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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Real Men Love Cats!

You’ve all heard that ladies prefer cats for pets, while the guys go for dogs, haven’t you?

You know the jokes about single women and all their cats, as if there is something WRONG with that!

Supposedly, felines are more feminine—refined, delicate, a tad fussy—while men and dogs are two potty-mouth peas in a pod—boisterous, slobbery and free with bodily functions. Women put up with enough bad behaviors from the men in their life—they don’t need the same faults coming from their pet. Ditto for the guys.

But I’ve come to believe the stereotype about women and cats and men and dogs is fundamentally flawed. I think many guys—if they actually thought about such things—would find a cat the better buddy.

Some men insist they “hate” cats, even if they’ve never known one up close and personal. I suspect that sentiment comes from guys who’ve had a bit of bad luck with cat-loving women. They assume cats embody the disagreeable characteristics they attribute to their exes: conniving, aloof and uninterested in the treats and tricks they have to offer. Or worse yet, they may believe, to swipe an “Arnoldism,” that only “girly men” prefer cats.

My husband once swore he’d have nothing to do with cats and didn’t until I snuck two into his domain. He now supports two cats in addition to our three mutts. And to my utter disbelief, he says if he had a choice (he doesn’t) he’d keep only cats as pets.

Why did The Boss change his tune? Because like many men, he schemes to do as little as possible when it comes to pet care, housework and “relationships,” and admires cats because they don’t need much. They leave him alone. They don’t “aggravate.” They don’t bark, need a bath or jump all over him when he comes home. Heck, he’d dance a jig if he thought this female shared just a few of those cat characteristics and wouldn’t bug him to eat right, exercise, stop for milk on the way home from work or fix the light in the bedroom closet already.

But the biggest reason The Boss prefers cats is because, unlike the dogs, they don’t constantly ask to go in and out 50 million times day and night. He swears the dogs have formed a sinister cabal that conspires to get him out of his recliner as many times as possible. To him, dogs, like women, are often just too much.

Most men don’t want to be smothered, talk about feelings or engage in excessive petting (unless it’s a prelude to bigger and better things). Why in the world would they prefer a dog, an animal that craves constant attention, yaps a lot and will squeeze a squeaky toy for hours on end? Better the quiet, non-nagging, self-reliant cat, which represents a guy’s ideal woman: the rare and exotic low-maintenance female.

Most women love to smother and spoil those she loves. A dog will eat that up faster than dropped T-bone steak, but a cat—like a man—will usually turn tail and run.

It takes a real man to admit a fondness for felines—and that is something most women will definitely roll over for! So what do you think ladies? Know any men who say they hate cats? Dragon Boy must be a real man, because he actually builds Kitty Kastles! LOL.

Picture above is of Tarzan, King of the Jungle, enjoying a tree one more time before we had to cut it down, because he could get over the cat fence if he climed high enough and jumped over!

posted by Sandy at 2/14/2007 06:30:00 AM


Blogger Daisylouu said...

My husband, not a pet lover, but grew up with dogs, was not happy when I brought a cat into our home 14 years ago. We now have that same cat, plus 2 more (along with 2 dogs) and he too has changed his tune about cats. He would much rather an all-cat household than an all-dog household....and for the exact reasons you mentioned. LOW maintenance. Silent companionship.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Tarzan is a beauty! He and my Cheetah would love to make music together in the trees!

I am lucky that hubby loves cats and dogs and all animals just as much as me. Hubby was a neighbor friend of mine when I was living in Louisiana. I had been feeling sorry for and feeding a stray cat on the patio of my apartment. One day she decided to dump kittens on my door step! Feeling responsible for the two kittens, I found a home for them. The neighbor picked the yellow one that he named Skeeter because he would hide all day long them come out like a Louisiana mosquito at night. Little did I know that I would be getting that cat back along with his daddy as my hubby! Skeeter was kind of responsible for getting me and hubby together! He adored his daddy and loved me but in a different way. Funny how animals show their love differently with their human mommy and daddy even though we love them just the same…

Speaking of Love, Happy Valentines everybody! Hugs all around…

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 3:42:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hey everyone! Can't write much tonight because I'm too sore. I took a hard fall today and got skinned up pretty good. as taking some flowers and card to a elderly friend and was in a hurry so didn't notice the rise in the sidewalk to her front door so hit really hard. Feel kind of like I've been hit by a truck and gonna be worse tommorrow but hey, didn't break anything so guess I'm lucky. I enjoyed your article in the paper Sandy, saw it there first and Tarzan looks like a very handsome, confident fellow!
Anyway had to wish all of my new friends here on the blogg a very Happy Valentines's Day! Talk to you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Pam I’m sorry you had a bad fall. Yes it is a good thing you didn’t break anything. It will get worse before it’s gets better. Seeing how you were taking some flowers and a card to a elderly friend, consider your self receiving some flowers and a get well soon card from me and wifey-pooh. Happy Valentines to all, and to all a good night.

p.s. Pam, watch your step!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...


