Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Hump Day Special - Heeeere's Sophy!

Happy Hump Day.  How ever did you get over the mid-week hump without me these last couple months? 

Since I usually devote my Hump Day post to pictures selected to give you a smile, I'm going to combine that with my important introduction.  I'd like you to meet Sophie.





Sophie came to us from our county animal shelter.  She's approximately six years old but she entered the shelter as a stray so we have no history for her.  She's very friendly with people but not so much with animals.  Gets pretty nervous with other dogs. 

She's also terrified of thunder and lightning.  Something I discovered the first night we had a storm and I woke up to find her sitting on my head.

She's a lady of discriminating taste.  I knew the first day when she checked out every sleeping spot in the house and selected the bed with the Boston Red Sox blanket.  Sophie's a SOX FAN!  That's my girl.



She also claimed the hot tub in the back yard as her special perch.  Not only can she survey her entire domain but the top is nice and warm on a chilly day.




But her biggest claim to fame is her skill as a great white hunter:



I know it's up there, Mom.  I chased it myself. 




Maybe it went around this side.




Well, I'm just going to sit here and wait until it comes down.



Sigh.  I guess I lost it.  What?  Why are you laughing?

Did I miss something?



What raccoon? Where?



That's my girl.  What do you think of her?


Groaner of the Day:  A man walks into a coffee shop, and is given a huge mug which he takes to his table. But when he tries to drink it, he find that instead of coffee, the mug contains a pair of beige cotton trousers. So he goes to complain.

The counter staff are not very helpful, so after arguing with them for some time, he eventually gets them to call the shop manager. The manager is very indignant - "But it's exactly what you asked for", he says.

"No it isn't!" says the customer, "how can this possibly be what I ordered?"

"It's a cup o' chinos", says the manager.

32 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

She is just too cute--especially on her perch.

Ref: discriminating tastes
Well, of course. She picked you. :)

Jessica R. Patch said...

I barely survived! Your groaner gave me a good laugh! Happy Hump Day, LD, and thanks for sharing on my blog today! Loved that story of listening.

Stephen Tremp said...

Good doggie! Sophie looks like an amazing companion. Glad to meet her!

LD Masterson said...

Maria - yeah, I was wearing my "sucker" t-shirt when I went to the shelter.

LD Masterson said...

Jessica - Glad to give you a laugh.

LD Masterson said...

Thanks, Steve. She really is a sweetie.

Slamdunk said...

Sophie looks like a great friend. We have a shelter dog as well.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Sophie is a cutie!

And I didn't get your groaner at first. Not until I said it out loud. THEN I groaned!

LD Masterson said...

Slamdunk - I saw a shirt once that read "RESCUE is my favorite breed".
Shelter dogs are the best.

Sarah Ahiers said...

OMG she's sooooo cute! I just want to give her a big ol kiss on her forehead!
I'm sure she'll give you a lifetime full of joy and love

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - I love the ones you have to say out loud.

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - Sophie and I thank you.

Liz Fichera said...

Nice to visit your blog again! :)

Sophie is totally adorable. Those photos are so cute.

Sarah Allen said...

Aw, what an adorable little puppy :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

LD Masterson said...

Liz - Nice to see you too. Glad you like my girl. (Proud mommy here.)

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - I'll bet Sophie would love being called a puppy at her age. Oops, unless she's a feminist and it's the equivalent of being called a "girl".

Clarissa Draper said...

That is a really groaner. However, I love your dog, how adorable.

LD Masterson said...

Clarissa - Hey, that's why we call them "groaners". :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

Groan.... :)

Sophie is a cutie!!! You're going to have lots of fun together :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your dog is wonderful. What a character!

LD Masterson said...

Jemi - Yeah, we already are.

LD Masterson said...

Thanks, Alex. She really is.

Lydia Kang said...

Aw, Sophie is SO adorable!!! I can see why you love her so much.

Jeanne said...

It was wonderful meeting you at Erma. Love your blog--and wish I were as good with taking photos--they add so much.

LD Masterson said...

Thanks, Lydia. There are so many wonderful dogs (and cats) just waiting at shelters for someone to love them.

LD Masterson said...

Jeanne - Welcome. It was great meeting you at Erma, too. I'll be doing a post on the workshop on Monday.

Darke Conteur said...

She is such a cutie, and it looks like she took to her new home really well.

Husband and I always said if we ever get another dog, it would be from the pound. So many wonderful animals are there.

LD Masterson said...

Darke - Every dog we've ever had has been a "rescue" - some from shelters, some from unwanted litters, and one who just walked in off the street. They're the greatest furry family members in the world.

Mike Keyton said...

Took me bloody ages to work out that groaner. And now I wish I hadn't : )
Love the dog - especially it's ears. I reckon one day you'll see him gliding gracefully down from a bed room window. Great and wonderful ears

LD Masterson said...

Aw, come on, Mike. That was worth a good groan.

Yeah, Sophie's got great ears but (no offense) he's a she.

Karin said...

Hi Linda! Sophie is SOOOOO cute. Love the stories and pictures.
That was a real groaner...but still great. Where do you come up with all of these?

So glad you are back

Karin

LD Masterson said...

Karin - Loved the pictures on Facebook today. And, yes, Sophie is a cutie. As for the groaners - they come from everywhere, although it is getting harder and harder to find new ones that make me laugh (my test for including one in my blog)