Wednesday, May 28, 2008

tag we are it.

Our aunt moco tagged us for this game. So flash and I will each be doing this.

First the rules

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post,the player than tags 4 or 5 people and post their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you have posted your answer.

Peanut's answers

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? I have no idea since I wasn't born

2. What are the 5 things on my to do list for today: Sleep, try to open the fridge, bother flash, bark at mom to feed me, bark at the fat cat

3. Snacks I enjoy: bully sticks, cheese, lunch meat, anything I find if I can get the fridge open

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: I would give all the money to mom so she could buy me a big yard and get me lots of friends that aren't as annoying as Flash

5. Three of my bad habits: I don't think I have any but according to mom they are 1. I sleep on mom's legs even though I have dad's half of the king size bed, 2. I open the fridge, stove and now the toaster oven whenever I can. 3. I bark at mom when I think it's time for dinner until she feeds me and she said she could list a ton more but I told her I think that was more then enough

6. Five places I have lived: Germany, Kentucky, Oregon and Louisiana. so only 4

7. Five jobs I have had: Cat watcher, kid wrangler, flash attacker, self feeder, mom blanket


Flash's answers

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? I'm just stealing peanut's answer I have no idea since I wasn't born

2. What are the 5 things on my to do list for today: Sleep, go outside, play with a toy, sleep some more, get peanut to leave me alone

3. Snacks I enjoy: anything. I like anything

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: I would give all my money to dad so he could get out of the army and be home with me all the time.

5. Three of my bad habits: I asked mom and she said I really don't have any bad habits besides licking everyone all the time.

6. Five places I have lived: Kentucky, oregon and louisiana

7. Five jobs I have had: Dad lover, kid wrangler, watch dog, face licker, cat ignorer


We think most of our friends have been tagged so if you haven't and want to do it please do. Though Flash says he would like to tagged his lady love Kaos.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Never forget



Don't forget to read our post from yesterday if you haven't.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day

So which one is Memorial Day?
By Sgt. Jerome Bishop

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq – Not long ago while I was sitting at my desk at work, a Soldier presented an interesting question, not because of what it was, but what made it interesting is why it was asked.

"So what's Memorial Day, again?" the Soldier asked.

This kind of disturbed me. As it turns out, the confusion came from the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. While both are federal holidays to remember our nation's service members past and present, only one commemorates the living.

The one that doesn't is May 26, the last Monday in May. That one would be Memorial Day. I just never thought I'd have to explain that to someone.

When Memorial Day comes around, a lot of thoughts rush to mind. Memories of picnics with the family, maybe catching the Indianapolis 500 Indy car race with a cold beverage in hand or enjoying the sun at a nearby public pool that just opened for the summer – all of which are easily recognizable traits of Memorial Day. All the while, the true meaning of Memorial Day remains hidden in the back of our mind – if it's even there at all.

Commemoration ceremonies and remembrances take place all over the United States on Memorial Day. We all know it's a holiday. It's a day off work, and it's got something to do with wars. Most people my age won't be seen at events like those. I know I've never been to my town's festivities – not often at least.

Four years ago, I would have been the last one to say I wanted to take time during the day commonly referred to as the beginning of summer to fill my head with sad memories of how too many of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, never made it home. That was then.

Three years ago, I was about 60 kilometers north of here on Logistical Support Area Anaconda near Balad for Memorial Day, and this year, I'm in Baghdad.

To me and a lot of other servicemembers braving the sand, heat and bullets in Iraq, Memorial Day carries a new meaning – to remember not those servicemembers we only knew by the name on their tombstone at Arlington, but the ones whom we've shared meals and laughs with while trying to make the best of discomfort.

I'm fortunate enough to say I haven't lost a friend over here, but as my job takes me from unit to unit, the list of acquaintances grows – and more than a few might not make it home.

Three years ago, I knew Memorial Day would have a whole new meaning for me – and it truly does – because it could just as easily have been my name stretched across a banner for home town heroes lost in battle.

One day, I'm sure I'll hear that question again: “Which one is Memorial Day?” or something of the sort. Unlike most people, I'll have a unique story to tell – just as we all do.



Edit:our dad didn't write this but we thought it was so good we has to share it with you all.


Friday, May 23, 2008

World Turtle day

So mom is making me tell you all today is World Turtle Day. Clyde got a new house this week and mom is so happy with it she is saving up to get Little Dude one.

Here is a list of 12 things you can do for Turtles and Tortoises to help them out. We stole it from
Here

Oh and mom said to point out that for #7 if you are thinking of getting a turtle or tortoise for a pet please make sure you get a captive bred one. Just like a puppy you want to check out your breeder. We have no idea if clyde was wild caught or captive bred as she given to us full grown but little dude was purchased from a breeder and is a captive bred turtle so no more wild turtles were taken for us to own him.
A lovely place to learn more about the care of any turtle you might want to own is ATP. They have care sheets and that is also where you can find a link to the turtle forum that mom spends so much time at.

