The Animal Quiz

You’re an Oyster!

You don’t have a ton of complexity or identity on your own, so you’ve
made an effort to focus on making a nice and sturdy house. It gives you the
appearance of being interesting as well as a good place to hide from your critics
and those who might expose your secrets. At least you can remind us all of what
humble beginnings we’ve all come from. People associate you with really good

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at the Blue Pyramid.

The Small House Society

I always wanted a small house with a nice yard, maybe a really large yard so I could have an orchard or just let a few acres run riot with trees and wildflowers. I wasn’t looking for small houses today but I found The Small House Society and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Could you live in a really tiny place? How much stuff would you have to get rid of before you could even think of moving in? It’s only when you’re moving that you realize how much you really have.

The house in the picture here is from the Tumbleweed site, the Rockport style. I think that’s the one I’d pick.


Three sisters ages 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, “Was I getting in or out of the bath?”

The 94 year old yells back, “I don’t know. I’ll come up and see.” She starts up the stairs and pauses. “Was I going up the stairs or down?”

The 92 year old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters.
She shakes her head and says, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful,” as she knocked on her wooden table for good measure. ” She then yells, “I’ll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door.”

Really a Rock Garden

Graham must like rocks as much as I do. He has them all around his house. The gardens and lawn are huge there but around the house itself are just rocks and a very few cacti. (Yes, cactus in Canada, growing wild and outdoors all year long).

This is a rock picture from his house. I was looking forward to the rock pictures at least as much (maybe more) than the rose pictures. But they were the ones I took and goofed up. I did this one yesterday just before the camera decided it was full, 36 pictures were stored on it so that is better than a roll of film which gets 26 if you push it. Anyway, I will take more rock pictures next time I drive down there. This one I will keep but I will crop it before using it as desktop background.

Chopper: My Brother's Dog

These are pictures I took this week of my brother’s dog. He’s a really old dog now, been around almost as long as I can remember. His name is Chopper. He had a twin but we aren’t sure if they are still together. My Mom made one for Graham and the other for me. I think they both ended up with Graham though. Which is fine since I had Raggedy Ann and other rag dolls later. Graham still has Chopper. I saw him at the house and made sure I got a picture.