Here's my feel better soon hug!! Sorry you had a bad fall, but unlike Humpty know the rest. It could have been worse. But, I know that doesn't make it hurt any less tonight. Rest and Ibuprofen!

HUGS to all. Hope your Valentine was as wonderful to you as mine was to me!!!!! WOW!!! I'll have to go into detail tomorrow. I have to go to bed now (I did not say to sleep).


Wednesday, February 14, 2007 8:19:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy Britt said...

Pam, it's a good thing you didn't hurt your fingers, or we'd miss you around here!

Tarzan is a character. He is a CONSTANT meower and a very lound one--the purrfect king of the jungle! Skeeter, he is neutered, so no music with your kitty, but he loves to rub heads with Catfish. LOL.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I can't say that my Hubby would ever like cats. He tolerates Jazzy and even that is pushing it. I couldn't even think of posting what he calls him. I think he mostly hates him b/c he claws on the couch even though he has a scratching post that I begged hubby to make and he gets on the kitchen counter. My hubby loves to cook and doesn't want any of the animals in the kitchen when he's cooking. The dogs stay out; they stand at the edge of the carpet at the kitchen door. They know they are not allowed in when daddy is cooking. I have to keep the cat food away from the dogs and the only place to do that is on the counter. It's not like his food is by the stove or fridge, it’s on the opposite counter as far away from anything as I could get it. I would have him de-clawed but I can’t afford to do it, the vets here are very expensive about EVERYTHING. I've tried the soft claws but he chews them off. Daily Hubby threatens to send him to the pound or worse. He is definitely a dog only guy. Jazzy is most certainly my cat.

Skeeter- Thanks for the corn bread recipe, I gave it to Hubby. He’s very excited to try it.

P.S. I do cook contrary to what it looks likes. But I am very spoiled. He usually has dinner waiting for me when I get home from work since he’s home at 2 and I don’t get home until 7. I think it’s fair.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 8:54:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hi,and thanks everone for the well wishes and Happy valentines Day. Unfortuantely for me and Jon my injuries are delaying our celebration. And also I did hurt my fingers, in fact I can barely use my whole right hand but am trying to type with two fingers. I may not be able to write much for a couple of days but I'll try. I ended up being in so much pain that I had to go to the doctor. Didn't break anything but am skinned and bruised pretty bad, also have a Cystitis and x-rys showing some degeterative arthritis atarting, just great on top of my Fibromyalgia! May have to drown myself in pain medsthe next couple of days or better yet "Beast"! Say prayers for me!

P.S. Dragon, I was just teasing about the phyco killer thing. I know better. Anyone who can make that Kitty Kastle couldn't hurt anyone, you're a good guy! Ok I'm about to explode in pain, see ya later.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I am so sorry to hear about your fall! Please stay off this thing if it hurts to type! We will miss your stories but we would rather you not be in pain, so stop with the typing until you are feeling better. We will not forget you and we will be here when you return! Get well soon! Then you can tell us all about your little get away and how the babies faired without mommy around...

WHAT… was your mind on yesterday? I know it was Valentines and all, but I am shocked at the thoughts you had about Tarzan and my little innocent Cheetah! I said music, Sandy, music, you know, meowing and purring together while high in the trees! I hope you got your music on with the Boss yesterday so you will stop with those thoughts of our innocent babies doing the wild thang!

Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:33:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Adrienne, The King Feline Devil cat has shredded our old couch. After we got new one he was using the new ones as a scratching post also. I fixed that problem. Now girls you’re thinking something awful, and your getting ready to come after me. Hold on just a second. What I did was to take a pair of fingernail clippers and trimmed the evil cats claw. He would still go the couch and try to claw the couch. No harm done to the couch, or the devil cat. After a couple of weeks I would trim his claws again.

Pam, Pam, Pam. I was bragging to my buddies that I was label a Psycho Killer. Now you’re going to ruin my reputation.

