pumpkin call to action

March 29, 2018

 

Pumpkin the Dog

Pumpkin the Dog could use your help. Pumpkin needs surgery and if you can contribute to Pumpkin’s surgery fund, please do.

Pumpkin and I go way back, as do Chesh and I. (I don’t want to call Chesh Pumpkin’s owner exactly, Chesh and Pumpkin are more like a team than like owner and pet.)

Max Adams & Pumpkin the Dog

If you’re an Austin Film Festival reg, you may know Pumpkin. Pumpkin is not just a pretty face, Pumkin is a service dog and has a job and has attended many Austin Film Festival events and get togethers. She is for sure more recognizable than I am, and also she carouses with high fallutin’ celebrities a lot more than I do.

(I suspect because she has way cuter ears than I do, dammit!)

Max Adams & Pumpkin the Dog Tool Around Austin

Pumpkin also has a cuter butt than I do, ahhh!

What’s happening right now though is, Chesh was injured in an accident that has cut her work and income in half and at the same time, Pumpkin has been diagnosed with a need for surgery. Which is bad timing in the extreme. And, Pumpkin needs your help.

 

Pumpkin the Dog

If you can, please contribute to Pumpkin’s surgery fund:

:::PUMPKIN SURGERY FUND:::

 

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savvy dogs!

January 14, 2018

Dogs in my building —

Are savvy. It’s very windy, sort of cold, most people taking the dogs out just want the dogs to go pee and to dash back inside. The dogs don’t mind the wind and cold, though. The dogs kind of like it and want to hang out outside longer. So the dogs hold it. Wander here, wander there, sniff this, sniff that. The owner will be hopping up and down rubbing hands together to stay warm saying, Hurry up! And the dog will just cock an ear at the owner, one brow raised, Like, Oh really? I think not… I think it’s nice, I think we’re going to hang out here just a bit longer.

 

max mas!

February 12, 2017

This is my favorite birthday card.

 

Happy Birthday Max from Debi Yazbeck and Towanda Yazcat

 

It is not every day you get a handwritten card from the ever famous Towanda Yazcat. Yay!

 

See you animals on the other side. Smooch!

scuba certified!

January 6, 2016

I cannot believe I could not find this Person of Interest clip on Youtube without foreign subtitles. What is wrong with Americans? This is the BEST DOG SCENE EVER!

 

 

 

iq!

January 4, 2016

 

Puppy IQ!
 
I have been doing IQ posts a long time and people even really close friends [who you would think would have been there from the beginning but no, thank you demon from hell Facebook algorithms] keep asking me what “IQ!” by cute animal photos means so, for everyone who missed it, the “IQ!” story:

Studies [scientific studies including big research by the Japanese and the Japanese do not dick around with productivity studies] indicate looking at cute cat and dog and animal photos increases work productivity and attention spans AND IQ. So  —

You have total IQ every time you visit or view or like a cute animal photo. You get more productive and smarter. Yay! Also possibly more Japanese but the Japanese have better hair and fashion across the board than anyone in the US anyway so that is not a con.

Expect more cute animal photos soon.

That is my contribution to society and science dammit!
 

 

 

the owls are back

November 11, 2015

 

night owlThe owls are back.

The owls spend time on this enormous tower by my apartment building.

That tower is over four stories tall.

I do not know what the purpose of that tower is. Sometimes mysterious workmen come out to work on things in electric panels at the tower’s base at night. That is always odd to me. Workmen at night. Like real night. 2 AM and 3 AM real night.

 


 

I think that tower is the owls’ winter vacation residence. The owls were here when I moved in last year right at the end of November and were still here through December. Then the owls went away.

 


 

It is November again and the owls are back.

History suggests “winter home.”

I wonder where their summer home is?

 


 

Before tonight I had never seen one of the owls. I would hear them. They call out their “who” calls late at night after the sun is long gone and their call echoes for miles – or at least sounds like miles to me on my balcony hearing their calls echo out.

 


 

Tonight I saw one of the owls. The owl was in silhouette, just a dark bird with a real long wing span coasting away against the night’s darkness.

That is one seriously big owl. I spent some formative years in the country. I know a long wing span when I see one. This owl has a wing span bigger than any hawk – and I have seen some pretty big hawks – I have ever seen. Bigger than a falcon and I have seen some pretty big falcons too.

That owl has vulture wingspan. Like the big vultures, the huge ones, that are bigger than eagles and when they spread their wings, their wing span is wider than I am tall.

 


 

I have never seen an owl that big before. But there he is. With his partner. Wintering atop the four story mystery tower next to my building.

He could so beat me arm wrestling.

Maybe I better put on a little weight.

 

couch surfing gecko!

October 13, 2015

 

couch surfing gecko!

 

I have this new roommate. The Gecko. He is small. He does not pay rent. I think he is couch surfing.

 


 

The first time I saw the gecko I was very worried about the gecko. What if the gecko wandered under the couch and became confused and disoriented and dehydrated?

[This is foolish thinking it is a very modern couch with no flounce that might disorient a gecko.]

 


 

A few days after the gecko moved in the gecko dodged onto the balcony when I opened the balcony door to go smoke.

[I was going to smoke. I am not sure about the gecko.]

I encouraged the gecko to flee and be free.

The gecko would have none of it.

A day later there was the gecko and the gecko dodged back in.

 


 

The gecko has been couch surfing here a month. It works out. The gecko dodges in and out when the gecko wants.

 


 

The gecko never comes in the bedroom. I do not think the gecko likes carpeting.

The gecko likes the office and the wall by Marilyn.

 


 

You totally want to see the gecko closeup don’t you?

[I knew it you are gecko fans already.]

 

gecko closeup!

 


*Shut up, it’s an iPhone, what do you want, gecko leg stubble?

 

donna the deer lady!

May 27, 2015

I figure everyone getting stormed out in Texas and places other could use a laugh about now.

Donna the Deer Lady is hilarious to me and just never gets old.

 

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There is a small green lizard on the balcony.

For a while, the small green lizard was pretty good about just being still while I was out there.

 


Times have changed.

 


Now.

The lizard’s thing is making a run across my feet and staring at me hard from [whatever I guess is] a safe lizard position.

 


I have no idea what kind of bravery is required to be a 1 ounce lizard attempting to stare down and intimidate a 100+ pound human for balcony privileges.

 

 

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