This and That – Doors, Ghosts Cats in Boxes (Video)

Does the cat in the middle box, top row, remind you of anyone you know?

Do you have a cat that is always looking for trouble?

For more quotes/jokes with a twist at the end, see my post called Ambused by the Best Paraprosdokians

Do you have a duvet on your bed, or do you use blankets? We have duvets here at the Red House. We use two single duvets on our bed, instead of one big one. No more waking up cold because a shared duvet has migrated to the other person’s side of the bed!

A ‘better’ duvet cover is the kind that has a set of stringy things sewn onto the inside of each corner. The easiest way to insert the duvet in this type of cover, then, is to turn the duvet cover inside out and lay it on the bed. Lay the duvet on top of the cover. Tie the duvet corner strings to the duvet. Then turn the cover right side out.

I don’t have duvet covers with those strings. I have a sewing machine, I have strings, yet it is a sewing task I’ve never got around to doing. Instead, I use the ‘almost crawl inside the cover to try to match the corners’. How does the laundry/bed maker domestic engineer in your house do this task?

I just started a new band called ‘Blankets and Duvets’
We’ve already been called the best cover band of all time.
Author Unknown

Tails from the Labs (Video)

More Very Funny Videos from Andrew Cotter.

I posted Olive and Mabel Episodes #1 and #2 at Mildly Amusing Missives #9, but you can watch them, of course, on YouTube at Andrew Cotter’s video link above.

She knows that she can still take it by shaking all over the furniture as we get back home.

…the inappropriate stuff with Kevin the doberman from accounts as well…

Andrew Cotter is (or was) a sports commentator – Wimbledon, The Masters, The Olympics – that sort of thing. Then 2020 happened and he decided to post some videos of his Labradors, Olive and Mabel. Millions of views later and Olive and Mabel now own the YouTube channel!

This and That – Olive and Mabel #1, #2 (Videos)

Happy Easter All! 

Hope you had an excellent time (in whatever social distance way you chose) with family and friends… Also hope you had some close up encounters with chocolate bunnies.

More Thoughts About Chocolate

A while back I did a blog post full of Chocolate Quotations.

Here is another one I found since then:

They say every piece of chocolate you eat shortens your life by two minutes. I did the math. Seems I died in 1543.
– I Might be Funny, via Reddit –


Update on Toilet Paper!

The Car Guy brought home an early Easter present – a 12 roll pack of Charmin toilet paper! It is a huge improvement over scratchy single ply – now I know why the bear on the package looks so happy.

A creative use for toilet paper rolls

I’ve been saving the empty cardboard toilet paper tubes since the ‘Great TP Scarcity’ started. I thought some creative soul would come up with a great idea of what to do with the tubes – which someone did. A Wreath. Theirs (photo on left) looks more Eastery, don’t you think?

So I got busy and started my wreath. I’m going to do a two layer Christmasy one.

My Christmas Wreath

Indian Hills, Colorado

The Indian Hills Community Center has a very famous notice board that changes quite frequently. (Look it up on the internet.) The keeper/s of the sign posts notices like this:

Police car loses wheels to thief! Cops are working tirelessly to nab suspect…

Animals at the Keyboard

I once had a cat that looked almost exactly like this one.

Chevy Vs Mopar

The Car Guy is a mostly Mopar man. He sent me a cartoon of a man standing at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter consults his laptop to determine whether he will let the man in, then remarks “Says here you put a Chevy Engine in a Mopar.”

Backyard Birding


Here in Arizona, spring means flowers and turkey vultures. We often see them circling overhead. With a wingspan of 67-70 in (170-178 cm), they can be just a little bit unnerving when they decide to check you out. It is even more unsettling this year, given the Covid crisis and the fact we are in a senior’s community where the average age is well north of 75…

Very Funny Videos from Andrew Cotter
Game of Bones

The Dog’s Breakfast Grand Final

Other Stuff

‘Rona #6 – If the Animals Could Talk

Are you a pet owner? How have your pets helped you to feel more cheery? (If you don’t have a pet, the following animalish jokes and memes might brighten your day.)

All My Virus Posts are here: The Lighter Side of Covid-19.