I’m back.

It seems over the last couple of day’s the phrase “snookems-pooh” has appeared in my post. That was not I. An alien spacecraft came by and beamed me up to the mother ship. A pod person replaced me. It looks, and talked just like myself. It wasn’t. Over the last couple of days even the wife would ask, who are you and what have you done to my husband? Even thought I was on the spacecraft I could see and hear everything that was going on. I was helpless. I saw the pod person was ruining my reputation that I had built up over the years. Then this morning the alien spacecraft beamed me back to earth and took the pod person with them. I was in the living room and realized what was going on. I quickly ran out the door and was yelling, “You can take the cats. Come on, take the cats. Please”

Thursday, February 15, 2007 5:16:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Our girls have their claws and what works best for them is… a two by four piece of wood lying on the floor on an old piece of carpet square or a small throw rug... They scratch the heck out of the thing but once we got them a scratching post that is all the scratch on these days. Clipping their claws is not painful to them as long as you do not clip too close. I clip our girls claws with toe nail clippers about every 3 or 4 weeks. I turn them over on their backs while in my lap and clip away. Then afterwards I give them a treat. At first it was heck getting them to let me do this but keep with the treats and they will soon learn that it is not painful and they know they will be getting that treat soon.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Oh, I do clip his nails, about every two weeks, but he still manages to claw on the couch. As a matter of fact I just got the lecture about how (and I quote) “we did not pay $1200 for this couch to have some damn cat ruin it." To which I said he's a cat and it's only a couch. Which caused me to get the look and an “I’m going to bed, do something with him.” Jazzy claws in spurts. He's in a spurt. As for treats, the only thing Jazzy wants is his kitty pot (catnip) He loves the stuff. It mellows him out enough that I can clip his nails. He's so addicted to the stuff that anything that rattles like his baggy, he starts crying. He truly is an addict of the worst kind.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:02:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well people, those of you who have managed to solve your problems of the cat scrating I envy you. We trim our girls nails on a regular basis and they can still manage to tear things up. I have given them all kind of substitutes and no matter how much they love them, they still scratch the carpet!!!!!!!!! Thier favorite thing to scratch besides the carpet is thier cardboard scrating boxes. We keep at least three in the house at all times. Two upstairs and one down. I know you've seen them and some of you may use them. After the first side is worn down you turn it over so they last quite awhile. They are great but my girls are just hard headed and love the carpet.The boxes come with little packets of catnip to spread over it to draw them to it but ours loves the boxes so much that we don't even have to use them anymore. They get excited when we open a new box and can't wait to get on them!
Adrienne, a not on the catnip thing. Our vet told us to not give it to our cats really often because it is sort of a drug even though it is natural. He said once in awhile if fine but it might cause problems down the road if you give them a lot iof it so just make it a occasional treat.My cats do love it too! Only mentioning this because you know what a worry wart I am,ha. And speaking of, as sweet as it is to leave on the electric blanket to warm you babies I am so afraid of a fire starting I couldn't do it. I know I do tend to go a little tooo far worrying about some things. I'm trying to do better and worry less.
Dragon, just tell your buddies how all of us in here think you are such a male chauvinist, "me man, you woman" fire breathing manly man and you won't lose your scary reputation, it's safe!
Now I want to know what you got wifey poo for Valentines Day? Were you a really good hubby poo? Lots of romance and candlelight stuff? I hope so cause even all you manly men gotta have a little romance in our life. We do know that you guys do use the romance to get to what you're really thinking about but long as the romance is sincere it's ok. Now let's hear what you got her and what you did. Not the behind closed doors part but the "before that " part,ha. We are all curious, right girls?

Friday, February 16, 2007 9:30:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I forgot about another scratch resistance method we used that seem to work... Tape! It was pricy at Petsmart but worked on the Queen Anne chairs, the wicker chairs and the couch! It is double sided tape that does not have much residue. Regular double sided tape will leave a mess on your nice furniture… I put the pet tape on the corners of the chairs and couch and when the girls would go near it with their paws, they would feel the sticky stuff and walk away!

