• Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Rant

    Your body won’t be injured but in your mind you’ll get scared

    For the record, I have several rants brewing, so that’s going to be the theme for a while. Bubba is a head case.  We all know that.  He’s my head case.  I love that dog but sometimes he can work your last nerve.  Like jumping on Norman and starting the brawl to end it all when Norman was down with an abscessed anal gland.  Really Bubba?  Extraordinarily dickish. So I spent $275 taking him to an animal behaviorist.  In this particular case I would have been better off with a witch doctor.  The idiot I went to, first words out of her mouth were about his prong collar.  I knew the conversation…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Rita the Doberman,  Wine of the Day

    Welcome to my silly life

    Hello Kittens!  Bonus drive by today.  It’s 16 days until the AIDS ride.  13 days until my broker’s exam and the day before I do a rescue presentation at the NorCal Doberman Pinscher Club’s Specialty in Vallejo.  The good news, I got a couple of buyers into their homes.  The bad news, I’ve barely cracked a book for the broker’s exam and that’s not going to bode well for me.  Somehow it looks like I’m going to get through this May after all.  God williing with my broker’s license.  But that’s the one that’s really worrying me.  Once I get through Saturday I’ll be banging the books until June 1. …

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  I Like Ike,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    Yes, I’m livin’ at a pace that kills

    Well shit howdy!  I am safe.  My kidnappers have released me.  I’d like to thank the anonymous donor who paid my ransom.  This new job shit is wearing me out.  These guys work and they work hard.  I’ve got to say the Cult of Red is one of the most positive, collaborative places I have ever been.  Aren’t the famous last words of the girl in the horror movie “Everybody’s so nice here!”  And then somebody does a Ginsu knife commercial on her ass.  Except at the Cult of Red, they really are.  And while it’s a knock on them on the street, they are not cult like at all. …

  • Beauregard the Doberman,  Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Dogs,  I Like Ike,  Rita the Doberman

    You want your job you better free that brown eyed man

    I have always sang songs to my animals.  If you’ve heard my singing voice you’ll know why they are the only ones who will live with me.  It started with the cats.  I had two great cats.  Broderick Catford and Rayette DiPesto.  Rayette DiPesto was the Karen Black character in Five Easy Pieces.  I lived on Broderick Street and thought if he ever got out I wanted to be able to stand on my porch and yell the name of my street over and over again and have the cat come home.  Neither ever got out. And of course the song I sang to them was: Then came Xica da…

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Corporate Wankers

    What goes up, must come down and down and down

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Have we had enough of BP yet? Or Joe Barton? I heard an amazing economist speak last week.  Carol Rodoni managed to cover damn near everything in the current economy and connect it to Contra Costa real estate in about 90 minutes.  She touched on BP.  I’ve heard her speak before and believe her to be pretty conservative fiscally.  She said that she believes that BP is criminally negligent and will be charged as well they should be.  I found that to be interesting.  She has been 100% right on everything I’ve heard her talk about.  I hope…

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Home Improvements,  Title Insurance

    And we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales

    I had a nasty little head cold that seems to be wrapping itself up finally.  This time I went with Qin Chiao and Zicam.  I got the sore throat on Tuesday, naturally the DAY AFTER I gave blood so I had to call the blood bank and tell them that particular pint might not have been my best work.  Then I  spiraled downward Wednesday and Thursday.  Spent Friday down there and started working my way out on Saturday.  I’m not 100% but I’m almost out of the web.  Friday was the funeral for our friend.  I don’t believe there is much worse that watching a 22 year old kid get…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Dogs

    We all shine like stars

    I’m beat.  Two weeks of 12 plus hour days and no day off.  So today is dog pictures and nonsense.  First up, Britain’s got talent. [youtube -0jNC_w1tSw] The Brother sent me this one.  Oh yeah, he knows this dog.  I don’t. And the Teabaggers show their true colors. And the Borowitz Report. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Don’t Mess With Textbooks www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Reform I’m thinking about sharing the last week’s worth of nightmares.  They’ve been epic.  Murder, mayhem, accidents and freakish occurances.  And no reason other than stress for these strange occurrences.  Needless to say…

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Home Improvements,  Rita the Doberman

    But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky

    I’ve been heading out to the vegetable garden every evening around 4pm and pulling weeds.  The reason is two-pronged.  One, I get the weeds out of the garden and the real plants can get some sun and start to grow and two, Bubba will run non-stop while I’m outside.  Mr. OCD needs to burn off some of that energy so it works.  If he had opposable thumbs I would teach him how to vacuum.  Instead he runs a path in the yard. He does the same thing in the morning when I go out to pick up dog crap.  He pretty much cries with glee that I’m going out into…

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Dogs,  Rita the Doberman

    Staring at the goldfish bowl, poppin’ phenobarbitol

    I know we need rain, but this is ridiculous.  At least I don’t live in an area that was ravaged by wild fires last summer.  I know folks out in places like Fallbrook and Santa Cruz.  That’s got to suck for them.  Here on The Farm, which is now known as the Everglades, it’s just a big pool of muck out there.  I keep them in as long as I can stand them and then just send them out to make a mess.  At 5:30 I get out the hose and give them a good hosing off and they come in for the night.  They’ve been very good with this…