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From Michael Jackson and his primate pal Bubbles to Whitehorse's Melissa McClelland's animal rescue, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, the loving link between musicians and their creature companions is strong.

In honour of our ongoing Love Month celebrations, CBC Music has assembled an "awwwwwwww"-inducing photo gallery of your favourite artists, their animals and some of the stories behind their lifelong bonds.

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July Talk’s Leah Fay and Bijou
In-Flight Safety’s John Mullane and Marten
Library Voice’s Carl Johnson and Neville
Oh No! Yoko’s Nic Denis and Bella
The Acorn’s Rolf Klausener and Benmont
Holy F--k’s Brian Borcherdt and Dusty
41st and Home’s Thom Kolb
Fake Shark Real Zombie!’s Kevvy Mental and Chewy
Buck 65
and Kevin
Grey Kingdom/Attack in Black’s Spencer Burton and Bucky
Michael Jackson and Bubbles
Miley Cyrus and Bean
Carrie Underwood
Kathleen Edwards and her feline companions
Britney Spears and her new toy (dog)
Neko Case and “Love Wolf”
Taylor Swift and Meredith
Justin Bieber and Pac
Katy Perry and Kitty Purry
Folly & the Hunter’s Nick Schofield and Leo
The Highest Order’s Paul Mortimer and Joni
Dusty Springfield and Pal
John Legend and his dogs
Long John Baldry and cats


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dempstergirl
#1 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

Morning!

<----- these are my lovely grrrls.

StephRamsahai
#2 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

I like animals.

Used to be a cat person but I quickly realized they're not the greatest and now I want a dog.

Unless I could have a cat like Mr. Whiskers <<<<

 

hedgeway
#3 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 21, 2013

YAY ANIMALS!

StephRamsahai
#4 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

Oh! I used to have a bearded dragon! He was awesome. His name was McGuirk after the coach in Home Videos. 

dempstergirl
#5 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

Both my dogs were rescued out of feral dog packs in northern Saskatchewan before the yearly cull. They are insane and hilarious. One of them learned how to open the fridge the other day and ate all of our charcuterie and fancy QC cheeses.

My dad calls them transition objects (he wants grandkids)...

@Steph - Mr. Whiskers freaks me out a little bit!!

tea&cartography
#6 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

I have a floppy cat. She's 12 and sleeps a lot. She also has an unhealthy infatuation with the humidifier.

hedgeway
#7 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 21, 2013

My dog is the only pet I've had other than fish when I was younger. Currently one of my friends has a beta fish named Kevin, and when I go over there we just make horrible fish puns.

"Kevin is up to something fishy"

"Kevin is a real party animal"

"Kevin drinks like a fish"

StephRamsahai
#8 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@dempstergirl - Oh man! I love your dogs!! They're so cute!

dempstergirl
#9 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

@hedgeway - don't you feel gill-ty making fun of Kevin??

@steph - agreed! It is hard not to turn into a crazy dog lady around them :)

hedgeway
#10 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 21, 2013

@Dempstergirl - But he actually is a party animal. I saw him the other day at a club crowdsurfing.

tea&cartography
#11 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

Oy.

This is dangerous; someone gifted me 80 cups worth of green tea, and it is just sitting on my desk beside me. Usually I try and budget it so it will last.

marie_curious
#12 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

Carl Johnson and Neville... swoooooon!

Old Abe
#13 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 21, 2013

Morning Folks!

<----------Pets!

dempstergirl
#14 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

Weird jobs and then pets. Loving the blog this week!

hytumb69
#15 posted by
hytumb69
on Feb 21, 2013

<---- Belah the wonder dog died last summer but was the best friend and pet I ever had!  She was also rescued from intentional drowning in Dawson City as she didn't fit the sled dog team requirements!  She was with me for all my greatest adventures... and finally became a relaxed old dog on the back porch as she watched my children play.  Sad but she couldn't have lived any longer or any better.

dempstergirl
#16 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

@hytumb69 - 1) I am totally tearing up at work, and 2) sled dog rejects are THE BEST. I sure love mine!

Raina Douris
#17 posted by
Raina Douris
on Feb 21, 2013

HEY YOU GUYS!

Raina Douris
#18 posted by
Raina Douris
on Feb 21, 2013

I've been desperately trying to find a picture of me with one of my past pets! So far no luck...