Also each time they attempt to scratch on something, say a stern NO NO and pick them up and take them to something which is okay to scratch on. Make the scratching motion with their paws. I did this constantly for about 6-months of my life when the girls first came into the house and now they only scratch on things which they know are fine with me! It takes a lot of patients and persistence on the pet owner’s part but it does work as it did for us…

Friday, February 16, 2007 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter we had that tape but it didn't work with our girls. They didn't like the feel of the tape but would just move to a part that wasn't covered. We couldn't cover the entire stairs with it as you know. And Brittany our plastic eating girl tried to eat it. Speaking softly or screaming till I was hoarse neither worked nor did removing them from the objects. they just came back in a couple of minuted. Our girls are hard headed and STUBBORN! Maybe id we'd had the tape when they were real young like yours it would have worked.

Friday, February 16, 2007 2:52:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

That is so funny! Your cat tried to eat the tape! This did not work for hubby's mom cat either. She had a problem keeping Missy off a table so she put the tape on the table top and she found Missy sitting on the tape! She had to laugh as did I because I cannot imagine how sticky tape feels on the bottom but I reckon Missy liked it! Missy was tearing up their furniture and they worked with her for a long time with no luck. (I guess some cats are going to do as they please no matter what) they ended up having her declawed. They did not want to do that to her due to it being a painful experience but someone told them about a laser procedure. They took that route and were happy with the results… My mom recently had her new (stray) addition, Patches declawed and it never slowed that little spunky thing down one bit!

I guess I am just lucky with my girls but I am home with them most of the time and I can stay on top of their behavior. I am a mean mommy according to hubby sometimes. He thinks if cats want to climb the wall and sit on the kitchen countertops, then fine but I like rules to a household to keep it running smoothly. I run the house and usually get my way… Yeah right.. LOL Hubby says he would like to dip the cats paws in ink one night then the next morning just see where all they have been as we sleep! He says they probably walk on the ceiling and I just don’t know it! He is probably right but what I don’t know will not hurt me. So let me live in my little dream world of well behaved cats! Ha-ha…

Friday, February 16, 2007 5:13:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Pam, OK now, all I can tell you is to zip up your girdles, and hold on to your hat.

Here it goes. Mr. Valentino I am.

Well let’s see, I spent a couple of weeks planning it out. I wanted to really surprise the wifey pooh. I don’t usually do the romantic Valentine’s Day thing. To be honest, I usually forget to buy a card. So, I had plenty of wiggle room for surprises.

First of all, I went out in the freezing cold early in the morning to put a card on her dashboard before I left the house that morning, so when she got in her car to go to work, there it was. To tell the truth, I probably could have stopped right there and it would have been a huge success already. But, did I stop there? No, no, no.

The next step was the personal touch. At about 7:45 that morning, I took a break at work. I drove to wifey pooh’s work. I rang the bell at her work and she came to the door, very surprised to find me!!!! Me and some red roses and another card!! She was all mush at that point. Cried and blubbered about how wonderful and awesome I was. She was so excited she locked herself out and had to ring the bell for her supervisor to open the door. I hit the mother lode with this, let me tell you. She told all the girls at work about me, and she got the big AWWWWWWW every time. She called me numerous times to tell me how happy she was and all sorts of gushy, sweet, things!

I could have been rolling in sweet nothings until next year, just with this, girls. Let me tell you. But, did I stop there? No, no, no.

The next step was the sly and stealthy, and I thought I got busted, cause she called my cell phone right when I was leaving!! But, she was just checking to see if I remembered my dentist appointment. Whew! What I did was drive back over to her work and take one of those long stem fabric roses and put it under her windshield wiper! AND, I printed her this sweet mushy note on red paper and cut it out in the shape of a heart. This was put on her steering wheel.

She told me she sat in her car and cried for 5 minutes over how sweet this was!
I don’t like to make wifey pooh cry, but she said this is “good crying”. Us guys don’t understand all that stuff, but it seems that I did really good here.

And, if this wasn’t enough, I had another card on the kitchen table (next to the candles) when she got home from work. We had steaks marinating for supper, so needless to say, it was most romantic around Dragon’s Kingdom on Valentine’s Day.

Well, girls, how did I do?????? I am available on a reasonably priced lease plan.

Friday, February 16, 2007 7:16:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, I had just wrote on another blog to ask what you did again. I ahve to tell you I am IMPRESSED! You did good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean really good. I know you like your rep as a hard core machismo kind of guy but this other side gets all the brownie points, not only with wifey poo but the rest of us girls too. Am I wrong girls?
Anyway that was so great and I'll bet you got your rewards for sure! Wow I rally am proud of you!

Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger dragon said...

