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Month: August 2009

Girl, I hope you’ve got lots of money at the DOG PARK, DOG PARK, DOG PARK!

Lucy iz Fasts

We’ve had a dog for about 9 days now; Lucy the “Jug” or “Puggle” or “Jack Russel Mutant” something.  She’s about four months old and just getting the hang of asking to go out and not chewing on our hands for comfort.  She’s small enough to pick up and carry around, but large enough to not look a toy dog when she is out for a walk.  Which brings us to the weekend, when we took her to the off-leash dog park off of Hamilton Road.

It’s a nice park; lots of trees and open spaces.  There’s a small dog area, where (on Saturday) Lucy got a taste of real open freedom in the city, running around like crazy and chasing sticks.  There’s a a no toys rule in the park to avoid fights (smart) and a poop-scoop rule (smart, but a number of the dog owners seem to ignore it, more on this)  the small dog area was deserted, so after a bit we took Lucy to the regular  area so she could see other dogs.   Good news, she behaves off of the leash in the large area, bad news every male dog that saw her wanted to hump her into a hole in the ground.  It was cute when the tiny little black pug mutt wanted to, it stopped being funny when 5 or six dogs were trying.

So I picked her up, walked away and we took an off-leash walk through the woods and then out of the park, leashed up of course when we left.

The next day we skipped milling around with the other people and just went for a walk through the trees and grass.  Lucy was great, walking with us and then coming when she lagged to sniff the plants.  What a good dog.

We took her into the small dog area where some other small dogs were playing, but they just ended up chasing her around and trying to hump her.  Oh well.  We leashed her and walked her out to the big dog area where the largest dog at the park decided to try an arial full-speed mounting, repeatedly.  The monster’s owner didn’t make any real attempt to stop “Kirby” from repeatedly making my little dog yelp in pain when his monster tried to run down and mount a puppy, it should come as no surprise that he had just let his dog drop a massive load in the trails just 10 minutes earlier while I watched.  No scoop, not so much as a look over his shoulder.

Assholes come in all stripes.

I picked Lucy up and walked her away from the fracas and then let her down to walk out of the park.

She’s none the worse for wear, but I’ll keep her out of there until she is fixed and has had more time with other dogs in the small dog area.

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-31

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Stephen Harper, not even original.


All Clubbed up, sure, but what is going on there?  Why is Stephen Harper saying the EXACT same thing as John Howard?  Liberals, NDP etc, hang this on him like the weight of infamy it is.

If Stephen Harper had been Prime minister; Canada would likely have been in Iraq, young men wasted in the pursuit of nothing but death.  Remember this… Remind Canadians of this.

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-30

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  • Back from Dog Park, Lucy was the belle of the ball. Every male dog tried to make special friends. Hmmm, time to get her fixed? #
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Let’s say “Goodbye” to the Summer that never was

This is Late August, "normal" but not "HOT"
This is Late August, "normal" but not "HOT"

Summer 2009 in London has been lacklustre at best, and for Ontario as a whole it hasn’t been the “Greatest Summah Evah” either.  Whether it was shivering in the cool July Nights or being soaked in the Early August Rain, this has been about the weakest summer I’ve experienced, and I’m from Scotland.

Let’s hope that it remains “warm” until October, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we are going to see snow by mid-October this year (considering the freak and heavy snow storm we had last October, this isn’t outside the realm of possibility)

God Damn Snow!

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America, All you can eat

Agustin Carstens / secretary of treasury
Agustin Carstens / secretary of treasury

The biggest industry beneficiaries were Japanese automakers Toyota, Honda and Nissan, which accounted for 41 percent of the new vehicle sales. That outpaced Detroit automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, which had a share of nearly 39 percent. Toyota Motor Corp. led the industry with 19.4 percent of new sales, followed by General Motors Co. with 17.6 percent and Ford Motor Co. with 14.4 percent. — Clunkers Sold bunches

Proof positive that Americans will continuously attempt to find new ways to screw their neighbors.  Buying foreign made cars using a program designed to help the local economy (I know that a majority of those cars are built in America, but my point stands)

The health care scream-ate is a good example of this.  While there are some malcontents who will never be happy in Canada until they can pay money to push a dying patient off of an operating patient because they can afford to, people in countries were universal health care is already set in at least mushy concrete can’t understand why Americans don’t want it.

In this brilliant article Mary Dejevsky correctly points out that Americans simply cannot fathom the idea that their tax dollars would be used to help out someone other than themselves.  As if they should see the benefit of every dollar in taxes that are spent.  This same mindset supported pre-emptive war because they could be sure that someone was getting fucked over using “their” dollar, and that warmed their cold, shriveled hearts.