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  • smcnally 6:14 am on March 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

  • smcnally 6:10 pm on February 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fostering, husky, puppies, SPCA   

    Fostering Appa and Momo 

    Appa and Momo were in our home for 3 of their 9 weeks on Earth.

    They went back to the SPCA this morning. They’ll go to their Forever Homes from there — we’re just the Fosters.

    Momo, L, and Appa

    We took them to the clinic to be neutered, so they couldn’t eat or drink anything since last night.

    The vet took Appa to the back first, then Momo a few minutes later.

    They’ll wake up from that procedure each in their own crates —
    In a shelter they’ve only been to with us before —

    Then Appa will get picked up by his Forever Family whom he met for a few minutes earlier this week. And Momo by his whom he’s never seen –

    The brothers have never been apart from each other.

    They were wailing — each from their own crate — as we left.

    G*dspeed to you both, Brothers — We’ll miss you.

    • smcnally 4:51 am on February 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Post Script –

      Kim and Lu went back to the SPCA to get Appa.
      His Forever Family had to reschedule picking him up —
      we asked to let us know if anything happens. something happened and they did.

      Appa is totally confused and profoundly sad. he can’t fathom where his brother is.
      he’s running around the house now presuming he’ll see Momo around the next corner.

      Then he sits awhile to howl and cry.

      It’s tough to watch and not being able to comfort him much, but it’s “good” he’s got at least something familiar for tonight –

  • smcnally 10:32 pm on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    But it’d be friggin SHWHEET if it was 

  • smcnally 9:16 pm on October 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    They’re spoon-feeding us.  

  • smcnally 7:31 am on August 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    He could’ve put the phone down quicker 

  • smcnally 4:07 am on June 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Better in the Belfry than the Bedroom 

    There’s a lot of information available about getting a bat out of your house. A lot of it is wonderfully, frighteningly specific. WikiHow has an illustrated 10-Step Guide.

    (Wound up needing only Step 10)

    While the bat flew around the bedroom, s/he was easy to see if less easy to keep from crashing into me. Once s/he landed, s/he was nowhere to be found. After a few minutes, s/he was flying around again. I opened the door to the terrace; s/he landed again instead of flying outside. Gave it another few minutes and nothing. It was after 3AM. I shut everything and slept in the basement.

    The next day, I moved the bed and all the furniture, searched high and low with a flashlight, and beat every surface with a Swiffer. Saw no bat, nor bat turd; Nothing. Night came and s/he was swooping around the ceiling fan again. I opened the terrace door, stepped out — backward, holding open the screen door — and s/he continued round the fan (much better than landing / disappearing). I clanked the Swiffer on the screen door a few times, and she flew out to freedom and freed up our bedroom.

    Glad s/he’s gone with all of us unharmed, but where the f*ck was that bat hiding?

  • smcnally 5:24 am on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Has anyone disrupted the washing machine-resistant lip balm space yet?

  • smcnally 7:03 am on January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    … in this instance. 

    At 538 and Nate Silver's previous gig, they called a bunch of races precisely. Other experts and other races, too.

  • smcnally 12:43 am on January 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Back in the Swing 

    Happy 2017, New York


  • smcnally 7:18 am on December 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    King-high flush is a pretty good hand. Any boat will beat it.

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