Speaking of brightening someones day, please try to thank some of the people who provide the Essential Services that allow a segment of the population to Social Distance and Quarantine. In my province (Alberta) these people work in Health, Medical and Public Health; Public Safety and Security; Food and Shelter; Energy, Utilities, Water; Transportation; Industrial, Petroleum, Natural Gas and Coal; Construction; Agriculture and Horticulture; Retail; Financial Services; Information and Telecommunications; Public Administration and Government; and many other Trades and Businesses.

Ghostly Paw Print

if you have been visiting.  this blog for a while, you will know that my name is gHosT (the dog).  i am the blog owners grand-dog.  it has been a while.   since I told you one of my stories.

you might remember that I sometimes have a small problem.  with authority.  i’ve had a few slight transgressions.  in the past.

on the whole i’m fairly well behaved now.   when I am at my own house.   if company doesn’t come to visit.   and I’m dog tired from a long walk.

when I go to the Grandma’s house.   well, let’s just say it will be a long time before they let me walk off leash again.   grandma lives in the country.   in a forest.   with so many interesting smells.   and wild animal trails to follow.   the last time I was there.   i just had to investigate one of these trails.   i was half way across the farmer’s field.   before it occurred to me.   that I was an unaccompanied minor dog.   someone was calling my name.   and they weren’t sounding all that pleasant.

the reason I’m here today.   is that the grandma dog is into this craft she calls ‘literary origami’.   it is really just book page folding.   if grandma gave me the book.   i could alter it in far more interesting ways.   than she does.   i would call it a ‘literary lunch’.   i’m sure a book would be good.   for many minutes of mutilation.   before i finally just ate it.

grandma folded a book for my family.   it is a dog’s paw print.   sort of.   that’s all I’m going to say.   except it doesn’t look much like my paw print.   at least I don’t think it does.   but as you can see from the photo above.    i see my feet from the top.   i don’t spend much time.   looking at the underside of my paw.   one thing I’m sure of though.   my paw isn’t wide like that.   it just isn’t.

i didn’t tell grandma that though.   i’ve learned that you don’t mess with Grandma.   you should have been there to hear.   the scolding I got after I finally returned.   from the trek across the farmer’s field.   you’d think she would have praised me.   for finally coming back…

anyway, here’s Grandmas folded book paw print.   she will tell you how to make it in her next post in a few days.   if you want to read more about me, click on the tag below.   with my name in it.   gHosT.

the grandma usually ends her posts by asking you a question.   i’m going to do that too.   maybe you can give me some advice.

if I should ever come across an unguarded book.   should I start with the front.   and digest it that way.   or should I start at the back.   and eat the ending first?

 

 

Ghost in Landscape Mode

A Special Report from our ‘Rover’ reporter, Ghost the Dog:

hi peoplekind!

this photo shows me thinking.   it might look like sleeping.   but you can see I have one eye open.   i do my best thinking.   when I’m in ‘landscape mode’.   what better place to stretch out.   than on a people couch!

right now, I’m thinking about what the gramma dog (owner of this blog but not owner of me) meant.   she told me politicians are sometimes kind of whackadoodle.   it’s an election year and gramma dog tells me all sorts of things.    when we go for a walk.   i don’t think anyone else.   wants to listen to her anymore.   a wackadoodle.   all i’ve come up with so far is that it must be a kind of poodle cross.   that I’ve not seen  at the dog park.

i’m not that impressed with poodles, really.   our ancestor was a prehistoric wolf!   i see a lot of wolf in me.   but a poodle – well let’s just say they developed.   along a branch that should have been lopped off.   before it got as far as it did.

the gramma dog  tells me that because I am a dog.   i don’t see as many colours as some people.   i don’t really remember.   what issue we were discussing.   when we got onto this topic.   i’m red-green colour blind.   grandpa car guy is colour blind too.   so we have that in common.

when I visit their house i am the shop dog.   i don’t get to go into the house.   i thought when I quit piddling a lot,   i might get a house pass.   sadly no.   the Grandma dog says if I could leave my coat outside.   she’d let me in.   i shed a lot… plus, she says I can’t chew sticks in the house.   and I can’t knock stuff off shelves with my tail.   that would be a lot to give up.   just to see if her couch is comfortable.

that’s if for now.   i really have to go to sleep.   but if you want to read more about me, click on the tag below.   with my name in it.   gHosT.