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I Wonder #2 – What Animals See

Guess it’s time for another “I wonder, thought/question!

This one may not make sense to those of you who do not have and or love animals.  But I do, so here goes….

i wonderWhere we live there are quite a few cow farms, but this particular one has cows/bulls with a big hump on their backs.  I think they are called Brahman, I’m not positive but I think so.

There is a long fenced three sided walk way that these cows walk around, coming to the end is a tree. I have never driven by when there isn’t 6 to 10 cows standing in a circle around this tree.

A month or so ago as we were driving by I noticed that all the cows or bulls where white, except one who was brown.  This must have stayed with me in the back of my mind…  We have five dogs, four different breeds, and sizes.  I have always had animals, but with working and raising kids I have never gotten as close to them as I have these five.  Partly I believe is because I’m here with them 24/7 and you really see them in every situation.

A few days later I’m looking at my dogs who are just being dogs, when the vision of the cows comes to mind and then I wondered???

I have been told several times that animals can’t tell colors, but….. I start to wonder what do they see?   (I’m sure all the racial problems recently are probably in the back of my head about now).  I wonder if they can see at least shades of dark and light?  Then I wonder if the see any differences, any kind of animal, and if they react to it like us crazy humans do?

What do you think, know, or wonder?  Have you ever seen an animal react differently to another of the same species or of color?  Do you think animals have any preferences or prejudice’s?


Faye (Tammy’s Mom) 🙂 …


~~~till we laugh again~~~



Have You Ever Wondered?

Do You Laugh When You Wonder?


My mom is always asking questions on random things in life. She is always wondering.

So I thought I would add her wondering question to our website. After all, our natural curiosity and wonder often can lead to those little moments in life that help you laugh.

So with that, let’s share her first one!


I Wonder: Rabbits & Lettuce

i wonderMy name is Faye, and I’m one of those people who is curious about almost everything.  So most of the time I have to find the answer to my questions.  I’ve been thinking it may be easier if I reached out to others for help in finding the answers.

Everything I wonder about doesn’t necessarily mean it’s important, but to me it is, if only because I want to know. I’ll give you an example:

I live in the dessert and we have rabbits in our yard, (odd rabbits in a desert, but that’s a question for another time).  I have been giving the rabbits any bits and pieces I cut off of vegetables when I am cooking… like celery, carrots, etc.  One day I was making a salad, saving the scraps when it hit me….. All our lives we have been told that lettuce has absolutely no nutritional value.  So I started thinking why do rabbits eat and thrive on lettuce?

So everyone, what is the answer?  Any ideas?  Please let me know and anyone else who might read this that now wonders too.

If I find the answer first I will write about it.  Till next time…

~~~till we laugh again~~~



30 Jokes to Make Your Kids Laugh!

A Child’s Laughter Will Make the Strongest Weak


kids laughingWe all like to laugh. More fun is helping others laugh! The best type of laugh? One from a child. So here are 30 jokes you can tell to either an adult or a child and hopefully you can have lots of giggles and laughs!



1     Q: What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?

       A: A tuba toothpaste.


2     Q: What do lawyers wear to court?

      A: Lawsuits!


3     Q: What do you do if your dog chews a dictionary? 

       A: Take the words out of his mouth!


4    Q: Why do fish live in salt water?

      A: Because pepper makes them sneeze!


5    Q: Why was 6 afraid of 7?

      A: Because 7, 8, 9.


6   Q: What did the pencil say to the other pencil?

     A: your looking sharp.


7   Q: Why did the picture go to jail?

    A: Because it was framed.


8   Q: What do you call cheese that’s not yours? 

   A: Nacho cheese!


9   Q: What goes tick-tock, bow-wow, tick-tock, bow-wow?

     A: A watch dog.


10  Q: What do you call a cow that eats your grass?

      A: A lawn moo-er


11   Q: What do elves learn in school?

       A: The elf-abet.

investigator12  Q: What do you get when you cross fish and an elephant?

