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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pet Positions

My pets sometimes lie around in the strangest of positions. We've all seen the dogs that lay "froggie style." I think that's so cute. Zoe often lunges this way, but Scooter and Peanut never do.

Then there is Tarzan. He will often sit with his his back right leg bent BACKWARD so it looks like he is pooping a foot! No lie! I will have to try to capture this on film to post. It looks horrible and deformed, his paw poking out if his "butt." When I took him to the vet for the first time, I thought he'd tell me that Tarzan had an old injury or something else wrong, but they manipulated the leg every which way and no reaction. We never took x-rays, because it doesn't hurt him, even when doc was twisting it left and right. Sometimes, though, he has a funny walk--sort of like John Wayne, so he must have had some type of injury at one time. I joke with The Boss that Tarzan is truly his son, because The Boss (and his sister and son) stand in an equally deformed way when at the sink brushing their teeth. They'll stand pigeon toed to the extreme, but with one foot directly in front of the other. It's so weird!

Then of course, you have the dogs -- and sometimes cats -- who lay on their back, body twisted, legs up in the air. Always something to amuse us, right? Do your pets have any strange positions they fall into?

Our cats today: On the right is Stacy's Ranger. She says, "Sandy, give your kids a break. Let Dragon Boy make fun of my Ranger. Sweetie says "he's so fat he has no back feet". This is my mama's boy. He is transfixed in this picture by Sweetie, who is eating chicken wings. Ranger loves chicken. As you can see, he hasn't really met anything that he won't eat. Just over his head, you can see the end of the couch that has been given the Cat Makeover. They do lovely work, don't they??"

Yes, I guess Ranger is a bit pudgy. Too many chicken wings? Maybe he's just big-boned like Tarzan. :)

Cat on the left is Adrienne's Jazzy, who she says is "tripping on his kitty pot (cat nip)," Is that what catnip is? LSD for kitties? He does look a bit under the influence!

posted by Sandy at 3/27/2007 07:49:00 AM


Blogger Pam said...

Sandy, my cats have so many positions I can't even think of all of them. Sometimes they will lay with thier heads turned in a way that would make my neck hurt if I tried that. They all love to lie on thier backs with thier feet in the air and sometimes will have thier front legs stretched out above thier heads.
Sandy maybe Tarzan is double jointed,ha.
Stacey, maybe it's just the photo but Ranger doesn't look near as fat as my Courtney. She is long haired and that adds some to her look but she had a big tummy. I'm trying to get 5 pounds off of her for her health. She weighs 17.5 now.
Did anyone see the page with The Pooch Cafe this morning? People we ahve some competition for our Dragon Enterprises with I checked it out and it has a lot of our ideas but the market is plenty big enough for both of us! Thier Cat Castle is just a climbing post so we can make ours all fancy like we talked about and it will be a huge hit! Our "Kitty Kastle" will look like a castle unlike thiers. We need to set a time to start on our company. I say we try to get the ball rolling by the end of summer. What do you all think?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

OK, Jazzy really was tripping on his kitty pot. I hadn't put any out for him in 4 days and he found some that I guess had fallen off his scratching post and was going nuts digging at the edge. The only good thing about it is that he gets mellow after he has it. Anything that makes the same sound as his jar where I keep it or if I open the cabinet it's in, and he come running and complaining. He only gets it once a week and by Sunday he's really complaining if he hasn't had it. That's an addict for you.

Stacy, Ranger and Sandy's cat catfish could be siblings. Who cares if your kitty is chubby, we all have our trouble spots. Some are just more noticeable than others.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hey, with “Chubby” cats, there is more to love! Besides the Saint tells me that in the corporate world, being a Fat Cat is a good thing! My Cheetah could stands to loose a few pounds but so can I… Funny thing, with her last check-up, the Vet said she is gaining a bit and we need to keep an eye on that. Ha, in the Vets office is Alex the office stray which weighs in at 22 pounds! So many people ask about his weight that they posted it on the side of his napping box! I will point this out to him the next time he says something about Cheetahs 2 extra pounds!