Old Abe
#19 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 21, 2013

Hey Raina. No pet pics for you?

hytumb69
#20 posted by
hytumb69
on Feb 21, 2013

Dear Dempstergirl - I had to search for a pic here at work after seeing your dogs!  Also... Belah and I lived at the gas station at the junction of the Dempster Highway and highway into Dawson when I first got her... I had to quit my job b/c of her and it was the best thing ever!

dempstergirl
#21 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

Hytumb69 - Ah, yes, the Klondike River Lodge! Our traditional stop for buying root beers to drink in the truck while flying over the permafrost heaves on the highway back to Dawson. We always needed a sugar rush after coming back down the Dempster after a long stint in the field.

One of my favourite things about Dawson was all of the dogs strolling around loose with their owners. It helped me with my home sickness for my dogs, who stayed in SK for the summers (they would have ravaged my field experiments digging for voles!).

stevierayk
#22 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

<--- Trixie. She's the best dog ever.

stevierayk
#23 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

or I should say 'best dog I've ever had'

garfielduk
#24 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 21, 2013

<------ Natasha

Raina Douris
#25 posted by
Raina Douris
on Feb 21, 2013

Found one!

Raina Douris
#26 posted by
Raina Douris
on Feb 21, 2013

This is my old dog, Bean. He passed away back in the fall, but he was a pretty rad little dude. My parents even made him a Facebook page... which is where I found this picture.

marie_curious
#27 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

<---- LEIF!

tea&cartography
#28 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

dog people appear to be outnumbering cat people.

dempstergirl
#29 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

@marie - that is a great picture!

MSteve
#30 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

Here's Douglas doing the nasty.

stevierayk
#31 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

I had a cat but she's gone now. She was great but cats wreck shit. Dogs eat slippers, cats disembowel your couch.

garfielduk
#32 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 21, 2013

HOW TO FEED A CAT A TABLET (and a DOG)! I am not sure who wrote this, but it is so funny and so true! ...

1) Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3) Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later. 8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill inside end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9) Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10) Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12) Call fire brigade to retrieve the f------ cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil-wrap.

13) Tie the little b**tard's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of steak filet. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14) Consume remainder of Scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and remove pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15) Arrange for RSPCA to collect "mutant cat from hell" and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

HOW TO GIVE A DOG A PILL:

1) Wrap it in cheese.

 

tea&cartography
#33 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

@MSteve

My cat is a girl, but she still humps everything that she can straddle, especially my boyfriends shoulder.

It is awkward.

Old Abe
#34 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 21, 2013

@garfielduk #32, That is GREAT!

Raina Douris
#35 posted by
Raina Douris
on Feb 21, 2013

I am CONSIDERING getting a cat... looking for name ideas!

garfielduk
#36 posted by
garfielduk
on Feb 21, 2013

Dear Raina Douris #35, Sefa (C fo' Cat)

MSteve
#37 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

@T&C

Douglas is male but fixed of course.  He doesn't really hump, he just likes to suck on things.  But he'll turn in circles while he does it  leaving a nice spike (and if we're not around he'll carry it around).  Anything soft is fair game.

tea&cartography
#38 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

@Raina

Something that can be yelled and is kind of abrupt sounding.

Benoit from Ottawa
#39 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 21, 2013

I once asked my brother-in-law what his young cat was named.

He looked at me, and with a grin said: "FOOD!" ?

"The cat comes running", he concluded.

 

Good morning all, I'm going from lurking to, um, going.

canadajanes
#40 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Good morning! I'm definitely a cat person, but my wife is slightly allergic, so we don't have one right now. Lots of people we are staying with on the road trip have cats, so hopefully we'll find a type that doesn't bother her!

Benoit from Ottawa
#41 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Feb 21, 2013

In a Terry Pratchett novel (Discworld series), a cranky witch gets a young kitten that ends up being called "Hey, you!".

canadajanes
#42 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Oh, I'm pretty excited, I'm going to a luncheon today with Richard Louv as the guest speaker. He's the author of Last Child in the Woods and a strong proponent of challenging Nature Deficit Disorder.

dempstergirl
#43 posted by
dempstergirl
on Feb 21, 2013

Gotta go do some worky things, but before I go - the best pet name I have heard so far is "Hallelujah". Pretty fun to yell out the front door when you are looking for your dog!

marie_curious
#44 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

Cat's don't care what their names are. My cat only responds to sharp hissing sounds and jets of water from a spray bottle.

tea&cartography
#45 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

wait

nature deficit disorder is a serious thing?

