On this 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012 it is just another day in paradise here in Northern Kentucky (US) as we woke to a bit of frost covering the ground and cars.

It Doesn’t Matter…

…how you write your dates, whether it is 12/12/12 for December 12, 2012, or 12/12/12 for 12 December 2012, today…it is all the same.  Since I work in the international arena I have started writing my dates as 12 Dec. 2012 as it helps to keep the “date” confusion at a minimum.


Although this day of 12/12/12 holds nothing symbolic for me (historically speaking), the date itself stirs up a frightful thought…knowing I will not be around to witness another repeating month/day/year.  Well not just me, it will probably be the last repeat date anyone living today will see.  Even those born today will probably not live to celebrate their 100th birthday on 12/12/2112, wow…another cool date.

Smart Ladies…

I heard on the news earlier today there were going to be a lot of weddings marked for this date, smart gals….hopefully their fellas will find it a bit easier to remember their anniversary “date.”

Happy birthday to the babies born today and congratulations to those taking the plunge. May your years be filled with love, laughter, family, and friends…always!!!

The day before 12/12/12


Zoey, always ready to stop and pose for the camera. Being the little sister, she’s somewhat an attention hog.

Yesterday found us having a wee little celebration of our own.  Ms. Zoey (aka, Mz. Thang, Cupcake, Sister, and Sissy) turned two yesterday.  Yup, just like the husband thing and easy dates to remember; remembering Zoey’s birthday is a snap to me because she was born on 12/11/10.


Zeek, he doesn’t know what to make of the thing mom keeps putting in front of his face and then binds him with a big flash of light. He is a very patient pup though for his ma.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention Zeek and Zuse whose birthdays are 5/21/10 and 10/31/??, respectively.


Zuse is just happy to have a family that loves and spoils him. This is his happy (this is his everyday face) LOL.

Zuse came to us as  rescue and his real age and birthday is unknown; however, since Jason is the one who first wanted to  adopt him (Jason’s birthday is October 1st) we decided to celebrate Zuse’s special day on the last day of October.

If you know me, you know I love my four-legged family members and they are spoiled.  We have more toys in our home than we did when my children were little.  No sooner than I finish putting the chew toys, bones, stuffed animals and squeakers back in the toy box, Sissy has them all back out and strategically placed around the family room.

Ohh, have I got a story to tell you.

We were not always so blessedIt all started when two best friends got together for a well over due vacation with their families and six, yes “6” dogs.

The Three Z’s traveled rather well on our 7+ hour journey to North Tonawanda, NY this past week.  We had four people, two cars, three dogs, a cooler, countless pillows, luggage, dog bed and toys.  Needless to say, we were ready to get away.  After a few stops along the way to enjoy the scenery, take potty breaks and to walk the dogs…finally, we arrived at our long awaited destination.

Upon our arrival and after all the customary “missed you” hugs, we introduced the six dogs.  We had Raven, Aurora “Rory” for short, van Gogh, Zeek, Zuse, Zoey.  They had two females and one male, we had two males and one female, so it all evened out.   Picture this, the dogs we’re greeting each other in THEIR customary way of sniffing.  WELL…Zuse wanted no part of that “tradition” and made it well known that he would not be partaking in such act of introduction. Raven being the polite and courteous hostess was determined to get to know her guests and had a special flicker in her eye when it came to Stud Muffin Zuse.  She did her best to welcome the old man throughout the afternoon and was finally able to do so “properly” several hours after arriving.  WELL…that got the whole introduction thing going again and let’s just say…there was a whole lotta butt sniffin’ and greetin’ going on in the house that day.


Rory on left and vanGogh on right

Author’s note: I am so happy that humans do not introduce ourselves in that manner.  It could prove to be quite embarrasing for all involved.