Friday, July 13, 2018

Warning- Rated R for Intense Action Sequences

 As you can see by dad having to hold the old gal down, Cleo's having an overactive day here.
     What you're looking at is a series from the 2018 Tortielympics and Cleo placed first in every event.
      Note her incredible ability to bend and twist, and the way she maneuvers through each challenging part of the course.
      Here, taking part in the Extreme Yawning event and easily overtaking all competitors, Cleo shows her uber-agility, clearly eying the gold.

     Once again, due to the intense level of energy, dad is called in to harness this indefatigable ball of endurance in place, not wanting her to exhaust her unsparing well of physical resources.

Note from Cleo:  Dad's just being an A-hole.  He's just cranky and has to take it out on someone.  He woke up at 3:15 this morning, had to pee, and couldn't go back to sleep because his head was swirling with everything he's got going on at work.  He and mom are on vacation this coming week and dad, the king of procrastination, hates loose ends.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Oh Dear and Some Other Blah, Blah, Blah

     As I'm sure I've been forced to share unselfishly shared in other posts, mom and dad love to get out in the fresh air and do some hiking and walking whenever they can.
     On a recent weekend outing in Carolina North Forest right here in Chapel Hill, they heard a rustling nearby and stopped to watch this beautiful creature standing not 20 feet from them.
     She froze, looked up at mom and dad, then simply lowered her head and continued grazing.
     Then, the next day they were back out there in a different part of the forest and spotted this beauty staring at them.  They watched her for a moment, dad got his phone out for some quick pictures, then they quietly left her in peace.  

     And now for something not about me I'd love to I'm being forced to share.  Once in a blue moon dad heads out to the Carrboro Arts Center to warble sing his heart out with Pop Up Chorus.  He's been doing this off and on pretty much since we moved to Chapel Hill, and he's real excited (yawn) about the songs they did the other night.
     There's usually a good sized crowd in attendance, and the last outing saw more than 200 joyful members belting out Abba's "Dancing Queen" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".  "I mean, Come on, who doesn't love these?!" cried the big guy with the psycho falsetto voice (my opinion.  Trust me, he waltzes around this place croaking and bleating unrestrained).  
     Anyway, like I said, he's real excited about these two hits, songs from his youth about a hundred fifty years ago.  Now and then he goes on and on about the seventies, gets this glazed, sad look in his eyes and starts babbling something about the good old days (uh oh, he's telling me to get back on topic). 
     You can find Pop Up Chorus on YouTube, Facebook, Myplace, Yourspace, whatever really awesome social media-hey-look-at-me-I-wanna-share-with-the-world thingy it is you humans do.
Um, excuse me, now can we get back to me? (hey, check out the big guy's stinky toes back there)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Morning Adorable

     Early mornings here are for dad.  And me.  The other day he came out, his nose leading the way to the just-finished-brewing coffee, and found me lounging on the floor by my mat.
     I am so gosh darn adorable that he couldn't resist capturing it in this series of up close shots as I rolled onto my side, offering the camera my best, most adorable poses.