Cheers

December 31, 2005



Acquaintance

December 31, 2005



Jaunty

December 31, 2005



Us

December 30, 2005



Duck

December 30, 2005



Jolly

December 30, 2005



Ready

December 30, 2005



Image

December 29, 2005

Man, this one freaks me out for some reason


Snack

December 29, 2005



Collage

December 29, 2005



Armed

December 29, 2005



Happiness

December 28, 2005



For Lorelei

December 28, 2005



Crushing

December 28, 2005



Pause

December 27, 2005

Sorry about the lack of pics today. I'm sick as all hell.
All I have to say is.... avoid the buffet at the truck stop.
Ugh
I'm dying here



Rex

December 27, 2005



Prance

December 26, 2005



Art

December 26, 2005

While digging through the basement I found this fine painting.
Signed William Franklin Jr.
I have no freaking idea what this is all about....



Over

December 26, 2005



Alive

December 25, 2005



Loot

December 25, 2005



Big Happy Christmas to ya

December 24, 2005

Merry (or what ever the hell you believe in or whatever want to call it) Christmas!
I love you all and will be visiting each one of you very soon. (hint hint)
Now go eat some pie!


Gathering

December 24, 2005



Him

December 24, 2005



Abundance

December 24, 2005



Idol

December 24, 2005



Mine

December 24, 2005



Visit

December 24, 2005



Impromptu

December 23, 2005



Roadtrip

December 23, 2005



Confession

December 23, 2005



Pleasure

December 22, 2005



You

December 22, 2005



PBR

December 22, 2005



Adoration

December 22, 2005



Once

December 21, 2005



Hot Hot Hot Upskirt Action!!!!!!!

December 21, 2005

(Sorry, I have to keep my pervs happy)
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Vested

December 21, 2005



Support

December 21, 2005



Late

December 20, 2005



Hunger

December 20, 2005



Before

December 20, 2005



Soon

December 20, 2005



Throne

December 20, 2005



Smiley

December 19, 2005



California

December 19, 2005



Spread

December 19, 2005



Happy Tails Pet Hospital

December 19, 2005

Last month I noticed a large lump on my dog Henry's head. It felt like he had a marble under his skin. Being the responsible pet owner that I am, I took him to the vet the next day. The vet did some tests and it turns out the lump was cancer. We also found two other lumps that they recommended having removed. My vet gave me the number of the surgeon and told me to schedule an appointment. When I got back to my house I gave him a call. The surgeon's secretary told me it would be a few weeks before he would be able to get Henry in. It seemed like a long time to wait but I went ahead and made the appointment. (I figured I could look around and see if I could find a surgeon who could do it quicker and I'd then cancel this appointment). After she took my information, she told me that I would need to put down a $1200 deposit before the surgery. I almost spit out my coffee. I asked how much the surgery was going to be and she said "Between 1600 and 2600 dollars". Holy Crap! This time I did spit out my coffee.

Don't get me wrong, I love my dog and would spare no expense to see him happy and (most of all) healthy but 2600 dollars? As I said earlier, Holy Crap.

Just then my cousin Shelly called me. Shelly lives near Odell Illinois which is about two hours outside of Chicago. I told her the story about my dog and the 2600 dollar surgery. Shelly said "Come on down and see my vet. Her name is Laura Buscher and the place is called Happy Tails Pet Hospital. She's the best vet I've ever had". I called Dr. Laura and scheduled an appointment for the next day.

The drive to Blackstone Illinois isn't the most scenic on the planet but it sure is nice to get out of the city. Once you turn off of I-55, you're smack in the middle of farm country. Nothing but fields and barns. If you want to see what I mean check out Suzannes site "The Farmers Wife. She really captures the essence of the area.

We pulled up and I brought Henry inside. The place is clean and friendly, I felt at home right away. Dr. laura came in and I knew I was in a good place. Have you ever met someone who when you first meet them you instinctively know where their heart is? This is the feeling I got from Dr. Laura. After checking over Henry and looking over the copies of the test results I had brought with me, she said that he definatly needed surgery right away. We made an appointment for the next day.

When we came back to Dr. Laura's, Henry knew something was up. He's really well trained but tried to make an escape run at the last second. I remember the look he gave me as I left him there at Dr. Laura's. It's amazing how a dog can affect your very soul.

