10K Lux. 4,145 Mornings (Give or Take for Leap Years)

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Reeve and I with my really cool alarm clock shining like the morning sun on us even though it was dark “as all get-out” outside. Thanks to “What’s Up, Doc?” for the gift. Love it!

Good Thursday to Ya’.

Reeve, my partner, dislikes mornings and prefers to make the rest of us do the morning routine, that is … the “barn chores.”

This is the case even though I wake him with 10,000 lux of good, vitamin D-production-helping, filtered “sunshine” – artificially-produced from my alarm clock. Ten minutes later the [admittedly very fake sounding] birds begin to chirp.

And then today’s musical selection about five minutes after that was Ellie Gouldings‘ 2013 album, Halcyon.

But still, even with that and all of the cuddling and warm welcome into a bright new HAPPY DAY, came the whining. Continue reading

Priv-A-See: No, It’s Not a Pee

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Locked door. That’s right: LOCKED!

Dear All:

On behalf of virtually everyone in our society let me say: Seriously?!

It’s true. After eleven years with my partner I still want some privacy. Reeve: I have no desire to share my “#2s” with “yous.”

That’s indeed why the door gets locked.
I hear him approach. He says something to me that I cannot make out that is probably one of those questions he already knows the answer to but annoyingly asks anyway (a misguided need for continual conversation? Do others suffer this at home?) … and immediately grabs the handle and TRIES TO ENTER!

???!!!??? WTF(rigg?!) ???!!!???
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Jailed Elephant Crushes 30+ year Jail Guard. Zoos are Criminal.


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Her name is Patience (if this is indeed her). She’s held prisoner at Dickerson Park Zoo. She just accidentally crushed a jailer of hers. He’d been living off of her and others’ captivity, sources state, for over 30 years.

UPDATE: This is indeed the zoo I was at for PETA and they have a shocking history of treating their animals like dirty laundry. 

Dickerson Park – I believe I have a history of this zoo’s violence toward animals during my time as Animals in Entertainment Specialist with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [Update: it is the place]. I’ll have to double check that it was the place and tell y’all about it [Update: I did and it is the place]. The initial article I read states: Continue reading