I am available on a reasonably priced lease plan.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:23:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, I have never had to pay a man to give me atention in my life! And if that were the only way to get attention I would just live without it! That being said I do know there are a lot of women out there who would gladly take you up on your offer but don't think Wifey Poo would be all that thrilled with it.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

You done good! I am not the materialistic type but do enjoy romance. Now don’t get me wrong, I do have that nice necklace, ring and earrings that were given to me over the years but I only need one of each. I am not a flashy bling kind of person! My hubby is the most non-romantic man in the world! When we were dating, he pulled off some good romantic moments. So I knew I had me a romantic man and I was hooked on him. But he had me reeled in before I realized he had spent every romantic thought at those times! It was too late for me because he had me under his man powers! I joke that he got me under false pretences! Ha-ha.. I tell him it is not the money spent, but rather the thought going into something that gets me all mushy inside. In other words, I would rather him stop on the roadside and pick me a wildflower while driving down a country road, then spend money on flowers. He is off the hook with flowers anyway, the girls will eat them!

I have to tell a quick story on hubby and his lack of romance. One time when we were living in Texas, I had a romantic thought. I went out and bought a picnic basket and filled it with chicken, strawberries, chocolates and a bottle of wine. I even went as far as got a linen table cloth, napkins and small vase and put one flower in it. I picked him up at work and told him not to look into the back seat of the car. Macho man wanted to drive so I directed him to the lake and a picnic table. I pulled out the basket and hubby seemed surprised and happy. We ate our meal with the rippling tide of the lake washing up by our toes. Just as we finished our meal, I said, “Ah, perfect timing, the sun is about to set”. Hubby’s reply was, “Well that sun had better set soon because I have to take a massive, sh&t!" I guess the expression on my face told it all as hubby was quick to try and undo the pain in my romantic heart! I just said, “Well that moment is gone for ever and lets go home!” God forbid he uses the public toilet nearby! My little romantic evening was flushed down the toilet that day! I have come to accept hubby’s lack of romance because he has so many other good qualities about him. I now plan my birthdays, holidays and events because in hubby's eyes, they are just another day. This way, it pretty much goes as I would prefer and I am not disappointed. I have toned down over the years and he has tried to tone up as well. This works well for us now but in the past, his lack of romance was a bit of an issue with me… Wow, I have not thought of that story in a long time!

Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:06:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Skeeter, I was rolling in the floor I was laughing so hard. Yes we can be a** holes at times. lol

No pun intended.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 3:23:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, thank you so much for giving me the best comic relief from the crappy way I have felt today! I am so sorry your perfect romantic picnic was ruined. Hey you tried and most of us have had those moments I'm sure. And think of it this way, at least your dinner was a success!
you are right about how picking wildflowers is just as romantic as going to the florist or wherever to get them and one is as good as a dozen. My husband is really a romantic person and is very good when ti comes to that but most really aren't. He also can be one of the world's biggest assh-les sometimes too and had a bad temper so no man is perfect or no woman for that matter. See Dragon I'm being fair.
And our girls want to eat the flowers too. In fact I have to put my Valentine's roses in the bathroom every time we go to bed or out because Penelope will have a feast, the little turd.
And you know what as we get older the birthdays really are less important,ha. You have it all down right and I agree with all you said.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:03:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Came back her to sign off for the evening, it's time to drink my or I mean take my medicine,ha. Talk to ya'all tomorrow. Hope everyone has agood evening and hope I feel better tomorrow than I do right now. Beast take me away!!!!!!!!!
P,S, Hey just wondering---- they say the ring rones on your cell phones can tell a little about you so what ring tones do you guys all have? Mine is Crazy Train by Ozzie Osburn, love him! And no Dragon, I am not a biker chick and am as far from that as you can get.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:18:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Came back her to sign off for the evening, it's time to drink my or I mean take my medicine,ha. Talk to ya'all tomorrow. Hope everyone has agood evening and hope I feel better tomorrow than I do right now. Beast take me away!!!!!!!!!
P,S, Hey just wondering---- they say the ring rones on your cell phones can tell a little about you so what ring tones do you guys all have? Mine is Crazy Train by Ozzie Osburn, love him! And no Dragon, I am not a biker chick and am as far from that as you can get.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:18:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Pam and Dragon,
Glad you two found the humor in my crappy story about hubby! Oh Pam, If it aint one thing, it’s another huh! Probably is allergies but you could have picked up the crud while at the doctors office. At least with the beast as medicine, the cure is better then the ailment! I hope you feel better soon.