I thought it was ironic/satirical?

jdurley
#46 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

I NEED A PET SO-O-O-O-O BADLY

kathyjean
#47 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

<---- Not my cat, but my roomie's. She's a bit of a dumb shit, but lovable enough. I have two of my own which I don't have pics of on hand. 

I love animals! :)

canadajanes
#48 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

T&C - No it's a serious thing. Basically a theory that people (especially young people growing up in urban environments) don't have any exposure to nature/natural environments and that this has a negative impact on them.

stevierayk
#49 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

when my cat would beg for food, nothing would stop her. Not yelling, screaming, water sprayer, only food would shut her up. She was no quitter, I have to give her that.

jdurley
#50 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

#48 - I'd buy that premise

stevierayk
#51 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

@CJ - I saw a news story a couple of years ago; a bunch of kids from Toronto had gone on a field trip into the woods. They were about 10 -12 years old, some of them had never been in a forest before

How wrong is that?!?! 

tea&cartography
#52 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

@canadajanes

I didn't realize that it was a medical thing. Just more of a common sense thing.

I for one can't handle big cities. I need to be able to get out to the country in 15 mins max.

canadajanes
#53 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Stevie - Exactly! That's exactly what I deal with in my job! Most of the teenagers I work with have never been to a state park, forest, or pretty much any natural area. To them a park is a manicured city park with a soccer field and a playground.

StephRamsahai
#54 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@Andy - Did you sell that furniture yet!?

jdurley
#55 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@teacart - I approve of your profile photo!

canadajanes
#56 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

T&C - Well, maybe not as much medical. I think there is some research into the negative health effects (obesity, lesser attention span, etc.) that are related.

canadajanes
#57 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Steph - Ha, almost all of it. (But not to crazy-pants/booty-call). A different guy is supposed to come by for the couch tonight, so the only big thing left after that is a coffee table. We've got a bunch of smaller things we're still trying to sell, but if it doesn't happen, we'll have room to pack them.

tea&cartography
#58 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

@jdurley

The cat has poached the little bells and carefully placed them in her corner of stuff.

StephRamsahai
#59 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@Andy - Well that's awesome!! :D I'm kinda glad crazy-pants didn't get the stuff. Hahah

canadajanes
#60 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Steph - Well, she said she wanted to buy a bunch of the small stuff that's left, so I'm still hoping she comes back!

StephRamsahai
#61 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@Andy - Ah! Well, that's fair. I haven't heard from the chick who wanted to buy my end tables again which is kind of annoying. They're pretty cheap though so if no one takes 'em I'll probably just put them in the hallway. Still have a bed to sell though! Ugh!!

smalliebigs
#62 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

This blog topic has been up for a while now and STILL no mention of the Ikea monkey? For shame.

Also, good morning, team. 

canadajanes
#63 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Steph - The bed is the tough one! Good luck!

MSteve
#64 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

Nobody wants a dirty old bed.

MSteve
#65 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

<-------- Someone might have done this to it.

jdurley
#66 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

Yeah, I'm sorry to say that there's no way I would buy a bed from a stranger.

StephRamsahai
#67 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@MSteve - You just called me dirty! YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME!!

StephRamsahai
#68 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@jdurley - I know! Neither would I. This is the issue. I thought about donating it but a lot of places only take frames, not mattresses and box springs. Buh! 

canadajanes
#69 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Steph - I'm going to have to side with MSteve on this one...

jdurley
#70 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@steph - yeah, the whole situation is unfortunate and wasteful.  Yet understandable...

smalliebigs
#71 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

I'll have you know that only a few rats came out of the mattress I claimed from a grimy Dirt City alley to use as my bed. Most of the rashes cleared up pretty quickly, too. 

MSteve
#72 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

@Steph

I don't know you, but assuming you're some sort of living being your bed is gross and full of old skin and tiny bugs.

StephRamsahai
#73 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@Andy - Not cool, bro! Not cool.

tea&cartography
#74 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

@steph

You could offer to get it steam cleaned.

I bought a mattress of an acquaintance (it was in their spare room) and they steam cleaned it before selling it to me.

It made me much more ok with the second hand bed situation.

westcrunch
#75 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Oh boy! I have been waiting for a pet-related blog post for ages. Ladies and Gents, may I present...

