Monthly Archives: December 2007

Izzy To Go Free!

It turns out that Isabel, the canine arrested in the notorious Gift Box Bump, is soon to be released on a technicality.

Here is a photo taken just after her lawyer gave her the news.


In an exclusive interview, she pointed a paw at Buddy, her canine companion. Apparently, in recent weeks the two have experienced a falling out (not related to shedding).

Here they are, caught by a security camera in the aftermath of a beef heist last month:

Isabel is known to be ruthless with her victims, as evidenced by this recent photo (Mr. Lizard is still in a coma):


The technicality that allows Isabel to walk? Age. She is reportedly only sixteen weeks old. The D.A. pushed hard to try her as an adult, but the judge disagreed, saying, “Sixteen weeks? An adult? You have got to be kidding me.”


Judge Maya is known to be tough as nails so her decision has led to speculation. Is bribery involved?



Filed under dogs, Isabel, mystery

An Arrest!

Okay, guess who wins the Sherlock Holmes Award? Wyrdbyrd. I think Charlotte and YogaMum had it figured out but took pity on the perp and wouldn’t name names. Either that or the guilty party was blackmailing them. So wyrdbyrd put two and two together.


An arrest has been made of one Isabel. No last name.


It will be interesting to see if she manages to post bail, which is set at two hundred kongs—the highest ever set in this state for a canine. There is also suspicion of an accomplice. This office received an anonymous phone tip naming a co-conspirator:  Buddy, an Australian Shepherd/Husky mix.

We will be watching this case closely.

In the meantime, the world is a safer place with sinister Isabel off the streets.

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Concerning My Gift And A Mysterious Happening

I decided to take a picture of the beautiful box my daughter decorated and gave me for Christmas (the photo doesn’t do it justice, unfortunately—it is gorgeous, with several types of wood and copper edging, and, as you can see, a picture of the two of us). I wanted to share my gift with y’all.

So I had the camera set and was peering through the viewfinder, just starting to press down my finger to shoot, when suddenly, the box was bumped off kilter by a party or parties unknown.

This is the evidence:


Quickly, I spun around and popped off another shot as the perp made a getaway. (There are two clues in the photo below—I spy a green and white disc on the floor behind the desk.)


What d’ya think? Who dunnit?

A Sherlock Holmes Certificate to the gumshoe with the zippiest (correct) answer.


Filed under family, mystery

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

You may have noticed: It’s snowing on this blog.



Filed under dogs, Isabel

Merry, Merry!


Merry Christmas! And may our celebrations be about family and friends and love. May we be mindful of the true spirit of the season.


Filed under lifestuff

A Milestone

Yesterday my daughter graduated from college.

She graduated number one in her class in her major (architecture). Here is a photo of her giving her speech (click for larger photo; I’m sorry it’s a little blurry).


Here is a photo of the two of us. She’s just a tad taller than me (and no, I’m not short—I’m almost 5’6″).

She is going to intern next and then on to grad school.

Ah, yes, I am so very proud of her.  And not only for her academic achievements. She truly is a beautiful soul. I am so, so blessed.

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And speaking of blessings . . .

Here is a blessing meme. Jan so kindly blessed me and I am passing it on. The point is to bless and pray for three fellow bloggers, and they do the same. Seeing how most memes are about one’s self, it is refreshing to see one about the other. The blessing meme was started by ukok. Here is the description:

The idea… it’s a game of tag with a difference, rather than looking inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for one blog friend. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the bloggin’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a bloggin’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to. If you recieve a bloggin’ blessin’ please leave a comment on this thread here so that we can rejoice in just how many blessings have been sent around the world!

It was changed from blessing one friend to three, in case some people do not do it.

So! I bless . . . Diane, Painter and Kirsten.

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Guess what I”m doing? After eight years of playing my music from computers, I am finally getting around to importing my Christmas CDs. Talk about slooooow. Or lazy.


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Gaze Into These Deep Pools


Are these not the most beautiful eyes you have ever seen?


Filed under dogs, Isabel