Monday, August 21, 2006

Squirrels are the enemy

There is just something about squirrels that gets under little black dog's fur. I don't know if its the tail flicking or the taunting eek eek eek sound they make. I'm told that these red tree squirrels are calledTamiasciurus hudsonicus. They fly through the trees and make a general nuisance of themselves.

Morning Schedule

Little black dog has a very busy morning schedule.

1. Wake-up humans.
2. Go outside to chase squirrels
3. Come in to eat breakfast and have pill choked down throat.
4. Beg for morning walk.
5. Nap.

Monday, August 14, 2006

What kind of coffee are you?

I got this one from KT Cat.

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I've been tagged!

There I was minding my own business, black helicopters flying over head, and the next thing I know I've got this chip inside my neck. Of course that happened at the pound. This tagging is the doing of KT Cat and Jacob the Syrian Hamster. Jacob, I was just joking about you looking good to eat. Anyway being a little black dog I don't read much, but my humans do, so I'll let them answer the survey.

One book that changed your life: Isaac Asimov's original Foundation Trilogy. Read it in my early teens. Along with the works of Robert Heinlein and Larry Niven, it did a lot to shape how I saw the world while growing up.

One book you've read more than once: H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. I'm a big fan of gothic horror.

One Book You'd Want on a Desert Island: I can't remember the name of this series. Its the ultimate in terms of physical survival. It basically goes over everything necessary for the survival of a pre-industrial village.

For entertainment though, I'd go with Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire or Down the river.

One book that made you laugh: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I picked this one up while visiting a friend and couldn't put it down until I was finished.

One book that made you cry: The fool's Progress by Ed Abbey.

One book that you wish had been written: A Moon travel guide for travel to the Moon.

One book that you wish had never been written: Anything by that scum-bag right-wing terrorist Ann Coulter.

One book you've been meaning to read: Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson. A how-to guide, in the guise of a Q&A advice column, for marching, flying, or slithering into the battle of the sexes.

A book that you've bought, but haven't read: Only one? My wife and I collect books. How about The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson. Kim was my freshman writing instructor at college. Interesting guy, thoughtful novels, although a bit slow to get through.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Gas passes $3 a gallon

Tonight on the drive home I noticed that the corner station broke the $3 mark. A gallon of regular is now $3.08.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Colorado Adventure: Part 3

By the end of the day we had one very tired little black doggie. The next morning, rather than getting the usual dawn wake up, she just grunted when we called her name.

Colorado Adventure: Part 2

After a few minutes on the peak Kelly was ready to go and wasn't interested in cooperating for photographs.
In-spite of all the people at Mt Evans, there was abundant of wildlife. We saw Marmots around the peak. They're easy to find when they do their warning call.

We had Mt. Goats all along the road. And even some big horn sheep (not pictured). Kelly didn't like the sheep. She growled and barked at then more then any other animal.