 

<---- GARY!

daa1982
#76 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 21, 2013

I'm still for having a mattress bonfire.

StephRamsahai
#77 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

So, I guess the conclusion is that I'm throwing away a perfectly good mattress and box spring. Great.

Well, at least my dilemma is solved!

canadajanes
#78 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Daa - Oooh, that sounds like fun!

stevierayk
#79 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

Roast some weiners

jdurley
#80 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@westcrunch - GARY!!  so cute!!

StephRamsahai
#81 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@teaandcartography - Not a bad idea... I have no idea how I'd go about that though. Do I have to take it somewhere or do they come to me? Would it even be worth it, cost wise? So many things!!

westcrunch
#82 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@Steph

I have to do the same thing :( Mattresses are hard to sell these days, what with bed bugs being a concern and people genuinely not liking the idea of sleeping on someone else's body juice. I can't for the life of me ditch mine.

StephRamsahai
#83 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@daa - Can we have said bonfire in your backyard!?

westcrunch
#84 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

And yes, Gary is wearing a hoodie in my photo. It's ugly on every other dog except Gary...

StephRamsahai
#85 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@westcrunch - Yeah, the thought of just tossing my bed on the curb makes my heart hurt. Oh well. IT'LL BE WORTH IT WHEN I GET TO CALGARY!!!

Also, Gary is amazing. I love him.

daa1982
#86 posted by
daa1982
on Feb 21, 2013

@Steph - no, we'll have it under the Bridge over the Thames river.

marie_curious
#87 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

They need to made mattresses biodegradable. Nobody wants a used mattress, and they all just end up in landfills.

smalliebigs
#88 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

I had a bike called Gary once. 

StephRamsahai
#89 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@daa - Oh! Maybe they could actually just use the mattress down there! You know, make a little more home-y!

westcrunch
#90 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@Raina #35

Best cat name I've ever heard: Chairman Meow

MSteve
#91 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

@Steph

I am going over the top a little bit. I wouldn't buy a used mattress but there are people who would, just don't expect to get a lot of $$.  Keep it up on kijiji or whatever and if someone takes it all the better.  In the meantime you don't have to sleep on the floor.

westcrunch
#92 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@Steph

There are some mattress recycle depots around who will take it and re-purpose the materials, but you usually have to pay them to take it. About $15-$30 depending

MSteve
#93 posted by
MSteve
on Feb 21, 2013

Cat Name:  Doctor Puss

tea&cartography
#94 posted by
tea&cartography
on Feb 21, 2013

@steph

Not sure about prices, there has got to be an upholstery cleaning place in town that rents the steam cleaners.

Old Abe
#95 posted by
Old Abe
on Feb 21, 2013

@Westcrunch - Gary is awesome!

StephRamsahai
#96 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@teaandcartography - Ah cool! I'll have to look into it.

THANKS FOR ALL THE SUGGESTIONS EVERYONE! :D

21 DAYS!!!!!

canadajanes
#97 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Steph - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

17 days!!!!

westcrunch
#98 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Andy & Steph

2 DAYS!!!!

StephRamsahai
#99 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@Andy - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

StephRamsahai
#100 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@WESTCRUNCH - HOLY MOLY!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Raina Douris
#101 posted by
Raina Douris
on Feb 21, 2013

I've been considering Zoidberg as a potential cat name. 

canadajanes
#102 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Steph/Westcrunch - WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

canadajanes
#103 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Raina - I think kittens are way better than puppies.

TheIceman
#104 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

<- This is Boomer. He is 13 now and has one surgically repaired knee and another that doesn't really bend so well. He is otherwise fit and still enjoys walks and playing with his treat ball. He was rescued from a shelter in Hamilton. He suffered from severe separation anxiety when he was younger and cost us couches, curtain, blinds and door frames. He's okay now though, we can finally leave him at home without dreading what we might find when we got home.

stevierayk
#105 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

@steph – put the mattress in plastic, put it outside for 2 days (in this sub zero weather). Place an ad in Kijiji stating ‘Mattress for sale – kept in below zero storage’ It’s what my Mom had to do to get rid of a sofa.

 

smalliebigs
#106 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

<--the late, great Samuel J. Dennis Dawg. He was a bit of a jerk but cute as hell and we loved him to bits. 

