopted three girls from Russia after thier grown chilren moved out. They were doing missionary typre trips there and fell in love with this one little girl who was about 10 I think. Later on another trip they met another girl and decided to adopt her as well then while there learned of another girl at another orphanage in another town who they wanted. They found out later the third girl was a biological sister of thier second daughter. God does work in mysterious ways. The two girls didn't know they were sisters till later. Amazing!

Sunday, February 11, 2007 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I have to share this one thing with you guys about the adoption of my daughters friends first child. Russian orphanages are very very poor and they don't have the things that our orphanages and foster homes take for granted. It is so heartbreaking that all these children go without so much. The baby boys and girls even share clothing as they are rotated as they are washed. It is so sad. Anywy here is the story.
When Rick and kathy brought thier first daughter home she knew only a few words of Engllish so they did a lot of communicating through hand signals and nods as well as using words. Rick noticed how Maya acted like ice cream was just the most wonderful food in the world and how she seemed to never be able to eat enough of it. He asker one day if she had ever had ice cream in the orphanage and she nodded and said ya and made the motion of holding a big bowl. Later when she ahd mastered the English language she said, Daddy do you remember back when you asked me if I'd ever eaten ice cream in the orphanage and I said yes? He said I sure do why. She said well, I did have it but it was just one bite. She said they couldn't afford for us all to have a bowl so they put took big bowl of ice cream and came around and gave each one of there one bite. Rick cried when he heard that and he said they will have it when I go back. So the next time he went back he went out and bought enough for all the kids to have thier own bowl. It still makes me cry to think of this and the worst part is, there are many orphanages over there that still can't give the kids things. This is only one of many stories that hurts me to thnk about when I think of the Russia children. When they are 16 they are put out on the streets becasue the orphanages can no longer keep them, they are too overcrowded and underfunded. I'd take them all if I could. I'm sorry guys, I promise not to heap lots of stories like this on you all the time but if anyone is interested I will talk to you about it. We can talk on my e-mail about this as a seperate subject.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

People, I just had a scary thought. Do you think Dragon has procreated? Oh heaven help us if it's so! I'm sure if he has he treats his kids the way he treats animals but even a worse thought, if he has a male heir he probably is teaching him to be like him in his male chauvanistic ways. Lord have mercy!

Sunday, February 11, 2007 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger dragon said...

Chauvinistic ways? Why Pam why do you slander me so? I cannot think of a thing that I may have said that could be construed as chauvinistic.

Oh Pam, I sit here with a heavy heart, and Dragon tears that alas, you think I am chauvinistic.

(Not that being chavinistic is a bad thing)

Can you please tell me what I may have said that would lead you to believe that I am chauvinistic?

Then I let the world know if there are any more just like me.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:48:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Was signing off fot the night and checking all the blogs and found this one.
Dragon, what I mean by chauvunistic ( sp? ) is all the male macho stuff you mention about the hot tubbing with the boss and the hootchie mama's and helping out the little sweet thangs that ran out of gas, well along with talking about how much you hate cats ( knowing how many cat lovers are on here). I know you are just being a man but remember we are sensitive sweet ladies here and as ladies we are we can stick kick big bad A--! I also know some of your talk is covering for the actual animal lover in you. UNLESS----- and this comes from the counselor in me----------- you could be covering for a normal person but yet you are really a animal hating Phycho serial killer! In this case I will be willing to counsel you but not hold out a lot of hope. I hope you are of the " just another macho man type". TIll later, good evening.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 9:18:00 PM  

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