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Twaddle from the Twitterverse by Gina The Min Pin

12 Apr

My good Twitter buddy @Pkitass recently asked me if I’d like to be a guest blogger. So, I’ve gone ahead and put paw to paper and come up with the following musing:

It happened again this week. Mommy read on the Timeline of one of her Twitter anipals that the pal’s fur-iend had unexpectedly passed away. Mommy asked if the pal had a picture of the fur-iend that could be posted for all to admire. The pic was produced forthwith, whereby Mommy promptly produced a stream of tears.

In general – and unlike yours truly – Mommy’s not a crybaby. She usually remains stoic at sad movies and even some hoo-man funerals. Yet, if there’s even a whiff of news on Twitter of a sick or moribund anipal, the waterworks are immediately underway.

Mommy claims that the origin of her intense feelings of grief go wa-a-a-ay back to when she was an impressionable four-year-old, and her paw-rents took her to see Bambi when the original film was re-released in theaters in the 50’s. No need to rehash the movie’s plotline – we ALL know what happened to Bambi’s mother 😦 Problem was, Mommy’s Mom & Dad regaled people with stories about how Mommy would burst into tears for seemingly no reason at all for weeks after seeing that movie, and – when asked why she was crying – Mommy would reply “Bambi has no mama!” Traumatizing, indeed!

And, supposedly from that time forward, the slightest mention of any anipal being out-of-sorts, or going (heaven forbid) Over The Rainbow Bridge elicits this incredibly strong reaction from a customarily emotionally balanced hoo-man.

I’ve often commented in my Twitter Timeline that Daddy just doesn’t “get it.” He’ll tell Mommy that she may want to reconsider being part of a social networking site that has such a capacity to upset her. What Daddy doesn’t see is Mommy’s amusement generated by news of anipals’ virtual weddings and birthday paw-ties, or her joy in being able to communicate real-time with like-minded individuals in countries where she has no other contacts.

So, yes, it would be better if Mommy didn’t tear up at efurry anipal’s barf or sniffle (Dam U, Bambi!), but then she’d miss out on the pleasure evoked by all those other pithy 140-character messages. She’ll willingly take the sour along with the sweet. Keep those tweets ‘n pics comin’, anipals!!!


And the Oscar goes to…..

29 Mar


Were you expecting me to announce someone else? Silly people! Why else would I post a blog about awards if isn’t about moi. Well… can you believe that I was awarded not 1 not 2 but 3 blogger awards. Yaaaa…..

Twice for being the sweet gal that I am. I tell you eating all that ice-cream, candy and cake has finally paid off.

Then wouldn’t you know it, I get a Memetastic Award! I’m not sure what this award  is exactly for.  I first thought it was for having fantastic mammary. They are rather nice, but I think the award is for something else! Never the less, since it makes me feel fantastically special… I’ll take it!

 The Incredibly Sweet Award (X2)


This award was passed on to me by Marina Sleeps this is what she had to say “Cause seriously this might be all she knows. Plus she is funny as hell and she likes me. Double points.” 

Yes Marina I try my best to be funny but about liking you… well you sort of make it hard not to like you.

The second person to also honor me with the same award is Suucudesal5’s Blog. She had this to say about me “I enjoy her. She blogs about real shit like kids and family and daily stuff. I love that she dedicated a blog to being bored and what she found on line while being bored.” 

I’m happy that you have enjoyed my posts! However,  aren’t you even more happier that I don’t blog about kid’s shit? And how could I pass a post about being bored. We all get bored sometime during the day, to which I’m sure we  have all asked ourselves, now what can I do?

So thank you both for thinking I’m sweet enough to deserve this award! Now.. the rules are as followed

1. Display award 2. State 5 truths about myself  3. Give this award to 5 other  people

State 5 “truths’” about myself 

  1. I have a terrible addiction to ice. Real Ice! Not methamphetamines! I can crunch on ice all day till my jaws and teeth start hurting. I’m pretty sure all the ice chomping is prematurely grinding and sharpening my teeth! but I can’t stop. I wonder why I loose so so many boyfriends?
  2. I have a fish and fly eye phobia. Just typing this now is giving me the ibby chibbies….. ewwwww
  3. I cry like a baby when it comes to animals.  I’m a big animal lover; not to be confused with a crazy pet lover. I consider my doggies truly part of my family!
  4. I’m an almost borderline hoarder! I can’t get myself to throw things away. I can make up very creative excuses to keep functional yet unneeded stuff.
  5. It really upsets me when people automatically speak to me in Spanish! Although I speak Spanish fluently

Now I have to pass this award to 5 other people it doesn’t state 5 other bloggers so I shall pass it on to

@GinaTheMinPin: She has been the sweetest girl on Twitter I have met so far. From the start she has always been sweet, nice, comforting a great twitter friend. animal lovers are just naturally very caring and sweet people. She was a comforting soul and was with us thru out Tiki Tiki’s passing.

Follow the Wabbit: He has the cutest blog with adventures thru the city with a rabbits point of view. Literally! The pictures are really creative and interesting.

Simply Diane: I really enjoy reading her blog. Her writing is down to earth and easy to relate to. She has been Freshly Pressed on WordPress twice now! She’s practically a celebrity.

Lets leave it at 3 and pretend it was 5 if that’s ok with you all. Now lets head to the second award I was given.

The Memetastic Award


This Memetastic award was handed over by Marina Sleeps. Again, she has nothing but nice things to say about me. “First, that name is a trip and she is funny. Plus her tweets are hilarious. I call her Hollywood.”

I’m starting to believe that Marina might have a girl crush on me. Hey don’t get me wrong, that’s fine with me! As long as she doesn’t suddenly show up outside my window wearing a gray trench coat, holding a boom box over her head, playing what she believes to be  “our song”

As a caveat for receiving a Memetastic award, I must display it and list 5 things about myself, four of which must be lies and you must try to guess which one is true. Then I must pass on the award to 5 deserving bloggers.

5 things about myself

1.  I lived in Paris for a year  just to study the fine art of cooking at Le Cordon Bleu.

2.  I truly enjoy watching people chew gum it’s a secret fetish I have

3.  When I was 13 years old, I lived alone in Mexico for almost 5 years.

4.  My family belongs to one of the five founding NY mafia families.

5.  I’m a vegetarian.

There you have it my 4 truths and 1 lie…. Oh wait! It’s the other way around! Doesn’t matter, I could be lying about everything! So there!

Lets pass this Memetastic Award to some lucky bloggers.  I’m not going to explain why, take my word for it, they deserve it. Plus its super late I’m tired and getting cranky.

(drum roll please)

Bridget Jones Has Nothing on Me

Living Dilbert

Girl on The Contrary

The Worst Mother

Tiny Island

Ok! my commitment to you is now done. Go away and live me alone!

Carrrrry Meeeeee!

9 Jul


As you all know Tiki Tiki loves to be held and carried around in his very special place. But how do you know when he wants to be carried you ask.

That’s easy! Although he is very very tiny and can easily be stepped on, he will make sure that someone notices him. His way of saying  “PAY ATTENTION! SOMEONE PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEE!” Is as follows