StephRamsahai
#107 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@stevie - Hmmmm! That's one big ass plastic bag! Haha! It's tough cause I live in an apartment building so I'm not really sure where I'd put it.

westcrunch
#108 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@stevie

I might be missing something here...what's the benefit of saying it was kept in sub zero temps?

marie_curious
#109 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

@Westcrunch: Because people think freezing destoys germs. It doesn't, though.

westcrunch
#110 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@Marie

Riiiight. "Kills" germs

stevierayk
#111 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

But it does kill bedbugs which seem to be the big concern these days. Or so I've been told.

StephRamsahai
#112 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

Yeah, I was thinking more on the bug side, not germ side. If the cold killed germs, Canadians would be completely healthy 90% of the time. Haha

westcrunch
#113 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Damn! I wish I could use the sub-zero temperature line to help me sell my stuff. Sadly, I don't think that excuse would fly in Vancouver.

StephRamsahai
#114 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

Who is this song by again? (I Wake Up Everyday)

TheIceman
#115 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@Steph 112 - I've heard there is some evidence when we have a particularly mild winter there is more illness due to germs that weren't killed by the cold. I can't say I've seen the studies, so at this point it's purely anecdotal.

canadajanes
#116 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

westcruch - or here in Houston...

marie_curious
#117 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

Apparently bedbugs are really easy to get rid of, which is why I'm amazed they've made such a major comeback.

EricR
#118 posted by
EricR
on Feb 21, 2013

@The Iceman [#113] -- I would certainly agree with your anecdotal evidence of a mild winter leading to a more disease-ridden spring, likely because not enough germs were 'killed' off by the cold.

stevierayk
#119 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

@ the old folks home they say 'a mild winter equals a full graveyard', sick, but it seems to be accurate.

TheIceman
#120 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

For those sitting on the fence about attending Mariposa - just announced Bahamas.

kathyjean
#121 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

Westcrunch - YOUR DOG!!! 

EricR
#122 posted by
EricR
on Feb 21, 2013

I'm sure this has been covered here recently (I've been away for a few days), but just in case it wasn't, Zunior got a facelift ... and it looks great!

westcrunch
#123 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@KJ: Right?!?!? I can't stop looking at my own profile picture. Although my confession is that technically it's my sister's dog.

binsy
#124 posted by
binsy
on Feb 21, 2013

This morning my kid said that babies are like dogs or cats, so I guess my kids count as pets. 

 

 

I just had a wisdom tooth pulled on my way to work this morning, so if I put anything stupid in writing today I have the great excuse, that I am measurably less wise today. 

 

TheIceman
#125 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

Yes! I love Moonface!

kathyjean
#126 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

<---- My two nerds, Molly (tabby) and Suki (black and white).

Picture's a bit dark, sorries! 

GPBOSHIP
#127 posted by
GPBOSHIP
on Feb 21, 2013

Bowie moved to Canada?

 

stevierayk
#128 posted by
stevierayk
on Feb 21, 2013

@binsy - that's one nasty commute. 

canadajanes
#129 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Oh geeze, only two weeks left of work, one week in my apartment.

binsy
#130 posted by
binsy
on Feb 21, 2013

@stevierayk

Yep. 

binsy
#131 posted by
binsy
on Feb 21, 2013

@canadajanes

Where are you going to live for that other week?

canadajanes
#132 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

binsy - staying with friends, moving between two different couches and a spare bed.

Christine McAvoy
#133 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

Whoa, some of those photos are the ones I sourced for R3 a while back on a thing about musicians and their pets...

 

Good morning friends!

gee_whiz
#134 posted by
gee_whiz
on Feb 21, 2013

Where can I get a playlist for a program--the widget isn't always on time.

Christine McAvoy
#135 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

uh oh, its another mega blog......

binsy
#136 posted by
binsy
on Feb 21, 2013

I believe we are in a megablog.

Grant Lawrence
#137 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

MEGADOGBLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

westcrunch
#138 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Another megablog? Yeesh.

At least we get to keep looking at cute animal photos.

EricR
#139 posted by
EricR
on Feb 21, 2013

Some guy named Craig Norris just got his photo taken with the Mayor!  (No, not C-Mac, the mayor of KW).

canadajanes
#140 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Eric - Not C-Mac? Who cares about any other mayors?

kathyjean
#141 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

138+1

 

kirkofdoom
#142 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013

MERGAH BERLGH?!

Musicians and their animals are important enough for a MEGA BLOG?

