Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cats, Dogs, Snow, and New Releases

Happy Hump Day

Yesterday it was 70 degrees in Dayton. The sidewalks were full of people walking, jogging, strolling with their dogs. My tulips and daffodils are up about four inches and many of the early blooming shrubs have new buds.

Right now it's snowing. Hard. Big fat flakes. With high winds and a projected low tonight of six degrees.

I think Mother Nature is seriously annoyed with us.

However, I have something good to celebrate today. The release of blog friend Stephen Tremp's new book -
 The Adventures of Chase Manhattan

Don't you love this cover?

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” - Albert Einstein. In Escalation, the final installment to Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Trilogy, a seemingly innocent discovery in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, becomes a Pandora’s Box—opening doors to other unexpected and unpredictable realities such as parallel universes, time/space travel, and an evil hitchhiker from another dimension.

 This is a book and a series you don't want to miss.

Now - on with our hump day funnies.

First, something for you cat lovers.

This is why I have a dog. (hee hee)

But at least cats catch mice:

 That helps, right?

And we dog people have problems, too.

Note to the Dogs:
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space that you are taking up, is nothing but sarcasm.
Also, the proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Thank you.
Your Human

Time for your weekly "aw". 

 If that didn't get you, you've never rescued a friend.

 Are we there? Over the hump and sliding toward the weekend.
(Did you have a favorite?) 

As I finish this, the temperature is still dropping and the wind has totally removed the dry leaves I piled around my new flowers this morning.

Oh, by the way, I do have my car back. Now I need a service call for my wallet.
Have a great week, everyone.

Quote for Today:

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. ~ Rodney Dangerfield


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Crazy weather! We're in the seventies today and the high tomorrow is in the forties. Just nuts.
Dogs do occupy most of the bed, don't they?

Carol Kilgore said...

Love all the cat and dog stuff ... especially the rescue dog :)

Glad you have your car back.

Stay warm.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

There are no rules for a cat. In our house, Rocko's motto is "Don't take no for an answer."

Linda G. said...

Ugh. This winter just won't end. We're in the process of dropping 35-40 degrees. From lovely, warm spring back to winter, just like that. Bleah.

However, your cute cat & dog pics have cheered me up considerably, so thanks for that. :)

Emily R. King said...

That picture of the dog in the bed is hilarious!

Congrats to Stephen!

Maria Zannini said...

I've often had the 'bed' discussion with the dogs. Once I even went to the guest bedroom since they were edging me off my bed.

But one by one they came into the guest room and found a spot on the smaller bed. Apparently they come for the company, not the bed. :)

mooderino said...

Here in the UK it's sunny and spring-like, which it hasn't been for years (usually snowing). Who knows what next week will be like, tornadoes probably. Weird.

Moody Writing

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Our cat never jumped up on the counter and rarely on the table but she owned everything else.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Our cats have ruled the roost for a long time, but just in case they don't already know it, don't tell them, okay? Luckily, they're napping right now, so they aren't reading over my shoulder...

Emilyann Girdner said...

Escalation sounds really neat. Congrats to Stephen Tremp.

And aw =-) A kitty with a "mouse" :)

You have a great week too.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thank you LD for the shout out! And rules for cats? Now that's somthing I'd like to se.

Jemi Fraser said...

That cat pic is so cute!!

We're still living with 4 foot snowbanks. Temperatures dropped to -30 for the last few days again. This winter is truly nuts!!

Cate Masters said...

That is a cool cover. Congrats to Stephen!

The cat rules are exactly right, lol

LD Masterson said...

Alex - These days we only have one dog and she's pretty small, but she still seems to control a lion's share of our bed.

Carol - Thanks on all three.

Diane - All hail King Rocko.

Linda G. - Glad I could help. (Stupid weather.)

Emily - Now that's the one that tugged at my heartstrings. At least the words did.

Maria - Well, sure. Where's the fun in taking over a bed if the human isn't in it?

Mood - I certainly hope you don't get tornadoes, but at least now we know where our sunshine went.

Susan G/K - It was nice of her to let you keep the counter.

Susan F.S. - Mum's the word.

Emilyann - Gotta love a little "mouse" humor.

