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My Standard Poodle Is Smarter Than Bumper Stickers - CafePress

Quotes: Queen Elizabeth I

words to live by...



Wicked Fae

Beautiful Art:) worth a second or third look...


What does the week you were born say about you?" with the result The Cusp of Prophecy – Sagittarius/Capricorn Cusp December 19-25.
You are an unusual individual, you may want to have fun, but are too serious to do so. You have highly developed faculties of intuition and sensation. You have mastered the art of silence and do not need speech to get your point across. You leave little doubt to how you are feeling. You do not expect to be liked by other people although you often are. You are independent and do not need the approval of others and that gives you a power and freedom that others lack. You only let a select few into your circle. You have a deep, passionate nature and highly sexual orientation that bind others to you magnetically. You have a great need to be alone. Strengths: Psychic – Inscrutable – Intense Weaknesses: Frustrated – Antisocial – Oppressive .


Taco Bell ad star Gidget the Chihuahua dies at 15

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer Robert Jablon, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 35 mins ago
LOS ANGELES – Gidget the Chihuahua, the bug-eyed, big-eared star of 1990s Taco Bell commercials who was a diva on and off the screen, has died. She was 15. Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday night at her trainer's home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized, said Karin McElhatton, owner of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, which owned the dog.

Although she was hard of hearing, Gidget was otherwise in good health up to the day of her death, eating well and playing with her favorite squeaky toys at the home of trainer Sue Chipperton, McElhatton said.

"She was retired. She lived like a queen, very pampered," McElhatton said.

Gidget was found at a kennel and wasn't show quality, McElhatton said; she had an undershot jaw and huge ears.

But Gidget knew she was a star, McElhatton said.

"She was a prima donna, basically. She absolutely knew when she was on camera," McElhatton said.

In a 1997 Taco Bell television commercial, Gidget was seen as a male dog who, through the magic of special effects and a voice actor, proclaims in a richly accented voice: "Yo quiero Taco Bell" — Spanish for "I want Taco Bell."

Viewers were charmed. What was supposed to be a single ad became a campaign that ran from 1997 to 2000.

The ads made the Taco Bell mascot wildly popular, although they provoked criticism from activists who accused them of promoting Hispanic stereotypes.

While other Chihuahuas had bit parts, McElhatton said it was Gidget who got the closeups and the quips (Carlos Alazraqui was the voice).

Gidget traveled first-class, opened up the New York Stock Exchange and made an appearance at Madison Square Garden, McElhatton said.

In later years, she did other acting work, appearing in a 2002 commercial for the insurance company GEICO and in the 2003 movie "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde."

She remained the object of affection after her retirement, going on hikes and beach visits with her trainer. She aged gracefully, and liked nothing more than to snooze in the sun.

"She was like a little old lady. She'd kind of gotten smaller," McElhatton said.

Gidget will be cremated, McElhatton said. Her owners had not decided on a final disposition of her remains. Taco Bell Corp. said in a statement Gidget would be missed by many. "Our deepest sympathies go out to her owners and fans," the company said.


A RED, RED ROSE by Robert Burns, sung by Andy M. Stewart

I Love this song.

Pause for a moment.

In my opinion , I think this is beautiful,and so full of Love.
Have a amazing Afterlife Mr. and Mrs. Downes.
"For anyone reading this ,I am in no way making fun at this.
I honestly think this is a beautiful death, we should all be so lucky to have someone love you this much.

To go with you, hold your hand , over that final doorway, together, not alone."

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 1967 file photo, British conductor Edward Downes and his wife, Joan, are seen with their new baby son, Caractacus, at the Royal Northern Hospital, London.

This undated handout photo made available Tuesday July 14, 2009 shows renowned British conductor Edward Downes. British conductor Edward Downes and his wife have died at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, their family said Tuesday July 14, 2009. The family said Downes, 85, and his 74-year-old wife Joan died Friday 'peacefully and under circumstances of their own choosing' at a Zurich clinic run by the group Dignitas. 'After 54 happy years together, they decided to end their own lives rather than continue to struggle with serious health problems,' the statement said.

i am cow

For Nacho, and the Boferengi....


This I LOVE!!!!!! earworm:)


Talking toy 'translates' dog barks -

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy said on Thursday that it would launch a talking version of its Bowlingual gadget that can "translate" dog barks into the human language.

The new model analyses six emotions, including joy, sadness and frustration, and speaks phrases such as "Play with me!" -- an improvement on the original which just showed them on a screen.

"Dog owners can enjoy the toy at a dog run and a park," said Tomy spokeswoman Chie Yamada.

The original version of the toy, which has a handset and a microphone attached to a dog collar, won the Ig Nobel Prize in 2002. The awards, a parody of the Nobel Prizes, celebrate achievements that make people laugh and think.

The new Bowlingual Voice, priced at 19,950 yen (212 dollars), will be launched in Japan next month, Yamada said.

It will be only available in Japanese at present. The original non-speaking version is also available in English and Korean.



..lol...actually crackingup for real...this is so me.......sitting on my porch watching the hippiegrandma across the street....
'What kind of old person will you be?' with the result The Scary Old Person.
You're flat out frickin' insane! How you managed to stay out of the loony bin is anyone's guess. You like to stay locked up inside your house. That's probably where the rumors about the crazy witch lady came from. You don't care about the rumors though, you have much more important things to worry about! Like keeping your 742 porcelain dolls dust free, which is really hard to concentrate on with those ghosts misplacing all of your things! Maybe it's Alzheimer's, maybe there really are ghosts. But you'll be damned if you let that trouble-makin squirrel spill its glass of wine all over your torn grey dress and 47 necklaces and magical charms again!."


Unexplained Mysteries :: Could Sardinia be Atlantis ?



Meme from GMan via DI

I've never really done one of these things either...

1.) Home-
Where ever my Husband and sons and pets are, that is home to me. Born in northern Ontario, moved to British Columbia at 11, moved to the states at 29, and have seen various states due to our gypsy ways:)

2.) Dogs-
My obsession, harmless...mostly...so far : Buttons, Muggins, D'arcy, Pookie, Bibi, Crystal, Mah, Bubba, Coal, Bianca, Prish, and Vivie_Ooovue.

3.) Fears-
crumbs, leeches,small enclosed places,MRI machines,broken bones,divorce.

4.) Pet Peeves-
being Late, smarmy people, small rock towers, people feel compelled to build on beaches, messes made by other people I have to clean up for infinity.

5.) Movies-
Elizabeth,Braveheart, Excalibur,Dracula,Clerks 2, Grand Torino.

6.) Hobbies-
Sewing,Cooking,Medieval Reenactment,Belly Dancing,Target Shooting.

7.) Odd Food Preferences-
I like vinegar,on alot of things, which is odd in the states, I get alot of weird looks, then G-man says she's from canada , then the nods and "oohh that makes sense"...Idiots. I like sushi, seafood, MUSHROOMS,caviar, vegetables, japanese food, thai, Borsch(sp), sour cream, good steak, greek food, and garlic.....basically everything I can never have...sigh.