Christine McAvoy
#143 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

Love you guyssssss :)

westcrunch
#144 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

I have a tax related question for any accountants/CAs on the blog *cough LaurenElizabeth cough*

I worked in Vancouver from last tax season (April) through until June. Then in Montreal from June to now. And I'll be living in Winnipeg when it actually get around to filing this year.

What the f*&# province do I file in?

Christine McAvoy
#145 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

Speaking of adorable animals...I posted a whole bunch of instagram photos from the farm that i visited on vancouver island...including THIS ONE of a sheep giving another sheep a kiss... friggen adorable.

there are more on my IG page...

marie_curious
#146 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

Who's Grant Lawrence?

New host?

canadajanes
#147 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

marie - the "Who is Groin Lawrence" type jokes never get old.

fictionjunkie
#148 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Feb 21, 2013

Hello. I am not reading the whole blog. I have a cat. Wouldn't say we have a strong connection.

binsy
#149 posted by
binsy
on Feb 21, 2013

@fictionjunkie

Get rid of it!

Grant Lawrence
#150 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

@marie_curious @canadajanes how dare you both?

westcrunch
#152 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Ohmigawd...this song is about loving?!?!? I would have never guessed.

kathyjean
#153 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

DEXTERRRR! haha

jdurley
#154 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant - Congrats on your impending doom baby news!  You will make an awesome dad!

Grant Lawrence
#155 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

Can I get a round up of exactly what is happening in everyone's personal lives? I'm getting confused...

fictionjunkie
#156 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Feb 21, 2013

@binsy - no we took on the responsibility, we'll wait until she kicks it. It's more that she's become an outdoor cat rather than a companion. 

JonDixon
#157 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

<--- my dog.  She's pretty awesome, even though she woke me up at 5 am this morning

Grant Lawrence
#158 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

@jdurley thanks! 

burgessjackie
#159 posted by
burgessjackie
on Feb 21, 2013
Went to the Burning Hell EP release on Headless Owl Records last night. It was awesome! Kyle Cashen (of Old TIme Machine) played solo and it was great - reminded me of Patrick Watson. The Whitehorse hipsters were out in full force!
Trail
#160 posted by
Trail
on Feb 21, 2013

goood morning. I have a wonderful little cat names Asha. she was farrel when we got her. She spent the first couple months trying to teach me how to hunt by bringing me increasingly less dead mice to my feet and encouraging me to kill them.  I treid to explain that I was Vegan and that I was thrilled she was able to catch the mice but I was not interested.  She just gave up on me eventually.

 

jdurley
#161 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant - also, we missed you.  Never leave us again.

kirkofdoom
#162 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013

I used to have a cat, who hated me. It lived a hell of a long time, though; we got it when I was in elementary school and died only a few years ago. At least ten years. 

My parent's recently got a new cat, and while I have no strong affinity towards it, every time I am there the cat seems to find its way onto my lap. 

TheIceman
#163 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant - What's the story with your partner regarding pets? Is Jill a dog or cat person? Will you be having a pet sometime after the arrival of little Grantina?

Trail
#164 posted by
Trail
on Feb 21, 2013

@Burgessjackie - I saw some pics on Facebook leading up to that show. I want the Burning hell to come to Victoria on theur tour but it does not look good!

 

canadajanes
#165 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

Grant - Westcrunch is moving to Winnipeg in 2 days.

I'm heading off on a 5 month road trip in 17 days (see you in Vancouver!)

Steph is moving to Calgary (for love) in 21 days.

I have no idea about anyone else.

kathyjean
#166 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

kirk: You look so indifferent to that cat's presence on your lap. haha

neuromancer
#167 posted by
neuromancer
on Feb 21, 2013

<----- me and my gal. 

marie_curious
#168 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant: Congratulations on making that baby!

(You are far braver than I!)

JonDixon
#169 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

@jackie I did not make it out to that event - too busy trying to help organize the hockey tournament for this weekend. Plus I'm a lazy ass

westcrunch
#170 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Building on @Andy's #165: We're also all trying to sell furniture quite unsuccessfully...

burgessjackie
#171 posted by
burgessjackie
on Feb 21, 2013
@Trail - hopefully you can see them! it was just Mathias and one of his bandmates, so a pretty trimmed band but it was still good - Kyle and a few other local guys ended up going up on stage later in the show which was fun. Mathias is apparently one of the guys running Headless Owl along with Kyle and Andrew Stratis (a local guy) so it was a big love-in kind of night
TheIceman
#172 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@KirkofDog - It seems to be a rule with cats, they will go to, jump on, pester the person who likes them the least. It's their way of asserting that they are indeed rulers of the Universe.

evensteven
#173 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 21, 2013

Meh!-Gah!-Blog!