Sheba gets into those funny positions when grooming her self. We recently heard that referred to as a cat doing Yoga! How funny….

This past weekend I saw our neighbor’s horse lying on his back with all four legs up in the air as he wiggled back and forth on the ground! Just like a dog does! Then he went to his side and scratched it, then up and shook and nayed really loudly then back to the ground to get his other side! It was so funny to see him having a good time.

Adrienne, Easy on the nip now...Nip never affected Skeeter and it does not seem to bother Sheba too much but Cheetah could be an addict for sure! She goes nuts with the stuff! They do seem to prefer certain mouse toys which I think are nip filled though.

Yesterday the Saint took me to the Zoo and Botanical Gardens for my birthday treat! The animals seem so happy basking in the warmth of the sunshine! We had the best day walking around and learning about such beautiful critters that are on this earth! My favorites were the tiny monkey’s as they remind me of my baby Cheetah. The Saint wanted to bring home a black and white zebra striped turkey that kept following us but I would not allow it! The garden was full of birds flying around bug hunting and building nests. Was a perfect day for me to be surrounded by animals of different kinds!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:07:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I always say that Ranger is big boned, which he really is!! But, over the years, I have been forced to admit that the excess pooches and rolls weren't due to his bones. LOL

He's my oldest at 14. He is totally mama's boy though. Makes Sweetie so aggravated because Ranger will not let him get rubbin'. Ranger will sleep on the opposite side of me from Sweetie, and if Sweetie has his arm over me, sometimes he can get a rub or two before Ranger realizes it is him and not me!! And it's not like Sweetie is just some interloper--Sweetie has been around for 10 years, and living there for over 7 of those years. He just has to satisfy himself by picking on him instead of loving on him.

Crazy positions?? Yes, mine get into some that look so uncomfortable to me. Casper especially likes to lay flat on his belly with his legs stretched out to the side. And for Ranger to be so big, it amazes me that he can curl up into such a small ball.

And Sweetie calls catnip Kitty Crack instead of Kitty Pot. Christmas is a smorgasbord of kitty crack at our house, and we just laugh ourselves silly watching them. Punkin will put the side of his face on the toy that has fresh catnip in it, and with his butt up in the air, just scoot it down the hall with his face! Cracks me up!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:42:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Just thought of a position that Penelope uses a lot, she stretches out on her tummy with her back legs out and her front legs crossed out in front of her. It looks so feminine and girly, just so cute!
On Courtney's weight problem, it worries me because she could get diabetes or heart disease. We need more exercise for her. We did get the fishing pole out for a little while today and that was fun for everybody. I know I got my work out,ha.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

At first I felt so bad for poor Ranger. The poor pity pity little darling only has two legs and he has to use a skateboard to get around. Then I read where he is a fat cat, and a transsexual. Stacey, Stacey, Stacey, what are you doing to this poor cat? I can see Ranger loves chicken. I hope he don’t like beef. All the cows in your state are in danger if he does. Stacey, you should not let that cat get that big. It cannot be healthy for him. One good side of Ranger being so large is that you could rent him out. Yeah, in big white letters you could write on his side “GOODYEAR.” And, I hear Weight Watchers needs a BEFORE picture for their new ad campaign.

Stacey, send Ranger to my house and we’ll play the game “Get the Cat, Get the Cat”. That will give him quite a workout. It is only in the best interest of his health. And I promise I will not enjoy it one bit. All my varmints are lean, mean hunting machines. I could open a fitness center for overweight cats. Just remember this, Stacey: “If you cannot see his feet, he must not eat.”

I gave Prince Not So Annoying a hair cut so he would quite shedding. It didn’t harm him at all, unlike what you are doing to your fat cat. It just made him look stupid. You know, like Skeeter’s cats when she shaves them. Every time I look at the picture of him with his new hair cut, I laugh my butt off. But, it didn’t hurt him.

