The Leaf Chronicle - - Clarksville, TN
  Welcome to The Leaf Chronicle Clarksville, TN Customer Service:   Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us   Weather   Jobs   Cars   Homes   Apartments   Shopping   Classifieds   Dating
7 days Archive    

Pet People

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Still Mute at Home

Still no Internet at home! When the storms came through on Thursday, I had everything turned off and power strips off too. I heard lightening hit something very close,and I believe it hit the satellite dish for my Internet service (the only type of high-speed service I can get out in the boonies where I live). So, turning off the juice didn't matter. I guess it got zapped through the wire to my modem. After talking to tech services, we determined a new modem is needed. It will take 3 to 5 days to arrive. That means I can communicate only when I'm at work, so if anyone needs to contact me, e-mail me at That's always a good idea anyway, to always e-mail me at work and at home at the same time.

It's funny this happened, because I am planning to write about pet versus people communication in my column Wednesday. I feel like I am struck blind and deaf, because I do so much by e-mail, especially with shelter stuff. I appreciate you all who post topics for me when I can't and during my days off!

Now to the topic of the day: Do you rearrange furniture often? I do, especially when I get something new, no matter how small. If I hang a new picture, it starts a domino effect. Something else doesn't look right and I move that and before I know it I've spent hours moving stuff around. This happened last week. We got a new coffee table, because The Boss had to move his recliner. That made the coffee table too long (It was one I got at a flea market for $10 about 15 years ago that The Boss refinished). So we got a new one that is also a cedar chest.

So different things had to be moved, including an end table from one bedroom to another. Yes, a coffee table move ended up with bedroom furniture moves). I laid my old Raggedy Ann doll and a teddy bear on the bed for a second while I switched tables. A few minutes later, I come out to the living room an see Scooter wanting to go out with the bear! At one time they'd get stuffed toys (usually as presents from Daisy, but not for several years), so I guess Scooter thought the bear was fair game. He looked so cute and hopeful that I'd let him out with his prized catch!

The cats react more to changes than the dogs. They are always curious about something new, whereas the dogs don't seem to notice.

So, am I the only one who, when moving one piece, ends up rearranging the entire house?

posted by Sandy at 1/13/2008 02:19:00 PM


Blogger Adrienne said...

Sandy, I had to laugh that you asked this question. We spent the entrie day yesterday rearranging our living room. I was tired of the glare from the windows on the TV screen, so we moved my big armoir to the opposite side of the room, which ment we had to move the couch and the "man chair" and everything else...including pictures. It also ment running more cable for the TV. The poor dogs didn't know what to think and hid in the kitchen. It never turns out be as simple as I thought it would and ends up being a big project. But I'm happy now and so is the Foreman. Plus it gave more room for the dogs to play!

Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:50:00 PM  
Blogger Smirking Cat said...

I love rearranging the furniture! You are right, the cats are not too keen on it. Change that they did not approve ahead of time...completely unacceptable! But it's neat how different a room can look with the furniture in new places.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:51:00 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Our house is so small, the way the stuff is now is the ONLY way it can fit.

We had a HUGE sectional in our living room that took up the WHOLE space! So, we donated it to Goodwill and are planning to get two easy chairs instead. Our coffee table is up against the wall now because if you put it where a coffee table SHOULD go.... there is no room to get from one end of the room to the other except over it. Which is awkward to say the least.

We have books in every room except the kitchen. Yes, even in the bathroom.

I used to like to rearrange and I didn't care who did or didn't like it.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

Ha! This is a great topic. When Mark went to Talladega last year, my mom flew in for the weekend. We love shopping together, so we tackled decorating some bare areas of my house that have been bugging me. When Mark got home, he thought he was in the wrong house. He was like, "oh you moved that. Well, if THAT moved, there what is in its old space?" And, it was like you said... a domino effect." Every room in the house had something different going on. The formal dining room & bathroom downstairs didn't even look like the same rooms. It was hilarious. Man, we got a lot done that weekend... I miss my mommy. Whaaaaaaaa! :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

You poor poor people! You know that if you rearrange your furniture very oftern you are unhappy with your sex life. That was staed by experts in a large study and the absolute truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!
P.S. Got some swamp land I would like to show you too, Shannon wanna help with that one?

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Hi Smirking cat. Nice to see a new face around here! Hope you come back often and tell us more about yourself and your pets. We need some fresh stories! LOL.

Oh, and one thing I didn't say about Scooter. I had an ORIGINAL Raggedy Ann doll from around 1965. Scooter killed her. I salvaged only the dress.The Boss bought me a new one, but it wasn't MY Raggedy, though I did put the dress on her. Every time I look at her I think of Scooter ruining my childhood memory!

Monday, January 14, 2008 3:01:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Bad Scooter...
I have a picture of Skeeter lying across my Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. Not the original from the 60's but one given to me in the late 70's... I will have to hunt it up and scan it now that I have a scanner. Dont think I have shown a picture of my Skeeter boy....

Funny Pam.. No sex deprivation here. I never arrange the furniture! It pretty much only goes one way and that is my way! The Saint says that one a lot. There is only one way, Skeeter’s way.... He is soooo right....

I do have to rearrange things to accommodate the Christmas trees but after Christmas, everything goes back the way it was. I get it right the first time so no need to rearrange! LOL….

