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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hot Tub Matt & Charlie girl!

I just LOVE, love, love this picture! You all remember Matt and Charlie. We talked about his getting his first pet and his wanting a puppy to raise. Charlie was adopted from Precious Friends, and Matt was told she was a Great Pyrenees mix. She might have a teeny-weeny bit of that in her, but to me she looks like maybe a collie/golden retriever mix. What do you all think?

Matt is a single parent, and Charlie, as all puppies can be, is sometimes a handful, but Matt is doing great with her. The two are taking PetsMart obedience classes, like my other coworker Nate did with Dolly. I'll let you know if Charlie passes muster! Matt went to New York on vacation a few weeks ago, and Charlie stayed with his parents. Isn't she so cute? I love that they have the same expressions on their faces--so happy and full of fun!

I have several pictures some of you sent me to post, and will get to them ASAP, but I figured you'd all want to see Hot Tub Matt first! I hope Dragon isn't jealous another man is taking center stage. Maybe Matt can be a dragon-in-training? Alice sent me a picture of her new cat, Thumper, who she adopted from Cat Are Us. More on them tomorrow. I also have a picture of a dog that thinks The Saint is the best buddy ever, and one from my sister of my neice with one of her more unsual pets she had at one time.

posted by Sandy at 5/23/2007 10:32:00 AM


Blogger Daisylouu said...

WELL WELL WELL....some eye-candy! It's always a good day when the blog can deliver more than mere words. Matt sure is hot-tub material.... but even though Dragon doesn't remember me anymore (boo hoo), I still have to wait until he tires of his other wenches because I can't give up on him just yet. If you put Matt in nice assless chaps or something he would also make good calendar material...just a thought. As for the doggie, I see Pyrenees in him but he's definately a Heinz 57 variety. Awesome picture!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 5:35:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I see some collie along with some sneaky neighbor dog in him! The dog of course! Now Matt, I can see in those chaps surrounded by a hot tub and some wild wenches! What say you Dragon???

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:05:00 PM  
Blogger Guinevere said...

Daisy!!! Did you not read Dragon's post of misery at how he wronged you???? My gracious, I was up half the night listening to him call your name in his sleep. THREE TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woe is me if he thinks his Daisy is hurt again.........

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:26:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Fret not guinevere, you shall fall into a comfy slumber this evening. I'm sure by now your dragon has learned it's safer to dream about football or playing with the remote control instead of dreaming of his wenches, and perhaps he was innocently dreaming of gardening and was merely planting daisies for you, his true love! Just in case he WAS dreaming of me, I better go iron those daisy-duke shorts and prepare for my trip to hot-tub central. Second thought, the iron would be of better use to the wrinkles on the face rather than the wrinkles on the shorts....and how about you little southern bloggers plan your next get-together in Pennsylvania? A little road trip?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Where is the Mason-Dixie line?
Do I need a passport to go up North???

Thursday, May 24, 2007 7:03:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Skeeter, You don't need a passport to go North, but it should be required to go South. HA!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:13:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sis, if you plan a vacation here on October or November as we talked about, we can plan a Pet People party! I need to know so I can plan my second vacation!!!! That way we can give everyone major advance notice of the get-together. Maybe I can even invite hot-tub Matt if Dragon won't mind sharing his wenches!

Loved the comment about the iron for the face! LOL. Dragons and other males don't care too much about the face--it's the bod they google over.

About the Mason-Dixon line. Get this: when I first got stationed in Charleston, SC, my first time in the South (and that's a heck of a place to start an introduction)I read a letter to the editor that made a comment about "Yankees and other foreigners north of the Mason-Dixon line." I was SHOCKED. I guess it's those that lose a war that can't let go! Reminds me of those Japanese soldiers that were stuck on some Pacific Island for years and years, thinking WWII was still going on!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 9:01:00 AM  
Blogger dragon said...

