I became a dog owner over the past week, but I’m sure if you spoke to Kay-lyn at any time in the last month, you would already know that. It’s all she has been talking about and telling people lately.
She has been bugging me a long time to get a puppy, so I finally caved. It’s one of the main reasons we moved to a house. Talk about a lot of work just for a dog. Have I mentioned I’d do anything for my daughter? I’m kinda awesome that way. And modest too.
I must say the dog is adorable. Her name is Lily and she’s a Shih-Tzu. At the beginning, she did not like me at all. She barked every time she saw me and even barked when she heard my voice from the other room. I think she was just trying to protect Kay-lyn as she follows her everywhere. But, we’re cool now.
Hey, what do you get when you cross a Bulldog with a Shih-tzu?
Ah, nevermind, horrible joke.
I don’t know much about raising a dog and it’s going to be a learning process for all of us. The house training is the major issue right now. Lily likes to pee. A lot. We’re working on it. I even built some custom steps in front of the toilet for Lily to use, so we’ll see how that goes.
When you buy gas or groceries from a place other than the Co-op, do you ever have the urge to give them you’re Co-op member number? I have yet to give my Co-op number to the checkout person at the Superstore by accident, but I kinda want to on purpose, just to see the confused look on her face. Either way, it will be another person who looks at me thinking, “What an idiot!”. I’m cool with that.
I might have mentioned Twitter once or twice in my column in the past, but it really is a great way to keep up with the latest news in a 140 characters or less. If you like news, @BreakingNews is a good one to follow. An interesting tweet I had seen last week was: “Certain soaps may cause newborns to test positive for marijuana, study suggests”. A link was given to msnbc.com. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s a study for everything, mostly telling you something is bad for you. I retweeted the link if you care to check it out.
Kelly doesn’t know how to operate the water jugs that go into the water cooler in the office. True story.
Are you looking for some desserts to try? Well, last week, Burger King in the US announced some new menu items including a Bacon Sundae. That’s right, a bacon freakin’ sundae! Who said there’s an obesity problem in the states. The sundae is soft serve ice cream, drizzled with chocolate fudge, caramel and topped with bacon crumbles, complete with a thick-cut, hardwood smoked bacon garnish. And it’s only 510 calories with eight grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar! Wow. For what it’s worth, the whopper is 670 calories. My blood sugar just climbed ten notches just thinking about it.
For us Canadians, fortunately or unfortunately, depends how you look at it, the bacon sundae will not be coming to an artery near you.
This does remind me of a poem I heard recently:Roses are red. Bacon is also red. Poems are hard. Bacon.
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