Friday, September 4, 2009

The Waiting Game

When we go to our Secret Park #2 I usually throw the ball for the girls separately. Really just because the only time Kate makes noise is when she’s playing. We call it the Damn It I Missed bark. This happens a lot. This park is just an office park. It’s quiet and serene - when the train is not roaring by - and I like to be a good, quiet, unbothersome user of illegal parks.

Kate’s a pretty good wait-er

She’ll wait any time, anywhere

Unless Bella is waiting for a throw. Then I get dirty looks, like she just remembered she not in the game at the moment.

It also doesn’t help when your sister likes to rub it in. Literally.

Bella is not such a good wait-er. Will wait in the way, because, you know, I may forget that she’s there.

She doesn’t get worried so much about her turn. She worries about Kate and the ball. She knows as well as anyone that Kate is a bit of a dingbat. There is a chance that she will lose the ball, tear the ball, eat the ball, something may happen to that ball, damn it. Must manage ball at all times.

Sister is not to be trusted

And, on a totally unrelated, not about dogs note…
I work in an area that is all industrial. This means that after 5PM, it’s a ghost town around here. Great place for criminal activity. Want to steal copper pipes? Break windows? Vandalize buildings? Great? Come to Santa Clara!

Yesterday morning we were greeted with about 3 parking spaces full of crap dumped in our parking lot. Big, heavy crap like cinder blocks, 3 large tree stumps, pieces of cement about the size of a truck tire. Some of it also being hazardous crap you can’t just throw out. WTF? So, now we have to pay to have this crap cleaned up?

Oh no! You don’t eff with obsessive fans of CSI.
The original, not CSI Miami – yuck!

Step one: We get the video from our neighbor behind us. Fence is in the way, vid kind of crappy, so no hard ID on people, but the truck is unusual.

Step Two: Send Facilities Manager to get tacos at lunch. Have FM just happen to drive by junk yard on way to tacos. FM will recognize truck. Stop get out of car. Take a shit load of photos of truck and dumpster. Include license plate.

Step Three: Take vid and photos to cops. Cops talk to dump guys. Show evidence. Dump guys say, “Oh we loaned our truck to someone yesterday, wasn’t us, but we’ll be right over to clean it up!”

Step Four: Stand in parking lot watching jackasses clean up the crap they left. Also, make them haul more crap for us for free as not to end up in jail.

You know, it’s taking them a lot longer to clean it up than it took them to drop it off!

I love it when crap like this happens. Take that, Criminals!


  1. Yeah! Score a big one for the smart good guys!

  2. Wow, Good for you!! See, TV really is good for something!

  3. LOVE the sky in those pics! It's so bright and dramatic! Absolutely beautiful!!

  4. yeah, the original CSI is very educational. CSI Miami sucketh! :)

  5. CSI Miami sucks the hind t*t!

    AWESOME you got the bad guys! Criminals are such idiots.

    I love the 'illegal' dog park - they are the best kind!

  6. we love your smiling faces
    Benny & Lily

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