Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fun with Cats

Tallulah (the cat) loves walks around the block as much as Prissy (the dog) and Chrissy (the man).

I guess it's true what they say. Sometimes when you order Mongolian Beef, you get cat. YUM!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Elvis has NOT left the building

Once upon a time, many, many years ago, there was a King.

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When he died, as even Kings must, it was in a bathroom.

This unfortunate demise seemed worth commemorating in a shower curtain.


A decision with which I heartily agree.

A while back, this shower curtain was the inspiration for our bathroom decorating scheme. Check out this post about it from 2009.

As you can imagine after a bunch of years in the bathroom, Elvis was looking a little tired. But he was NOT ready to leave the building.

So, we're still loving him tender in a clean, bright, updated room he'd be proud to call to home. It's a guest bathroom, so the shower curtain is in remarkably good shape.

A new window brightens up the room, so much so that for days after we installed it, I kept thinking someone had left the light on in there, it was so light when I'd wake up in the mornings.


The paint is clean. The wall colors lighter versions of the pink and green in the shower curtain. The mirror and shelves are the same as the cherry pink.


The trim and the vanity are black--and the vanity is extra tall. My 6'4" dad is one of our most frequent guests. He and his back are thrilled with the taller sink!


We went from vertical to horizontal stripes. Elvis looked plenty tall enough without the black and white vertical stripes that had started to look like prison bars. He finds these pink and green ones much livelier. In fact, they make him want to sing, as you can see from the way he's grabbing that mic on the shower curtain.


Viva, Las Vegas, y'all! And thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Best Animal Name Ever

ZeeDonk. Go ahead, say it. It sounds vaguely like the noise my computer makes when I mash the wrong button. But that's not what it is. A ZeeDonk is a cross between a zebra and a donkey--duh. It looks like a donkey wearing striped socks. Like this-


The friendly, caring people at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary take in abandoned, injured and abused wild animals. They build nice BIG enclosures for them. And even let them live with their friends.

This is actually Baloo and Leo (not Shere Khan the tiger, like I put on the picture). Leo's a male lion who got neutered too young, we learned, and so doesn't have a mane. Poor Leo. But Baloo still loves him.

Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan, who's still friends with the others, he just didn't make the picture, have lessons to teach us.

Now, if you want to break into a chorus of Kumbaya, I'll understand. But when you're finished, check out Noah's Ark, in bustling (ok, not really) Locust Grove, Georgia. You'll see things you ain't never seen before. And maybe leave feeling like anything's possible.

Update: ABC News even thought these three were adorable and unusual. They made the national news last night. Check out their cuteness--and enormousness!