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The language of love…

I knew a Russian woman who told me that English and German sound so similar to her, she was surprised we couldn’t understand each other.

I can almost get my head around “Mit 2 Keramiknäpfen.”

If I keep buying pet products over here, I’m bound to learn another language. In which I will be able to converse fluently, as long as the topic is “tuna with white fish” or “two ceramic bowls.” I dunno why pet product in particular are multilingual on the box.

That’s been a permanent change wrought by covid, anyway: buying catfood in bulk off the internet. Much cheaper, awesome selection and it gets to me in days. The only drag is getting rid of the packaging.

I usually try to do that right away, but Welly is enjoying the big cardboard box too much.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 1, 2020, 7:55 pm


Has the font changed or is my browser just wacky?

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 1, 2020, 10:10 pm

Does Welly sit in the box?

Delilah, banished from her protective table zone now that the last Great Dane has gone to the meadow in the sky, has a fruit box and is completely secure there, lounging like Jabba the Hutt while the Pomchees battle on the rug in front of her for her amusement.

With the occasional sudden rush at one of them, provoking a ‘scream’ from the fleeing terror stricken victim. It’s awful.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 1, 2020, 10:12 pm

We recently moved and had a LOT of boxes. Our recycle bin only holds a few at a time and the lazy bastard won’t get out of his truck to pick up a box full of boxes. Initially I was sneaking around to my neighbors and adding some boxes to their bins. Then I found that the county puts dumpsters around the county for boxes. We filled their small dumpster at one site.

Comment from AliceH
Time: September 2, 2020, 1:00 am

I usually shred mine (first remove tape and cut into pieces with a box cutter) and put the shreds on the compost pile.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 2, 2020, 3:12 pm

I buy all our pet supplies online from Chewy. One of our dogs will be on medication for life and they are half the cost online.

@Durned…awfully entertaining.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 2, 2020, 3:52 pm

@BJM…awfully entertaining.

I’m not used to having dogs that can ‘scream’. These two do. Regularly.

The “small angry dog” (Delilah) is expert, and obviously enjoys, sprawling on the floor at the chokepoints to various rooms the Pomchees want to be in. Blocking their movement until they get a human escort. Which they request by whining and dancing at one’s feet.

Or, worse yet, just inside the doorway out of sight.

Down the hall one will stroll…seeking a treasure to chew on.
Slow trotting noises alert the hunter; prey approaches.
(Sudden furious scramble noises on the wood floor) ABMUSH!
(More frantic scramble noises, retreating scream noises)

Reserve forces show up as the ambushed pup retreats; but the ambusher, with what I’m sure is a satisfied cat expression, has vanished into another room, no doubt hoping one of the rescuers will be foolish enough to try and track her down.

Mission accomplished.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 2, 2020, 7:57 pm

Yes, Welly sits in the box. Well, until I put it in the recycling this afternoon.

I haven’t changed the font, ExpressoBold. Though I did notice some years ago the font changed on my browser to something small and ugly. I’ve been too lazy to address it. Also, I feared it would break the formatting on old posts.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 2, 2020, 8:07 pm

Break the formatting?

That’s okay, it’s insured!
Break it, loot it, burn it!

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