Friday, January 30, 2009

Pets Of The Week

It's Friday and though some people go to AREA 51 and act silly, I am here at the keyboard making my first Friday entry called Pets Of The Week. Truth be known, it really should be titled "Pet Owners Of The Week." I mean, my pet, Jimmy, goes out and works every day. I stay home and sleep on the couch. Who belongs to whom? Nevertheless, I've compiled some pictures that you have sent to me this week along with your pets.

My girlfriend, Gabi Lin, who is the owner of Linda in cold and snowy Washington is always on my sidebar along with Luke the Wonder Dog and Zoey.

By far, the funniest picture that I obtained this week was of a cat named Milakoshka (Mila) who's pet is named Jacqueline. I say obtained...., in reality Jimmy sto...., borrowed them from Jacqueline. She is the author of "Siberian Cats, Mishka and Milakoshka - ( A Tail of Two Kitties + 1 )" and this picture, along with many more corresponding pics can be seen at the link below (that is of course after you've finshed reading my post).

One of my favorite pics, albeit a bit grainy, is of Sassy (aka Baby G). Sassy's pet is named Garnett and I have no idea of Garnett's breeding. Sassy's a handsome dog and how she adopted Garnett I'll never know. I was somewhat surprised that Garnett didn't send me a picture of his ass as he is offtimes wont to do. Garnett has shown his ass many times and I'm sure you've never seen a finer ass in all your days. Garnett writes "My Brain is In Pain Again" and can be read at

Here's a picture taken at a nude beach of Garnett's ass in all it's glory. Kinda brings a tear to your eye, don't it? (I don't care what you say, that's funny! Git-R-Done!)

My pal Julie is a very witty and faithful reader of both my journal and Jimmy's Journal as well. Julie is the pet of Zoey, one of my favorite pals. Zoey's a character and I highly recommend stopping by "Julia's New journal" at

Julie underwent surgery yesterday and is recovering at home. I'm now quite sure how she'll post using one hand but if I know Julie, she probably let Zoey do most of the typing and then she'll edit the work (Zoey's not in to spelling).

Today is my pal Tania's birthday (Happy Birthday Tania!) and she's got a cute kitty whose name escapes me (I think it's Chrissy). Nevertheless, since it's her birthday, here's a picture of Tania's owner.

I have to mention my pal Chico today. Chico's a Siberian Husky and he's really a fun dog (as dogs go). I really don't think Chico's really from Siberia but Jimmy says that he's a Caucasian-American and I know for a fact the he has never even been to Caucasia. So much for the hyphenated citizens!

My sentimental favorite of today's pics was sent to me by Regina who is the pet of Coatie. I normally rely on my exceptional wit to enhance my journal posts, but the email I received from Regina far exceeds what I could have written in it's stead. Here's Regina's note:

This is my 7 year old female cat, Coatie, who is part Russian Blue and part traveling salesman. she is a foundling, found when she was around 3 months old. I am her human, and my name is Regina. We both reside in the wonderful city of McDonough in the more wonderful southern state of Georgia. During the winter months, she sleeps on a heating pad while i hide under loads of cover in an unheated room. She is the princess of all princesses.

Regina says Coatie is yawning in this pic, but being a cat myself (and a handsome one at that) I believe Coatie is just preparing for his morning meows which sends human pets scurrying around the house looking for food and other items that might please us. Please stop by and visit Coatie and Regina who pens the journal "A Page Unturned" You can visit her by clicking the link below.

I must mention brother Kirt who sent me this picture. Although I don't know his owner's name, I think brother Kirt may have taken this picture after his owner had sniffed some catnip as he is either exposing his best side or is coming out of a coma. Truth be told, I always thought that crazy cat was on drugs!

The Cats Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

Yeah, I know, this concept is taken from Jimmy's Journal but who in the hell do you think writes Jimmy's Journal? Me, Shithead, that's who! Jimmy's just a pawn in my overall plan to take over the house.

A man goes into a pet shop and tells the owner that he wants to buy a pet that can do everything. The shop owner suggests a faithful dog. The man replies, "Come on, a dog?" The owner says, "How about a cat?" The man replies, "No way! A cat certainly can't do everything. I want a pet that can do everything!"

The shop owner thinks for a minute, then says, "I've got it! A centipede!" The man says, "A centipede? I can't imagine a centipede doing everything, but okay... I'll try a centipede." He gets the centipede home and says to the centipede, "Clean the kitchen." Thirty minutes later, he walks into the kitchen and... it's immaculate! All the dishes and silverware have been washed, dried, and put away the counter-tops cleaned the appliances sparkling the floor waxed. He's absolutely amazed!

He says to the centipede, "Go clean the living room." Twenty minutes later, he walks into the living room. The carpet has been vacuumed the furniture cleaned and dusted the pillows on the sofa plumped, plants watered. The man thinks to himself, "This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. This really is a pet that can do everything!"

Next he says to the centipede, "Run down to the corner and get me a newspaper." The centipede walks out the door. 10 minutes later... no centipede. 20 minutes later... no centipede. By this point the man is wondering what's going on. The centipede should have been back in a couple of minutes. 45 minutes later... still no centipede! He can't imagine what could have happened. Did the centipede run away? Did it get run over by a car? Where is that centipede?

