Monday, November 15, 2004
  meet molly!
update 11-15:

after a week with molly, i have to acknowledge some decidedly un-cute habits:

  1. eating kleenex. used kleenex. out of the trash can. you can't turn your back on her if the bathroom door is open. how foul is that? the best part about this is now when she poops kleenex, eddie is going to get in trouble for letting her eat it!
  2. stealing my bathing suit/shoes/underwear and running around with them, hoping i'll want them back enough to chase her.
  3. jumping on people at the pet store.
  4. jumping on people at the beach.
  5. sniffing aforementioned people's dogs in places we don't like to talk about.
  6. capping off a session of horseplay by.. humping me. repeatedly.
  7. grabbing my hand off the gearshift in the car. but it's just because she wants to lay her head on it, so i guess that'll fly.
so while i am now really happy that i found a cat in a bush a few months ago rather than a dog, i am going to be sad to see molly go tomorrow.


this is ed's parents' doggy, molly. we may as well call her ed's sister.

suki and lucy already know her, luckily. the poor kitten, however, is traumatized. she's spent her time since molly's arrival on sunday hiding in the bushes, in the neighbor's porch, and under the guest bed. she's warming up a little, though - she only hisses when the dog gets close now rather than just when the dog is in the same room.

unfortunately, molly is a mama's girl and is taking their week away pretty hard. we'll find her laying in the bed, alone, in the dark. i've tried to engage her by feeding her spaghetti & meatball (she only wanted the meatball) and playing fetch with wine bottle corks. poor girl.. she's still doing a lot of this:

depressed or not, i love having a dog in the house, even if it means my eyes are a little itchier than normal. :)
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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