Monday, March 10, 2008
  agggh (take 543)
patty decided to not take buddy to her new place yet. as if to thank us for the hospitality, he pissed all over the couch tonight. not the vinyl-covered one either, but the living room couch. the good couch. and the accompanying ottoman. i discovered it rather late tonight when toddling out in my pajamas with a book to keep the still-hyper maggie company... cleaning up yet more doggy pee was not exactly what i had in mind.

someone earlier did piss on the vinyl-covered couch, on the blankets, so i got to take care of that today, too. it was a both-couch day! this goes down in the record books! i don't know who to blame for that one. possibly mr. buddy gump here, but i can't blame him for everything.

seriously. when i first met chris, we hardly EVER had issues with the dogs. lately, it's every single day. it's like... i dunno... they saw maggie pee on the floor when we got her and ever since, they've thought, "well, heck, if SHE can do it there, why the heck am i going all the way outside?"

ah well. i guess i have to count my blessings. at least it's not the CATS peeing all over everything. that would be cause for abandoning the house...
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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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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.

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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.

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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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