I enjoy a leisurely morning. Cup of tea in bed. Read a magazine. Surf the web. Bliss.
I think I particularly enjoy the sloth aspect because my mum spent years trying to get me to spring out of bed at the weekends. I was a … grumpy child. She finally gave up when she managed to rouse me at 11am one morning only for me to faint in the kitchen. To this day I cannot just jump out of bed without a light head and a major wobble. I need to take a moment.
I live in a nice neighborhood. Subsequently, we get quite a few visitors at our door asking for money. Some are very creative, others not so much. None of them are successful and some even get arrested. We are a tough crowd in Menlo Park.
Over the past couple of months, Alan has shown an unfortunate interest in skunks. The consequences up until last night resulted in some uncontrolled barking. Irritating, but not a big deal. Until last night.
Today I decided to introduce Alan and Noodles. On the positive side, they didn’t kill each other 🙂 However, Alan was a grump-weasel and Noodles pretended not to notice him! I would have taken a picture, but I thought I should be ready to break up a fight just in case. I think I can call them acquaintances now, but not friends.
When I am out and about with Alan, I make many new friends! He is quite the magnet. Usually, when I walk into town, I only speak to the guy in Starbucks to order my coffee and morning bun and that’s it. With Alan, I get to chat with at least 6 new people. There doesn’t seem to be a common thread connecting them apart from the fact that they think Alan is cute. He is 🙂 Alan’s fan club is split evenly between men and women which surprised me. I have actually made some useful business connections along the way – the Chihuahua mafia 😉
I can’t help feeling that Blinky sounds like he was named by a 5 year old. In my book, that’s not good. What do you think?
Please add new names to the comments section and I will add them to the poll 🙂
PS That is not me holding him in the pic!
UPDATE: 17JAN10 The votes are in! There were only 3 😦 As Alan has 3 votes, you might think that Blinky is now Alan, but no. I was inspired this afternoon by his hot, bald tummy. Jelly Belly popped into my head. Please welcome Jelly Belly!
I have been looking at PetFinder a lot recently. There have been so many small dogs abandoned in California that shelters have been overflowing – quite a few have been shipped off to New York. Paris Hilton has a lot to answer for.