Wednesday, July 18, 2012


A friend sent me these (thank you, Elaine) and I thought it only right that I share them with you.  Any captions, with two exceptions, by yours truly.

Basket case

This kid ain't goin' no where.

What we waitin' fer?  Let's scoot!

See?  It's ok!

Schlurp! Schlurp!

Um, you figure it out

Kissing dog.  That thing real?

Nobody gonna eat from my food dish but ME!

Fun --

Painting the Church
There was a Scottish painter named Smokey MacGregor who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. 

As it happened, he got away with this for some time. Eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.  Smokey put in a bid; and because his price was so low, he got the job. 

So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine. 

Well, Smokey was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down, washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint. 

Smokey was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried, 

"Oh, God, Oh, God, forgive me. What should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke, 

"Repaint! Repaint!
And thin no more!"


  1. That was after he got the job painting my first house in New Hampshire. Ridiculously thin stuff. But anywho... Repaint and thin no more. Classic!

  2. Pippa looked like the puppy sleeping in the food bowl, but she'd never leave food uneaten. My brother has two dogs, one eats only when it's hungry and they used to leave food out for when she wanted it. The new dog eats whenever there's food available. Feeding time is tricky now.