Monday, January 14, 2008 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Welcome to our little world smirking cat!
Yea same here at our house Skeeter with the furniture I mean.

Monday, January 14, 2008 4:30:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

No unhappy sex life here! I just like to change things up once in a while. Do ya'll ever get board and like a little change?

Monday, January 14, 2008 6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

My furniture doesn't move at all......except for the squeaky bed, which proves pam's theory.

I wish I had time to ponder my furniture's status, but between a mother, a daughter, the useless male resident, 3 cats and 2 dogs, plus working full-time, I can't imagine finding the time. I barely have time to open my mail. I'm not even sure I have furniture, because I rarely sit on it.....except for that bed, ha ha, pam you have very good info! Gonna go now and make sure those springs are still working!!

Monday, January 14, 2008 7:30:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Oh yea, and isn't it awesome the Giants beat those Cowboys!! PRICELESS!! Almost as good as watching T.O. CRY! It was like Christmas all over again.

Monday, January 14, 2008 7:30:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Watch what you say or Dragon boy will be requesting a Giants thong! LOL

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

My house is too small to move furniture around too. So instead I paint and buy pillows and curtains to match. I used to paint everytime the season changed or my hubby deployed but have finally settled on a nice neutral color. I wish I had room to move the furniture around- I think thats much easier than painting!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yep Daisy, I'm right. But just ask O'Malley, cause her hubby is like mine and gone all the time. But since the Night Stalkers know how to take care of thier womenn we have no need to rearrange furniture, right Shannon? Heh Hen.
My house is plenty big but a lot of my furniture is also big so there are some things that need to stay where they are even if we did decide to move them. They just look better where they are.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

How the H*ll did you guys manage to work moving furniture and sex into the same blog? I swear, we could start out talking about horse terds and somebody would twist it towards sex.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:52:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Did you ever see the shape of some of those horse terds? They can be pretty long and firm.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:26:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

And speaking of horses......what do they say about being "hung" like one?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Hmmm.....the male resident isn't home tonight....guess I could always move furniture.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

My dear fellow American Pet People. If you recall in a few of my posts a while back, when wifey-pooh was sick and pitiful. I spent days tending to her every need. So, what does she do to thank me? Well, of course, she gives me the crud. Well, when Wifey-pooh had it, I thought I was going to have to shoot her. And she had the mild version. I had the super size version. It lasted for weeks and weeks. Knocking on death’s door, I still had to drag myself off to work and tend to the varmints while she went off on her “save the world” trips. But, at last, my fever has broken, and my aches and pains have gone away. I can finally read the computer screen without the severe throbbing pain in the back of my head.

So, I got on the blog to catch up, and find one heck of a discussion going on. Let’s see if I can catch up on some comments. Pam, your original comment about having an unhappy sex life isn’t true. Why, we have never moved our furniture around.

Adrienne, I holler CHANGE so many times I could be running for office. I prefer tag teams though. Did I ever tell you about Crystal and Amber? Oh, hell, that one will get me in trouble. Oh well. Guess I’ll be moving some furniture now.

Skeeter, I do require a Giant thong. Need I say more?

O’Malley, I like pillows and body paint too. It does get a little messy, especially if they are down pillows and the feathers start flying. So, the best thing to do is just pull the sheets off the waterbed. That way the plastic is already down. You can come up with some really interesting mosaics.

B, it’s easy. They are desperate housewives. It’s just amazing more men haven’t caught on to that yet and starting posting here. Maybe they just like to read and get their jollies.

Daisylouu, did I ever mention that my nickname is Mister Ed? It’s too bad you live so far away. I would love to help you move that squeaky bed.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Talk about throwing gasoline on a fire! Thanks a lot Dragon

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:34:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I said Giants with an "S"... ha ha ha.... Giant, in your dreams….

So about the crud... Are you blaming Wifey pooh for your ailments when it was up to you to rid the house of germs and grim while she was down and out? I say, you did not do a good job of house cleaning did you.....

Desperate housewives, ha, we put the TV version to shame as we are live and real they are Hollywood fakes! LOL....


Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

B., wherever there is a fire, I have gasoline. A little fire bug I am.

Skeeters, wifey caused the mess with the germs and should have taken care of it so I wouldn’t get her nasty germs. Next time I’ll have to send her to the cat house. I will be kind and let her have the cordless phone. That way she can call for a maid so I can eat, and not have to rearrange the furniture.

Yes, ya’ll do put the TV version to shame.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

My,My,My, how we do go on here. Well we can't let this blog get too dull just talking about everyday things and only the sad things or we'd all get too depressed wouldn't we? We must keep a little spice going now and then. Just think the dear readers who only check in to see what we are saying next yet never join us on here and at our gatherings will never know just how much is kidding around and what we really do now will they? Oh well too bad for them. At least they get a bit of entertainment. It really doesn't take but one comment from any of us to get the rest started, how well we all work together. I'm so proud of all of our group.
Oh and Daisy, that was a good one you started with the horses, keep em coming! Oh speaking of that word, did anyone on here know that Yo Yo is a Phillipino word for come come?

Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:38:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Pet People

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.

ADVERTISEMENT Contact Us | Subscribe | Place an ad
Copyright ©2006 The Leaf Chronicle.
All rights reserved.
Users of this site agree to the
Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
(Terms updated 7/20/05)
USAWEEKEND.COM   Gannett Foundation