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Monday, March 26, 2007

Pet Rocks ROCK!


Who doesn't wish they were smart enough to come up with the Pet Rock that swept the nation in the 70s! That person made millions putting a rock in a box and selling it as a pet! Why I think we have a chance with Dragon Enterprises!

Skeeter sent a photo of a much nice pet rock, her Rockin' Cats and says, "Okay Sandy. If Dragon gets his Smokey on the blog then I think that my perfect pets Rocky and Stone should get a chance! Remember Pet Rocks from the 70's? They are the most perfect pets to have and I have the most beautiful Pet Rocks around! They do not require anything but an occasional dusting with a rag! No need to brush them, feed them, walk them, bath them, etc. They just happily sit in the corner and come to serve me by holding open the doors on a windy day! The perfect pet indeed...."

Question: What kind of dog or cat or other pet figurines, clothing or other items do you have? I know someone who has an awesome cat collection of all kinds of great figurines and antique items such as the old ironing sprinkler that is a cat. Do you collect anything pet related?

I have a beagle coffee cup I got years ago, and since Penny died, I use that EVERY morning. I WILL NOT drink coffee out of any other cup, because I feel like something will "happen" if I don't. So if I can't find it, I'm looking all over because I won't break the habit!

I also have a few dog music boxes, a bottle opener on the wall that looks like a bull dog, a few boxes decorated with dogs, a few Christmas ornaments. I have several black and white photos of my cats displayed and also a painting I did of Catfish, as I've painted quite a few pet portraits. (I'll post some of them one day). I also have the wooden Zoe chainsaw sculpture and the wooden Catfish I'll have to show you all one day. It was plain wood like the Zoe, but I painted it black and white to look like Catfish.

So, any crazy pet collections? Or do you just have a collection of pets?

posted by Sandy at 3/26/2007 08:19:00 AM

19 Comments:

Blogger Alice said...

Interesting question! I really don't set out to colect any particular animal but I am drawn to hummingbirds and cats. I also have a tiny bunny with a broken off ear. It was in a clearance bin and he just looked so pathetic, I had to bring him home. I have a couple of dragons because I like fantasy role-playing games, and hubby like garden gnomes and gargoyles. I also have apurple glass snail that was my mother's. I guess I just mostly collect what touches my heart. They may be trash to dome, but they each represent a moment of time to me and when I look at them, I recall what I was feeling at the time. Gosh... here I go getting all goopy... gah!

Monday, March 26, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh Alice, that is such a sweet story of the little bunny with the broken ear! How wonderful; I hope you display it proudly for Easter! I am sentimental the same way. I know intellectually something like that is just an inanimate object, but it's the idea behind something being discarded because it's "broken," kind of like I feel about animal that get dumped on the road or at shelters when they are no longer wanted. And some people treat living things in such a cavilier manner!

I have an iron grasshopper. I got it because it reminded me of my childhoold, where my best girlfriends and I used to play in the woods all day--we used to play with grasshoppers and even had a grasshopper club with rules and a flag, song and poem. I still have the book I made for the club--which was made out of regular notebook paper tied with string.

Monday, March 26, 2007 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Guinevere said...

Dragon wanted me to share this with all of you since he cannot access the internet at work. Just an FYI, and I will post this on the recall blog topic also. I just know that not everyone goes back and reads older topics. Since we were out of town, he just found this out today.

As of this past Friday, Kroger has pulled ALL of their Pet Pride, FMV/Kroger, IAMS, Mighty Dog, and Natural Life cans and pouches. NOT JUST THE ONES IN THE INITIAL RECALL. This is NOT something that Menu Foods, the manufacturer, has sent out. This is just what KROGER has decided to do to try to protect their customers. Again, at this point, Kroger is the only store I know for sure that is doing this, and they are doing it ONLY as a precautionary measure. So, if you have ANY cans or pouches of the above listed food, regardless of the codes on the package, you can return it to Kroger for a refund. No one panic though, they are not saying that any of these items above the initial recall ARE contaminated, but they are being safe.

Monday, March 26, 2007 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I collect all things Saint Bernard. I have a large collection of Big Dogs stuff. I AM THE BIG DOG MOM! I also have small figurines of each of my babies that look just like them. I don't buy much Shih Tzu stuff, b/c I have a hard time finding things that look like Mattie and Oscar. I also buy anything Golden Retriever for my mom.

