Feb 27 2007

Been a long time coming…

Tag: Family,General,The HousePaul C. @ 9:42 pm

We visited my family in St. Louis back for my sister’s birthday in February. When we showed up late on Friday, dad presented us with some great gifts. For those that don’t know, one of my dad’s hobbies is woodworking, specifically Shaker reproductions. His current focus are on these:

We also got a beautiful little chest. Details and photos when you click on the photo above!


Feb 27 2007

Come walk with me!

Tag: Fun,General,MegabyteEmily @ 1:51 pm

The local Women’s Crisis Center is having their second annual Doggie Derby on April 28.  We missed it last year, but are planning on going this year.  It’ll be lots of fun; a dog walk, tshirts, pet psychic, pet portrait photographer, demonstrations, and prizes.  Megabyte is really excited about meeting new friends.  Anyone want to join us?

Click here for more details.

Feb 24 2007

Fechez le vache!

Tag: Fun,Fun Links and Stuff,GeneralPaul C. @ 8:01 pm

Monty Pythons Spamalot ™ – Presented by AddictingGames

This is a fun Monty python flash game.  You basically play either as a Stinky Frenchie or a Silly English Person (I only played as an English).  If you play the English team, you have to catapult various barn animals at the approaching French, Black Knight and other characters in the movie.  Fun stuff!


Feb 23 2007

“If I can’t be #1 in your life, then #2 on you”

Tag: Fun,GeneralEmily @ 9:49 am

I came across this list of country-western song titles that should have never been released due to their rediculous titles. The only one I’ve heard of is “Does your chewing gum lose it’s flavor on the bedpost overnight” A good belly laugh for everyone on Friday.

Check them out:


Feb 23 2007

Man, I feel like a woman!

Tag: Chip,GeneralEmily @ 9:41 am

Little Chip is getting his manhood stripped away from him this morning.  He was pretty angry at me when I left him at the vet.  Hopefully he’ll forgive me.  I’ll tell him it was Paul’s idea.

Feb 22 2007

Smile! You’re on candid camera!

Tag: Chip,GeneralEmily @ 10:28 am

I finally caught Chip on the potty and snapped a picture.  It’s pretty silly, but I wanted to prove to everyone that he was actually using the toilet 🙂



Feb 21 2007


Tag: Family,GeneralEmily @ 9:22 am

My mom told me last night that her dog Sadie (the one with the eating disorder – eats everything in sight) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  She has to receive insulin shots every 12 hours for the rest of her life!  How crazy is that?

Everyone in the family has to learn how to give shots now, so that there’s always someone around that can give it to her.  Well, everyone except Paul, since he’s deathly afraid of needles 😉


Feb 21 2007

Step 4

Tag: Chip,GeneralEmily @ 9:09 am

I admit, I wasn’t suppose to start step 4 until after this weekend, but as I said in a previous post, the mess of step 3 was getting to me.  So, I went ahead and cut 1/2 of the small inner circle out.  Amazingly, he’s going on like nothing happened!  He was a little curious about the ‘missing piece’ in his potty, but didn’t miss a beat “going” in it.  He’s doing really well with his “aim” as well.  The trick of it all is to gradually get your cat to move his feet to the outer rings and eventually onto the seat when they go.  He’s actually making it close to the hole, or even in it sometimes.  He’s so smart!!!  How did we ever get such smart kids?

Must be the awesome parenting 🙂

I’m still trying to snap a picture of him on the toilet cause it’s so cute, but every time I hear him up there, he’s done by the time I grab the camera.  I’ll keep trying.


Feb 19 2007

XM and Sirius satellite radio companies strike a merger deal

Tag: Cars,Computers and Electronics,GeneralPaul C. @ 5:23 pm

XM and Sirius satellite radio companies strike a merger deal – USATODAY.com

Probably not a huge deal to everyone who reads our blog, but this is a really big deal in the Radio/Automotive industry.   I’ve heard rumors about this for quite some time now, but I just never figured it would go through.  Sean thinks is a smart move for XM, who has watched Sirius’ subscriber base grow since Howard Stern joined forces with them, plus Sirius is rumored to have streaming video on the way.  It will be interesting to see what auto manufactures do since some of them have only used one brand (EG: Mazda uses Sirius) – or heck, it will be interesting to see how the two companies go forward with their technology and channel line-ups.


Feb 19 2007

This is a lot of work…

Tag: Chip,GeneralEmily @ 9:37 am

Chip did really well this weekend with his potty kit.  He hasn’t had any accidents, which we’re very proud of :-)  The only this is that I have to keep the Dyson right next to the bathroom because he makes a big mess.  I didn’t expect this.  Since the litter tray for the toilet is only about an inch deep, it doesn’t provide much of an edge to keep the litter in the tray.  When he scratches around and covers up his ‘stuff’, he kicks a lot of the litter onto the floor.  I had to cover the bathroom vent with foil to keep litter from getting down there, and I have to vacuum the floor every day.

It’s also been a pain the neck to scoop the litter into the toilet.  I originally had to figure out a way to adhere the kit to the toilet, since it was a little loose, when Chip jumped up onto it, it flipped over.  Needless to say that put us back a day or two out of fear.  I used some little double-stick foamy dots from scrapbooking to adhere it.  Easy to take off later.

But, since there’s no hole in the tray yet (that’s Step 4), you have to scoop the litter and lift up the tray and dump it under, then re-attach the tray.  Annoying, but it’ll only last another week.  Can’t wait until I get that first hole punched in it, so I can just scoop the ‘stuff’ through the little hole.  I figure we’ll do Step 4 after this weekend.  I think he’ll do fine with it, he’s VERY smart!

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