I hate cell phones and never wanted one. They are nothing but pains in the butt when you need them and no signal. Some family members pitched in and got me one for Christmas a year ago and I must admit, there are times I am grateful I have the danged thing! (Bet you loved that huh mom… When you gonna jump on this thing and start chatting with us mommy???) Anyway, my phone rings the tone that was set at the construction of the phone. I don’t think you can change my ring tone but I only know how to make a call and accept a call and check messages. I have to laugh at some phone tones when they ring. I have heard several ringing “Dixie” down here in GA. My friend allowed her daughter to set her ring tone and mom answers to rap stuff that she cannot understand or know how to change. I have to laugh at her every time her phone rings! When in a public place, she always looks around and says my daughter set it not me! Funny…

My girls are happy today. The sun is out and they are in the sun room basking in the sun like two girls on vacation at the beach!

Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hello, Still notfeeling all that good but a bit better today so don't think it's strep. I usually get this crap around this time of year and I do have allergies year round. In fact they almost act up when people just mention sleeping with thier windows open or letting fresh air in. I woldn't be able to breathe if we did that.
As for ccell phones, well I have to admit I am one of thse people who feel naked without mine. In fact I almost panic if I accidently leave it home. I have come to depend on it for safety reasons. I can't tell you how many times it has helped when needed most. Will tell you about the first time at a later date but it was a good thing we had it. Now I am not any more phone savy than I am computer savy . I still don't know how to take photos with mine,ha. But I was tired of the regular old ring so had my husband get on the computer and download my Ozzie Osburn. It's the actual beginning of the song Crazy Train so his voice comes on laughing and it's actually been know to make people jump, it scares them,ha. It even scared me once, even more funny. I love taht song so thought it was good for my ringer. I've always been known as a real lady and people were always surprsied to hear how much I like rock and heavy metal,ha. But the thing is back in my younger days I was in rock bands and taht love never goes away. I sang and played the drums.I used to miss being in the bands whenever we'd go hear a live band but not any more. I just remember the life style and all the late late nights and the traveling, don't want to do that anymore. Now if I could stay local it might be ok once in a while but I'd need about 6 months or more of practice before I'd feel ready to sing in public and man longer than that to play the drums. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Metal Head Pam, how cool is that. My musical interest is across the board covering the entire spectrum. Everything from Beethoven and Bach, all the way up to Alice Cooper, Metallica, and beyond. I have been to more concerts than I could possibly remember. I got the chance to work for a production company doing security. I could not believe they were paying me for what I did. Absolutely had a blast. I did not want it to end. If given an opportunity to do it again, I would do it in a heartbeat. As far as ring tones, I stay with the factory setting. I could not pick out one above another. I do pick one ever so often. My mood swings and my ring tones now get on my nerves. It just stays at the plain old ring, ring now.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 2:26:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Pam and Dragon,
More stuff in common with you guys! Hubby plays the guitar! He has not been in any bands since I have known him but he likes to jam with friends on occasions. Our friends were involved with a Redneck bar in the Atlanta area a while back. They had him get up with the band and play House of the Rising sun! Was cool to see my man jamming up on stage! I felt like a real groupie… Our CD collection consists of anything from Black Sabbath to Bach as well! However we have been on a country kick for a while now. Not many good groups come to the Augusta area to perform. We have been to see Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flatts in the past year.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:19:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy Britt said...

I like what is now called "classic rock." Music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. I don't care for HARD, hard rock. I can handle Led Zepplin, but that's about it. I didn't even like hard rock when younger. I like music from the 6os best, even though I grew of age in the Disco era of the late 70s. HATED disco. I also like bluegrass and even took clogging lessons. I don't care much for country, but for a few songs here and there.

Ring tones? I never understood this phenomena. Paying for different tunes? I HATE hearing annoying songs on people's phone. My cell phone RINGS like a PHONE. If I want music I'll listen to the radio! I mean, why have a song when you pick up your phone right away? It's not like you listen to the whole song, right?

I say if you want to express yourself, get a tattoo! LOL.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:55:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy Britt said...

Oh, and Valentines Day. The Boss and I don't do Valentines Day, birthdays or anniversaries. In fact, I'm like a man when it comes to that. My Mom was visiting and mentioned our anniversary coming up that week. If she wasn't here I wouldn't have remembered myself, let alone get upset at The Boss for forgetting. I didn't even see him--I worked 12 hours that day and he was long asleep when I got home!