Shelly and I spent the next few hours with hitting the thrift stores around the area buying more junk I didn't need. I got a call a few hours later telling me that Henry made it through surgery fine and would be ready to be picked up in a few hours.

Right on. Thank you God.

When I got there Henry still looked a little stoned from the anesthesia. He gave me one of those looks like "Where the hell did you go?". Dr. Laura and her staff gave me the details of the surgery and how everything went. After getting his post-op instructions, I went to the desk to pay the bill. It came to well under 400 dollars.

Right on.
No, "holy crap" at this place.

Yes this is a shameless plug for a place where I got great service at a great price. Henry got excellent treatment and I didn't have to take out a second mortgage to afford it. There are so few places like this left in the world. If you need quality vet care and don't mind taking a drive in the country to get it, then go see Dr. Laura. She's worth the trip.

Happy Tails Pet Hospital

Here's Henry, relaxing after a day at the lake.
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Choices

December 19, 2005



Punchline

December 19, 2005



Home

December 18, 2005



Sing

December 18, 2005



Prepared

December 18, 2005



Treatment

December 18, 2005

The back of this pic reads "Special treatment cottage at the sanatorium"



Toy

December 18, 2005



Admire

December 17, 2005



Friend

December 17, 2005



Paw

December 17, 2005



Open

December 17, 2005


Decisions

December 16, 2005



Unabashedly

December 16, 2005



Everybody

December 16, 2005



Joy

December 16, 2005



Diet

December 15, 2005

Introducing the Bighappyfunhouse diet. In five months I lost 48 pounds.
No refined sugar. (candy, soda,)
No fruit.
No products that contain corn syrup.
No artificial sweeteners. (diet soda)
Eat anything else you want, eat as much as you want.



160

December 15, 2005



Loan

December 15, 2005



Vittles

December 15, 2005



Warm

December 15, 2005



Another

December 14, 2005



Poise

December 14, 2005



Adjustment

December 14, 2005



Assist

December 14, 2005



Andy

December 14, 2005

I had the strangest dream last night. I was standing on a curb in a suburban neighborhood, The guy in this pic pulled up in a yellow hot rod and said to me "They call me Andy. I deliver the milk around here. This is my car. It's called The Bee" We stared at each other for a minute, not saying anything. Finally he said "I've got deliveries to do. Nice to have met you." He punched the gas pedal, smoked the tires and tore off down the street.



Lust

December 13, 2005



Well

December 13, 2005



Fame

December 13, 2005



Protection

December 13, 2005



Cocktails

December 12, 2005



Art

December 12, 2005



Style

December 12, 2005



Dang

December 12, 2005

Service on Bighappy may be a little weird today. We have two new busboys, the fry cook called in sick and my hosting company is having a minor meltdown. It should be fixed shortly.


OCD

December 12, 2005



Flow

December 12, 2005



Practice

December 11, 2005



Persuasion

December 11, 2005



Decor

December 11, 2005



Score

December 10, 2005



Clean

December 10, 2005

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Upholstery

December 10, 2005

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Pause

December 10, 2005



Supplies

December 09, 2005



Her

December 09, 2005



Pisa

December 09, 2005



Lucky

December 09, 2005



Replaced

December 08, 2005



Happy

December 08, 2005

Yep, that's me again. Nice hair huh.



Bob

December 08, 2005



Outing

December 08, 2005



Assist

December 07, 2005

I really need to go bowling


Torture

December 07, 2005



Loot

December 07, 2005



Reaction

December 07, 2005



Spud

December 06, 2005



Poise

December 06, 2005



Time

December 06, 2005



Protection

December 06, 2005



Schlitz

December 05, 2005



Responsible

December 05, 2005



Friend

December 05, 2005



Lunch

December 04, 2005



Terror

December 04, 2005



Bugs

December 04, 2005



Tragedy

December 03, 2005



23

December 03, 2005



Threesome

December 03, 2005



Beware

December 02, 2005



24

December 02, 2005



Boogie

December 02, 2005



Sly

December 01, 2005

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Rock

December 01, 2005

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25

December 01, 2005

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