Friday, February 20, 2009

Pets Of The Week - Don't Underestimate The Little Dogs !

It's not really about the size of the dog in the fight, it's more about the size of the fight in the dog. In the case of today's featured picture, my bet is it's the little dog ya gotta watch out for. Attitude has a lot to do about who rules the roost and there's a lot of little bitty pets who decide what the rules are.

Take, for example, Bambi who lives with Dutch. With a face like that, who do you really think is in charge of the house. I'm thinking that Bambi's in charge of the whole house and all she has to do is sit there and look cute. I try to look "cute" quite a bit but I found that the best way to deal with Jimmy is just act the fool and that always makes him laugh. After that, the rest is a piece of cake. Stop by and read Dutch's journal called "My Ups And Downs" at

Samantha is a very sweet girl and has an obvious heart of gold. My guess is that her eyesight is failing and her sense of smell abandoned her sometime ago. Nevertheless, Samantha came to the rescue of these kits (Uh.....that's skunkanese for baby skunks) and has done a fine job as surrogate mother. I don't know if Sam realizes these little guys are skunks and judging from the look on her face, I don't think she cares. I'm told she has named the kits "Reverend Al" and the other one, "Sharpton."

Lisa's kitty is named Pumkin Butt and it's a cute little creature, butt...I mean, however, I'm not real sure where the name comes from. My hopes are that "Pumkin Butt' was sitting serenely in a pumkin patch and the name was born by the pastoral surroundings. My fear is that there may be a yellowish stain on the south end of the cat. But, who am I to question a name when my given name is Possum S. Hemmingway and Jimmy call's me Shithead. Stop by and visit Lisa and Pumkin Butt at

Remember to send me pictures of your pets so I can post them. You can send any picture you wish along with names, plcaes and other pretinant info and I'll find a place to put you. Email them to Jimmy at

Helen's got a couple of cuties living with her and their names are (l-r) Daisy Mae and Patches. It's easy to see where Patches' name came from, but I don't know about Daisy Mae. It could be the Patches came from the town of Dogpatch (Al Capp's "little Abner" Sunday Cartoon) and daisy Mae was Lil Abner's girlfriend. Nevertheless, they're fine looking pups and you can reads more about them at Helen's journal "My Everyday Life" at

The Cats Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller, Miss Patricia Whack. The frog says, "Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a vacation." Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger and his dad is Mick Jagger. Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral. The frog says, "Sure, I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall.

Confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there and he wants to borrow $30,000. He wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant and says, "What in the world is this?" The bank manager looks back at her and says, "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone.

A vacationing penguin is driving through Arizona and sees that the car's oil-pressure light is on. He gets out to look and sees oil dripping out of the motor. He drives to the nearest town and stops at the first gas station. After dropping the car off, the penguin goes for a walk around town.

He sees an ice cream shop, and being a penguin in Arizona, decides that something cold would really hit the spot. He gets a big dish of vanilla ice cream and sits down to eat. Having no hands, he makes a real mess trying to eat with his little flippers.

After finishing his ice cream, he goes back to the gas station and asks the mechanic if he's found the problem. The mechanic looks up from the engine and says, "It looks like you've blown a seal." The penguin replies, wiping his mouth, "Nah, it's just ice cream."

That's Possums Journal for this week. Have a great weekend.

Stray Tuned !


Linda's World said...

Hi there PSH, another great entry from yourself. My mom opened up the front door today because the sun was shining and there was a neighbor cat out there sunbathing on our porch. Can you believe it? Of all the nerve to come over to my porch and lay around...well that's all the excitment from here today. Catch ya next time..Gabi Lin

madcobug said...

Thanks for sending me an email about this entry. Thanks also for having Patches and Daisy Mae featured. They both already had those names when we got them. Your other pictures of dogs and cats are cute. When I was a child I used to see my Gandmother milk and squirt milk to the barn cats like the one on your side panel. Helen

Karen said...

OMG, they are so endearing and adorable! Love it, just love it! Sheba says, "Hi"...oops, I mean, "Arf"

Paula said...

Nice entry as usual Possum.

garnett109 said...

Sassy says great stuff Possum

Julie said...

Love all the pets but my god, that last joke, ha ha, just ice cream....I am still sputtering.

salemslot9 said...

hi Possum
have no fear
no 'yellowish stain'
on my rear
my colors are
pumpkin pie
with cool whip
thanks for showing
my pretty pose
Pumpkin Butt

Anonymous said...

Ha! Love those pics, especially the first one! I think the big dog must have farted or something. And the frog joke had me rolling!

REGINA said...

yep, possum, tell yore daddy that we wuz able to post a comment on both journals................

regina and coatie

Karen said...

that first pic is hysterical!

Robin said...

LOL! That first pic made me almost spit out my coffee! Too funny!