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The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my ten year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Thomasina" May Be Dead--Really Dead This Time.

I named my iPhone "Thomasina" after the 1960s Disney film "The Three Lives of Thomasina."  It was a story about a cat and the impact she had on her family. The Father, a Veterinarian who mistakenly believed the only animals worth saving were working animals, lost his faith in God when his Wife died. The Daughter turned her heart against her Father when he failed to save her cat, Thomasina, who the children took to the pretty "witch" in the woods with the request to bring her back to life. Then the Daughter became ill, and she lost the will to live. It was a Disney film, so of course  the "Witch" and the Veterinarian initially get together when protesting the harsh treatment of the Gypsies donkeys--this common bond led to their falling in love. As luck would have it, Thomasina was brought back to life and as she slowly overcame her amnesia, she remembered bits and pieces of her former life and she returned to the Daughter "just in the nick of time" to save her life. They all lived happily ever after as a family. The story was narrated by Thomasina.  I love that sappy-happy story.  The verdict is still out on my iPhone having a sappy-happy ending.

My iPhone, Thomasina, died when she hit the floor the other day. I keep hoping she will revive herself, like she did when Bandit drowned her a few months back. Pre-drowning=Thomasina's First Life. Post-drowning=Thomasina's Second Life.  If Thomasina heals herself after this fall, it will be her Third Life--just like the Disney cat.

I'm trying to give Thomasina enough time to revive--I bought her  too quickly when my last phone died--within a day or two of purchasing Thomasina, the  old phones white screen returned to normal. Had I put off the iPhone purchase, I would probably still be using the other phone. 

So far I've given Thomasina two full days to recover. There are still some signs of life in the old girl (e.g. the initial white screen has changed to a white screen with vertical stripes on the right-hand side--and when plugged into my MAC, her background color changed to chartreuse. Also her alarms and alerts continue to sound, etc.); however, Thomasina's healing is not looking promising...today we are back to a white screen w/vertical right-hand lines.  Time will tell. But once again, the holidays are approaching and I am without a phone...so I have to decide how much time I will allow for the healing of Thomasina--maybe if she is resurrected on the fourth day I can rename her "Lazarus."  I'm just not sure I can last two more days.

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