Gee, I thought this was the Pet Blog. And here all the girls are talking about strange and crazy “positions”. I’m taking notes…..

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Dragon boy, you kill me. For my column next week I think I'll write about you and the others here, but mostly you, since you are our pet boy toy on this blog.

I do yoga, and lots of positions come from cats and dog, up and down dog, cat, etc. It feels SO good! We can learn a lot from the animal world in that regard.Cat positions are amazing, when they groom themselves--Pam said it best when she talked about their hositing their leg up in the air to clean themsevlves.

Happy birthday Skeeter? Care to reveal your age for us? Then we can all share. :)

Pam, my cats do that with their front paws--like a person who is cold wraps their arms around themselves. It's so cute! Catfish does that one more than Tarzan.

Stacy--kitty crack. That's a good one. I make homemade cat toys and stuff them with catnip. The boys love them. Even now that they are old and the catnip has to be stale, they still love them.

Adrienne--that's so funny about Jazzy "complaining." That is the EXACT word I use for Tarzan, who is a big meower. Catfish is as quiet as a mouse. When Tarzan starts his yapping, I'll say, "Complain, complain, have it SO rought." He usually meows the loudest when he wants to go out and I wont' let me, like today, because of rain and storms they are spending the day inside. He'll be throwing fits all day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

My girls do not look stupid with hair cuts!!! They are cute, sleek and petite! Looks like you are cruising for a bruising ole boy! Look out because Pam is going to come on strong with this one… Go get him Pam!!!

Sandy, I am 44 years young! I was going to stop keeping track after number 29 but what the heck, it is just another number!

I really like that leg sticking up thing when you have company and everyone sits down at the dinner table and up goes that leg right beside the company! Only animal lovers are allowed in our house!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Sandy, Although my cats have done thier paws like you are talking about and hugged thier paws to themselves,What Penelope does is when she is lying flat out she stretches her front paws straight out out in front of her and crosses them, I need to send you a photo, it's so cute! I do wish I could do the leg lift like my cats do too.
No Dragon, fon't go there I don't want to groom myself, just wish I was that flexible. I can touch the floor with my palms while bending at the waist but other than that I need a more exercise. I'm getting ready to hit the treadmill now and I wish I could get Courtney on there with me. She is NOT interested but we will get the fishing pole out again later and I'll get a second workout. And Dragon I'd take you up on your offer to help get the weight off of her but I'm afraid you'd starve her. You know you have to be very careful about under feeding pets when you have them on a diet because that can cause kidney problems. On the other hand I could use a personal trainer--- just please don't take away all of my Beast, let me still have a few!

Skeeter, you don't have to tell your age, we love you no matter if you're 20 or 100. There was some movie star who said you should always tell everyone that you are 15 years OLDER than your real age so people whould then respond by, oh my you look so much younger,ha. I like that. Happy Birthday Skeeter! And are you thinking about using certain positions to celebrate? Tee Hee.

You guys were talking about your animals complaining. Well I mentioned before how Penelope fusses over cerain things. Like when I sneeze she fusses and fusses. I know she is saying "Bless you Mommy" She really fusses when I load or unload the dishwasher, she hates the sound the silverware and the dishes make. I have no idea why. Even if I try to do it quietly she doesn't like the sound. Instead of leaving the room she sits there and fusses at me. Sometimes she drags it out into a constant ten second meows. It's funny. She also fusses for attention too.

Hey Dragon ,I just got a idea for a name for us girls--"Dragons Damsels", not bad huh? What do the rest of you girls think?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, I'm gonna let Dragon off this time because we know that when he says your cats look stuppid with thier haircuts that he is only blowing smoke not breathing fire.
And we know the cats are feel so good and are fashionable!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Well Skeeter, I got you beat by 2 years!