Twelve Things to Do for Turtles and Tortoises

Turtle


Turtles and tortoises are the favorite animals of many people. These attractive, often seemingly helpless creatures continue to beat incredible odds to survive in today's world of increasing trade (particularly for the pet industry) and shrinking habitat. Here are some suggestions on how you can help turtles and tortoises in your own neighborhood and around the world:
  1. Help Stop the Asian Turtle Crisis. The majority of Asian turtle populations have been critically diminished by over-collection, particularly for delicacies in restaurants and live animal markets. Dealers are now targeting turtle populations elsewhere, such as in the United States and Europe, to meet the Asian demand. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has identified this as the "Asian turtle crisis," and it has spearheaded efforts to protect turtles from the trade.
  2. Get Turtles out of U.S. Live Animal Markets. Turtles are among the most popular offerings at live animal markets in the United States. They suffer terrible abuse in filthy, neglectful conditions, and they are slaughtered by being cut apart while conscious. The vast majority of market turtles are taken from the wild, contributing to declining U.S. turtle populations. Tell state wildlife agencies that you're concerned about the increasing collection of wild turtles and tortoises to supply animal markets in the United States and abroad.

    If wildlife is being sold for food in a live animal market in your state, contact your local and state legislators, asking that they ban the practice. You may also find it effective to contact state and local health departments (check the Centers for Disease Control web site for listings), which are responsible for sanitary conditions at live animal markets. Finally, contact state wildlife agencies about the dangers that non-native and diseased market animals may pose to local wildlife if released.

  3. Don't Pollute or Litter. Pollution makes its way into bodies of water and wild areas, poisoning turtles and tortoises and destroying their habitats. Always properly dispose of any hazardous materials such as paint or oil. Garbage, such as plastic bags, kills many pond turtles and sea turtles who either ingest it or become entangled in it. Reduce the amount of garbage you produce and dispose of it properly.

  4. Protect Turtle and Tortoise Habitat. Become active in your local conservation commission or parks and recreation department, and work to preserve turtle habitat.

  5. Stop Turtle and Tortoise Exploitation. Avoid activities such as turtle races. They involve taking turtles out of their natural habitats and exposing them to many dangers, not to mention an enormous amount of stress. Races can harm individual turtles as well as entire local wild populations.

  6. Give Them a Brake. If you see a turtle or tortoise crossing a road, gently pick him up and carry him across in the direction he was headed. (Be watchful for cars in the process.) If the turtle is a large one, or a snapping turtle, use a stick to nudge him gently across the road without getting too close.

  7. Enjoy Turtles and Tortoises in the Wild. Never keep wild turtles or tortoises as pets or buy them from a pet store. The trade in reptiles as pets is responsible for tremendous animal suffering and serious damage to turtle and tortoise populations. Learn to enjoy these animals by observing them in their natural habitat, where they belong. If turtles or tortoises live in your yard, why not keep them happy by building a pond and by landscaping with plants that provide protection and food? Edible plants such as tropical hibiscus, dandelion, geraniums, and Chinese lantern can be quite appetizing. (Make sure that your plants are free of pesticide and herbicide residue.) Piles of leaves, vines, and downed trees make perfect hiding places.

  8. Do Not Disturb. Steer clear of the beach at night during the summer. Your presence will frighten nesting sea turtles back into the sea, preventing them from laying eggs and jeopardizing any eggs they have laid. Click here for information about what to do if you find a sea turtle that you think may be in trouble.

  9. Turn Out the Lights. Do not shine bright lights on the beach at night. Oppose coastal development such as condominiums, houses, resorts, and hotels; they tend to expose beaches to excessive artificial lighting, which discourages female turtles from approaching the beach to lay eggs. The light also draws hatchlings away from the ocean, disorients them, and exposes them to predation and deadly dehydration.

  10. Report Crimes. Tell local authorities if you see any person harassing or poaching a sea turtle, her eggs, hatchlings, or nests -- or those of any other endangered turtles and tortoises. These activities are violations of U.S. state and federal laws.

  11. See What You Can Do. Several groups are involved in research, conservation, and advocacy work to protect turtles and tortoises. Join one of these groups to stay informed. (See the off-site links below for just a few.)

  12. Spread the Word. Educate others about the importance of protecting turtles and tortoises from commercial exploitation and abuse in your community and throughout the world. Be a voice for turtles.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Postponed

Flash's post to Lady Kaos has been postponed until we know she is online and will read it asap.
Instead enjoy this picture of what Flash and I have been doing a ton of.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

International Goodie Exchange

Go check out our buddy Chef's blog for all the info on the international goodie exchange. Get involved Flash and I are signed up.

Tomorrow Flash has a special post for his lady love Kaos
and just so you don't forget what we look like here is me

and Flash

Mom says the game is almost over (they are losing by a ton I guess) so we should be back to blogging regularly soon.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

So

this is what mom has been doing. Enjoy and laugh your butts off. Flash and I did.


You might want to plug your ears a little for this video so you don't have to hear her as much.

video

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I won

I won this lovely award from Balboa's Caption game from a few weeks ago. I am so terribly excited.

Also we may not be posting much for a little while. Mom is doing some crazy game thing on her turtle forum and so she says she has to try and help her team win. She is taking all sorts of crazy pictures of herself though and so if I can I will try and sneak some of those on here.
We will try and visit all our friends still.
Other then that nothing is happening here and I am so so bored.