The Sticky Egg lost its editor and inspiration yesterday, my cockapoo Rory. He was 17 years old.
Quite simply, he was the best person I’ve ever known, and I’m so lucky to have shared his long life.
Rory never knew a stranger, so he has many friends who mourn his passing with me. Thank you for always showing him such love and affection. He loved you all in return.
Thank you too for your support, for listening, for understanding. Rory is at peace now, and with time, I will make peace with that.
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need to know of hell. – – Emily Dickinson
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Friends, Life, Love, memories, pets, quote
Tagged animals, dog, Emily Dickinson, family, friends, gratitude, in memoriam, love, memorial, memories, peace, pet, quote, Rory
…and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Posted in Animals, Comics, Dogs, Humor, Life, Love, pets, Relationships
Tagged comics, Dogs, Humor, life, love, Peanuts, pets, Relationships, Snoopy
I was clicking through the cable channels this Sunday morning and happened upon one of my favorite Jim Carrey movies, Bruce Almighty, at the exact moment that Bruce — enjoying his God-like powers by this point — tells his dog to use the toilet instead of going outside.
The image at left may have been doctored a bit, but if you’ve seen the film, the dog walks up to the tank, steps on the seat, does his business, flushes and even puts down the lid in deference to the ‘lady of the house.’
Now that I have an older dog in the house with more, shall we say, unpredictable pee pee patterns, I totally wish I had bought a little kiddie toilet and hired a dog trainer to teach him how to use it.
It would so rock.
He already reads the newspaper, of course.
Posted in Celebrities, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Television
Tagged Bruce Almighty, cable, celebrities, dog trainer, Dogs, entertainment, God, Humor, Jim Carrey, kiddie toilet, Movies, pee, Sunday morning, Television, toilet, toilet lid
I don’t remember the first time I saw the actor Tom Hardy on the big screen.
After consulting imdb.com, I’m tempted to say it was for supporting roles in either Star Trek: Nemesis or Marie Antoinette. But after Inception, I knew his name.
And after This Means War, the action rom-com with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, I liked him.
But after seeing the pics of Tom with his dog at the London premiere of his new film Legend, our relationship is taking a turn for the serious.
He brought this dog to the red carpet.
I think I’m in love.
Posted in Celebrities, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Love, Movies, Relationships
Tagged actor, celebrities, chris pine, comedy, Dogs, entertainment, good boy, Humor, imdb.com, Inception, London, love, marie antoinette, movie premiere, Movies, red carpet, Reese Witherspoon, Relationships, Star Trek, This Means War movie, Tom Hardy
I was raised in the South by amazing home cooks.
The food may not have been the best for us, but it tasted better than anything I’ve found in my travels.
We used to call my mother and her sisters “food pushers” because they were always encouraging us to eat more.
Another taste. Another serving. Heck, in some cases, another meal.
I had a flashback to those food pushers this morning when I was sitting on the floor, trying to get my dog Rory to eat.
When he rejected his wet food, I added chicken. When he tired of the chicken, I gave him treats. When he finished the treats, I handed him the wet food again.
Anything to get him to eat a decent-sized meal.
Old dogs are the best, but they’re not the best eaters. — Mama Dog food pusher
Posted in Animals, Cooking, Dogs, Family, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged animals, aunt, cooking, Dogs, family, food, good eater, good pusher, Humor, life, meals, mom, South, Southern cooking
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. — Anatole France
Happy National Dog Day!
Posted in Dogs, holidays, Love, quote, Relationships
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This was a crappy day.
I woke up to a vomiting dog. He’s feeling much better now, but it took a $400 vet visit to do the job.
My to-do list was repeatedly stymied by frustrating people and annoying road blocks.
And my evening dog walk, usually my stress reducer, was washed out — literally — by a cloud burst that left me and Rory sopping wet.
Yep, crappy was the word of the day. So this video really spoke to me.
…and puts a smile on my face! Great way to put this day to bed and start fresh tomorrow.
Posted in Business, Dogs, Health, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking, Weather, Youtube
Tagged babies, Business, children, cloud burst, crappy, crappy day, dog walk, Dogs, Health, Humor, life, poop faces, Relationships, road blocks, stress, to-do list, veterinarian, video, walking, weather, word of the day, Youtube
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My advice for today: never take time for granted.
As in, don’t assume your smartphone clock is always right. Like I did this morning.
I woke up and glanced at my phone — 6am.
I could turn off my usual 6:30 alarm (because I hate alarms) and check my email, Facebook, etc. before I woke up the dog, who I could hear snoring on his pillow.
A lazy, relaxing start to the day.
When the two of us ventured out into the living room some 45 minutes later, the DVR clock held a surprise —
It was 5:45, not 6:45 like my phone seemed to think.
A quick check of my phone’s clock settings revealed that the “automatic date and time” selection that links your phone to the network time was unchecked.
I don’t know how that happened. I certainly didn’t do it. But consider this post an opportunity for you to double check your smartphone settings…
And get all the sleep you deserve tonight.
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Life, Technology, time
Tagged alarm, alarm clock, automatic date and time, cell phone, Dogs, DVR, Humor, life, living room, network, settings, sleep, smartphone, snoring, technology, time, time warp