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And another big round of applause to …

… the Santas, secret and otherwise, who are making my Christmas (and Ava’s, Robbie’s, and Nadja’s) so merry:

  • To SR for the mmmmm-delicious “flossies” (aka water buffalo penises). And I hasten to add that it’s the furkids’ opinion of “deliciousness” I’m quoting here. Ain’t catchin’ me anywhere near one o’ them things.
  • To WH for the Aqua Blox — which will not only give me an extra-convenient five-year water storage method, but will enable some experimentation with carrying them in vehicles and such.
  • To MH for the delightfully offbeat film Off the Map — the story of an IRS agent who comes to audit an eccentric New Mexico family and who changes and is changed by them. Been wanting that one for quite a while. Also to MH for the very handy Dolphin drinking water pump, which will make those heavy five-gallon jugs easier to deal with.
  • And although these came without a note, I believe Ava, Robbie, and Nadja have MJR to thank for the giant bag of rawhide chips and veddy fawncy EzyDog “Cujo” shock absorbing leash and extension.
  • And — belatedly! — Ardmore gets thanks from the pups and me for even more bag of one of their favorite treats, those great Green Cow rawhide chips.

Once more with wow. And more is on the way.

In fact … two large items haven’t arrived and I’m a little concerned about them. Maybe they’re just slower because of size and weight. But if you are the amazing person who ordered either the Bainbridge stove or the Energizer jump-starter, air-compressor, power-inverter and you know what’s happening with these (or it turns out you need a street address, rather than a P.O. box for delivery), you might get in touch with me.

Or just doublecheck to make sure all is okay with your order. Then you could go ahead and leave me in suspense. Suspense is good this time of year. 🙂 I just don’t want anybody to think I’ve received some wonderful thing and am neglecting my thank yous.


  1. Ardmore
    Ardmore December 5, 2012 12:34 pm

    I hope one of those Rawhides were the ones I sent you. The only reason I’m admitting this is because I’m about as trusting in the USPS as deer in the headlights of a speeding car. But anywho, I guess Amazon and me helped keep your pups happy. Enjoy!

  2. Claire
    Claire December 5, 2012 1:19 pm

    Ardmore — It appears that both you and MJR send Christmas rawhide goodies to my furkids. Now I really understand the expression “lucky dog”!

    If you sent the peanut butter-flavored ones, those are still to come — and will be eagerly received. I’ll drop you an email …

  3. Ardmore
    Ardmore December 5, 2012 3:21 pm

    I’m sure I sent the regular GreenCow. But any how: Next up is a movie for the pup mom, something about Wall Street(*Grin*)

  4. Claire
    Claire December 5, 2012 3:50 pm

    Ardmore — Okay, then! I’ll correct the credit. Two bags of Green Cow disappeared off the list so close together I ASS-U-MEd they must both have been sent by the same person. Bad Claire!

    A movie? For mwah? Wall Street? Oh, wait a sec. I just noticed that The Solid Gold Cadillac flew off the wish list. Was that you? I’ve wanted a DVD of that movie for years. But until recently it was available only at outright insane, out-of-line, completely nuts prices. I can’t wait to get that!

  5. Pat
    Pat December 5, 2012 4:29 pm

    I just bought that myself, a month ago. Good movie, good fun – but if it’s Judy Holliday, that’s to be expected. I now have three of her movies, and recently saw “Adam’s Rib” in which she made her movie debut. Hope to get a couple more over time.

  6. Claire
    Claire December 5, 2012 6:06 pm

    Pat, it must have been your purchase that alerted me to put the movie on my list. I’ve been watching the item on Amazon for a couple of years. But the only sellers who had it wanted insane prices. Then I saw that somebody bought a DVD recently using my links — at a reasonable price. I added it to my wish list immediately. So thank you for that.

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