Thursday, October 29, 2009


I said there would be a few posts of my buddy and this is one of them.  Recently some type of "bull" dog came near the fence and would have thought he was getting a beating the way he howled at the other dog to get away from his fence.  I never heard him sound like that before.  He is an incredibly intelligent dog and very territorial and protective.  He knows his yard is his.  I spoil him I know...and sometimes way too much...but so what.   He is a well behaved well mannered dog.  He's "My Little One".

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There's Always Something

Its funny.  Every now and then you will hear a collector say...Thats it.  I found it.  Im done. 

Thats cute.   And then 4 days later they find a different line or a variant they hadnt seen before and its on all over again.  However,  It is really sad when you see a collector go ebay.  Good solid collections are few and far between and getting harder and harder to put together.  So watching a mostly complete collection get parted out is heart wrenching.

I will never say, "Thats it...Im done.  No More."  Im not quite that niave.

Homeworlds Slogan is..."There's Always Something"

Sure there have been times when I wanted to sell it all and walk away.  But I cant, thats not me.  I'll sell it all and then I'll buy hockey crap.  Or Hot Wheels or more Lego or whatever...but the point is...Noone ever stops collecting.  And those of us who feel a need to collect can say what we want, but its in our blood.  We wont ever stop.   Sets within the collection may get completed, but individual collections are never completed.  WHY?

Because...There's Always Something.   Some shiny trinket here, some souvenier from that place, grandma's heirloom, christmas present whatever...There is Always Something.  The only time our collection is sadly the day we die.  And then it becomes someones elses and is no longer complete again.


There's Always Something.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Little One

I have always had a pet since I moved out of my parents.  First a cat.  They could be more independant.  Telling a girl you cant spend the night because of your dog hasnt been out in 7 hours  isnt going to get a guy many return dates.  At 25 I got MY first dog.  Mom and dad always had a little poodle, but Damian was my first dog.  Black Lab.  I have always been attracted to large dogs.  Vegas was next...a Powerful rotty/sheperd that could clear a 6 ft fence with room to spare.  A very protective and smart dog.  Nevada.  Some bastard in Lac La Biche through 6 Border Collie cross puppies in a bag out the window of his truck.  I took one in.  Very  very sad.  It couldnt be trusted around men.  You couldnt leave a male baby with it.  Poor dog.  Draven.  A Powerful rotteweiler.  Dusty...A 180 lb Great Pyreneese I rescued from the dog pound.  I took my trade tools into the pawn shop to get the money to get her out.  She was to keep my other dog a purebred rotty Phoenix company.  I saved her from the pound, but couldnt save her from cancer.  She lived 7 years.  Phoenix was born on Christmas Day.  He lived 12 full years and was the epitomy of a well behaved responsible smart rotteweiler.  I miss them both.

I got Riley in 07 IIRC.  I played coy in getting him.  My wife was going to get him as a present for me.  I would sneak over and visit him when he was a puppy with out her knowledge putting on the show that there was no way in hell we were getting another dog.  Especially a small one..  I was used to large dogs.  He was so tiny.  Maybe I over compensate because I dont have children, but he is always at my hip.  We are inseparable.  And yes I do things for my dog that some people shake their heads at...but he is my..."Little One"
He is my first small dog. I wanted to have some flexibility travel wise, so I have put off getting another large breed dog for now. But I have become so very attached to him. I donot promote aggression in my animals. I believe if you give them nothing but love and attention, they will kill for you. I believe I have spoiled my 'little one' too much as even tho I try and dissuade him from becoming too overly protective of me, he is. He has no problem getting in between if he feels Im threatened. Its annoyingly cute. He also has this little hilarious.

He's my home security system and my little buddy,   :~)