I also never wanted an engagement ring either time I got married. I am just not a diamond kind of girl. You know what I want for next Christmas? A generator to have on hand for when the power goes out, which it does often here in the country! I don't want jewelry or flowers or candy. I'd rather have something for the pets or better yet, a NEW CAT OR DOG. LOL. That will NEVER happen!

Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, Dragon, how great to hear! You are my people!!!!!!!! We are the most electic music lovers too. Our very favorite play is "Phantom on the Opera"! We ahv ethe soundtrack for the house and the car. It comes to TPAC about every 3 years and one year we couldn't wait so we went to Memphis to see it. It's awsome! We also like some country , the only problem for us is after abot a hour of listening to it we get depressed so have to listen to something else after that. Dragon so cool you worked with a rock band, how I remember the days but unlike you I wouldn't want that schedual again.
Sandy, I know it's just a ring tone but I hear so many irritating rap tones ( now that is the one music I don't like, well most of it,ha ) and other crap I just had to put my favorite song on mine. It's really cool. You might even like it when you hear it or you may say Pam you are just too too much, It's ok if you do I won't be offended, I've heard it befoe,ha.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. to Sandy, it's ok not to give a sh-- about holidays, birthdays and aniveraries too. I think the reason it means so much to us is becasue we have had to miss so many important events in our lives with Jon's being away. We've spent so many holidays and all the others apart and it was very hard at times. I've had a lot of years of my daughter crying because Daddy wasn't home and had to miss things although she was very brave about it too.We spent three thanksgivings and Christmases without Jon as well as many more holidays and specail times,and it was so hard for us. If we hadn't had to go thorugh that we probably wouldn't be as big on the celebrating either. It's just that since we were apart so much we we never take for granted the good time we have together now. That doesn't mean that anyone who doesn't think it's a big deal to celebrate any of those things are any less in love, it just means you feel differently about it and that is just fine! My sister and her husband are like that too,they don't give one flip about any aniversary or birthday or holiday really but they love each othe just as much as we do. It is just with everything else we all are different and it makes for a more interesting world. We're all good people and especially those of us who love animals the way we do, right?

Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

When I said three Thanksgivings and Christmases I mean three in a row so it got a bit sad to think about those holidays.
But as for the tatoos ain't going there! Hate them! Now if anyone of my blog friends have them, please don'r be offended, that is just fine, I just don't want them on my body.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:41:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, Metallica is one of my alltime favorites!Also another favorite on the mellow side is Jouney, wish they were still together with Steve Perry.Quiot Riot is pretty dang good too and we could go on and on but we will save that for another time

Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hubby and I don’t have tattoos on our bodies. We don’t care for them but don’t judge those which do. Our nephews have them in various spots as do some of our friends. Different strokes for different folks! I would like to get my make-up tattooed on because I hate putting it on all the time!

