There Really Never Is Enough Time

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 I lost a great friend and companion…Mickie Schmenkman.

Mickie came to us at the age of 8 weeks old.  Boy was she a handful.  Very quiet the first two weeks.  I always believed that was to lull us into a false sense of ease, lol.  After that she was hell on four feet!

She was a fast little dog.  Easy to potty train and usually listened but loved to chase rabbits.

She bonded right away with her sister Willow who was 2 years older than Mickie.  Willow was even-tempered and a perfect complement to Mickie’s energy level.  Willow never got angry with her when she would jump all over her.

When Willow passed away in 2014 it was just Mickie.  Being the princess was right up her alley, lol.   She was born to be a diva 🙂

Later in 2014 she welcomed a new sister Tara.  Mickie was much older now and the tide had turned.  She was the older one and Tara was the high energy girl.  It never stopped Mickie from running around acting like a lunatic younger puppy.  They became best buddies.

No matter what they were side by side.  They both tolerated my dressing them up for holidays.  Mickie began to slow down and age was just beginning to show on my old gal.

I remember a few years ago when Mickie was barking and jumping around like a lunatic.  A neighbor said to me…’Don’t worry she’ll grow out of the puppy energy soon’.  She then asked how old Mickie was and I told her 9 years old.  The neighbor then said…’or maybe not’, lol.

Mickie began to sleep more and more.  She had a host of medical issues but she kept going.  Tara was very caring toward her.  She would still try to get the old girl to play with her.

Even on her last day she was a beautiful girl filled with love.  I know in my heart she is now running free and enjoying her pain-free existence.  I know I’m a better person for having loved her.  We are all sad and are trying to deal with the void our lives have now.  It’s not easy.  When my life was at its darkest moments, it was Mickie who held me together.  She gave me the will and determination to move on…mostly because she was a diva who wanted 100% attention.  Just what I needed to get out of my head and back into living.  I owe this little dog a lot.  My life…no our lives together was good.

Rest my little Nana.  Until we all meet again on the other side.



Satan…Mickie Be Thy Name

Satan Dog is cramping my style.  So y’all know how I have one good dog and one dog that is…well…a former sexually repressed nun reincarnated into a little dog?  Perhaps you might remember them now.

"Say hello to my little friend"

Anyway…Mickie likes to bark at everyone.  Once she starts barking she can’t stop.  She goes insane and loses a connection to reality.  Yeah…annoying right?  Well she barks when people enter our home, she barks at my brother when he comes to stay with me, and the worst of all…She barks at Bean.  The last one is not acceptable.

Mickie is over protective of me even if I do not want her to be.  I keep telling her I’m going to sell her for parts but she just cocks her head and gives me a goofy stare.  Yep all that inbreeding is awesome…NOT!

The rat is really crimping my style!  At this point she’s just lucky I love her…just saying!

p.s.  Jamie Moyer got hurt and when Jamie hurts we all hurt!

The Cat-Dog and What I Did Today

I’m waiting for the one moment in time when my Cat-Dog Mickie realizes she isn’t really a cat and this point I’m not all that convinced she’s a dog either.  I’m typing along right now and she’s standing on the back of the sofa.  Why?  Who knows why she does anything!  I tell her every day she’s lucky she’s cute.  In her one of many cat moments she thought she could jump off the bed.  This ended with a $875 doctor bill.  Sure they gave her a really pretty cast but $875’s people.  I only paid $500 for her so I’m $375 in the hole.
Next Time the Bunny Slop

Moving on to what I did today…I went to the movies.  This is the first movie I’ve seen since UP and was way better.  That UP! Movie was sad and made my throat hurt.  I’m moving on even though I’ll never get that 2 hours of my life back.

Today I saw “A Christmas Carol” in 3-D and it was cool.  They stayed pretty much to the book so I would tell anyone seeing this classic to see it in 3-D because if not it’s just a well animated story you’ve seen 10,000 times.  I really liked the take of the Ghost of Christmas Past.  Normally it’s just painted as an old man but with CGI they could try to recreate the creature as described in the book.  It was brilliant…well done you!

My only concern was people bringing little children (under the age of 7) because Old Jacob Marley is as dead as a door nail…and some what scary.

Just another Quote:
“So this is love? Well love is a gift a lot of people don’t remember that. So you two better brace yourselves for a whole lot of ugly coming at you from a never ending parade of stupid.” ~ Miss Maybelle

My Dogs Hate Me

Okay let me say this I’m the hand that feeds them so WTF?   Willow has been taking dumps in my bedroom the last couple of days.  She does this when the voices in her head speak to her in a language that just sucks as far as I’m concerned!  I’d beat her ass but I’m a lover not a fighter. And like it would give the voices in her head just another reason to shit all over my parade.  So I’m trying now to out wit the voices and the dog.  Wish me luck because unless she starts speaking english I’m screwed!

Oh and if that wasn’t the bunch of it I broke the other dog.  Mickie’s problem is she believes herself to be a puppy and she’s like 10,000 years old…in dog years or something like that.  Every time she looks at me she’s got that expression of … “I’m keeping a list asshole”.  She’s a little dog with way too much attitude.  I think she was born in New York or something.

If I go missing check with Willow and Mickie I think they are responsible!

P.S. DWTS begins in 7 days ya’ll!

P.S. to the P.S.  I just broke the other dog.  What the hell is going on?  Is it a frickin’ full moon?  Has some crazy Voo Doo Priestess put a mojo zaper on me?  My Moon and Mood are waning!

Quotes From the Internets:

“I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment,” he wrote. “Beyonce’s video was the best of this decade . . . I’m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down . . . I’m sorry to my friends at MTV . . . I will apologize to Taylor.”

~ Gosh you think Kanye…you’re a loser…and I can be quoted on that!  Thank goodness Beyonce has more class in her toenail than you do in your entire body.  You do have a brain right?  Oh wait…you prooved you didn’t!

Quiet and Peace

Okay except for the laundry and house cleaning.  It was a rather miserable weekend weather wise but that just lead me to my now favorite activity…reading.  I finished my latest book”Once Again To Zelda” by Marlene Wagman-Geller and it was amazing.  The stories contained in it gave me such insight to some of my favorite authors.  I’ve been trying to balance out my reading so that it’s not all one type of story.  Some biographies, non-fiction, classics, etc.  It was definitely a great way to spend the rainy weekend.

Mickie was being cute this morning.  As I have chronic pain I use heating pads to offset the pain and this morning when I got up to get ready for work she not only jumped in my spot but burrowed under the heating pad (that was turned off) and used up the last bit of warmth that issued forth from it.  I had to chuckle at seeing nothing but legs sticking out of the bottom of the pad.  It’s always best to start a Monday with a laugh!