May 14th, 2006

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Daily Morrissey quote

Angel, Angel
don't take your life tonight
I know they take
and that they take in turn
and they give you nothing real
for yourself in return
and when they've used you
and they've broken you
and wasted all your money
and cast your shell aside
and when they've bought you
and they've sold you
and they've billed you for the pleasure
and they've made your parents cry
I will be here
I will be here
...believe me
Angel, don't take your life
some people have got no pride
they do not understand
the Urgency of life
but I love you more than life
I love you more than life
I love you more than life

- "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"

Animal Day!

Volunteered the 8 a.m. - Noon shift at the humane society this morning. They were short on volunteers due to Mother's Day. As usual it was a lot of work but a lot of fun. I walked 9 dogs, played with some cats, and snuggled four guinea pigs.

Here are the dogs I walked today:

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, this Australian shepherd is so pretty and SWEET. I can't believe she's not adopted.

I LOVE this dog. She's a stray Siberian husky mix, seems to have had some obedience training, aims to please, loves people. If I had a yard, this would be my dog.

Exhuberant, handsome Doberman Pinscher / Siberian Husky mix.

You guessed it, a St. Bernard (mix). Gigantic creature, shedding like crazy, TON of work.

Some kind of retriever... like a gold lab? Very energetic, friendly.

Glenn Fry
Affable border collie mix. But what kind of name is Glenn Fry????? I felt dumb yelling, "Here, Glenn Fry!"

OMG, this dog is WAAAAAAAAAAAAY in need of doggy training. Very friendly... TOO friendly. Kept trying to lick my face, chew my ears, knocked my head into a stone wall, nearly knocked me over several times. He's a rottweiler mix and probably would scare lots of people, and or drag them around. Needs a tough, strong owner.

The sign on his pen says "Shepherd,Labrador Retriever" but Chip is a Chow mix, I'm sure. Happy dog, very furry.

L'il G
High-energy dog labeled "German shepherd" but he's way too small and really is just a nice mutt.

No picture. Another scrappy gold-colored dog.

Oh, and then there's Josh the guinea pig. Can't find a listing for my favorite cat of the day, Sugar, a six-year-old Tabby.
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Burning Calories on a Sunday

Well, I just konked out for an hour, but this time I had good reason, since today was no "lazy Sunday."

First, got up early and went up to the humane society for 4+ hours of volunteer work, walking 9-10 dogs, giving love to some guinea pigs and cats. And I biked there! It's about 2 miles each way... so I biked 4 miles.

I got home, pleased I'd got exercise even on the day I decided I wasn't going to the gym, and then Caleb called me. Could I come with him to his new office and proof a document? Since the proofing was written into my contract, I said sure. We took MARTA and then I was there for an hour or two. Then we left... and Caleb said, "Hey, let's walk." So we walked home, all the way down Peachtree, which is another two miles.

Back at home, I had a sandwich, watched a little silliness on TV and konked out.