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Welcome to the BOMB.

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...

About Me

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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 thirteen 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 two year old 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.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hide-n-Seek Bottle Caps

Stuff loves to play hide-n-seek in my SUV. My iPhone.  My keys.  Bandits leash. And this week, a couple of screw-on Diet Dr Pepper bottle caps.  I've been able to find everything. Everything except the caps that is. They're  good at hide-n-seek.  Really good.

I heard them sliding between the front console and the drivers seat.  I was driving each time they hid.  I pulled over as soon as I could. But the time that passed was the equivalent of counting to 100 with your eyes closed at home base.  And each time I searched for them, they refused to be found.   They are wily like that.

Desperate to find them I performed "blind sweeps."  Blind sweeps are never a Best Practice. Not in a litter-strewn under seat floorboard, and most especially not when performing The Heimlich Remover.

Yes, I know it's technically the Heimlich Maneuver--but in Nursing School a fellow student called it the Heimlich  Remover and that's all it took--even now, over a quarter of a century later, I have to concentrate to say the term correctly.  It takes so much effort, most days I just let it slide.

I've never performed a blind sweep during the Heimlich Remover--but, placing my hand and arm in great peril, I have performed an under seat blind sweep in my SUV. Luckily I've managed to avoid injury to my hand. It was a minor miracle in my old SUV. In the current SUV it's probably because its not yet litter-strewn. It didn't matter. The blind sweep was ineffective and I came up empty.

In addition to the blind sweep, I've also moved the seat forward and backward. In the past this has yielded good results.  Even when I had hidden under seat litter in the old SUV, I could find things--like my keys and iPhone--when I moved the seats.  Even when I was in the rental car for the month of November, I found the hidden keys when I moved the seats. Moving the seats is easy and my "go-to" move when I search for the lost.

But I'm not having any luck this rodeo.

I think the bottle caps have talked with the keys--or Bandit's leash. Whatever the case may be, the caps are on to me.

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