How about Dragon Dames? I love the word dame, cause it's from the 40s like the word broad. It's also short for Damsel in a sense. How about we let Dragon boy decide what his harem should be called.

Speaking of dishwashers, my dogs love to lick the stuff when I'm loading and it's dirty. The Boss hates that, or if I let them lick clean a plate. I say, so what? It's getting washed, but he doesn't like it. As if that ever stopped me. LOL

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

WOW! I must be the baby in the group. Skeeter you have me by 14 years!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well Sandy, I've got ten years on you so am probably the oldest one of the group but since I beleive that age is just a number and it's all in your heard if you feel old then guess it just don't matter now does it? I have never lied about my age and think it's actually silly to do taht becasue it doesn't make you any younger to lie about it does it? I have got one for you and I swear this is a true (just like the lady with the piercing that was in labor, ya'll remember that one don't ya? )story. When I was a teen ager and had my first band, my lead palyer and his siter who played bass had a mother who was obsessed over her age and feared getting old. When her daughter ( my bass player ) got married and ahd a baby it tore up so bad she not only wouldn't let the baby call her grandma or any other similaer term but she legally changed her age to ten yers yoounger! I didn't even knw you could do that but her daughter swore she did it. She used to be jealous of her daughter and her boyfriends. Now that was a problem in my book. I guess it takes all kinds to make this crazy world go aroound.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I just looked at what I wrote and I was typing so fast I think almost every word has a typo so good luck reading that one folks!.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:09:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Skeeter, one thousand and one apologies. After reading your comments, and rereading my post, I am sorry for writing, “It just made him look stupid. You know, like Skeeter’s cats when she shaves them.” It was one of those my brain working faster than my fingers things. What I wanted to say was Prince Not So Annoying was stupid looking after his hair cut. I never wanted to say your precious cats look stupid. I only wanted to refer to your cats as having a hair cut. Can you ever forgive me for my mistake?

I sorry.
I sorry.
I sorry.
998 times I shall hand write, I’m sorry, to seek your forgiveness.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:35:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, Dragon, boy, I am so impressed with you apology to Skeeter and knowing her she will certainly be too. I knew you had it in you. That tough scaly exterior just hides the sweetheart inside doesn't it? Com'on you can confess to your girls here or should I say damsels? You didn't comment on what you think of that tittle for us so what do you think?I bet Guinevere would like that one. Give us your opinion.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Okay Dragon, Are you just sucking up so I will still get into the hot tub with you and Daisylou? Nah, how could I be mad at my Dragon Enterprise Kitty Kastle maker! One day he will make us all rich...

Speaking of Daisylouu, where in the heck has she been lately? Did we loose her to another snow storm? Hope she has dug out of the snow... I miss her humor...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:34:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. Dragon, what the heck were you talkin' about saying Ranger only has two legs, has to get around with a skateboard and is a transsexual? Were you smoking a little weed or what?
Hey I have Fly Boy so well trained, he is now upstairs changing the cat boxes since it's garbage day tomorrow. That man really knows how to behave. He appreciates having such a perfect woman in his life and knows how to treat me. Plus he's a lot younger than me too.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Skeeter, I was not sucking up so you will get in the hot tub with Daisylou and myself. I felt so bad after realizing my error I thought I would have to throw myself on to my sword. Those are my true heart felt feelings. So, you are getting into the hot tub with us, right?

Yes, Daisylou has been missing for some time now. Sandy must be blocking her posts because of the comments Daisylou made about Zoe. I too miss Daisylou. We could get the real picture about Sandy if only Sandy would let her tell it.

Pam, I looked at the picture of Ranger and it looks like he has no back legs or feet. It does look like Ranger only has his front legs and feet, and could only get around by sitting his fat butt on a skateboard and pulling himself. Stacey is the one that said that he is transsexual. Doesn’t transfixed mean he had a sex change operation? (Not that there’s any thing wrong with that.) And, Pam, I can’t answer that last question (Guinevere reads this blog once in a while, remember???).

