Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Star Trek, Old Spock

Features crazy lady's very first crush when she was 6 years old...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Worm cat

More evil ones can be found on their blog here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New York, New York

From a recent speaking engagement at NYU:I wasn't there because of Master B's fear that I would trample his "delicate babies" (sorry about the poor photo quality, it was taken from Master B's phone):No comment.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Fresh Pond

One of the best, dog friendliest places in Cambridge is a wonderful off leash park called Fresh Pond. It's on the other side of town, but worth the drive. There's a great trail around the big pond, and small ponds available for doggy swims:I stayed close to crazy lady, the Princess and her mom. I even stood in front of the Princess and warned other dogs away from her, especially when they wanted to jump or chase the Princess on the trail.Crazy lady called me "the protector" and the Princess' mom was very impressed with my behavior. A stranger said I was "incredibly well behaved" because I was quick to ignore the other dogs and follow my family around the park. Obviously, there were no deer this morning...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cambridge dogs

I love dog parks. In California, I often romp at this dog park with Isis, Boomer, Phoebe, Popeye, my man Otis, and other mutts. Owners are very responsible, and they understand the difference between "play" and "aggression." In Cambridge? Not so much. Crazy lady calls it the "land of irresponsible dog owners." Many (not all, but most...) Cambridge dog owners believe that magic fairies pick-up poop, doggy waste melts in the snow, and a good body slam constitutes aggressive dog behavior. They also decline to leash their dogs in "leash only" areas, even when the dog is out-of-control and children are playing. I was bitten last year by a spastic Weimaraner at North Point Park, and the owner refused to control his dog. He actually argued with crazy lady over leashing his aggressive animal, and he refused to pick up the dog poop. The Cambridge Animal Control department took the report, but never followed-up. Instead, crazy lady had to listen to a lecture on how Cambridge needed more off leash dog areas on the east side (true) and education programs (also true). If the same thing had happened in California? First, the owner probably would have apologized and leashed his dog. If animal control was involved, they would have fined the dog owner, and given both of us a health and safety notice since I was bitten.Well, Spring has arrived, and summer is almost here. And the irresponsible Cambridge dog owners? They are popping up, everywhere. We saw the aggressive Weimaraner last week, still running loose at the park and terrorizing small children. Since animal control and the park rangers don't enforce the rules in Cambridge, crazy lady has changed my play schedule. She is taking me to designated dog parks with responsible dog owners, and scheduling play dates with trusted friends. She spends a lot of time educating folks about "herding" behavior, and how my play is "normal" for a dog. She misses the educated and responsible dog owners in California, but I don't mind the Cambridge dog parks and play dates. I love the car rides and spending time with my friends.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Be more empowered

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday-- April 15th-- was tax day. Many, many dollars were sent to the "big boys" to support our social, political, economic, legal and military systems managed by power hungry white men and human resource managers.Crazy lady has stopped mailing letters to the IRS, telling them where to send her thousands of dollars. She's getting old. She wants to avoid having them freeze her bank accounts-- again-- because they didn't appreciate her letters. Go figure.Plus, April 15th was crazy lady's birthday. How did she celebrate? Did she spend the day with me? With friends? With apple-tinis and lychee martinis? Nope. She spent the day at the Boston Public Library with the Princess and her mom:She later spent the day giving a lecture on the trials & tribulations of POD business models in our current climate. Yes, spending time with her family, libraries, and teaching are some of her favorite things. Silly woman. At least, the architecture is amazing at the library: Happy birthday, crazy lady!

Friday, April 10, 2009

A dingo ate my ancestors

This is not me:And this? Definitely not me. What about this? Not me. One of crazy lady's geekazoid friends was curious about my heritage, especially since the U.S. and Japanese labs kept saying I was "100% unable to classify as dog." So, she had my blood tested at the Tokyo and Taipei universities. It turns out that I am 78% Southeast Asian dingo (related to the Australian and Thai dingos, but smaller). They still can't identify 22% of my genetic make-up, but the results definitely say Southeast Asian dingo. It makes sense. Some researchers suspect that the Formosan breed is derived from the Southeast Asian dingo. Others disagree, and insist the Formosan dog is more related to Japanese breeds. For now, however, crazy lady has decided to call me a "Formosan dingo."

This is me, the fun-loving Formosan dingo, playing with my friends at the park:Great booty shot, huh? And here I am, giving "dingo face" (aka "attitude") to the camera:

Thursday, April 9, 2009


It has been 2 weeks of illness--first, I'm sick. Then, crazy lady is sick. We're finally feeling better. Crazy lady celebrated by taking early morning pictures of the Cambridge sunrise:I, of course, slept:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009