24 October 2008


ok, ok, the small mammals involved were woofies, but it coulda just as well have been kitties . . .

Woman, 61, fights off deer in attack on poodle

By John Grant Emeigh - 10/22/2008

A 61-year-old woman from Silver Star said she got into a tussle with an aggressive deer after it apparently attacked one of her poodles Monday morning.

Carol Lince said she had to fight a doe when it charged her in her yard at her home just south of Silver Star, about 35 miles southeast of Butte.

Lince said she sustained bruises where the deer rammed its head into her abdomen area.

"I'm still sore today," she told The Montana Standard Tuesday afternoon.

Lince said she had let her three poodles outside, when she heard one "screaming bloody murder." She went outside and saw a deer attacking the smallest dog.

"I see this big ‘ole doe that's ramming him into the ground," Lince recalled.

Lince kicked at the deer's hind legs to try to get the animal off her dog. That's when the deer turned around.

"When it looked at me I realized I bit off a little more than I can chew, but I'm going to fight," she said.

She said the deer rammed her with its head and pushed her into her fence. Lince balled up her fists and started walloping the deer's head until it eventually jumped her fence and ran off.

Lince said her dog, whose name happens to be "Little Fighter," was pronounced OK after it was checked by a veterinarian.

Butte area game warden Matt Strozewski said deer can become aggressive toward animals or people.

"Any wild animal can become aggressive," Strozewski said.

He added that deer can become especially aggressive during rut.

Lince, a longtime carrier for The Montana Standard, said she didn't think twice about confronting the deer because she is protective of her poodles.

"I'm not a wimp; I don't back down," she said.

23 October 2008

13 things mom said this week so far . . .

  1. Nitro, please do NOT headbutt my hand while I’m painting this earring. Please! Pl . . . damn. C’mere, you—you wanna magenta mustache?
  2. Which one of you hairy warts knocked the lid off that saucepan? You don’t even LIKE cauliflower.
  3. Hey, fatboy, who told you you could sit on my plate?
  4. Jeez, Ed! Where do you keep your nose? In the icebox??
  5. I’m going to de-whisker the next mother’s son of you that licks the butter stick!
  6. Nitro, you are NOT lost. If you MUST holler like that, please go in the laundry room where the echo is better, and it’s far enough away that you won’t drown out the TV.
  7. What criminal mastermind picked open the liquor cabinet door? And why???!!
  8. GeddouddahereNOWWWWWW!
  9. Xing, this is MY litterbox room—you have your own. I need no help whatsoever.
  10. How did the timer for the living room light get all screwed up? Have one of you been scratching an itch on it?
  11. Baby girl, you can’t fit in th . . . oh, never mind. I guess you can. But can you get out?
  12. Is it possible that yet another sweet, cute, adorable, cuddly kitty has deposited a hairwad the size of Cincinnati on daddy’s shoe? I suppose he should be glad it’s not IN his shoe.
  13. I love you kitties, I really, really do.
Yeah, mom. We love you, too.

22 October 2008

tocktober pictures!!

majestically manly ed-tocks (this picture also displays his ginormous tail, which is entered in the catster "craziest tail" contest. please clickity onna picture, an' go vote for him!! thank you!!)
Please vote for Sir Edmund Percival Hillary at The 4th Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show
brilliant nitro-tocks
shiny xing-tocks
mom sez she don't know why this day is any different from any other day--we all shows our 'tocks EFURRY day. well, she din't azactly say "'tocks", but this is a fambly blog. (maybe the phrase she used is just ozarkese, but we hasn't nefur heard any ofur beans but ozarkers. if you're in any doubt, mail us through our profile an' we'll splain it to you.)