Skeeter, passports to get across the Mason Dixon line are not necessary. BUT, if you want to get back across into the south, you should have one. We southerners are very particular about who we let in. But, it seems that some Yankees managed to sneak across in the distant past. Hopefully that won't happen again. But, Daisylouu doesn't have to worry. We will gladly let her in (we might not let her back out).

I did make a trip to the "deep South" once, on a visit back to Wifey Poo's home state. My first trip down there, I did take a passport with me. I was afraid they wouldn't let me back out without one!!! It was a nice place to visit and they make some wonderful cornbread, but I don't want to live there. They are really weird down there. But, they were nice and friendly and did not have an air of superiority about them. So, I knew I did not cross the Mason Dixon line.

Skeeter, I am totally surprised you don't know where the Mason Dixon line is since you are a native to the south. You may have to do some research on your own to figure this out. But, a very good indicator is that if you talk to someone that is rude and obnoxious and always think they are right--you have probably crossed the line.

I'm glad to see that Matt was finally brave enough to come back around, even though he has never been man enough to express his true love to his precious pet in writing. Like us real Dragons do. Of course, he may be the smart one. He has not have to defend himself against these pet fanatics when he expresses his opinion and it does not agree with theirs.

Daisylouu, my dearest, how could you even imagine that I would forget you. After all, I see you in my dreams. Not the floral daisies, you all the way. I did post my most sincere apology about the errors of my ways, hoping for your forgiveness. I have been agognizing ever since, waiting for your acceptance, which never came. I thought my heart would break.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Oh Dragon Dragon, of course I forgive you! Afterall, I *am* a yankee! We don't hold grudges like those prim and proper southern girls....and I know EXACTLY where the Mason Dixon line is and I'll let you cross it anytime you want!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 7:12:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hey, here in Augusta GA we see letters in the paper all the time about Yankee this or that and Yankee go home and blah blah blah... they are still fighting over the rebel flag and it is proudly displayed all over the place down here.... The Flag debate was a hot issue in the Governors election a while back. The paper was reporting that people came out to vote that had never voted in their life just to give a voice on the old GA flag! What backwoods rednecks…. I have Southern pride but a flag “aint” nothing but a piece of clothe and the war was over long ago....

Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:48:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Skeeter, honestly, living my whole life in Pennsylvania, I had absolutely no clue people in the South felt that way about us above the M-D line!! Like Sandy said, when she first moved to S. Carolina she could not believe people even discussed it or felt that way. I can not fathom how that attitude could be passed from generation to generation. I don't even have Northern pride....I just live in the state I was born and I like it here having absolutely nothing to do with the war.

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:00:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I like it here, because there are SO MANY people from all over the place. In fact, most of my friends are from places other than here. The weather is perfect too, because it's not as hot and muggy as the deep South and we still have four seasons. We get a little snow, but not the piles of it like up North. Oops, did I just say "up North?"

YOUS all have a good day!

Friday, May 25, 2007 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Sandy the correct phrase is "All ya'll" It's plural for ya'll.

Friday, May 25, 2007 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Nope. I dont' do the ya'll. I still say YOUS, like "What are yous doing?" Proper Yankee pronunciation is USE or EWES or for more slang,YAZ.

If it was one person I would say, "What are you doing." You know you add an "s" to make something plural, not an "'ll", so the correct term for more than one "you" is "yous."

Adrienne, you know before I said you sounded EXACTLY like me--even Stacy says so. What is your sign? I'm a Saggitarius. Not that I'm a big astrology person, but I find I do have the typical traits of my sign.

Friday, May 25, 2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

That's crazy... I'm Sagg. too and so is The Foreman. I love being a fire sign, Makes for some great "heated" arguments in our house. My B-day is 11/29. I'm right in the middle of it so there is no doubt I fit the traits perfectly!

Friday, May 25, 2007 2:16:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Don't get me started on astrology. Being a bit of an ASTRONOMY buff, I can de-bunk the whole astrology thing and prove you are NOT the sign you think you are.

