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
Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life. — Dr. Rafael Pelayo
My dog makes my life great (and we both sleep like babies).
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Humor, Sports
Tagged animals, dog, family, life, quote, reflection, sleep, Sports
I bought a book called 642 Things to Write About for those days when I couldn’t think of anything to write about.
Today is one of those days.
One exercise suggests that I write a limerick. From scratch. I don’t think I have ever tried that before…so here goes:
There once was a day oh so rainy
That the view out the window looked grainy.
It made the dog sleepy
And its mom kinda weepy;
Soon they both were locked up for the ‘zanies.’
Posted in Books, Humor, Life, Weather, Writing
Tagged 642 Things to Write About, books, dog, Humor, life, Limerick, rain, rainy day, sleepy, Travel, weepy, window, writers block, writing, writing exercise, zanies, zany
Rory and I were walking to Central Park this morning when we encountered this construction site on the ’30 Rock Block’ (where they used to shoot the exterior of Tina Fey’s apartment).
The hand-lettered sign reads
Is this a thing?
Even with the additional clue of the Con
Ed truck, I don’t know what that means.
Sorry…too much Breaking Bad.
Posted in Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Television, Walking
Tagged 30 Rock, apartment, Breaking Bad, Central Park, ConEdison, construction, dog, electric, Humor, life, New York City, NYC, Television, Tina Fey, walking
I have never been good at napping.
Today I learned how.
Barely woke up in time to write this…and am wondering how long I have to stay awake for it to count.
Rory Dog and I are in total agreement on this, which is awesome.
Happy Sunday, everyone.
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life
Tagged commentary, dog, Humor, lazy, life, nap, napping, sleep, Sunday
In December, I registered a complaint here and on Twitter about AMC Theatre’s brand new policy trailer.
Featuring their ‘dot people,’ the short film has a bear eating cellphone dogs, and motorcyclists running over cattle. It is weird and nonsensical (and obviously rather abusive to animals for no apparent reason).
A member of the AMC marketing department responded to my concerns on Twitter, which I appreciated. And today I am happy to report —
The policy trailer has been CHANGED!
The dot people are still the focus, but this time, two red balloons float from scene to scene, connecting the action. It’s really very nice. And no dot animals were harmed in the animation.
Posted in Animals, Business, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies
Tagged advance, AMC marketing department, AMC theatres, animal abuse, animals, bear, Business, cattle, commentary, complaint, dog, dot people, entertainment, Humor, Internet, life, motorcyclists, movie theatres, Movies, policy trailer, red balloons, review, scene, Twitter
How was your day?
If you’ve had far better (like me), I have a two-word explanation:
It’s a full moon, but the Earth is at its farthest distance away, making tonight’s full moon appear its very smallest in the night sky. But that doesn’t lessen its impact…at least in my case.
I had a bad headache most of the day. My dog seemed to feel a bit punky, too. And I was running from appointment to appointment all day…so I am wiped.
Seems logical to blame the moon, right?
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life
Tagged appointment, astronomy, dog, Earth, headache, Humor, life, logi, lunar lament, mini moon, moon, night sky, science
When Rory and I were walking home from Central Park this morning, we crossed paths with a women and her young son, who were presumably on their way to school.
She was explaining what each of the letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) in school meant, to which he replied:
“Why is there no E?”
Huh. Good question.
She said, “There simply isn’t one,” which I didn’t think was a very satisfactory reply.
But I didn’t know the answer either, so I asked the Google machine.
Turns out until the middle of the 20th Century, most schools in the United States used the four letter grading system E, S, N, U — Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, and Unsatisfactory.
When they transitioned to the current system, they eliminated the E to avoid confusion.
So, ma’am, that’s what you should have told your little boy.
Gonna have to mark you down for a lack of research.
Posted in Children, Education, Family, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Central Park, children, dog, e for effort, education, family, Google, grades, Humor, letter E, letter grading system, life, mother, New York City, school, son, walking
Rory and I encountered these words today on our walk in Central Park:
It was repeated over and over again along our route, so we simply had to follow and answer the now burning question:
What is Brooke’s world?
Turned out to be some benches. And leftover balloons. We deduced that Brooke had a birthday party in the park.
And we missed it.
What is this world — Brooke’s world — coming to?!
Posted in Animals, Children, Dogs, Humor, Life, Nature, Summer, Walking
Tagged animals, balloon, birthday party, Brooke's world, Central Park, children, dog, follow directions, Humor, life, New York City, nosy, park bench, walk
Thirteen years ago, Rory and I made our first airplane trip together — from Kansas City to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod.
As we arrive home tonight from Kentucky — on what is easily Rory’s 30+ flight as an ‘in-cabin pet,’ I never take for granted his zen presence and sunny predisposition that make him an easy, breezy traveller.
Posted in Airplanes, Animals, Crafts, Dogs, Family, Humor, Life
Tagged airplane, Cape Cod, Craigsville Beach, dog, flight, frequent flier, in-cabin pet, Kentucky