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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Good Things Come in Small Packages

This is a great story about a pint-sized, drug-sniffing dog. I think she's grand!

Meet the Staff, Part III

This is Patty (aka, Patty Patrice Ratty Rat), one of my three rats. She's the shyest of the bunch, but is the most athletic: not only can she run from her hammock to the safety of the hide-away house in record time, but she can jump from the top of the cat scratch post to my shoulder. The best distance jump she's achieved so far is 29 inches.

Patty came from Petco last February when she was only a couple of months old. Her coloring is termed Siamese. Although she's hard to catch, she's a sweet rat once she's out of the cage and enjoys exploring the house while riding on my shoulder.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

This Explains It All

Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us."

And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal." And God said, "No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased.

And dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well."

And God said, "No problem! I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration."

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility.

And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was happy.

And Cat didn't give a shit one way or the other.