I have to tell you all what we did this weekend. They have a Super Pet Expo here where you can bring your pets. So we took Stella and shopped. It was so fun to see all the different dogs. Stella went on overload and tried out after 2 hours. She was the only St. Bernard there! This area is defiantly all about little dogs, although there were a lot of Great Danes. They had cat and dog rescues there and of course I had to steer clear of them. I would have wanted to bring one home. We got Stella a smoked bone and Jazzy cat got a yellow caution sign that says, “Say NO to catnip". It was such a blast!! You all should check them out on line. They have listings for up coming events in other states. www.superpetexpo.com

Monday, March 26, 2007 1:00:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Alice,Sandy,I'm with you on the imperfect things even when they aren't living. Ibought a littl e bird one time in a antique shop because it looked like something no one would ever take a second look. I have a small bird collection so now it has a family and is no longer alone. I would never throw away something because it had a small broken piece either. My family thinks I'm nuts over that one. I have several small collections of different things. One is ceramic and plastic cats In our family room over the sofa is a framed print of two cats sitting on a book shelf looking out the window.One of them always reminded me of Samantha and I always worried how I'd feel about it when she was no longer with us and now that she isn't it just reminds me of how wonderful she was and how much we loved her. The print is large, about two feet by three feet and I love it! Why not it has two of my favorite things, books and cats. Also in front of the fire place we have three wooden cats that Fly Boy made many years ago when he got a cirular saw for Christmas. One looks like Garfield, the one is sort of a rust color and the other is black with white feet and it looks a little like Brittany. I have other cats and things but that is some of them. On the imperfect stuff again. I was going through some of my faughter old stuffed animals that ahd been packed away for years. we were getting thing s ready to take to a Cats Are Us yard sale a couple of years ago. I found a few that I didn't think anyone would want because they looked a bit pityful and not in great condition so I cleaned them up and kept them. I just couldn't throw them away because they weren't perfect and now they are loved again.

Monday, March 26, 2007 4:52:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Guinevere, Just wanted to say that I check every one of the postings on the blogg every day in case someone asks something or tells something we need to know and I don't want to miss it. So that way I can keep up with all that is said.

Monday, March 26, 2007 5:02:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, Rocky and Stone are so cute! And they work! Good kitties!

Monday, March 26, 2007 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Girls, girls, girls…..I keep seeing the phrase “Dragon Enterprise”. Here we sit with a brilliant idea, which could easily be bigger than the Pet Rock from the 70’s. We have Kitty Kastles and Kondos, pet clothing, pet furniture, and toys. All these products themed around the era of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Just waiting to jump into the eager arms of crazed pet lovers everywhere. But, what do I see???? Another brilliant idea! Cute little pet rocks, perfect pets for us men—low maintenance, no shedding, easy to feed, no playing required. What guy would not have one if he thought it would help him woo his favorite female? We need to incorporate Pet Rocks into Dragon Enterprises. They can be rocks shaped like Dragons and Gargoyles and other animals you might find in the Kingdom.

And for those men of the house that just really reach the end of their ropes with all the pet cuteness—there is always my special recipe Dynamite. Smokey loves his dynamite, and I never leave home without mine.

And, by far the cutest pictures I’ve seen on the blog yet are the one of Smokey and the one of Skeeter’s Cat Rocks. No ugly there, unlike certain other pets that will remain nameless. Rocky and Stone are precious.

I have no pet stuff or antiques. However, there is a cat that qualifies as an antique that lives here. Does that count? OH, OH, OH. I was totally mistaken on that. I do have a Wichita Thunder Hound Dog, a Shreveport Mudbug (for you that don't know--a Mudbug is a crawfish), a Memphis Riverthing, a Norfolk Admiral Dog, an Indianapolis Ice Bear, and a green frog from a St Paddy’s Day celebration that I totally can’t remember.

Alice, I wish your bunny well. It’s sad to see a bunny in a clearance bin with a broken ear. It is so hard to pass them by. Little bunnies with broken ears have mothers too. As you may have noticed, I am a Dragon. I’m pleased that you collect my brethren into your home. And, I am a fantasy role player…. You’ll have to tell me about your fantasy role-playing games. That was a touching sentiment you wrote: “ they may be trash to some, but they represent a moment in time to me”.

Sandy, it’s not a wonderful thing that the bunny has a broken ear! How cruel of you. The wonderful thing is that the poor little bunny was rescued and now has a loving home.

On another note--as you can see from her post earlier, Guinevere did find her way home. Next time I’ve got to be sure to take away her cab money……….

Monday, March 26, 2007 9:12:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, I too was thinking the pet rocks would be a great addition to our products but had not yet voiced it. We have endless ideas we can add but we must get started by this summer, people are waiting for all these things they don't even know about yet.

