Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ode to my Tongue--by Buster



My tongue is with me all the time,

It flaps in the breeze and trails behind.




It discourses at length on subjects arcane,

And laps at my water-dish or catches the rain.




No organ can match its numerous uses,

Like wiping my nose or summoning muses.




My tongue is my brain and my conscience and soul,

It speaks what it pleases, then attacks my food bowl.




And should I fall out of an airplane, its moot.

My tongue will serve well as my own parachute.




I love my tongue!

Buster

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Pelican Chronicles



A wonderful bird is a pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican.

He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week;

But I'm damned if I see how the helican.

"The Pelican" (1910) by Dixon Lanire Merrith



I. The Offending Bird



II. Denial


III. Anger



IV. Bargaining


V. Depression



VI. Acceptance


Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Buster




I. Youthful Exuberance



II. Howling, Devious Experience



III. Predictable Result


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Total Non Sequitur: The Cardinal



Monday, April 12, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY TWINS!! by Ms.Bailey Blue

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• ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥ •

• HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY •
TO MY TWINS:
MS.PERSEPHONE
&
theBUSTER
••
We love you very very much!
Ms.Bailey Blue
&
the human lackeys!



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Persephone's Paean to the Petit: An Homage to Things Small and Unobtrusive

Dearest bloggers:

Persephone at your service tonight, with a small tribute, a wistful expression of ineffable longing, for things that are proportionate, diminutive, and not overwhelming in scale. I love SMALL.



Much of what we encounter each day is just plain, in-your-face, out of scale. Investment Bankers' bonuses. SUVs. The proportion of network time devoted to meaningless spectacles, such as professional wrestling and reality-TV. Buster's ego.

I propose a moment of meditation on things that are breathtakingly small.




Rhododendron Buds



Rhododendron Buds with Buzzy Bees in Attendance



Orchid Tongues


Orange Azalea Buds


Fiddleheads



Cherry Blossoms




Spruce Sprouts



Wisteria Wands



Blue-Winged Olive Mayfly Imitations


Blue-Winged Olive Mayflys (Real)


Buster Brains

Your faithful servant,

Persephone

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HALT ! Stop the presses ! Pay no attention to the ephemeral rantings of this flighty Emissary from the Underworld !



I, Bailey, the Alpha-Wolf, Leader of the Known Universe, do deign to make an ANNOUNCEMENT!

Ahem....

The Twins, one Buster of Endless Energy and one Persephone, Drama-Queen Extraordinaire, will be celebrating their SEVENTH birthday this Tuesday, April 13th.

There ! I uttered it ! Just don't let them know that you know, otherwise they'll get all self-conscious and bothered, and worse, confused regarding what it actually means. Persephone maintains that she'll be 49 in human years, while Buster stubbornly attests that he will be one year old.

I, on the other hand, am immortal.

By imperial decree,

Bailey


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Et in Arcadia Ego: Another Day in Vernal Paradise, in which the wolf-children come to accept the permanence of Spring


Well another beautiful spring day here.....hmmmmm it's about 85 degrees and it's April in the northeast.
There's something wrong with this.
It's not supposed to be this warm now.
It's spring...Persephone comes up from the underworld and brings the flowers!



Here is one little ittby bitty
snow drop that just popped up!
HAPPY SPRING!


Another early early bloomer is the Andromeda that grows on the side yard...
and attracts the bees
and gives the birds a spot to perch
and harass me!


Oh and lets not forget the daffy-down-dillys...
come on, slow-poke..
Geesh I have to drag these human lackys
around....they just can't keep up!

OH OH!!! Look who found me! theBUSTER!!!
This is his "ya wanna play?" move -- it means
a number of things, but it's Springtime
and it's nice out....
and this is theBUSTER, so today it means,
"ya wanna play Buster-Ball?"


The skirmish ensues....... I've got it!... NO I've got it!
NO NO I've got it....really I do...!



Do you think the guys do that on the field? Huh?
Well Lah dee dah BUSTER....
I have it!



Check out the documentation!
NOW DID YOU SEE THAT??? HUH????
BUSTER is fast... it must be Spring. He never gets the ball this fast!
I Ms. Bailey Blue -- the mom of Ms. Persephone & theBUSTER,
am sooooooo proud of all my hard work.
I've been teaching theBUSTER to do the
quick pass-off, so we can play BUSTERBALL!!

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YOU'RE OUT!

I've gotta get the sox over here to teach him the rules of the
game....

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PART 2
THE CATCH

O.K. --you need to go way out and catch the ball!


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WhOOooOOoOOOoOOO! It's a fly ball and it's caught by....
#1 theBUSTER...WEARING THE BLUE UNIFORM!!!
WH00000OOOoooOoooooo.
He scores!
You can't tell baseball season just started can you... ??
The crowds go WILD!!
Way to go BUSTER!


TO my public...... Thank you, Thank you very much!


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Another FLY BALL......does he CATCH IT????
YES HE DOES>>>> theBUSTER gets the pop up and
the third out....
The crowd goes WILD!!!! hahhhhhaaahhahhhhhahahah
roooooooaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!

®ed Sox ßUSTER BALL!!!!


Well folks, me and baby bunny are resting after the
BIG game. Stay tuned for another
fun filled training period for
theBUSTER Ball champion!

Ms. Bailey Blue & theBUSTER
BA DAH BA DAH....THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
ØØØ

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Ms. Bailey Blue, searching for the perfect jonquil to bring to Easter dinner!......
HAPPY EASTER
HAPPY SPRING
The sun is shining and it's going to be a beautiful Kerry Blue kinda day so enjoy.

theBUSTER, Ms.Blue & Ms.Persephone

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Thursday, April 1, 2010


ǝnlq˙sɯ & ǝuoɥdǝsɹǝd˙sɯ 'ɹǝʇsnqǝɥʇ
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