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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Miscellany


mr_ed:  In an effort to post something - anything - so that another day doesn't go by blogless, I'm going to toss out some random stuff
Tucker:  You took Jaeger away.
mr_ed:  Well, yes. And that's not random, just something I didn't want to take time to get into. Jaeger's on what MaxFund calls a trial adoption. He's a sweet, sweet, good dog, and we hope his new home works out.
Tucker:  Good dog, no. Works out, yes.
mr_ed:  The 10 most popular names given to cats and dogs (in the U.S.?) have been announced by an insurance company.
Tucker:  You don't give your animals popular names. So we're not popular.
mr_ed:  I don't know who named you Tucker, but it wasn't me. Happy 100th birthday to UPS, which started out (according to Wikipedia) as mainly a Seattle opium delivery service.
Tucker:  And then there's Starbucks.
mr_ed:  Right. Seattle has spawned at least two drug-delivery businesses. Happy 56th birthday to (Melvin) Wayne Osmond, older brother of Donnie and Marie and one of the original Osmond Brothers singers.
Tucker:  Any famous people?
mr_ed:  Donald O'Connor, star of the Francis the Talking Mule movies.
Tucker:  Eh.
mr_ed:  Count Tolstoy? Ben Gazzara? Jack Black?
Tucker:  ::shrug::
mr_ed:  Roger Tory Peterson?
Tucker:  Inventor of the field guide?
mr_ed:  Mmm, yeah, I guess you could say that.
Tucker:  He was a genius!
mr_ed:  Oh?
Tucker:  When Siberian Huskies move to a new area, they need to know what animals to chase.
mr_ed:  Don't you just chase everything?
Tucker:  When we get home we have to tell the others about it.
mr_ed:  Oh noble hunter, can't you just show them the carcass? (If you catch it, of course.)
Tucker:  ::scowl::  There's usually not enough left.
mr_ed:  Ah.
Tucker:  And if there was, somedoggy else would run up and try to take it, and it would get all torn up, and then everydoggy would have it.
mr_ed:  And what's the point of that?
Tucker:  Right. We couldn't fight over it that way.
mr_ed:  But if you ... never mind. Today is also the anniversary of the first publication of Scientific American magazine. Which keeps us informed about genetics. Which is interesting.
Tucker:  ::yawn::  I'm going to sleep now. Sweet dreams.
mr_ed:  AND this is the anniversary of the "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by Martin Luther King, Jr., Ph.D.
Tucker:  
mr_ed:  Tucker?
Tucker:  
mr_ed:  Okay, good night then.

4 comments:

Sheri said...

Ringo - So, if Jaeger finds a new home, then i can come live with you , right?

Tucker - Sure! I'd like ot have another Husky to play with!

mr. ed - That's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that??

(sheri and harley - winking with sly grins on their faces)

Tucker said...

Well ... another Sibe might be okay. But we have to get rid of puppy first and see what happens.

Sheri said...

Ringo: (singing) mr. ed had a dog and Ringo was his name-o R-I-N-G-O, R-I-N-G-O, R-I-N-G-O, Ringo was his name-oooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Tucker said...

mr_ed: Our fence is too low for a young, athletic dog.

Jaeger jumped it easily, but fortunately he only wanted to come out front and get a ride before I backed out of the driveway.

Siberian Huskies are completely unreliable out of their yard - they're born to run, and that's what they do.

And that's why I have a 9-year-old Sibe. :-) I wish I could help Ringo, but it would hard.

-- Ed