So he goes to the front door, opens it... and there's the centipede sitting right outside. The man says, "Hey!!! I sent you down to the corner store 45 minutes ago to get me a newspaper. What's the matter?!" The centipede says, "I'm goin'! I'm goin'! I'm just puttin' on my shoes!"

A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. The teacher says, "Human beings are the only animals that stutter." A little girl raises her hand. "I had a kitty-cat who stuttered." The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident. The little girl said, "Well, I was in the back yard with my kitty and the Rottweiler that lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!"

The teacher said, "That must've been scary." The little girl said,'"It sure was! My kitty raised his back, went 'Fffff, Fffff, Fffff'...and before he could say 'F*ck', the Rottweiler ate him!"

That's the "Pets Of The Week" edition of Possum's Journal. I hope you enjoyed it. This feature will be posted every Friday so send me your pictures, along with names and relevant info, to Possum, in care of and I'll see that your picture makes the headlines.

Have a great weekend and......

Stray Tuned !

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Feature "Pets Of The Week"

Pets Of The Week: Beginning this Friday, January 30, I'll be posting pictures of the pets of the week. Send me a candid shot of your pet or you and your pet and I'll post the pictures. The pictures can be of any pose that you like including candid, goofy, serene...whatever floats your boat. Please send pictures of your animals only.

If you don't have a pet, send me a picture of your spouse or child holding a stuffed animal or an animal related item. You can also send a goofy picture of your spouse that you captured and I'll give him (or her) a species name and a caption.

This is not a contest nor will there be any voting, just a picture each week of your pet in any pose you like. Everyone's pet will be featured sooner or later and this is just my way of linking people to their pets. Please include the pets name, gender, your name and any other thought you might like to include.

If the response is larger than expected, we'll just change the name of the feature to Pets Of The Day and expand the weekly feature. Please send all emails to

If you have friends or pet lovers who would like to participate, please give them the link to my journal. Any ideas or suggestions that would compliment this proposed weekly feature would be appreciated.

Stray Tuned !

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Can Bearly Contain Myself !

Sometimes it's not a good idea to make decisions on your own. The old adage that "two heads are better than one" is a tried and proven adage, but some people, when given the ultimate authority, make their decisions based on their own good fortune without taking into consideration the consequences that will befall others.

Such is the case of two different decision makers who did not factor in the possible consequences of aggravating large bears. Although their hearts were surely in the right place, their plans were not well thought out as witnessed by today's pictures.

In the first scenario, two forest rangers have decided that they will take a captured bear and return the bear to the wild. One ranger will release the bear and the other ranger will document the bear's release using his trusty camera. Obviously the senior ranking ranger has decided that he will portray the role of photographer while the junior officer will release the bear.

The bear, of course, has not been consulted with nor advised of the release plan. Furthermore, the bear's ass is still smarting from the tranquilizer dart used to sedate him.

Finally. the junior ranger says to the senior ranger, "Next time I'll take the damed pictures and you release the friggin' bear!"

In the second scenario, a ranger is taking a polar bear to a remote site and releasing him. The bear, obviously not overly enthused with his predicament, has decided that he would like to discuss the situation with the ranger , face to face.

The ranger, on the other hand, has obviously decided that discretion is the better part of valor, and has decided to hightail it. This makes the bear angrier and he stand on his hind feet to invite the ranger to a tete-a-tete, but the ranger is obviously unwilling to sit down and discuss the situation with the polar bear.

In the end, everyone escapes with minor scrapes and injuries and the bears return to the wild. The rangers, on the other hand, will carefully rethink their future release plans.

Two guys are out hiking. All of a sudden, a bear starts chasing them. They climb a tree, but the bear starts climbing up the tree after them. The first guy gets his sneakers out of his knapsack and starts putting them on. The second guy says, "What are you doing?"

He says, "I figure when the bear gets close to us, we'll jump down and make a run for it." The second guy says, "Are you crazy? You can't outrun a bear." The first guy says, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I only have to outrun you."

Frank was excited about his new rifle, and decided to try bear hunting. He spotted a small brown bear and shot it. There was then a tap on his shoulder, and he turned around to see a big black bear. The black bear said, "That was my cousin, and you have got two choices. Either I maul you to death, or we have sex."

After considering briefly, Frank decided to accede to the latter alternative. Even though he felt sore for two weeks, Frank soon recovered and vowed revenge for his humiliation. He headed out on another trip where he found the black bear and shot it. There was another tap on his shoulder. This time, a huge grizzly bear stood right next to him. The grizzly said, "That was a huge mistake, Frank. That was my cousin and you have got two choices. Either I maul you to death, or we have rough sex."

Again, Frank thought it was better to cooperate. Although he survived, it did take several months before Frank finally recovered. Outraged, he headed back to the woods and he managed to track down the grizzly and shot it. He felt sweet revenge, but then there was a tap on his shoulder. He turned around to find a giant polar bear standing there. The polar bear said, "Admit it Frank, you don't come here for the hunting, do you?"

The moral of the stories? In light of the rising frequency of human - grizzly bear conflicts, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert of bears while in the field. They advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't expecting them. They also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear dung. Black bear dung is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear dung has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray.

In light of today's pictures, I'd have to agree, but that's just me.

Stray Tuned !