Today brought yet another pet funeral to the Smith house. Blue, one of our two 5 year old rescue parakeets, was laid to rest in the drizzle under a wild rose shrub. She is survived by her nastier sister Yellow.
For the first time in my life l lived with pets that I had no bond with. These two birds lived in my house for two years, but would still cling to the cage whenever I walked by, or fed them or cleaned the cage. These birds had no use for people, partly because they grew up with a boy who most likely abused them, and partly because the two birds had each other and had no use for us.
Like dogs, they missed an important early window where they should have been handled and socialized in a positive way.
I am sad for my kids. The bird chose to die when I was at work and my kids called me at least 7 times to give me a blow by blow of Blue's slow demise. Long distance really isn't the next best thing to being there, but at least my clients were understanding.
If she were a treasured pet, and we were rich, we might have chosen to Mummify her, the new craze of the rich and famous. Somehow, this appeals to me, although I don't have a spare $10,000 or so for the bird or the $50,000-100,000 that it would cost for the dog.
On a smaller scale, I think I would be interested in a small size urn that was a life like statue of the dog. Attention starving artists- you could make a mint on this idea!
Wouldn't ya know. I have been working non stop night and day on a blog for Tuesday (tentatively called Testicle Tuesday) and the maker of the product I was writing about goes and wins the LG Nobel Science Award and now he is spattered all over the news this morning.
So, this blog obviously cannot wait until the official Testicle Tuesday predetermined launch date, and I have scrambled to bring you all the up to the minute testicle dog news today! So without further ado...
Today we have three products on the board to mull over.
Bad taste alert. If you do not have bad taste or a sense of humor
, then do not read on.
Is your dog recently neutered or do you need a gift for the dog who has (almost) everything?
Try the Oh nuts I've been neutered gift basket.
available at Walmart on line (who knew!)
But really the star of today's blog is the Nuetical company. They are the makers of testicular implants for dogs, cats, horses and bulls. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and take some time to really explore this web site, and don't miss the on line store.
Remember, you get a free "It's like nothing ever changed" bumper sticker with every implant.
Can't decide if I like the key ring or the necklace better. What do you think?
I have been looking for a place to blog the humping dog toy and I reckon this is as good a blog as any! Note that he has had a recent name change from Boner the Humping Dog to Humphrey the Humping Hound but the toy remains the same. I am glad I waited, because with a name change, the manufacturer has now given us a "shocking" action video.