Embassytown

Ambassador: “Welcome to the American Embassy, Mr. Vizsla and, uh, whatever that other thing is.”
Dennis: “I was kind of hoping we would end up at the Blogville embassy …”
Vermin: “HISSS! Nasty diplomat! I am a vizsla too! Can’t you tell by my ridiculous floppy ears, my slobbery jowls, and the goofy expression on my face? Not to mention my wonderful good nature??!! Stupid human!”
Ambassador: “Oooookay. Well anyway, you two have caused a pretty big ruckus for our friends here in Burkina Faso. Those kids out there are convinced you have iPhones for them.”

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(Not Quite) Strangers When We Meet

Note: Video starts with relatively loud sound, then quiets down.

This meeting comes after several weeks of preparing Dennis for it.  Here’s guest writer Dennis’s Mama to explain how that was done.

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Teen Point Five Million

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Vermin: “HISSS! I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable traveling over all this water on a heavily laden  magic flying coaster.”
Dennis: “Oh it’s fine! I’ve only got one more stop to make and I don’t think it’s very far.”
Vermin: “HISSS! All right, good! Where are we going?”
Dennis: “Burkina Faso.”

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Meet the Fosters

Say hello to “Sulu” and “Uhuru”, the foster kittens!  This is “Sulu”, the boy kitten, who can’t wait to get out of the carrier:

And “Uhuru”, the girl kitten, who looks both ways before crossing the street:

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Throwback (Trouble) Thursday: You’d Best Not Be Planning To Give Me A Bath

Video taken April 2009

* Dada’s Note:  When Trouble wasn’t feeling well, she would go to “The Kitty ICU”, AKA the tub in the hallway, where we could keep her comfortable and keep an eye on her.  In 2009, this was probably when she was having difficulty with a large hairball, which she eventually passed with the help of generous quantities of chicken-flavored Enulose.

The Chicago Way

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Dennis: “There sure is a lot of whooping and clanging going on back at the bank.”
Vermin: “HISSS! Oh it’s just the cops. Nothing to worry about. Where are we going next?”
Dennis: “Chicago. Dada has an unclaimed box full of money in a warehouse there.”

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Have Some Big Cash

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Dennis: “Okay, here we are in Washington, DC! Now what do we do?”
Vermin: “HISSS! Now we get your money, silly dog! Just give me your photo ID and I will go inside and get to work.”
Dennis: “I haven’t got a photo ID. I’m a dog.”
Vermin: “HISSS! What are you talking about? Don’t you dogs have to be licensed?”
Dennis: “Oh of course! But it doesn’t have my picture on it. It’s just a piece of metal that I wear on my collar.”
Vermin: “HISSS! I see. In that case, I will resort to Plan B.

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