tonka doesn't care that i'm using a laptop Originally uploaded by dressform.
in the spirit of p2p even though they aren't blogging daily any longer [sadness] today i present our dog #2 tonka.... [skip to the end for non-pet related matters]
tonka... aka the biscut, sea biscut, tonka wonka, captain bunkenstein, the captain, little one, bunny boy. tonka has his very own voice... in fact hubby and i can spend hours talking in his voice [you have to imagine a bad french accent w/ an elmer fudd twist] "hello sausage! my name is tonka. i'd like to eat you!" even though he's a frenchie [and yes there are those frenchie nuts out there] he's a rescue! he was given to someone the hubby used to work with. her boyfriend wanted a big dog and so they kept him in a crate most of the day in a garage. he is SUPER incredibly social and this did not suit him at all! he had diarrhea constantly... and then there is the fact that he is the sole surviving member of his litter... the woman who bred him put all his siblings to sleep because one of them went down [with a spinal issue]. that fact makes me shudder!
the biscut is a ham ["ham! oh yes please i'd like some ham!"]. if you walk him in public and someone ignores him he practially dances at their feet.... it is like he is saying "but hello! have you SEEN me?? if you have seen me then you must love me!". he loves to snuggle with us and garbo. he and garbo are super pals... if he hears a noise he doesn't like [he's actually a good watch dog] he comes and gets her [she's the muscle!] he snores. he's incredibly charming [which he knows]. he's got a big dog personality squished into a little body with a big head. and here's a funny fact... french bulldogs used to be the dog of choice for french prostitutes [he loves that!].... the above photo sums it up i think.... "hi mom... i am using you as a pillow even if you have to work!"
i am a year older today. do i feel any wiser?? not really. i think we peak in our self view of intelligence when we're teens... i actually feel like i know less now... i am even less cynical in some ways [don't worry i started out with enough to spare]. i am grateful that it is warm out today [finally our indian summer!]. i'm excited that hubby got me an espresso machine! yay! simple things seem to mean more....
i am so incredibly touched by all the finger crossing on my behalf from the last post.... i will divulge the news soon... i'm still a little shy about it!