Saturday, October 24, 2009

After All the Posts About How Sudan Sucks, Here is One About Why it Doesn't....

So I thought I would post a post with good news for a change.  One where I was NOT ranting and raving about some unspeakable outrage perpetrated against me by someone.  I KNOW, right?!?  Exciting change of pace for me!

But then I was blocked from Blogger for the last three days.  I would try to go to my homepage and it would give me this big error message I assume was about why it didn't want me to write a nice post for you guys, but it was all in Arabic except for the words "Blogger Help Group", but then I wasn't going to go join some 12 step blogging program and have them ask me to stand up in front of the crowd and explain my problem, "Hi.  I'm Michel.  I'm unable to log onto blogger for some reason that can never be known because it is all in Arabic and I can't read Arabic, well, technically I can read the letters and the numbers, but I don't know what they MEAN unless it says some sort of greeting or is calling me a crazy lady (Which I don't think it was, but I gotta admit I didn't look that closely to really check b/c that is a LOTTA work)" and then have some jackass ask me why I didn't ask someone at the Embassy who does speak arabic (your neighbor perhaps, who speaks it fluently) translate it for me - because then I would have to go into the whole why I'm so lazy thing and that tends to take FOREVER and then people are not so willing to help me when they know that most of my problem is simply because I was too lazy to do anything and had decided to just wait it out because I was sure that eventually, our blogging standoff would come to an end.  (Someone check! That might have been the biggest run-on sentence EVER!)  

But I was right.  I ignored it and my blogging embargo was ended. 

SO, I'm here to tell you some good news (following a small rant that was none of my doing). . . I found ALL the babies homes.  It is amazing what one bawl-baby diplomat can accomplish.  I should actually think about using this skill in my official meetings.  The Sudanese will be so uncomfortable that I am crying in their office that they might actually sign all the peace agreements just to get me to leave!  Admit it!! It's BRILLIANT!!!   (Seriously, I'm going to try it - I managed to get one man to take all 3 dingos so they wouldn't be alone!!!   You know what they say, "If it ain't broke! Don't fix it!" )

So this morning I went out to say goodbye to the babies (which I have been doing for the last 3 days, frankly because I cannot seem to tell when the people say they are coming to pick them up, and I don't want to be caught off guard and not have snuggled them before they left me) and little Stinky's eyes have opened.  Both he and Squeaker are now able to kinda walk - although they keep falling over because their bellies are so big that I think it unbalances them.  They honestly might be the fattest babies in all of Sudan.  The guards seem to think they are amazingly big....So here are your last pics of the babies!


 

 Stinky, eating (again) -- He totally takes after me!






Although you can't really tell, Squeaker (the all brown one) is totally complaining and that little guy is LOUD!  (He was pissed that Stinky was touchin' him) . . . He also totally takes after me because I don't like people bothering me when I'm trying to nap either!



So, goodbye sweet Pippy, Riley and Jinglebells....Goodbye sweet Stinky and Squeaker....Goodbye Smelly Pirate Whore Mommy Dog! I think I may miss you most of all!! 

16 comments:

Oh My Goddess said...

I'm glad you weren't ranting.

In my opinion, there will be more of those little doggies so it's not really a goodbye, it's more like the circle of life.

Linda said...

Good job on finding homes for all the dingos (dingoes ?) and for waiting out the Arabic blog hijackers.

otin said...

Give the girl a Dingo and she is a whole new person!!! LMAO!

Captain Dumbass said...

Blogger was down everywhere, though only for a few hours here. I'm glad you found homes for your dingos.

Reddirt Woman said...

Ya done good... I'm with Otin on this one, give you a dingo and you go all mushy on us and write about something good.

Helen

Mrs. K said...

when you retire from diplomacy, you should totally be an adoption coordinator.

rxBambi said...

Congrats on finding the babies good homes. Make sure they get neutered! And tell the new parents to make sure they keep them well fed so they aren't going around eating babies :)

bernthis said...

I cried all through my semester at law school. Sadly, I didn't get any good results from that. good job lady

Suburban Correspondent said...

Congratulations!

Suzy said...

If puppies stayed small I'd have 200 of them.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

They are so cute! But don't fret, Michel. Another Pirate Ho will surely come along again.

mo.stoneskin said...

Only you would post about good news by ranting about bad news...

...but I enjoyed it. The rant I mean, not Blogger being down. Glad about the little babies getting homes.

♥ Braja said...

You're like the Joan Crawford of the puppy world but in reverse.

Wait...

Yeah it works.

Jason, as himself said...

OMG you crack me up. I'm so glad the babies found homes.

Gaston Studio said...

Good on you Michel, but I knew you'd find them homes or all of Sudan would suffer!

Great idea about your peace making plan; personally, I think it would work 'cause no one wants to see you crying your eyes out!

Pastor Sharon said...

Wow, how sweet that you were able to find them homes. I am thinking you have an excellent gift. Jane at Gaston Studios is right about that peace making plan. . .
Keep up the great work, my friend.