Friday, May 25, 2007 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Adrienne, my birthday is also 11/29! This is great!!!! Now we have something else to share and party about, how cool is that? Anybody else out there sharing with Adrienne, Sandy and me on this? If not ya'all can still party with us. I'm not into astrology though,practicing that sh-t will take you straight to hell, HAHAHAHa!!!!!

And Dragon, I kind of like the idea of having to have a passport to come to the South.
But Daisylouu, I'm as southern as I can get but honey I've never been a grudge holder. I'm just a sweet lil' ole southern girl. I don't llike hunting but don't dislike the hunters themselves, bless thier hearts.

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:39:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Pam, I'm still not sure what "being southern" is. I never thought of myself as "northern". It's just all very bizarre to me! The only thing I ever stereotyped (and I haven't spent much time in the south other than visiting Sandy when she lived in South Carolina and now Tennessee) is that Southern people tend to keep things more private....people in the North seem to discuss EVERYTHING......not afraid to discuss yeast infections, dog vomit, or the diagnosis of cancer.

Friday, May 25, 2007 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

The way we spell it in KY is Ya'all as ya'all probably notice me using a lot. We also say you all a lot too. The you guys thing I got from my Dad as he was a KY transplact to ohio for most of his adult life.
I'm still excited taht Adrienne and I share a birthday and that she Sandy and I are all Saggitarians!

Friday, May 25, 2007 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh Daisylouu you just met a few Southerners that are private. I don't know any who don't discuss any and every subject and in detail.ha. As for being Southern as far as I've been taught it is from Kentucky all the way down to Florida. Now Georgia, Louisana, Mississippi are considered the deep South and some I said some not all are kind of snobby to the more northern of us. Hey Northern Southeners, now thats a oxymoron huh? LOL.

Friday, May 25, 2007 8:27:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Pam, We still don't know Sandy's birthday. I have only met one other person who had the same bithday as us. It's not very common.

I have never met a "private" southerner. Everyone I have ever met knows everthing about everyone and the rest of there family and friends too. The Foremans family is from FL, AL, and GA. They are the most gossipy know it all, always the head of the family women. HA

Friday, May 25, 2007 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Adrienne, I have another friend, Martie who shares our birthday but she is the only one I know too. It's so nice to be able to share our special day. Sandy needs to let us know her day too.
You got it right about Southerners ( well most of them )knowing all about eveybody. Most even know when someone farts and how bad it smelled and can tell you about years down the road. Daisylouu,those you met must have been a different breed from the rest.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:32:00 AM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Sandy's birthday is Dec. 13th. And she's much older than I am in case any of you may have forgotten that! I'm not too far off being a new years baby on Jan. 1.

Well, pam, I guess there is the stereotype of Southerners being more snobby, some say more polite. Northeners are more rude (New Yorkers get that rap). With the way people move around these days it's hard to label.

I must say I was a bit shocked a few years back when I realized how many people still fly the Confederate flag.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 9:11:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Now that we know Sandy's B-day, we should all get together and have a party. The Foremans B-day is Dec. 10th. Although we would have to becareful we might really light a place on fire. HA!! (Ok that was corny, but it was funny too)

Saturday, May 26, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

My B-day is Dec. 16, our wedding anniversary is Dec. 22, and Hubby's B-day is Dec. 26. I ALWAYS make his day special as when he was growing up, people would lump his birthday with Christmas.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:21:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Man people we have Nov. and Dec. all sewed up with birthdays already so how many others in our group fall into this time frame? Even if thre aren't any more we have enough to really party it up and everyone can celebrate with us.
Daisylouu, you know I kind of have a thing about the confederate flag. I know some people who hold it with the utmost respect and honnor because of thier ancesters who taught them to honnor it. These people are not in the least bit prejudiced or racist in any way ( honestly )and they don't think of the flag that way at all. It is just part of thier heritage and they honor those who fought and died for thier beliefs. So much came from ingnorance and lack of education of how all people should be treated the same. Thank God we are getting better about so much of that now although there is still way too much in the world. I think many of us grew up being taught ways and things that were wrong but we managed to overcome most of it. I know I am still working on trying to be a far better person. Anyway my point I started with is, I know some people who really are good and don't mean to use the Confederate flag in the wrong way. I also know there are total dirt bag scum racists full of intolerance and they are just full of sh-t! All we can do is try to ignor that type and go on.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Daisylouu, a thought just hit me, with you being so close to being a New year's baby, you could put on a bikini bottom and wear a Happy New Year sash across your boobs at our combined birthday party. Now Dragon would n't be able to spit any fire from all of his drooling but hey it would be fun! Girl, you'd look hot! What do you think?

Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

I think that would be a little scary! I'll leave that up to the 20 year olds!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Daislouu, give me a break, we've seen you in your Daisy dukes, you know Dragon would be slobbering at you in that costume. Girl you can give those 20 year olds a run for thier money. If I had my 22 pounds off I'd feel up to a bit of competition with them myself. Ok maybe not in that costume but something else. And we older gals have SOME things over on the young thangs you know.
Wish you could join us at "The Full Monty". It's gonna be fun!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 5:06:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

The Saint is a Sag also! Dec 8 is the big day for him. Our wedding Anniversary is Dec 16 and my dad, nephew, great nephew and great niece all have Dec birthdays as well. So Dec is a special month for us as well....

Monday, May 28, 2007 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Well, pam, to be honest with you, I totally agree about us giving them a run for their money. Honestly, if Dragon had a 20 year old in the hottub, it would be over in a few minutes....but with me, I'd make him work it and I'd probably end up killing the poor guy. He wouldn't know what hit him, but I guarantee he'd die with a smile on his face ;)

Monday, May 28, 2007 4:49:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I am only 4 years older than Daisy, but I look much younger. Don't make talk foreheads sis!

Southerners do keep things "private" when it comes to issues being discussed in MIXED company. Sure they'll dish the dirt in private to their friends, but what Daisy means is that in a public setting with people they might not know well, they don't dish private matters in the same way Yankees do. At least that has been my experience. And if you are not really OF the South, you can live here 50 years and will never quite fit in. Of course, now that I've lived out of the North for so long, I don't really fit in there any more either.

Read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil for a good take on this! Yankees, in general (and of course personality traits figure in to this) are more bossy and outspoken, Southerners have been drilled with better manners, so they put those out there in public and then wait until private to talk dirt! Some would say this is more "fake" others would say it's just good manners.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh, and Pam, it's not yous guys. It's simply YOUS.EWES. USE. One is YOU, more than one is YOUS. :) Youz guys is more a Jersy thing. :) Ya'll get with the program! I always say I have to go back to PA regularly to get re-Yankified.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

You better watch it Sandy. Dragon might be on duty the next time you try to come BACK from PA!! I don't think he'd let you back in, passport or not. Of course, if you promised to bring Daisy back with you, he'd probably give in.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:19:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yep daislyouu, I agree, Dragon would for sure have a smile that was frozen in place,ha.
Sandy, what you are describing about the private thing with the Southerners is the Deep South kind although we all have been taught to keep certain things in certain company for good manners, it's just unless you're deep south you don't always do that,ha. Also it's only the Deep South that they don't let you become one of them, the worst place for that is Savannah GA, that is not the place to relocate if you want to fit in! If you aren't one of them you won't be allowed to become one of them. Now in TN and Ky, VA and the Carolinas it's a different story, we welcome ya'all and are pleased if anyone wants to become one of us! We are a kinder gentler people.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:09:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Thank you Barbara Bush.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Thank you Barbara Bush.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

sorry--stuttering again

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Wow. I'm thinking Dragon must not have read this topic lately. Either that, or the thought of his precious Daisylouu in that sash has totally fried his Dragon brain. He can't even come up with a sentence to say here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Brett, I'm hoping that was meant as a compliment and I do love Barbara.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:50:00 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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