pet to blog and any wiser?


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!

Comments

andrea said…
oh, happy birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! hope you did it up right. yay for your very own brand new cappuccino machine! now you can celebrate your b-day a little each day, ha...

(by the way, loved reading about tonka... so super-duper cute. and I have to admit, I had fun trying out the elmer fudd/french accent.)
nicole said…
Happpy birthday!!! Umm you're coming to Australia to do a show?!
Anke said…
Dearest Lisa, have the happiest of all birthdays with love and fun surrounding you! (Given the other time zone it might be over already, but still.) Maybe it's better to wish you good luck and even more joy for the year ahead - may all your dreams come true...

(I love your pet stories btw!) :)
wendy said…
Happy Birthday!! (how did I not know this!) But now I do!!
Happy Birthday!!

Love the Tonka stories!

Happy Birthday
maria said…
i LOVE that you're keeping pet to blog going ... i feel like i have been talking so much about Raven that it's as if i'm still posting pet to blog!! you'll still see the pets on p2p, no worries there.

and you little sneak!!! it's your birthday ... well, have a GREAT weekend and take some time for yourself to celebrate. maybe with cupcakes? oh wait, that is what i want for my birthday.
:)

great pic & post!
hugs hugs hugs,
mav
Anonymous said…
Darnit, I'm late. Hopefully you are still celebrating and having a most incredible Birthd,er,Birthweek. Yes, Happy Birthweek to you, Lisa!!

--Sparrow (that other Lisa's new moniker)
jenny vorwaller said…
happy wishes!! tonka is such a great name :)
abbytrysagain said…
Happy Birthaday, Lisa! You are a libra? I should have known! I am excited to hear the big news...can't wait. If you want any tips or help with your espresso machine-let me know. I have way too much barista experience under my belt. You know when you can make great foam you are a true artist ;)
taragoe said…
happy birthday miss solomon! i can't wait to meet the little dog and kitty-faces:-)

hugs, keeping fingers crossed,
tara
natalie said…
Happy (belated) birthday!

Hope you had a good time...
joy madison said…
I hope you know tonka one of my online pets. I have a few, tonka and garbo are a couple of them! We aren't having pets right now, and they are my adopted ones:)

Happy birthday to you girlie!

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