hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog well i noo that wun day i wood strike it rich and it has finaly happend thanx to my gud frend kathryn at 4urpets and the empty nest just luk wot came in the mail for me today!!!!!!

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urgent needed

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog well i hav not herd bak from mr aruna on his confidenshul offer to giv me seven millyun dollers i bet he gayv it all to the motherless children and disabeld persuns forchunatly i hav reesevd anuther similer offer its not for as much munny but at leest unlike mr aruna this man is not such a hyoo … hyoomanit … filanthro … well ennyway he is not going on abowt orfans or ennything he is all bizness just like me ha ha ok bye

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a skolarly treetis on nasty weeds

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog well today wuz suppozd to be the last instalment of my kwest for the lost kong but dada has been a slacker abowt organizing the notes and pikchers from my final ekspedishun so insted i will present a new skolarly treetis

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The Rooster Song

A while back, I mentioned that we (and by we I mean me) like to sing silly tunes to our animals.  Here’s an example of a little ditty with which I often serenade Tucker.  This is to the tune of “Luka” by Suzanne Vega off the album “Solitude Standing“.  That’s right, I’ve turned a wrenching song about child abuse into a song about my dog …

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hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay i wuz in the garaj, um, garding it from rats wen i happend to find a big box ful of peeses of paper with pikchers on them i showd them to tucker and he sed they wer sumthing calld fotografs i dont no wot a fotograf is but i gess it wuz how peepel lukd at pikchers before they had dijital camras and compyooters ennyway i thawt i wood show yoo sum of wot i fownd

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home alone

hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog well i am not shoor wot is going on mama went owt sumware and she didnt put me in the krate this is verry verry stranje and i am not shoor wot to mayk of it wot shood i do shood i get nervus and tare up the furnicher or shood i just lie down sumware and wate for her to come bak maybe i will go see wot tucker and trixie are up to ok bye

Well, *I* Didn’t Feel Anything

Dennis appears to be feeling much better today, after spending the last two days being spooky and trying to avoid being on the floor.  Aaaaand …… From the California Integrated Seismic Net:

Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT == California Integrated Seismic Net USGS/Caltech/CGS/UCB/UCSD/UNR

Version #T: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event. This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

A light earthquake occurred at 7:14:57 AM (PDT) on Monday, June 23, 2008. The magnitude 4.0 event occurred 1 km (0 miles) SSE of Loma Linda, CA. The hypocentral depth is 16 km (10 miles).

Magnitude 4.0 – local magnitude (ML)
Time Monday, June 23, 2008 at 7:14:57 AM (PDT) Monday, June 23, 2008 at 14:14:57 (UTC)
Distance from Loma Linda, CA – 1 km (0 miles) SSE (147 degrees) Colton, CA – 7 km (4 miles) ESE (108 degrees) Redlands, CA – 7 km (4 miles) W (259 degrees) San Bernardino, CA – 10 km (6 miles) SSE (156 degrees) Los Angeles Civic Center, CA – 92 km (57 miles) E (90 degrees)
Coordinates 34 deg. 2.7 min. N (34.045N), 117 deg. 14.9 min. W (117.248W)
Depth 15.9 km (9.9 miles)
Location Quality Good
Location Quality Parameters Nst=061, Nph=061, Dmin=8 km, Rmss=0.19 sec, Erho=0.2 km, Erzz=0.3 km, Gp=28.8 degrees
Event ID# ci14376612
Additional Information 2-degree map Google Earth KML (Requires Google Earth.) ShakeMap shaking intensity maps Waveforms SCSN Moment Tensor Solution SCSN First Motion Mechanism 1 Did you feel it? 24-hour Aftershock Forecast Map

For more information, see http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/sca/

… make of it what you will.

Who’s Betty And Why Is She Made Of Apricots?

Last week, Alyson over at Laugh in the Sun posted an old recipe for a dessert called Apricot Betty. As our apricot trees were just starting to bear ripe fruit, I thought I would try making it. Alyson was interested in hearing how the recipe turned out, so here’s my report.

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