Dog trumps cat … sorry Shlumfi, it really is not happening ….

{I got a free box of stuff – there was no pressure or request to run a post — but when someone gives you 9 rolls of 2-toilet paper, well I think the right thing to do is post about it, then toddle off to the toilet with your new gift and put it to good use}

Babysoft are running a Mascot Show Down.

I usually skip this sort of thing, but I think when they start messing with whether to take a dog of packaging to put a cat on it, then really people should not stand idly by while this injustice occurs!!

In the right hand corner, we have the cute and cuddly and doe eyed Contender #1 Softi – what is cuter than a puppy Labrador puppy?

Well, I can tell you not the cat named Shlumfi – Shlumfi looks a bit red eyed and I think he lost it for me when he was referred to as “highest pedigree”

You either have a pedigree or you don’t — a high pedigree is just an idiots way of saying that they have never seen a dog or cat’s pedigree papers have have been duped to pay far more than the animal is worth.

Also Shlumfi looks a bit goofed on cat nip if you ask me …. I just do not think we should endorse a mascot who is clearly out of it most of the time.

That besides, the Lab is clearly the winner – I tried to get Dexter in on the action – he was like “Bitch, please …..”





Honey Boo Boo Child!


I will confess that I watched one three episode of Honey Boo Boo.

I am not sure what it is about, but there was a pig named Glittz or Glitter.  The family lives in a very small house.  No one is called by their birth name, and all have nicknames.  One of the daughters, who is about 16 is pregnant, and other than that a fairly every day sort of family.

Clearly none of the glitz of the Kardashians.  The production budget on this reality show must be about 25 cents per show.  Maybe.  I sometimes need sub-titles even though they are speaking English.

They seem to eat on paper plates and with plastic cutlery.  They all appear to sit on one couch, which comfortably maybe takes two people.  I keep wondering if their house is actually a spin off of  “Extreme Home Makeovers” and this is the “before”shots.  If it isn’t, I do think the guys at Extreme Make Overs do need to give the folks over at “Here comes Honey Boo Boo” a call.

The kitchen sink does not have an outlet, so it runs into a bucket, that they empty in the garden,  GO GREEN I guess?  But pageant entries and costumes are expensive, and maybe indoor plumbing is not on the list for this Xmas.

Other than that, I am still a bit unsure of exactly what the story line is.

They seem to be a normal family.  If normal is everyone is a little overweight, and mom has crust stuff in the fat folds on her neck.

The term “broke down red necked-nised hill-billies” … does tend to jump into one’s consciousness when watching this show.

I have no idea what the draw card is to Honey Boo Boo Child – but I am strangely attracted to it.  I am not sure if this is an indication of my taste, or the high quality of the show.

That being said, I have now seen three (I think I might have rewatched one twice) episodes.  I would quite happily spend a few hours with a large packet of Chipniks, a bottle of Chenin Blanc, and some more valuable time with Honey Boo Boo and her family.

Honey Boo Boo is Alana Thompson and one of the breakout stars of the‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ reality show.

On the upside I find that if I just watch half a dozen episodes, get my fill, then I tend to realise that it makes me feel nauseous and then I never watch it again.

But for now I am stalking Honey Boo Boo Child.  And the pig!