Masks, Mutts, and Misery, Oh My!

MASKS

What an incredibly amazing thrill it was to receive the following parcel recently:

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A homemade, personalized superhero themed face mask, made by the talented and witty Dr. Spo, for yours truly.  Please note that this is not only reversible, but carefully crafted so the images work perfectly with the design (Case in point: Thor’s spinning hammer in the first pic.) Although you can’t see it, it brought a huge smile to my face. Thanks, Spo!!!!

MUTTS

Sure, you may be tired of seeing pics of my perfectly precious puppy pals, but I’m not tired of posting them, so here are some recent favorite shots of them, in all their glory:

Snuggling in Other Dad’s Office while he’s working:

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Rita looking forlorn:

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Harvey’s 3-part process:

1. Looks for something to read (or chew?)

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2. Gives me a final chance to give him a treat.

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3. Deems me treat-less and curls up to sleep.

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Rita Mae, Circus Contortionist!

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“So, THIS is the guy you were talking about? Yeah, we could take ’em!”

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“I got chills! They’re multiplyin’.”

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“What? She likes it, Dad.”

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This one melted my phone (and my heart):

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“I think I heard a food wrapper opening in Texas…”

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“I’ll take my tea in the study, thank you.”

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MISERY

While I do have things I want to blog about (see above), I am so burned out by the end of my work day (which seems to get later every day) and week, that composing cohesive thoughts and being even remotely pleasant is very difficult. Work has become so much more stressful than ever before, and there are days  its all I can do not to throw in the towel, tender my resignation, and learn to live off the land. (And by land, I mean Jeffrey.) Every workday ends with a headache and heartburn, and I’m tense all day. I’m basically on call 24/7, so even if my work day is technically over, it never really is. 2216 days to go…sigh…

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14 Responses to Masks, Mutts, and Misery, Oh My!

  1. Urspo says:

    I am glad you like the mask; I hope it helps to keep you safe.
    I didn’t make them ‘to last’ – just enough to get us through. However in your case you could continue to wear it as sort of a superhero outfit at one of your convention shindigs. 🙂

  2. javabear says:

    I’m sorry work is so unpleasant for you now. Wish I could make it better.
    The mask looks marvelous! Good work, Spo!
    I never tire of looking at pictures of your adorable pups.

  3. Raybeard says:

    Those pitiful looks of vulnerability from the ‘kids’ are killers, as is the one of H. sitting on top of R.M. [for an entirely different reason] – while your own face masks suggests you as being INvulnerable, but wisely playing safe.

  4. Rom says:

    Dr. Spo is wonderful and your face mask is fabulous!

  5. spo outdid himself on your mask; it’s FABU and looks good on you. the puppies look good too.

    our gov on monday extended our state lockdown to may 8. and I see there were dump dick-lickers in albany today. gawd, those people are STOOPID!

    LOVE to all at breen acres!

    • Sassybear says:

      We’re out until at least May 15th. People protesting to have the freedom to be exposed to a deadly virus…Darwin must be rolling over in his grave.

  6. The mask looks great! And I will never grow weary of seeing dog photos. I feel my work is more stressful now myself, even though I am not going in to work!

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