I know I’ve been remiss about posting. Ten days since I offered up anything at all. I have no excuse, except that I’ve been distracted. Life can be that way, if you don’t keep the hours tamed with a whip and a chair.

I think sometimes we need to play, and that’s one of the things that’s been claiming my attention. We’ve had a little visitor come for a couple of weeks, to remind us how to play. Here’s a video.

If I have any readers left, God bless. Here’s a vignette – a very short piece of fictional prose – as a token of my appreciation.


Maybe tomorrow, we can discuss it.

First Fruit

Today I started learning to use Windows Moviemaker to create a photo slideshow. It seems pretty cool. I made a little show of photos of my sheltie Tasha. She ran on ahead to the clearing by the bridge in 2005, and she is waiting for me to catch up.

Deck the Halls!

I haven’t had much too blog about the last several days. I’ve started a few posts, and lost interest. The drafts are mulling like cider in the back of my mind. But don’t wait up.

As a consolation, here’s a great little video to watch. It’ll warm your punch, is my point.

Speakers on!

IMOM Anniversary Fundraiser

My favorite charity, IMOM (In Memory of Magic) is celebrating it’s 12th anniversary. IMOM was founded November 12, 1998. I became involved in 1999, and joined the board of directors that year.

mission_statement(click to enlarge)

In other words, we help people help pets, providing financial aid for pets facing life threatening emergencies.

We’re having a fundraising so that we can continue our work. Here’s a message from our founder and president. To read it on the IMOM website, click here.


How do you have an online anniversary celebration? It’s simple. You ask 1200 people to donate $1 for each year that IMOM has been "helping people help pets".

Our goal is to raise $14,400. All we need to accomplish our goal  is to receive a $12 donation from 1200 people.

12 reasons why you should join in the celebration and make a $12 donation.

1)  You believe in IMOM and you support our mission.
2)  You want to help us continue our work.
3)  You appreciate the work done at IMOM.
4)  You know what it’s like to have a sick pet and no money to help them.
5)  You can only imagine what it must be like to have a sick pet and no money to help them.
6)  At some point during our 12 years we have helped your pet.
7)  At some point during our 12 years we have helped the pet of someone you know.
8)  You understand that lots of $12 donations will add up to help a lot of pets.
9)  You’ve always told yourself you were going to make a donation to IMOM but just never got around to it.
10) You realize that if not for IMOM there would be more than 1700 pets who would not have had a chance to live.
11) You appreciate that IMOM is staffed 100% by volunteers.
12) You want to help make a difference in the lives of companion animals.

You may click on the link below to make your donation.


Thank you in advance for your generosity and for joining in our celebration.

For the animals,
Jacki Hadra – IMOM Founder

Etta’s Photos

Etta is a wonderful little Cavapoo, who loves to run and play. She gives kisses, wrestles with her toys, and does a twirly dance for her dinner. She’s not my dog, but she’s a personal friend of mine.

I’ve posted photos of Etta on a couple of sites, and will add more – plus videos – when time permits.

Click here for a Goolge photo album.

Click here for a Flickr photo album.

And here for videos on youtube.

Sic ‘em!

Animal Planet Investigates: Petland

A comprehensive investigation of large-scale commercial dog breeders, known as puppy mills. Its primary target and defendant in an HSUS lawsuit: the largest puppy-selling retailer in the country, Petland.

May 17, 10:00 pm  (60 minutes)

I can’t wait!

slow motion dogs

This is a really beautiful Pedigree commercial. Beautiful in the sense that the dogs in it are.

Somebody sent it to me a couple of days ago, and now I can't remember who, or who I shared it with in turn. But it doesn't seem to be here on the blog, so now you have it too.

Enjoy … One thing, though. Don't just click the play button. That plays a wimpy little version.

Click the little button in the lower right corner of the video that looks like this.

This will open the video in full screen. When it's over, press the Esc button on your keyboard.