Guinevere also appreciates having the perfect man. She’s in the kitchen now, where she belongs, doing dishes. Guinevere also is a lot younger than I. Guinevere does have a little behavior problem, but she will learn. It takes time for these young little chicky poohs to learn.

Pam, I would love to be your Personal Trainer. To my understanding, personal trainers make very good money. It could be one more thing I could add to my resume. Computer Operator, Electrician, Welder, Psychologist, Mechanic, Pet Psychologist, Barber, Personal Trainer, Cat Whisperer, and the list goes on. My number one ambition is to be World Dictator. Two of my girlfriends already call me W.D. I have already promised them that once I take my throne, one would get England, and the other would get Australia.

As far as the title for my harem goes, I have to think about it. No need to rush things. It has to be perfect.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:05:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

HEY!!! Dragon, what do you mean he's FAT and has no back feet!?!?!?!? Good grief, you sound just like my husband. Always ragging on poor Ranger for being big boned. But, what would we do around here without you to make fun of our babies? You do it so well......

NO DAMSELS!!!! Absolutely not! I am not a woman in need of rescue by ANY man or Dragon. I can take care of myself! I don't mind being in the harem, but I am no damsel!!!

Oh, I almost forgot--I'm "pushing 40" this year. That's what my friends tell me anyway. Ain't nothing but a thang to me (so far). I'll let you know if that changes when it actually happens.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Sandy, what has happened to Daisylouu??? She was around alot and now has vanished. Are you really blocking her posts???? LOL

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:35:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

People, people, people, give Sandy a break, just because she and Daisylouu are sisters and have thier thang goin' on don't think she's blocking her, ya'all know better. Obviously Dasiylouu has been busy but like the rest of you I am missing her. Come back soon Dasiylou!
Dragon, on the personal trainer gig, I was kinda hoping that you would do it for friendship not for money. I mean we're buds here. And we're gonna get rich together so how about a little help here?
Now on the transsexual thing with animals, I don't think that a animal becomes transsexual or assexual because they get spayed or neutered. I mean they are still either male or female, they just can't procreate. Same as people when they get a vassectomy or get tubes tied. Well hello, I hate it when someone says a animal is now a "it" and no longer a male or female, that is bullshit! Uh Oh I wrote the word here. Well repremand me if you need to but that is the way I feel.
Stacey, girl, don't get so stressed over being called a Dragon's Damsel, it is just a continuim of our business. We can incorprorate it into more of what we do with all of our ideas. It'st anything to do with our independence as women,so chill girl!
Dragon, watch the girlfriends thang, we do not want to upset Guniverene! Plus baby don't promise too much more than you can deliver. I mean, England and Australia, they are a bit settled. Then again if the girlfriends aren't all that bright they might not catch on if you say it fell through. You go Boy!And I do think you are manly man enough you will welcome Matt into out hot tub party, am I right? Hey you are willing to share, right?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Daisy is simply busy. I will tell her you all miss her, especially the Dragon Boy. Her daughter is graduating this year and going off to college to become a nurse. My Mom lives with her, so she has that to deal with. LOL. She has a full-time job and is also involved in a lot of Jess's activities. I haven't even talked to her on the phone in over a week--maybe two!

Stacy--you don't like damsels, but do you like DAMES? I love that word.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:37:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Maybe. Dames conjurs up images of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergmen in a smoky cafe. Of men in trenchcoats and women with no hair out of place. Hmmmm....I'll have to think about that one. I'll be interested to see what Dragon's idea of perfect will be.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:43:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well on the damsels thing, I just think it flows well with Dragon and it was in that era. As for the 40's era I love that time and the clothes! I sure wish that whole style would all come back again. It was so feminine! I know the men wouldn't care for it much since thier style was suits, ties and hats but it looked so good!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

As long as Dragon does not say "Wench"....
I kind of like Damsels but will be interesting to see what Dragon comes up with….

