I must admit to being more or less a coward when it comes to horror stories, in books, movies, etc. I know intellectually that it's not real, but the minute I go to bed, or I'm home alone at night, my intellect seems to totally disappear. Some years back, when I was reading The Silence of the Lambs, I was fascinated, and had to keep reading. My "solution" to not being totally freaked out and scared was to hold the book as far away as I could when reading ... as if reading something at an arm's length away would save me!
(BTW, don't ever tell anyone that a Great White Shark is "about the size of the living room," and then expect them to be willing to be the first one to go into the living room ...)
A thank you to everyone who left such nice comments, or sent e-mails wishing us a happy anniversary. We had a nice, though quiet day, where much wine was consumed. Sadly, we consumed so much wine, we forgot to drink the champagne! But there are always other weekends, and The Tim's birthday is coming up, so it will not go to waste. So please do not worry.
Well, for Tess at least. Doughboy was visiting this past Saturday, and he was hanging out with us, watching movies. He *loves* Tess, and is always trying to kiss her. She thinks he is one of the most appalling creatures ever to exist. Anyway, she had moved out of her kitty bed to walk across the couch to see what The Tim was eating. Doughboy apparently thought that it looked pretty darn cozy in that cat bed, so he would give it a try.
As you can see, he is enjoying himself immensely, I'm laughing, and Tess is giving him her very strongest Death Ray Glance. Needless to say, a half-Chow/half-Newfoundland dog is too big for a kitty bed ... This is the kind of thing that pretty much assures that Doughboy and I have both moved up a notch or two on Tess' list of Those Who Must Be Eliminated.
The really funny thing is, that for as much time as Doughboy has spent at our house, he's never before shown any interest in getting on the furniture. Of course, once he ruined the kitty bed by sitting in it, Tess would not use it for about 24 hours ...