Thursday, January 11, 2007

As promised

A few pictures from Christmas.

First, Teh Swag.

This isn't quite everything, but it's my favorite part. Sister bought me a couple PS2 games, brother got me the Firefly and Brak DVDs, and mumsie (and Dad) got me Pirates, NWN2, and some Vickie's Secret perfume. Not shown: VS nightshirt, pretty sweater, jingle bell socks, calendar, candy, Starbucks gift card, a couple joke gifts, and mooolah. And, of course, my fab new camera, without which I could not have taken these photos. I love going home for Christmas. Sometimes it's fun to be treated like a kid, even if you're technically a "grown up" with a "full time job" and "bills."

Next, the sad. Probably the last picture ever of me and my sweet baby sheltie.

Finally, the sweet. Photos of the dog that isn't dying, and my beautiful Christmas tree. My Scrooge-tastic family doesn't do trees anymore, but at least I love Christmas enough to get one. Cujo liked to curl up under the Christmas tree and nap while I sat at the computer and worked. I tried to get a picture, but the damn dog is camera shy. I seriously can't get a good picture of him.

(If you look closely, you can see the part of the carpet he demolished a couple months ago.)

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At January 11, 2007 at 9:10 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Oh no! So sorry about the doggie! Sadness.

At January 11, 2007 at 10:18 AM, Anonymous knights13_ghost said...

Sorry about your dog. I had four dogs of my own. The oldest died before I immigrated. He was 19 years old!! The other three; I left to my uncle. I still remember the two puppies. It's an image stored in my brain. They were about three years of age at the time. One of them looked like old yeller. I was 13 back then.

Sad memories. :(

At January 11, 2007 at 10:40 AM, Anonymous roonie said...

Thanks for sharing all of that with us. I love that sort of thing.

At January 11, 2007 at 10:40 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

Thanks, andy. She's been doing okay, but Mom thinks she has maybe a few weeks left :( I try not to think about it because it always makes me cry.

knights, thanks. Wow, 19!! I've never lost a dog before... and it's no fun at all.

At January 11, 2007 at 10:41 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

roonie, my pleasure :)

At January 11, 2007 at 3:46 PM, Blogger Michele said...

I am so sorry...the end is always hard.

Also, a bit of silly advice: hold out on having kids...the "being treated as a kid" at Christmas suddenly ends. (Apparently both sets of parents enjoy being grandparents more...) ;)

At January 12, 2007 at 11:45 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

michele, kidlets are a ways off for me. I would PREFER to have a partner in crime first (single parenthood is hard even for those of us who can actually afford childcare), and I see no prospects of that in the near future :)

Of course, Mom says she doesn't want to get old and plans to die within the next ten years. She promised that if she has grandkids, she'll hold out longer, though. How's *that* for a biological clock? ;)

At January 12, 2007 at 2:42 PM, Anonymous knights13_ghost said...

TLF, yes he was 19 and had lost a lot of his teeth. It's no fun losing them at all. I felt like a lost my best friends. The two puppies that I raised were extremely loyal and would most likely jump into a fire if I jumped in.

Michele, I don't think I'm going to hold out on having kids. I just need to find my partner. I thought I did have the right person but that is not the case always. She claimed how she had a crush on me since she was 17. After what we went through, I find it hard to believe.

Since the new shoe didn't find; I'm going to try my luck the old fashioned way and go back home. Hopefully, I can find one with fewer arguments about who's right half the time.

At January 12, 2007 at 3:42 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

knights, wow. That's fantastic; I hope I do half as good a job of raising little Cujo.

As for michele's comment, I think she was just being fun and silly. Obviously people should have kids whenever they think it's right/appropriate/whatever. I don't feel a particular urgency to do so anytime soon, but that's me. I guess this makes us incompatible ;)

At January 12, 2007 at 4:10 PM, Anonymous knights13_ghost said...

Yes, we are incompatible. I think I'm incompatible with a lot of women on this issue. From my perspective; most women don't look forward to getting pregnant (especially the first time). I mean, it has to be scary knowing there is a living thing inside you. On top of that it has to come out of you with a lot of pain.

Yikes. It's good to be a guy. :)

At January 12, 2007 at 8:31 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

knights -- or to adopt! :D

At January 13, 2007 at 11:27 PM, Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm glad your Christmas was wonderful!

The dogs are both beautiful. Happy New Year to you and Cujo, Destroyer of Rugs.

At January 15, 2007 at 1:01 PM, Anonymous knights13_ghost said...

TLF, I want a copy of me running around in the future. :)

I know that will be unpleasant to certain people but hey, I didn’t ask them what they think.

I'll do my best, so that one day; I will hold my own child in my hands. That will be my ultimate gift in life.

We come from two different worlds.

At January 15, 2007 at 2:00 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

heart, thank you! Happy New Year to you and Flip as well :)

knights, I used to feel really strongly about having a genetic kid of my own. As I got older though, I started to think about how very many kids there are in the world who only ask to be loved, and who can't find parents who can afford to care for them. I now feel like if I can afford to feed another mouth, I should feed one that's already here rather than create another mouth to feed. I don't think that having children come from different genetic stock should affect our ability to love them. Of course, there's nothing abnormal about wanting one's "own" kid -- mine is definitely the minority view. As long as you raise your kid well, and teach him/her to give back at least as much as s/he takes, you've nothing to apologize for :)

At January 16, 2007 at 1:31 PM, Anonymous knights13_ghost said...

I've always wanted to have a kid of my own since I was seventeen. That hasn't changed in 10 years and I doubt it will change at all.

Yes, I do think about other kids being hungry. Although, I'd rather support a family with finance than take their kid away from them (hint to Madonna :)). Also, if the child has lost its parents then they should be adopted by a (heterosexual couple hehe) that is not able to have children.

When you become president of the most powerful nation in the world; we will work on making other countries more prosperous. This requires difficult decisions that will make your hair go from whatever colour it was to grey in a year. Then you will become one of the most hated presidents in the world like Dubya. :P


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