      A: Swimming trunks


13  Q: Who earns a living driving their customers away?

      A: A taxi driver


14  Q: Why did the boy bring a ladder to school? 

      A: He wanted to go to high school.


15  Q: How does a dog stop a video? 

      A: He presses the paws button


16  Q: What is black ,white and red all over?

      A: A sunburned penguin!


17  Q: How does a mouse feel after it takes a shower?

      A: Squeaky clean!


18  Q: Why did the computer go to the doctor?

      A: Because it had a virus!


19  Q: What do you call a sleeping bull?

      A: A bulldozer!


20  Q: What is the tallest building in the world?

       A: The library! It has the most stories!


21  Q: Why did the girl smear peanut butter on the road? 

      A: To go with the traffic jam!


22  Q: Why couldn’t the pony sing himself a lullaby? 

       A: He was a little hoarse.


23  Q: Where do you put barking dogs?

       A: In a barking lot.


24  Q: What do you call a baby bear with no teeth?

       A: A gummy bear!

porkchop25  Q: What do you call a pig who knows karate? 

      A: Porkchop!


26  Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes?

       A: No I deer!


27  Q: What do you call an exploding monkey?

      A: A baboom!


28  Q: What do you call an elephant in a phone booth? 

      A: Stuck!


29  Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

       A: Frostbite.


30  Q: Why was the cat afraid of a tree?

       A: Because of the bark!


If you loved what you read or at least most of the time….please do us a favor and share! Let’s help a lot of folks laugh!


~~~till we laugh again~~~




Two New Kiddos in the House

Meet My New Babies


Upton and BuddyA few weeks ago I brought two new babies home. Please meet Buddy & Upton. These two little guys make me smile and laugh each day!

Buddy is on the left and Upton on the right.

Granted, I’m not laughing at 5am when they want to go out to go “potty”. LOL

Living in the desert has its challenges with little dogs. Having no real backyard, it isn’t like we can just let them out to roam around. They must be taken out to go and they always think it is play time.

The other thing I’ve learned is, neither like thunder! We have had several storms (including one right now as I write this). Ever see two 5lb Yorkies shaking like there is no tomorrow?

I’m sure I’ll be sharing some of our adventures in the future so I thought I’d take a moment to introduce them to you.

I better go, the storm is getting worse and they need to be held. Time to be a good mommy.   🙂

Sunday Funnies ~ 17th Edition

Sunday Funnies! Yep, where I share some of the funny stuff I found on Facebook or Google

Hope you Enjoy!



Although, that would explain that bump on your head



Yep, he’ll never be lonely



Ok, let’s face it, we usually mean all of it



I SOOOO do this!!  LOL



Hmm, some of you have been gone a LONGGGG time  😀



This was just too funny!



Hell, some will do it in front of them.



Too cute!



Ca, ca, can, can’t catch my br, br, breath..



Stop laughing!



And some of you have



LOL, I have a feeling some of your relate to this one



Now for my personal favorite of the week!

Hope you got a few laughs!!


Monday I’ll continue with the final installment of my fun week


~~~till we laugh again~~~

Pet Therapy

Every once in a while I get some cool stuff emailed to me by my fellow blog readers for things they think you folks will like. Today’s post is from Devina over at Hot Chocolate & Books. I think you will find one or two that will make you smile…  Here is some Pet Therapy…


Pet Therapy Starts now…




Fluff n Fluffy

Outta shape

Soft, warm and snuggly


Quiet Time

Cuddles n Cuddy


oooooh… daz big!

How tiny!!!





They were all so cute.

I hope you found one to give you a smile or chuckle for your day!


~~~till we laugh again~~~

Sunday Funnies ~ Edition 15

Sunday Funnies!

Where I share some of the funny stuff I came across on Facebook or Google this past week. 


One of my Favorite things to do!


Actually, not punching them, but maybe poking them in the eye


And you put it on the tray for them


Either the dog is dead or he is one good pooch


Oh hell, the way they love me, I’d be one skinny bitch  


They funny thing is…some folks still wont get this


Raise your hand if you sang it?



I don’t know if I should laugh or feel sorry for the poor little guy


Problem solved, find others that are as cracked as you!


Oh you know you do it too!


Ok, my favorite for the week

My sisters know it’s true

Have a great Sunday!!


