September 23rd, 2007


Easy first night

Barqs and Pepper have settled in with Pibbs. I think they see him as just another guest dog for now, which is probably a good thing. Since we didn't know how well trained he was, we were going to crate him in our bathroom for the first night. He whined a little bit (Barqs laying down outside of his crate and staring at him didn't help) and we eventually took the towels out of the crate and put them at the end of our bed, on the floor, for him to sleep on. He wandered and coughed for a few minutes, but then settled down on the towels. He was still there this morning.

When I got up to let them out this morning, all three jogged and waited for me to get the alarm and open the backdoor. He immediately went outside.

I think we got a really good dog, who just needs to get past some medical hurdles and begin enjoying his new life.

The Campaign to Blonde-Proof the World

WHY are the screws on outlet covers flat-heads that almost perfectly match the openings for the plugs? Don't you think it would make more sense to make the screws Phillips-head so that if you lost your grip and went skidding across the plate you would be that much more LESS likely to jam a metal object into the power outlet? I mean, the flat-head is just about PERFECT to go in there.

No, I didn't get electrocuted, but after the four-billionth time of skidding a screwdriver across an outlet cover after remodeling yet another room, I just started thinking too much.