pop the champagne

I say goodbye to 2011 and enter 2012 so angry and frustrated I just don’t even understand the point of… anything. Oh, don’t get your panties in a bunch, this isn’t some suicidal cry for help. I’m way too lazy to be suicidal and I am not interested in help. I’m just sick of blogging, and the internet, and social networking, and politicians, and big corporations, and... read more

A Turkey of a Holiday

This year for Thanksgiving, I am thankful that I was sick. Okay, that is a lie. I mean, I was sick, that is true, but I was really pissed off about it. Actually, even that isn’t true. I was so sick I wasn’t pissed off about anything. I was just blah. I was really blah, and as bummed as I could muster the energy to be, about being sick for Thanksgiving. The week started out with a surprise... read more

Looking Back on 2010 – Bear

Bear moved in with us on December 31st, 2010, making him our New Year’s Eve foster, and the 8th foster dog we took in during our first year of fostering. We actually met Bear on December 18th, his first day with the rescue.  He was badly injured, and they were doing his initial assessment and treatment at the vet clinic when I stopped by to get Laney and Corbin a check up.  The vet told me she... read more

New Year’s Day – Tori Style

What is the day to day of fostering like?  Here’s a little glimpse: For New Year’s Eve, we took in a new foster.  We already had a young puppy named Laney living with us.  Bear arrived and Laney went crazy for him.  They played and played and played.  It was so cute because she is so tiny, and he is so big.  He especially has giant paws, and he would just gently bop her on her tiny head... read more


We happen to have a friend whose mother lives in Minneapolis. She invited us over for Thanksgiving. We accepted because we knew the kitchen would be in no damn shape for cooking, plus our friend would be in town and it would give us a chance to see him. In many ways it was entertaining to get to see the little family quirks of people I was not related to. At the same time, I haven’t not made a... read more

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