~~~till we laugh again~~~

Mommy, is that a baby tornado? I don’t see a cow…

Mommy, is that a baby tornado? I don’t see a cow…  

Yes, the vision of a tornado and picking up a cow has been stuck in many a head since that movie Twister. As I suppose the Wizard of Oz got it stuck in people’s heads that a house would be caught in one spinning around.

Here in Arizona we don’t really get tornadoes. Thank god as the thought of hiding out in my cellar for hours on end and listening to sirens all night doesn’t sound fun at all. Never mind that whole destruction aspect of them.

No, we get what is called Dust or Dirt Devils. Little mini funnels of dirt picked up in the desert and spinning around. Occasionally they combine with the wind and create a big Haboob which is basically a mile or so long wall of sand, dirt, etc that you can’t see or drive in. Here is a picture from the big one Phoenix had awhile back. It was like 5 miles wide.


But as baby dirt devils in desert, they can be cute. On the way out of my little town you pass a bunch of them this time of year. I took a couple of pictures to share with you.




Kind of neat huh? Kind of like the sky is sucking up the dirt. I wish they were closer to see. They really are neat.

And every time I pass them, I’m still waiting to see if they picked up one of the cows out here.

So far no luck….

For me that is, the cows have been pretty lucky about it I guess…


~~~till we laugh again~~~


Who Would Make Fun of an Elephant?

Duh!! I would!


Ok,  I love elephants. Don’t worry, I’m not planning on starting a new collection!  Besides, they are way to big for the house.

But I did see a cute elephant joke today and thought I’d share a few to help you laugh for the day. So here we go……


Policeman: One of your elephants has been seen chasing a man on a bicycle.
Zoo keeper: Nonsense, none of my elephants know how to ride a bicycle.


What time is it when an elephant sits in a chair?
Time to buy a new chair!


Why is an elephant big, grey and wrinkly?
Because if it was small, white and smooth it would be an aspirin!



Why do elephants have trunks?
They’d look pretty stupid with glove compartments.


Why do ducks have webbed feet?
To stomp out forest fires.

Why do elephants have large feet?
To stomp out flaming ducks!


How do you hunt for elephants?
Hide in a bush and make a noise like a peanut.


Why doesn’t the elephant use the computer?
Because it is afraid of the mouse!


Why did the elephant float down the river on his back?
So he wouldn’t get his tennis shoes wet.


What is the same size as an elephant, yet weighs nothing?
An elephant’s shadow!


You got to admit, Elephants sure know how to party!


~~~till we laugh again~~~

Who Gives a Hoot?

The other night, I was attacked…..


By a 6in high owl! 

Stop Laughing!


I was meeting my dinner companions at the local buffet at our Casino. It was packed so I had to park in the far end in Tim-Buck-Two.  There is a little walk way you cross from this side parking area to the main parking area.

As I was crossing the little strip I heard this chirping. I look down at my feet and there is a 6  owl staring at me and hooting and chirping. Obviously I’m not the only Human it has seen as it was a brave little sucker.

Doing what any sane person does, I started talking owlish…I said stop laughing.

Hoo u looking at?

We were hooting back and forth for a bit. Me trying to irritate him. (Yep, just like I do people)

Well, I guess he didn’t want to play any more so he spread his wings and took off, right towards me!

He is a jokester too I guess. He swerved right before getting to me and landed a few feet away laughing. Yes laughing. Now I have him laughing at me and you. Hmm.

On the way back later that night, there was an older couple out taking pictures of the owls. They claimed to have counted seven (yes 7!) baby owls.

