Monday, November 12, 2007
  introducing.. magnolia!

hi, i'm cute! wanna pet me?, originally uploaded by estacey.

we call her maggie. she's fabulous!

it's 1:40 a.m. so i am leaving it at that. she's really a great dog, though. as good as i could have hoped for! she and gretchey are sleeping together in a crate in the big, empty room right now.. :)

(sebastian is in the living room, buddy is in the bathroom, oreo is right next to me, kitten is on the headboard, ellie is in the garage.. whee!)

more later. just.. ahh, i'm happy! :)

the bat ears look alot like our dog Nya :) She's suppose to be part black lab... cause she's all black and she's got web toes... but we can't figure out what the rest of her is :)
heehee.. that's funny you say bat ears, becuase she reminded me of my kitty ellie the first time i went to see her - all black and shaking with her tail between her legs! i called him ellie the batcat... he had big ears, but he eventually grew into them.. this girl is done growing, though.

is nya small or big or...? i am guessing this girl is part lab but who knows what the rest of her is either. they said JRT but obviously that was a wild guess when she was a puppy.
Nya is a medium sized dog.. a bit smaller than a lab, bout the same size as Nox... well when Nox was younger, cause now she's a freaking cow. (she even moos, I swear) Nox was a runt of a lab/german shep mix. So she's slightly smaller than the female of both breads. I used to call Nya "Bat dog" but I had to stop cause I figured she can't tell the diff between "Bat" and "Bad".
Here's a pic of her as a puppy, don't have any recent ones: Though her and Maggie seem to have the same smile. Also Nya is EXTREMELY vocal. When she tries to talk with a treat in her mouth she sounds exactly like chewbacca.

Is her coat coarse and tight? almost water proof?
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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!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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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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