Monday, February 19, 2007 4:19:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I'm with you Skeeter, on the tatoo thing. Llike I said if anybody wants them that is just fine with me. We don't judge people on looks either. I have known some people who looked very scary with lots of tatoos and rough appearance and they are really some of the best peole you'll ever meet or people either.. You can't judge a book by it's cover. And look at Dave Navaro, he is covered with tatoos and he is a hottie!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Man I screwed that paragraph up,ha. Hope you can figure it out ok.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I have a thing for tats and peircings. Now don't get me wrong I'm not a freak. I have a total of 12 peircings (10 betweem both me ears, my tongue and nose) and 3 tats. I make sure when I get a tat that it is in a place that is easy to cover. I know I still have to work and some employers frown on them. As for the peircings, I keep studs in, no rings and keep a clean, neat apperance. I work for an architect so I have to, but I wouldn't wear them anyways. I used to wear clear studs so they weren't as noticable. I personaly think it's the people that do all the freakish things (like stretch the wholes) that ruin it for people like me who love the look of peircings and tatoos. Thnakfully my employer isn't to concerned about it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I have lost count on how many "tats" one of my nephew has! Arms, legs, neck and who knows where all… The last visit home, he was sporting an eyebrow ring! He may look a bit strange to some people but he is still a good young man and would give you the shirt off his back if you need it! So I never judge a book by its cover when it comes to tattoos and piercings!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Wifey pooh absolutely would not have a tattoo. I think a small one in the right place is very sexy. I knew a girl who had a rose tatoo on her left one. That was hot.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Disclaimer: Oh, by the way, wifey pooh is hot without a tattoo.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Shhhhh......... Wifey pooh dose not know about the one with a tattoo. This was pre wifey pooh.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:06:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, you covered well by saying wifey poo is hot without the tatoo, brownie points for you!
I have two nieces who are into the tatoos and piercing. My one niece has about 7 piercings on one ear and she had her belly button pieced but it looked like it was starting to get infected and it scared her so she let it close. You really do have to be careful about that especially in the beginning as I have seen some serious infections. Most people are really careful like you Adrienne and take good care of them. I just have never wanted tatoos or piercings ( except my ears )for myself and the belly button thing, NEVER! I have a very sensitive belly button and don't even like it touched with a q-tip! The idea makes me cringe.
And Adrienne it seems like the tongue and nose piercings would be so painful but must not be since so many peole have them. I used to work in a jewelry store and we sold lots of nose rings but I always wondered if it hurt when you sneezed. I asked one girl and she said not at all. I guess it all depends on your sensitivity level. Anyway as I said before I never judge a person on looks, I have way too many diverse friends in this world and we're all different and that is a good thing!If you don't like something for yourself then don't do it but don't stick your nose ( no pun there ) into it if someone else does. Each to thier own I say!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh a quick P.S. on the piercings. I know of a funny story ( totally true story!) about a woman who was in labor and you can just guess where she a a ring. Now this was not a really bright woman and if fact she was missing a few marbles. The doctor told her for sanitary reasons she needed to remove her jewelry. She said I already did. He said no you still have one ring in and she said no, I don't. He said yes you do, it's in your labia. She asked My what? He said the one in your vaginal area, she said, where? He was so put out with her at this point her said your P-ssy ring lady!!!!!!! She said oh, that one, ok! This really happened! hope ya'll get a chuckle out of it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Falling out of my chair with laughter!
That sounds like a good Blonde joke!
I may have to pass this one along to the Saint at work. I think the guys could use a chuckle about now…

Dragon, you done good with the disclaimers! LOL…

One time I went home with a little ladybug "rub on" tattoo on my ankle. We were at a family cookout at my parent’s house. I was putting my ankle in front of everyone and no one noticed it. I finally had to coach someone to get the joke going. My crazy brother, ran up to me and yelled, “Ah it is fake” as he was putting slobber on his hands and rubbing it on my lady bug. I about died at him putting his beer drinking spit on me! I could not believe the lady bug did not come off with his rubbings. Then they all knew it was a real tattoo. NOT. That was the most humid 4th of July I can remember and as the day went by, the lady bug crawled up my leg! As I was crossing my legs (man style) to keep things cool, the lady bug transferred to my knee from the sticky sweat on my hot humid body! Was funny because I could not get it off for a day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:30:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Pam, My most recent piercing is an Industrial piercing in my ear. It's a bar that goes through the cartlige from the top of my ear closest to my head, out the side. This was the most painful of all my piercings. It will also be my last b/c of it. I got it for christmas this year and I can not change it for 4-6 months. It is still sore, But I love the look of it so I deal. My tongue and my nose were the least painful of all. I know people who have a lot of problems with their piercings and it is usually from lack of care. I actually talked Hubby into getting his tongue piered over thanksgiving. It was his first piercing ever and he did really good. Now he wants a tat. I think I have him addicted.LOL No it doesn't hurt to sneeze, but the cat did rip it out of my nose one night. That hurt and made my eyes water.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Adrienne, all I can say is owwww owwwww, owwww ouchhhhh!!!!!!!! I guess if it's worth the pain and you love the way it looks then it's worth it but owww, owww, owww!!!! I am such a chicken I couldn't do it and I have a high tolerance to pain. Now I can deal with blood, gore, body fluids and any internal organs in any shape,observing any surgery bone surgery has some nasty sounds ) all that but I'm still chicken when it comes to some things. If I ever did have a nose ring my girls would probably decide it was thier new toy and teaer it out,owch, but you know what I'm glad you enjoy your tatoos and piercings. Like I said it makes a more interesting world with all our differences. yet we do have a lot in common with the way we love animals!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Sandy and everyone else too, I got to thinking about telling that story of the woman in labor and her piercing and want to apologise if I offended anyone, it may have a been a bit over the top for this blogg. At the time I was just reminded of that story and it was true and pretty funny but I don't want to offend any single person so if I did I do apoligize!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:11:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Pam that labor story was so funny. I had to tell the girls I work with about it. We were laughing so hard we had tears.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:33:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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