Friday, July 30, 2010

Photo of the day: Oreo

Not an artistic photo, by any means, but this is my friend Oreo. I had no idea volunteering at the shelter would make me fall in love with so many species. The kittens were extra cute today, but Oreo just makes me smile.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CD Pick of the week: Amira

Check out this week's CD Pick. Zumra by singer Amira Medunjanian and accordionist Merima Klujuco playing gorgeous Bosnian folk music. Amira has an angelic voice – rich, soaring, and passionate. The music is full of emotion and tradition yet is never boring or predictable. This duo can make you cry. Wonderful stuff, every track. Wildly evocative & dramatic. Holy cats!
Me and the Pig
I've never been personally acquainted with a pig before. Now I am. He's a sweet black and white (and pink) guy who comes trotting over to see me whenever I walk over. And I walk over every time I'm at the shelter now. He heaves himself up from his favorite corner in the shade and comes to the front of the little barnyard area. Then he pushes his black snout through the fence and snuffles at my hand.

I'm not sure of his name, but he's incredibly friendly and my new best friend. He must weigh close to 200 pounds, so we're not talking about one of those adorable mini-pigs. And I never thought I'd be a pig fan, but he has such a wonderful personality and always seems so happy to see me. Of course I'm not kidding myself, it's not me he's happy to see, but anybody. But I like to pretend it's me and that he recognizes me. He gets so excited he taps his little feet on the straw, like a little happy dance.

So the upshot is I have a new friend. And the downside is, I'll never eat pork again.
Photo of the day: The chocolate Tribe

One of our litters is named after candy. He have Milky Way, Mars, Cadbury, Baby Ruth, and Snickers. This little guy is Cadbury. He Ioves to snuggle has has a HUGE explorer steak that makes him wonder off of tables and across the nest of unsuspecting volunteers. Hes a wriggle demon with huge eyes and a totally compelling purr and I'm going to miss him when he goes into the adoption areaa.
Photo of the day: Mysterious in Blue

No clue what we're looking at, I just liked these mysterious blue globes; Whatever they were, the photographer in me couldn't resist.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Photo of the day: Classics

One of the great things about living in the bay area is that there are always interesting things going on. Yesterday when Husband and I were on our way to Stanford we stumbled across a classic car show. It was great fun wandering around and looking at all the amazing vehicles. Cars used to be so sexy, didn't they? All that delicious chrome and gorgeous styling.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Photo of the day: Services

Water, at your service and waiting for you to put it into a good light.