Stephen - My pleasure. Best of luck with the release.

Jemi - Minus thirty?!?! Okay, I'll stop complaining about our six.

Cate - I guess it's not "cat rules", it's "cats rule!".

mshatch said...

Your snow moved on to my house. Thanks.

And those dog and cat rules are so true! Loved the aw :)

Robin said...

The "Aw" was amazing this week. I used to tell my dog her rescue story all of the time. Ah... fond memories.

Mason Canyon said...

Our weather has been crazy too, but thankfully we don't have any snow just cold temperatures. Love the cat rules. It fits Little One. She definitely ruled. At one time we had two cats and an English Shepherd that tried to sleep with us. Thankfully the lab sleep on the floor at the foot of the bed. :)

Congrats to Stephen.

Arlee Bird said...

Rodney Dangerfield is missed. He was so funny. The quip at the end left me laughing.

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats to Stephen! I loved the funny cat and dog notes, and especially the pic with the kitten and the "mouse." Have a great weekend, LD!! :)

Rhonda Albom said...

Great quote from Rodney Dangerfield. We are not having great weather either. Just waiting for the wind and rain from Cyclone Lusi.

Heather Holden said...

That mouse-catching cat had me laughing out loud! And oh, gosh, that rescue dog one hit me right in the feels...

Mike Keyton said...

Blogger is playing up for me. It won't allow me to post my reply to your last comment - so I'll try here:

'You're right, Linda. Stalin pioneered 'trick photography years ago ref Trotsky - now you see him - now you don't. But,as the title of this post suggests, 'evidence is what you believe it to be. I'm glad you're with me on Dave the Plumber, though :)'

Ref Rodney and Cematries you could call them the dead centre of a town but they're usually on the outskirts said...

That DID get emit a hearty, loving giggle spree. Thank you, LD. You're always good for that.


Liz Fichera said...

One of the things I remember most about living in the Midwest were the tulips that popped up every Spring. :) So beautiful.

Sorry to hear about the snow!

Pk Hrezo said...

Your blog is always good for a chuckle!!
I'm an cat and dog person both so I get all the references and jokes. This stage of my life is the first time I've not had a cat. Just a big bear of a dog that's my BFF. ;)

Tara Tyler R said...

so much goodness!
yay for stephen!

and the cat list and the dog request - ah! too funny!
thanks for always bringing me smiles!

happy monday!

Laura Marcella said...

It was snowing here this morning, too. ugh! But that's March. I never understood why people get excited for March. It's technically still winter until three weeks in, and even then the rest of the month is cold with the potential for snow. I'm counting down the days until April!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

M. K. Theodoratus said...

Thanks for the *chuckles*.

*shaking head* because our cats seems so well behaved. Maybe it's because I have a mean hiss.

Sarah Allen said...

Okay, my heart is overflowing with awwwww :)

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy) said...

Hi, LD. You must drop by when you have a moment.


LD Masterson said...

My apologies for the delayed response. It was one of those weekends.

mshatch - Oh, please feel free to keep the snow. No return necessary.

Robin - Mine have all been rescues. I tell them all their stories.

Mason - I'm trying to convince my Sophie to sleep on the foot of the bed. She wants to sleep tucked against me, preferably shoulder high.

Lee - He had some great lines. I miss him.

Lexa - Thanks, on all counts.

Rhonda - Hope Lusi doesn't hit you too hard.

Heather - Glad you enjoyed them.

Mike - Hey, you made a groaner! Love it.

Robyn - Gotta enjoy a good giggle spree.

Liz - I've lost mine the last couple years because a late cold snap nipped the buds. I have hopes for this year.

Pk - You can't have a better BFF.

Tara - Yay for Stephan, indeed. And Happy Tuesday.

Laura - Ah, but March often gives us a sneak peek of what's coming. Kind of like a trailer for Spring.

M.K. - You can accomplish wonders with a mean hiss.

Sarah - Thanks. It's a good feeling, isn't it?

Robyn - Okay, heading there next.

Vikas Khair said...

That Quote for today killed it .. very funny.

LD Masterson said...

Vikas - Thanks. I do miss Rodney Dangerfield.