Thursday, March 29, 2007 8:03:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Actually, I wouldn't be so opposed to wench. In medieval times, a wench was someone that served ale in the pub/tavern. At the Renaissance Festival, the hottest looking women there are the wenches and the belly dancers. The "ladies" are just too prim and proper. Definately not our style. I say that based on some of our posts--bloomer droppers, groupies, dating multiple people, margaritas, Beast, rock bands, fast cars, etc.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 8:55:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stacey,I'm with you on this Wench thing,, it can be a cool. Now on the Lady thang, you can be both a lady and a bad girl. Believe me I am a expert on both. Sometimes you need to be a lady, sometimes you need to be a bad girl, and sometimes you do need to be both. I have given lessons, it's easy girlfriend.

To shannon, LNSDQ!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love the wench word too, though with Dragon Dames you get that nice alliteration I love so much.Damsel works with that double D too (ha ha double D!), but Damsel is a bit to proper and denotes the damsel in distress. I think Dragon would be in distress if had to take us all on! Wild Wenches could be a sub-product group of Dragon Enterprises.

Friday, March 30, 2007 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I'm for wenches! It's what I go as for Halloween and when we go to the Renaissance fair. The wenches always have more fun too. We are defiantly more wench like here.

Does anyone here read Nora Roberts? Her newest trilogy about vampire slayers had dragons in it. The characters are defiantly more wench than lady. If you like to read romance and haven't read Nora, you have to check her out. She is my all time favorite romance author.

Friday, March 30, 2007 9:52:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Stacey, did you just call Pam, Adrienne and me wenches?? LOL

Okay, I admit when I came up with Wench I liked it. I did not want anyone to think I was calling them a wench so I kind of backed off. Damsel is cute but the Damsel in Distress thing crossed my mind also. I don’t think that any of us could ever be in distress with these colorful personalities! Now that we mostly agree that we are a bunch of wenches here, we will have to see what Dragon has to say....

Okay a wench picture of Adrienne may be called for here…

Friday, March 30, 2007 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Has anyone else noticed how we went from "Pet Positions" to Wenches here...? Hummmm, we are indeed warped!

Friday, March 30, 2007 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh Sandy, "Wild Wenches" I am lovin' That! That is perfect all of us on here! I'm sure thee will be a way we can incorporate that into something for Dragon Enterprises.

Friday, March 30, 2007 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Have you all noticed how well we brainstorm together and come up with great ideas? We will be great working together!

Friday, March 30, 2007 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Ummm.....Skeeter, YES, I DID! And Sandy too!! And I think Shannon had some good tales to tell in the past, so she and Daisylouu fall in the wench catagory also.

I know darn well I do. And I'm proud of it. I won't post a picture of myself dressed for the Renaissance Festival, but I'll email you one. I'm not totally wenched out, but I've got good cleavage going. Sweetie loves it when I wear that dress. He has to help me get certain parts of me into it....

Friday, March 30, 2007 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stacey, have Sandy send you my address cause I want to see that photo,bet it is awesome and cool. I do love the fashion of those times too.

Friday, March 30, 2007 5:51:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Pam, I have to find some of the pics from last year and scan them for you. Hopefully this weekend. We love going to the Ren Festival. Have you ever been to the big one in Triune that they have every May?? It's awesome. There are knights and jousting and sword fighting and kings and queens (the royal version, not the other kind) and YES--WENCHES!! Sweetie likes the wenches and the belly dancers the best. He says they move in ways that "ain't natural".

Friday, March 30, 2007 9:22:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stacey, I wold love togo to that festival and have told Fly Boy so. He sys I'm not interested but I might be able to talk him into going sometime. He will do things for me even when he isn't too thrilled about them. He went to one of those medievil dinners ( where they did the jousting on horseback ) on one of his trips and he did enjoy that so I think I can talk him into taking me to the festival sometime. Maybe if I really play up the belly dancing and other girly activities he will be more willing to go. Please do send me photos!

