Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Always Growing

Daly is growing each and every day. And I don't just mean in size and stature. She's growing more ornery, bold, and painful. (She does take after her mama after all.) I have become her favorite scratching post. She loves to latch on and climb up my legs. It does not matter if I am wearing jeans or a skirt or nothing at all. Those are the times that the declaw countdown is in full swing (Aug 12!). Here are a few new pictures. As you can see, Daly is a prize antagonist. This part of the nightly ritual involves O'Malley sitting pretty on the arm of the couch and then swatting at the little one as she tries to climb up.

She looks so cute. Hard to believe that the other nightly routine involves her razor sharp claws and my blood.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Girls

Daly had her 16 week check up today. She's 2.7 pounds and is fully up to date on all of her shots. She's also dealing with a small cold and now has to have eye drops 3 times a day. Good thing she's cute! Here are some updated pictures for your enjoyment.

O'Malley at her happiest--no Daly in sight!

Pretty baby!

The closest they get before Daly get a paw upside the head. Silly girl thinks it's a game.

Will I ever grow into my ears?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Something to Think About

I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, but life keeps getting in the way. When it comes to email forwards I'm on a lot of people's lists. What I find really interesting is that I get all of the anti-Obama propaganda (ie, he's a practicing Muslim, his wife is evil incarnate, his name is similar to Osama, and oh did you know that he's black?!) come from only two people--both of which are spiritual leaders in their respective churches. It's sad that these individuals believe everything they read in an email forward and feel the need to pass on the ignorant negative personal attacks. Disclaimer: While I did vote for Obama in the primaries that is not why this gets to me. I would have the same discomfort if these people were forwarding on ignorant emails about McCain or any other politician. My issue is with spiritual leaders passing on any malicious emails and accepting things as fact without researching them.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


I had a nice refreshing, relaxing vacation last month. I spent some time in Maine with Dad. We checked out a movie, saw my cousin and her new baby, and took a nice two hour long canoe ride. We also spent a lot of time reading. Even though we were only there for 3 days, that was my favorite part. I really miss being so far away from the peace and quiet at camp. I also got a chance to see my first college roommate and some other of my college friends. Oh, and I took my brother, his oldest son, and my grandfather to Fenway. D was able to last a full 7 innings (on top of an hour rain delay), but since the game took 13 innings I was able to watch the end of the game at home. Here are a few pics:

Poppy's Favorite Part of the game

First base line seats

Me and L at Alewife

Wally the Green Monster at "Beantown" in Jordan's

Make Way For Ducklings at "Beantown" in Jordan's.

Oh, and Daly is up to over 2 pounds. She's growing so fast.