One last request for the night, please all of you say a prayer for my sister's dog Brady who is in renal failure. He had a hydration treatment today and is feeling a tiny bit better but still not doing well. We think his time iwith us is very limited as he is 15 years old. Still we all love him and don't want to let him go but it may be we have no choice soon. Will keep you posted.

Monday, March 26, 2007 9:31:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

So sorry about Brady. It's always a horrible thing to go through, no matter how old a dog or cat is when you lose them. Always remember that our pets are lucky in that they've had a good life with good people, unlike so many others. And of course, we well all see those who go before us over the Rainbow Bridge.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:49:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Pam,
My heart goes out to Brandy. We love our animals so much and want to have them always but sadly enough, that is not to be. We must let them go when the time is right.

Alice,
The broken ear bunny story is sweet. I too admire the underdogs in the bunch!

Dragon,
My Skeeter’s favorite toy was a rubber Mud Bug from the Mud Bug festival in Shreveport! He would pick that thing up by the antenna or legs and toss him around the room. Nothing but a mud bug torso remained the day we put him in the ground with Skeeter and his creepy Spider friend which was also missing legs! He just had to go off to Kitty Heaven with his two favorite toys the Mud Bug and Creepy Spider!

Dragon if only you knew how Guinevere got that cab fair! Maybe a pit stop by Tunica… Ah, the rest may be stashed away for her later enjoyment…

Adrienne,
The Pet Expo sounds like fun. Once we went to a local cat show and had a blast walking around and seeing all the beautiful cats and chatting with cat lovers. Was interesting to see how friendly the cats were to strangers!

Sandy,
I have so many collections, I cannot name them all! I have bunny’s out at Spring and Easter, Stuffed animals all over the place, Cat trinkets, Lady bug stuff, Chili Pepper stuff adorn the kitchen, Stain glass birds on the Sun room windows, and tons of animals of every type on one Christmas to include a Rattle snake (sorry Pam I know you hate the thought of snakes and here I go again) Everyone ask why I have a rattle snake on my tree, well, he needs a branch as does the cats, dogs, horses and other animals on the tree! I have German building tee-lights, Fish and ocean stuff in the guest bathrooms and magnets from every where I go. Yes, my refrigerator looks like pure white trash! The Saint has two prized collections. One being a pocket knife collection my dad contributes to each Christmas and my mom contributes to his “Tacky Elvis” collection each year as well. The Saint and mom are in a Tacky Elvis war! They see who can come up with the best (worse) gift. He has everything from a 6 foot tall standing cardboard Elvis to a Velvet painting! Boy, does mom have a treat coming this year at Christmas! Tee hee…

Glad y’all like Rocky and Stone. I picked them up from a Hand Crafted Boutique that I worked in while in Germany. Hand painted by a wonderful American lady. There are some really talented people within the Armed Forces!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, you mentioned The saint having his collections as well got to tell you about Fly Boy's. He has one that we have finally stopped adding to and that is his matchbooks and matchboxes. He has tons of them. Used to display them but not anymore. His biggest collection of all and that is his helicopter collection. It's in out office/exercise room and it is huge! he has two replicas of the "Little Birds" that he flys along with several "Black Hawks" and "Huey's" he used to fly and a ton of other helicopters as well. They are all sizes starting with some that are about the size of bean to the "little Birds that are about 4 feet each. They are suppended from the ceiling along with several smaller ones. We have a mural on one wll that covers the entire wall and it looks like the galaxy with a huge saturn, the moon and some other planets are there too so looks cool with the helicopters hanging in front of it. They look like they are flying at night in front of the moon,it's pretty. He also has a collection of ball caps, pens and pencils. So see some men have as many collections as women.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:03:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh and on the helicopter collection, he has a curio cabinet that is so full it takes a long time to see waht all is there. he has some airplanes in there too.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:04:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I just thought of something. Not one person on here ahd said if they actaully ahd a pet rock or not. Surely I can't be the only one and yes I did have one and am prooud of it, hey it was cool to have one!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:23:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Please tell me that you did not have a MOOD ring too Pam...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh my gosh Skeeter, you had to ask but I must confess, yes, yes, yes, but it was the "IN" thing at the time. Any other mood ring and pet rock owners please stand up with me and be proud to admit we did have these treasures!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:43:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, my one excuse is that I was was a young dumb kid but I was with the in crowd and so cool,ha.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 7:07:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

No pet rock, but I did have a mood ring once.

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

Oh, Stacey, thank you so much for the confession to help me!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:42:00 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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