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In Memoriam

4 Jan

 

Pomchi pistol Mary Poppins VanDyke Brown (age 10-ish) crossed over on January 3, 2017. She battled congestive heart failure for a year, and her tiny body was tired. It was a perfectly peaceful transition; she was in my arms.

From her hard-knock beginnings as an injured country stray to an anxious shelter resident to a lady of leisure and style with an editorial side job, Mary’s life ran the gamut. Loyal, loving, saucy, cantankerous… Mary was straight fire, and we’re lucky she came our way. 

Godspeed, lil’ red sass. Immense love to you. 

And now, the gargantuan photo retrospective… 

Please adopt, don’t shop. We’re grateful to Judy Babcock and Quixote Humane, Inc. for connecting us with Mary. 

Thanks to the incredible Dr. Karol Baughman and the kind, compassionate staff at Blue Cross Animal Clinic

We love you, Mary! See you on the other side, little lady.

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Happy Palindrome Week!

14 Jun

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Few things make us happier than palindromes. This week, they shine even brighter. We love you, palindromes; this week, and always!

Our fave palindrome, you ask? Lives drown in words evil.

Want more palindromes? Here ya’ go…

Happy Holidays!

20 Dec

Happy holidays from my family to yours.

The very best to you in 2014; may it be all that you hope.

Whoa! What’s Going On?

24 Apr

The blog needed a facelift, dahling. The ol’ dame was looking a little saggy. 

Please tell her she looks gorgeous, even though we all know she won’t look normal for about eight months or so. 

Thanks in advance. 

The Devil Wears Ice Skates

8 Mar

frozen hell

I’m on Facebook. 

You may gasp now. 

Please like me

God, I feel so vulnerable. 

Don’t worry, you won’t have to look at gobs of baby pics—it’s my business page. But please like it anyway. 

I feel so vulnerable again

This “like me” stuff is challenging. 

They’re Heeeere!

17 Aug

The twins arrived at 37 weeks on August 7 via c-section. They’re perfect sweeties. We’re head-over-heels in love!

Séamus Daniel Brown arrived at 8:25 a.m. Stats: 6 lbs, 4.5 oz, 19″. Dark Irish, just like Dad.

Pearl Mae Brown arrived at 8:26 a.m. Stats: 5 lbs, 9 oz., 18.5″. This little blondie looks suspiciously like Mom.

Everything went well. The babes are so healthy that they didn’t have to spend a second in the NICU. Now, we’re home and happy… and tired… waaaay tired. Life is incredibly good. 

Welcome, Brownies. It’s going to be a wonderful ride. 

Little aliens.

Sleepies

Coming out of the delivery room. Welcome!

First bath at hospital

Dad and Pearl Mae

Throwing gang signs already. Bebés locos por vida!

Séamus

Pearl

Announcement

4 Jun

I would simply like to announce that I’m very upset that Charlie Sheen has been so mellow lately. Borrrrr-innnng

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