Foolish Monkey

Foolish Monkey
MAGIC TOWN where the old never die, Connecticut,
January 31
*************************** "I find that I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain" -Red in The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King *************************** WARNING: I like to noodle. can't resist. and once is never enough either. ***************************

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Madam Boney Maroney asked to go outside to lay in the sun, took her ten seconds of sun then asked to come back inside.  
I get to play Sancho the Door Girl.  Her powerful mojo is returning.  Please note those ultraultra slim hips and girlish thighs.  She's normallyRead full post »
JULY 20, 2014 10:52AM

The Hesperus on a Sunday morning



When someone we love is ill, the home reflects the chaos and emotional craziness of sickbed high dramas - like wet washcloths strewn in sinks that have wiped away sudden messes or cooled the brow.  And here and there you will see piles of c… Read full post »

I can't say at this point - it's 50/50 because of her age.

What I'm observing (for what it's worth):

yesterday on a scale from 1 - 10 she was about a 2 - 3.  

ambulatory but only just.  she had a fever of 103.8.  wasn't eating. lots of drinking… Read full post »

Got an experienced vet who got down on the floor with her.  Looked over her tests, which btw, that shithole vet practice did NOT send...had to tell him the results of the ones they reported to me and thankfully I brought every piece of paperwork I had gotten from them with… Read full post »

I hate to say this but there's a part of me that believes that her luck or the fates have conspired against my elegant girl.

Her vet retired.  I gave her aspirin that she may not tolerate any more.  (this COULD be a stomach issue that goes back a ways....perhaps more… Read full post »

JULY 17, 2014 7:57AM

Thursday - just call me Sancho


I can’t call this or try to anymore.  I thought it had to happen, that today she’d go up or down and yet she remains the same.  So this powerful impulse I have to control something beyond my ken is once more proving empty and wrong headed.  What do… Read full post »

We seem to be falling into a pattern of dull normalcy again and for this I say thank you to who or what-ever is responsible and even if it's just the way it is for today, it feels special and I'm grateful.  

The Madam had a tiny teeny bit… Read full post »

she's been alert but resting.  a lot of sleep.  she woke and the gas told me she needed to go outside.  she urinated and was able to hold herself in a squat which yesterday was unable to do. (goddamned fly!)

when we came in I asked if she wanted a cookie… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2014 12:08PM


Blood work back, no insect borne diseases, no lyme, no heartworm, no nothing.  Collected a urine specimen so they can test for white blood count - its possible she has an infection.  Or something else.   Since she had terribly loose stools this AM all medications are stopped for now. &… Read full post »

JULY 13, 2014 4:18PM



Madam being stoic through the eye of the storm.  Even the point on her head is fuzzy.

....definitely an improvement physically but mentally I'm a bit concerned - her state of mind is unfocused and placid.  That's not good for a dog believing she is mistress of all things.

PoundPoppie&nb… Read full post »

JULY 12, 2014 1:30PM

the dog lives! huzzahs!

..............from the POPster front!

arthritis or some joint inflammation.  I insisted he give her a shot of painkiller so she can have a good sleep this afternoon and hopefully she'll eat tonight or tomorrow morning.  he put her on a non cortisoid anti inflammatory so that's good.  a… Read full post »

 pop and smooch
Monkey Dogs having their morning snooze.  Smoochie on the left.  Madam Poppy on the right.   

She's getting old my girl Poppy.   We share our lives with her and a young - in his prime, 3 yr old, a boy who's a total idiot named Smoochie.  He's very beloved, f… Read full post »

betty boop fourth
I look a lot hotter than this.  Really.  It's just that some parts of me are wonky but :::cought!::: SHAPELY! (albeit wrinkley wonky) 
Thanks to all of you - you're supportive and sweet - and reading your words made me smile this morning.  … Read full post »
JULY 3, 2014 10:10AM


I’ve been feeling not so great the last month or two and had to stop treadmilling, which is my preferred aerobic method of staying in relatively decent shape.  When I work it regularly, I feel peppy and vigorous.  Not being able to has left me vaguely tired and poop headed notRead full post »

Busy busy!

Transmission died and a dead transmission means repairs or a new car. And since we can't afford a fabulous new car, we had to replace  the tranny (that's the insider term, learned by fire by your humble simian).  Miss Tranny cost over 2 grand with installation.  Don't say a… Read full post »


tsmaller and handsome teddy

 Teddy the Holstein

Love right up there.  You're looking at a half ton of Big Love.  And let me tell you - this boy and I, we are an item.   

His official name is "In Tune" but Teddy is the barn name and it's right on theRead full post »

Frankly, I’m glad Monica Lewinsky has reentered the world.  She has finally written her piece and I’m particularly glad for her that she’s taking charge of her life and her public personna. 

It’s easy to understand how a very young woman would hide away for so many… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2014 9:53AM

catch me if you can

when did it happen

the sudden pivot

without even asking 

a madly swiveling rod

thrusting away the sum of my life

my own bag of tricks

on a new sway without me

first this way

then that

strange momentum

one I’ve never… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2014 1:56PM


winter flower 

colden landscape colden me

shivered timbers stiffened wee

hardened sky is frozenwhite

bird be silenced

day be night

fingers hushed imprisoned still

frost kissed garden never will

never come may never go

persephone beneath the snow


 misery… Read full post »

APRIL 14, 2014 8:57AM

OPEN CALL: uh oh


Chicken Little (2)


 I tried to access a second account I had here.  Last week it was there - online.  Today it isn't.  

Now it's entirely possible what I accessed wasn't actually online because I've always copied entire pages directly from the web so to have the comments and the… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2014 5:50PM

new standards?

I'm slow but today I had a eureka moment!

it felt the same as it did when I heard "paul is dead" - I got goosebumps and sweaty palms as I considered the outrageous wisdom of it - so swept away was I with the ferver except I don't think I… Read full post »

MARCH 21, 2014 1:43PM

every so often

..........I think about god.  he pops into my head and I find myself pondering my big god questions:  is there a god? is all this his doing?  what does he look like?  where is he? what is he up to when I'm not thinking about him?

if god is a she,… Read full post »

MARCH 18, 2014 5:15PM

I am having the best time...

I don't know why but it feels to me as if I'm running around this joint, turning lights off and on.    it's a lot of fun.





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Dear Ed I Torz...

uh... see.  

me? .....I love me some OS.

But like the rest of the world I gotta make cash and sometimes I don't get over here for months and golly and beggora, wouldn't you know it? it's the same fucking "cover" starring kale and depeche mode.… Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2014 10:52AM

untitled (spring song)

your back to the wind so cold

so black it is as if

it is done

but turn and listen!

springing now from the depths 

of thickest wet ice splattered mud

slowly building it’s caterwaul

 the thrall of clumsy tumblings… Read full post »