Friday, January 27, 2017

Bunch of dogs

How cute are they? Can you tell the breeds?

Last weekend we went to the dog show in the city. I don't know if I ever mentioned here but I used to handle my mom's dog in dog shows when he was little. I did it back then to promote the breed. He's a Slovenian dog breed Karst Shepherd.

I liked the outside shows but the inside ones were always too crowded. We stopped going to the dog shows because I didn't like the energy anymore. Some people don't treat their dogs well at these shows and it started to bug me. We once witnessed a dog's death because the handlers left it in an overheated camper in the middle of summer while they were showing other dogs in the ring.

If you're not familiar with a term "handler" it's a person that professionally handles someone's dog in dog shows. Sometimes owners bring the dog to the show and they meet the handler there but sometimes the handler picks up several dogs and drives them to the show. That happens especially if the dog show is in another country.

A big part of us going to these shows was the people we met and became friends with. That's why we try to visit some dog shows to catch up with them but we haven't done it for a while because life got busy, I got pregnant and then the kid was still too small but this year we finally managed.

Funnily enough the people we hung out with in good old days were not there anymore. The dogs have grown old. Mom's dog Kato was 11 years old this month so most of them stopped taking their dogs to the shows already. Of course there are still the old breeders but we only met with a couple of them at this show. The rest decided to skip this show for one reason or another.

The kid though enjoyed watching the dogs. He was pointing them all out and he was very interested while they were shown running in the ring. Of course he called all Karst Shepherds Kato because of our dog.

Here's one photo of us on the right watching. It's from Kart Shepherd Club FB page.

P.S. If you're curious, that's a photo of Kato and me in my Blogger profile on the right when he was only a month old at the breeders. :)

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Another set of Geisha

There was a time when I had to draw some Geisha.  The above one was a special request for a hair like that and it's my favorite. I think she looks fabulous.
Linda4atc started this Round Robin below with Geisha face, I added the  body and Crafty3790 finished with the background.
  • My tooth broke off last week and I had to go to the dentist. I have a private dentist but he has a subvention from the state for basic stuff. So, giving me a white filling I had to pay extra and it blew my mind how much dentists make for little work. I was there 20 minutes. Ridiculous
  • Parent's car had to go to the shop again. I'm tired of this car already and we only have it for a little while. It constantly needs something and it's draining money. 
  • The kid is not so sure about snow. He doesn't like the feel of it on his hands. Just like the paint incident last month. Maybe it'll grow on him when he gets older. :) I remember loving playing on the snow. He gets a few rides with the sled and is good to go inside.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Girl with balloons and the Mandela effect

Miss M started this Round Robin with balloons, LucyMc added the girl and I finished with the birds and background.

Have you heard of the Mandela effect? It's a little freaky that so many people remember something that apparently never happened or was a different way. It's called the Mandela effect because it was in 2010 that people first noticed something weird is going on because they thought Mandela already died in 1991 in jail but he didn't die until 2013. I actually remember that time because when I heard about Nelson Mandela's death I thought he was already dead as well but I didn't really pay attention to it. Only now when I heard about this Mandela effect I remembered I was one of those people confused about his "second" death.

There's a lot of brands that people remember being spelled differently or characters being different and HERE are 100 examples for it. I don't know about some of the US brands but I do remember Kit Kat with a dash, Looney Toons with double "o", the famous quote from "I love Lucy", "Hello, Clarice" from Silence of the Lambs, Queen's "of the world" at the end of We are the champions song and Mona Lisa having a mysterious smile but definitely not a smirk she's sporting now-a days just to name a few. But what blew my mind is mirror, mirror on the wall from the Snow White. Apparently the stepmother never said it instead she said, magic mirror on the wall.

And these are not just things being changed by the companies or re-branding but they claim it's been like this all along and you cannot find any proof of it being the way you remember. Almost. People have found memorabilia that proves it being different and certain famous lines from the movies being spoken in other movies the way many people remember but the original claims otherwise.

HERE is a video that has proof of several Mandela effects being different in the past.

Another thing that actually freaked me out was the video of president Kennedy being shot. We all watched those videos and I never remember seeing his brains being blown out. Literally. HERE's a video if you want to refresh your memory. Also how did the car get 6 seats all of a sudden?

How do you remember these things?

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Black & White with a splash of color

I bought myself one of those electric toothbrushes. I remember owning one a while back but I have no recollection of using it. I must have blocked it out of my memory because it was too traumatic. Here's the thing. This toothbrush tickles me to tears. I am serious. I almost can't handle it. The feeling is so bizarre that it could be classified as torture technique. How are you people doing it? Am I the only one? Is the toothbrush defaulted?
On another note. I might have mentioned before that we bought the kid a new firetruck "big boy" bed. However now that he has "slept" in it for a couple of times, I decided to put him back in the crib. I say "slept" because he didn't sleep there long before he woke himself up and wanted to come sleep by my side.

The thing is the kid is not a peaceful sleeper. He moves around a lot and even gets up and turns the other way. This bed is too big for him and even though I protected the sides enough for him not to fall off, he has hit his head a couple of times when moving around.

He loves to play on the bed though but we'll postpone sleeping in it for at least a while.

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