Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I just bought a huge truck/SUV.

I've become one of those suburban people that I'm always complaining about. Broke, but riding in style.

(I'm not even getting into the environmental impact thing. Those people irritate me almost as much as the over-indulged self-absorbed clueless suburbanites.)

I'll probably get some stern looks taking up two parking spaces next to the bike rack at the co-op in St. Paul.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Simba & Nala...

Decided to check in on some of my old favorites this evening and stumbled across this post from Chris at Dangerous Logic.

I have a golden. I gave him an extra hug after looking at Sully & Wrigley's then & now photos. Two good-looking dogs. Thank goodness Simba's only 6 or 7. I'm not ready to contemplate that goodbye.

We named him Simba because he showed up on our doorstep and my son, who has autism, said "What's that lion doing on our doorstep?" Later, after a successful campaign to convince spouse that we needed not just a dog but this dog, the kids & I were at Petco buying toys and dishes and whatnot & trying to come up with a name for him. My youngest, then a preschooler, said Simba! It just stuck.

He's loving, goofy, sweet and healing for a family adversely affected by a lousy so-called developmental disorder.

Nala joined us more recently, following the breakup of her original owners. She fits in perfectly.