Now their little home is literally one foot from the road in the cave you see above. So I stroll over to see if I can find my new owl friend and his (or her as I didn’t lift the wing to check) and their brothers and sisters.

Darn, only two….

Two of My New Owl Friends Playing Hide and Seek

I guess the others were out spooking other poor passerby folks. Getting a good laugh at making all us humans speak Hoot.

I was thankful to the guy (or gal) that came up with the idea of sticking a camera in my phone. It’s moments like these that really do make you appreciate this.

Only 10 years ago people would have thought I was just crazy.

Now, they think I’m crazy but I have proof!!


Have a great day everyone!


~~~till we laugh again~~~~

A Dog’s Unconditional Love

Thank you for all the kind words yesterday about my family’s loss of our dog Bingo yesterday.

Today has been a sad day as you can imagine. As I’ve said before, my dog was more of a shadow than anything. She followed me everywhere, especially in the morning as I got ready. Probably since she knew I would be leaving the house to go to work, she always wanted to stick close to me until I left.

As I walked out of bed and didn’t have to step over her, or when I showered when she normally laid on the mat waiting for me, I was sad knowing she would never be there again. I’m sure when I go home in a few hours, not being greeted by her at the front door will bring up that sadness as well. Her tail a wagging as she was so excited.

My goal this post is not to be sad, but to celebrate what many people have found in their lives. Our Pet’s are our family. Especially for those like myself that never had children. They become your children. Especially after 14 years together.

But a dog’s love is different. I love cats, but they are independent and can have an attitude at times. But that is part of their charm.

A dog however, they only want to love you and for you to love them back.

They just want to let you know that they will always be there for you…

They teach us to just relax and let the wind blow in our fur I mean hair and enjoy the ride…

Thank you to those of you that shared your story of a lost pet and for those of you who shared that you recognize that your beloved “child” is nearing the end as well.

Fill your heart with happy memories. Sure they might make you sad, but even in death, our dogs continue to show us the love they had for us. All you have to do is revisit these memories.




~~~till we laugh again~~~

I’ll Miss You Bingo Dauber

Our Bingo Dauber

A few months ago I wrote a post about my Bingo Dauber, my 14-year-old black lap. (My Bingo Dauber Should Have Been a Shadow).  I spoke about how for years she followed me every where. Yes, even into the bathroom. If I moved more than 3 feet, she goes with me.

For 14 years she has met me at the door when I came home.

I wrote about how we knew her time with us was slowly coming to an end. Walking for her became more and more difficult. She could barely push-off her hind legs to stand up.

Last night she couldn’t stand at all. No matter how hard she tried. I stayed up with her all night making sure she could drink, she could go to the bathroom, etc. If I tried to move that three feet, she would try to scoot to me if she couldn’t stand.

I would lift her hind legs, to get her up, then she could walk a few feet. But then she would sit once again. Her and I did this all night long ~~ 2am, 5am, 7am, the time ticked away. My little girl was not feeling well and I was wanted to be there for her.

The hardest thing over the past few months has been knowing that mentally she was still feeling like a spry little pup. Her body however, has had different plans.

As we lifted her dead weight of 89 lbs into the car so we could take her to the vet, my heart was heavy as I knew deep down what was probably going to happen.

The doctor confirmed that while other medicines might help relieve the pain, her hind legs were too atrophied and she would probably never stand or walk again.


Today, we laid our Bingo Dauber to Rest. She no longer is in pain. She is running around and doing all the things she loved for so many years.

Through our sadness we will hold on to the love, the laughter, the great memories we have had over the past 14 years. As you know, even when you know the time is coming, you always feel you have a few more months.

Those of you that read my blog, know this is usually the spot where I spring some joke or “gotcha” moment. I wish that was the case today. I wish my baby was still here. But today I had to let her go….

We will miss you Bingo …. but we know you are no longer in pain and you are running like you use too. When we think of you we will always smile at the great memories we had together.

We also know you will always be in our hearts and you will be the first one to greet us when we cross to the other side years from now.