Category Archives: dogs

Mickey Rourke and Loki

Tim Gunn interviewed Mickey Rourke about what he was wearing on the red carpet at Oscar Night 2009.

Rourke could only reference his recently departed pet Loki, which he had as a companion for 18 years.

I’m very close to my pets and can only imagine how difficult it must be to have this huge event this week and then be mourning a beloved friend.

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Squirrel Rescue

Don’t mess with my legion.

I’ve shown you before that they’ve got some made squirrel-fu skills.

Now, they’ve combined that with a fierce maternal nature.

Check out this momma squirrel vs. dastardly dog encounter with a baby squirrel at stake.

Slightly Warped has the whole sequence of photos from danger to squirrel rescue.

Hat tip to Some Geek In Tennessee

Super Bowl Commercials 2009

Edited to add: Here are all the Super Bowl 2009 commercials.

We all know frequently the best part of the Super Bowl is the commercials (except for last year’s game = great catch > Patriots undefeated one-loss season).

For those of you who can’t wait until kickoff, here’s a sampling of some of the ads that will be aired during the big game.

The Career Builder 2009 Super Bowl ad is one of my favorites that has been released early.

Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis doing ballet is also a bit out there in the Sobe Super Bowl 2009 ad.

Pedigree’s Super Bowl 2009 ad pushing their pet adoption program is also entertaining. Of course, in the spirit of clarity, I am a dog person.

Audi’s 2009 Super Bowl commercial has action star Jason Statham (one of Newscoma‘s favorites).

Of course I still love the commercial from the 2008 Super Bowl with the screaming squirrel.

I Want A Disco Keyboard

Trendhunter found me a disco keyboard.

You can set it up to flash multiple colors or so that each key stroke lights individually.

It would likely get very annoying after one set of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

It’s from Luxeed, a Korean company.

Elephant and Dog Create Friendship Bond

Just because I entitled¬† this post “Elephant and Dog Create Friendship Bond” during my pseudo-presidential week, don’t fall into the trap of believing that this post is about Republican elephants and Blue dog Democrats crossing the aisle and singing Kumbaya.

Instead its about an actual pachyderm/canine friendship at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Previously here at the Palace, we’ve linked to a 24-hour penguin camera at the Tennessee Aquarium

On The Elephant Sanctuary‘s Web site, they have an elephant camera that provides live footage of a field where the elephants roam.

Knitting With Cigarette Butts and Dog Hair aka Gee, Your Sweater Smells Funny

I am a non-smoker and it chaps my butt when I see cigarette butts lying about.

They’re gross and not going to decompose anytime soon.

They multiply faster than bunnies, it seems. There’s definitely a never-ending supply of them.

I finally ran across one way to recycle them – clean the filters and use the fibers in them to create yarn and knit.

Treehugger has the story about Chilean designer Alexandra Guerrero and her latest creations.

I figured since Aunt B. is planning on taking up spinning yarn and is a non-smoker this might not appeal to her.

However, I know she and Ms. Wigglebottom might be more interested in this option – Knitting With Dog Hair.

I’ve got some mutts who will be willing to contribute to a lovely scarf or cableknit sweater.

Feel Good Friday = Perfect Day

I haven’t posted in a couple of days due to the holiday, but my Thanksgiving Day was just about a Perfect Day.

I watched documentaries about Andy Warhol and the folks at the Factory on the Ovation network, ate leftover dressing, wandered in the sun in my mom’s backyard, ate pecans I picked up off the lawn and cracked open on the spot, eyed a woodpecker stealing pecans from the tree, came home and watched some football, ate some more of my favorite foods, watched a Reno 911! marathon, caught a cool documentary on PBS about two fellows following in Marco Polo’s footsteps and all the political hassles they went through that still didn’t dampen the wonder of their journey, saw a few minutes of Jackie Chan in “Legend of the Drunken Master” and fell asleep next to the person I love and my dogs.

Yep, it was a Perfect Day.

This Lou Reed tune played during the Warhol doc. I used to have this on cassette years ago and always loved it. I thought it applied perfectly to the day and the parameters of FGF.