Friday, March 30, 2007 9:53:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Oh yes Stacey, do send me the pictures of Stacey wench! You have never seen a Fest until you have attended one in Germany! Now those people know how to party! I have the video to prove it! Angelbachtal was the King of all Renaissance Festivals! They let it all loose to say the least. Everything so authentic that you really feel that you have stepped back in time! One booth was the wash booth. I swear they had wenches and their captives in a Wine barrel hot-tub and no clothes on their bods! They all had ale and up and down in the water just a singing away and having the best time. Boobs and woo woos flashing the audience. I was discreetly filming them with my camcorder and got caught by one of the men and the best I could tell what he was yelling at me was that looking was not free so we all started to throw them coins and the show got better but I stopped filming for fear I would offend someone. Was a lot of fun with real jousting and big fight over the Kings daughter at the end of the day? There were adults and kids everywhere and no big deal about the nudity and drinking. Now this, you do not see in the uptight States! Oh how I miss the fun fests in Germany…

Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, you're right baout nudity not being any big deal in Germany. I remember when we hadn't been there long and there was a German movie on and the people were walking around naked and ahving sex and it wasn't even a porno channel! I was so shocked and turned it off before out little girl saw it. Thing is the children are brought up to not think anything about it either. One time we were at one of the parks and our daughter was having a great time on the playground. They had this wading pool for the kids to play in and most had on bathing suits like our daughter but a few were naked, The problem for me was one child was a bit over the age limit in my book becasue she was starting puberty and it was very obvious to everyone,she was developing pretty well. Some of the American men were staring and we were all surprised her parents would allow that around all the little kids. We did leave after seeing that. I guess it's just our culture and how we were raised becasue if you don't make it such a big deal than the kids don't see it as such but I'm not comfortable with that.

Sunday, April 01, 2007 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Now now wenches....some stranger is going to accidently come upon this blog with us talking positions, drinks, wenches, vassectomy, transsexual, etc...and think this is a porn blog instead of a pets blog. would probably get even more hits than it already does.

Stacey, I want to see the pictures too. I also am a loud and proud wench. When is this festival? I have always secretly wanted to learn how to belly dance but my body just won't do those things...even after many margaritas it aint happenin.Anyone watch Seinfeld? If you did and remember the one where Elaine was trying to dance...thats me folks. Drunk...sober..doesn't matter. In my mind I am dancing with the stars but to everyone else I look very comical.

I hate I have been missing such a lively discussion. Hubby leaves in a few days and I will have more computer time on my hands.

PS-my Harley is doing ok and on lots of meds. She has something going on with her heart(Pam-was that you that mentioned that?)She also has hypothyroidism(spell THAT after bloomer droppers!) So we are hopinh that the heart & thyroid meds and fluid meds will change things for the better.

Have a great afternoon ya'll!!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007 6:12:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

so good to have you back. I have been really worried about Harley. Yes, it was Dr. Pam here, I did mention that from the way you described her symptoms it sounded like she might have CHF which is Congestive heart failure. What happens is the heart stops working well as a pump so fluid builds up. As with people the breathing is labored and you retain fluids. Diurectics are prescribed for the fluid and the main med for CHF is one of many forms of Digitalis. The Hypothyroidisim is a under active thyroid so makes you feel very sluggish and etc, plus you can gain weight so no wonder poor Harley was feeling under the weather. Hopefully her meds will kick in fast and she'll be feeling more perky soon.

Well girl, you got me to laugh imagining you doing "The Elaine dance", now that was funny. I'm not the best dancer around myself but seeing that made me feel pretty darn good. Shannon, you aren't the only one who hasn't been on here this weekend, don't know where everyone is. Must be enjoying this beautiful weather. But again, glad you are back! Oh yea, hope hubby stays safe! LSNDQ!

