10/29/14 Over the river, and through the woods

Or, over (at least the pond) and through the woods. But not to Grandmother’s house!

Today started off like any other day. Except I decided to work The Plan.

See, I’ve been after the rabbit for a while now, and who should move in to the pond next door but a “swamp kitty”. I’ve seen it in our – er, MY yard and I’ve seen it sitting in front of the woods. Today, after a nice long nap and lots of cuddling, I was refreshed, and decided to act.

I let Mom know I had to “go” and when she let me in the backyard, I bolted for the fence, where I have conveniently been making a hole with my head. The hole is behind where a bush is sticking through the fence, so Mom and Dad did not see me making it, and it’s not visible from the house. I felt all, “Shawshank Redemption” and everything. Mom chased after me but wasn’t quick enough. Before she could clear the patio, I was in the woods.

Mom had to cut through the house, go into the front, then to the side of the house into the woods to find me. She saw me “going” in the woods, but when I saw her, I stood up and ran for it. I was gone a while.

Mom ran back to the house, covered in burrs and thistles, and called the Police, the Animal Control Officer, Laurel, and Dad. Laurel calmed Mom down while she cried. “I’m afraid they’re gonna shoot her because she’s a Pitbull,” Mom said, her throat catching, tears sprinkling down her cheeks. “I kept telling them she’s friendly.”

Laurel was in the process of reassuring Mom when I slinked in through the hole in the fence and made my way toward the back door. I was cowering pretty low, but I couldn’t make out the look on Mom’s face. I’d say, “heartbroken” kinda covers it. She hung up with Laurel and checked me over for ticks. (No ticks). But lots of mud. She checked me all over again for blood, and didn’t see any blood, so she knew the kitty and rabbit had gotten away once more.  Mom just said, “Bad dog” and got the lead. She wasn’t even loud about it. I thought she was putting me in the crate, but she frogmarched me upstairs and into the big walk-in shower for a bath.

Mom wouldn’t let me lie down on the human bed because first I was muddy, then I was wet. So I curled up with my blankie on my chair.

Mom says she is talking to Dad about a solution to the backyard problem – either another tether or a “dog run”, since they can’t keep me from breaking the fence. Mom’s not talking to me now, and I think that’s the worst punishment of all.

Woof! Love, Maggie

10/21/14 Chrome Dome

I am not sure how to feel about all this Halloween nonsense. The candy and caramel apples smell good, but Mom won’t let me have any! She wants to put me in a “Rufferee” costume, and I’m having none of that!

Jamie’s Dalek costume is pretty much done except for maybe a little more spray-paint. However, he wanted something a little more portable for when he was out of it, so he purchased a costume fez and a chrome mask. He put it on and looked at me. I did not like this one bit! For one thing, what happened to Jamie’s face – it completely disappeared! And another – where did that strange dog come from who was looking out at me from that mask?

I put my rear end down and backed up against Dad. He put his hand on me and told Jamie to take off the mask because it was “scaring her”. So Jamie pulled off the chrome mask and was just Jamie again. The reflection dog disappeared, too. Mom took a picture of Jamie’s chrome dome and you can see why it gave my tail a turn:

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I’m not sure I like this spooky stuff, where humans start looking like something else!

Last Halloween, I was in Boot Camp, but this year I’m going to be home. It’s really my first Halloween. We shall see how it goes! Mom says I’m going to “freak” because of the doorbell.

Scary!

Woof! Love, Maggie

Autumn Eargasm Day 5 – McMassacrE – Welcome to Space

maggie0019:

Positive review for Jamie’s music! Thank you James Revels III

Originally posted on Audio SeXXX:

This song was submitted by long time follower Maggie0019. She sent this piece made by her 14 year old son. That’s right I said 14 years old! Its a great ambient, electronic piece that flows and varies in a way even well known professional may be scared to try or  haven’t grasp till years into their practice in their craft. Welcome to space is probably album worthy in my opinion.

Bio: James McManus
James McManus, aka McMassacrE, is a 14 year-old DJ and music producer from Chicago, IL. McMassacrE has released a handful of tunes on SoundCloud.com, and has his first album on Carpet Stain Records set to release on 10/31/14, called “Kill It”.  Musical influences include: Knife Party, Skrillex, Muzzy, some classic rock, and Jazz. If you’d like to become a Victim of McMassacrE, you can reach him atmcmassacre0817@gmail.com

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10/19/14 Quickie Update on Mom

Just a quickie update. I don’t want to drag anyone down with this. Mom went to the doctor and she told Mom that a total hysterectomy (through the abdomen with 6 to 7 inch incision) is necessary.

Surgery is scheduled for mid-November. Mom will be in the hospital 3 days and 8 weeks recovery.

Naturally, this is not what Mom wanted to hear and she’s a tad bit depressed. I’m taking good care of her though.

Thank you all for your kind wishes for good health to my human.

Woof! Love, Maggie