Sunday, April 01, 2007 6:54:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Shannon, did the doc mention that Harley will probably have to pee a lot with her med? The diurectics move the fluids out of you so you need to pee more. You know I wonder if I should start a medical site? I could call it Dr. Pam and be kind of like Dr. Phil only answer medical questions as well as do counseling. Hhhhmmmmm.

Sunday, April 01, 2007 6:59:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...


Yes, she did mention the peeing. She had another spell this afternoon and fell out in the yard. I am worried the meds will not help so I am watching her like a hawk. I let her run around a little too much was so pretty and she wanted to play tho.

I think your Dr Pam site would be great. As long as we can still have liquor, beer and wench talks all will be good!

Yes, I think everyone is outside. My daughters are in the midst of softball so we tend to be at the ballfield 6 nights a week and today we had a tournament. Lots of sunburn at our house tonight!

Sunday, April 01, 2007 8:19:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Shannon, just give the meds time and they will help Harley. You did a good thing letting Harley have fun today, I bet she enjoyed all the pretty sunshine. Once her her meds kick in she'll be able to enjoy it even more. Watch the sun for the rest of you guys though, ouch. I'll keep my mouth shut for now on that subject as well as tanning although it isn't good for the skin.
As for "Ask Dr. Pam" we can do that in the hot tub for sure! And of course we must be relaxed beforehand so bring on the drinks! We need some male version of wenches to serve us while we talk as we sit and soak1

Sunday, April 01, 2007 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Male wenches...I like your prescriptions Dr Pam!!!!

Monday, April 02, 2007 7:29:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Shannon, What age and softball league are your daughters playing in?

Ah, male wench servers are the greatest! Our best friends in Texas had a in-ground swimming pool. On weekends the guys would do yard work, car maintenance, etc as we gals laid on our floats in the pool with drink in hand. When drinks ran dry or we wanted munches, the men stopped their working and served us! Ah what a life she and I had back then! I wonder if the Saint would still do that for me today? Hummmm probably, he is a good man!

Monday, April 02, 2007 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...


My 11 year old plays both Little League with the St bethlehem League and also on a fast pitch travel team,-Clarksville Threat. My 9 yr old is also playing little league with St B. I absolutely love softball and enjoy every minute I am at the ballpark with my girls. Some weeks we are there 6 nights a week and at a tournement on the weekend. Lots of fun, keeps the girls busy and moving and they make many good friends.

I like the visual of the pool. We have a pool but have not opened it yet. Maybe this summer we can all get together and get our boys and dragon to serve us??? Or do dragons only frequent hot tubs? Haha

Monday, April 02, 2007 2:45:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Shannon, I asked because my niece plays softball. She is older though. She plays on a travel team and for Rossview middle school also. Her daddy, my brother coaches the team and he use to coach for his other daughter with softball on a St. B team! She went on to play for Rossview and they went far her senior year. I was hoping for a “Small World” comment with you if your girls played with my niece! Oh well, we still have something in common with ball…. I was the first girl to legally play baseball in the city of Clarksville and the second in the State of TN. That would be my claim to fame….

Monday, April 02, 2007 7:16:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...


My daughter probably does at least know who your niece is. She attends Rossview middle this year and has quite a few friends that play for the middle school team and a few that play for Rossview high. Most of the girls on her travel ball team play for the middle school team.

I think your claim to fame is awesome! Definitely something to be proud of. I wish my parents had pushed me to do something other than the nothing I did. As much fun as it is to watch softball-I bet its a lot more fun to play it!

Monday, April 02, 2007 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, that is the coolest that you were the first girl to play baseball like that! How neat!
Shannon glad you liked Dr. Pam's prescription of male wenches but now that I think of it, isn't there a term for the male waiters back in medievel times? Seems like there is but I cna't recall. Help out with this someone. There had to be at least one person on here who knows this. Dragon, how about you?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 5:25:00 PM  

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