Just started listenin'

Did anyone play Unmarkded Animals by Devon Sproule today yet?

Also, currently no pets :(

jdurley
#174 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

I just playlisted this song immediately on the strength of that whistly opening.

burgessjackie
#175 posted by
burgessjackie
on Feb 21, 2013
@Jon that's too bad! but I definitely understand - Wednesday nights after work isn't the most inspiring time to go to a three and a half hour show
lindsey.who
#176 posted by
lindsey.who
on Feb 21, 2013
Re: pets One of my housemates got a pet dog with 3 of his best friends. They shared it like they were divorced parents. It was really weird and also hilarious. The puppy's name was Kevin (named after our landlord). He was super cute! But the arrangement didnt work out and now he just belongs to one of the guys (the other two were kind of deadbeat dads). I kindof miss having a dog around that I didn't actually have to take care of. I like animals but I'm pretty irresponsible when it comes to caring for them. I have a fish named Malfoy. He's enough work for me.
Snarf
#177 posted by
Snarf
on Feb 21, 2013

I don't have any pets but my neighbour's cat Cricket (pictured) likes to come visit.  He is a jerk.

Well now my other neighbour's cat, Monkey, has taken to coming to visit and she is awesome! She plays fetch AND cuddles.  

But Cricket and Monkey don't get along and there have been a couple of near cat fights in my kitchen.

TheRadioHead
#178 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Feb 21, 2013
Photo gallery doesn't work from phone, and neither does mega blog, so I'll get a comment in quickly while I still can. Fir most people, if you have kids you do the round of various pets. The one our family invested in was birds. We started with a pair of budgies, which turned out to be a breeding pair so we quickly had an aviary. It grew to ever larger birds, ending up with a parrot. After my husband was gone and I realized that bird would out live me, I donated it to the parrot club. I am now pet and kid free and livin' the life!
Grant Lawrence
#179 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

TRAIL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canadajanes
#180 posted by
canadajanes
on Feb 21, 2013

jdurley - the whistling creeped the hell out of me. I was walking out of the room whistling when it came on, and I thought someone was doing it back to me.

JonDixon
#181 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

@jackie plus my better half has girl guides on wednesdays and couldn't have even come with me.

I was also in bed at 9 pm last night

Trail
#182 posted by
Trail
on Feb 21, 2013

@burgessjackie - ya, Mathias came to Victoria for the Happy Birthday album but that was a fairly unique project in the burning hell catalogue I think so I got to see him there but I have not see the whole band play since I lived in Peterborough.   Glad the show was good!

jdurley
#183 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@cj - #180 - that's kind of hilarious!

lindsey.who
#184 posted by
lindsey.who
on Feb 21, 2013
Oh! I almost forgot. My brother and I rescued a cat this summer. We named him Alfred and he lives with my brother. The cat is mental, but super friendly. He's my favourite pet thing that I sortof have.
TheIceman
#185 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@Snarf - The prelude to cat fights are high entertainment. Usually the howling, hissing and threatening and posturing lasts much longer than the actual scrap.

Trail
#186 posted by
Trail
on Feb 21, 2013

@ Grant -  Ya.. had a break... My partner (One little carrot) gave birth to our second son on Jan 14th... So I have been away a bit. That and my work is cracking down on streaming online but  I am resisting!

Christine McAvoy
#187 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

you need ali milner and remington in this gallery....

and ANY of the matinee and their cats...(you should have stolen a picture from Dudes With Beards And Bikes And Cats)(M2 and his cat - which is named Bob Dylan) (GRANT Ima email you this one)

Speaking of, here is the gallery of dudes with beards, and bikes and cats (which you can still buy fyi)

TheIceman
#188 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@JD 181 - I hope you mean she's one of the leaders and not a member of the troupe.

jdurley
#189 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@Christine - Dexter is beautiful!  Yellow lab?  I know a few yellow labs, they are handsome dudes!

westcrunch
#190 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

Gary (pictured) was a rescue. He was found running in traffic outside my sister's roommate's place of work.

They took him to the pound and found out he wasn't registered, and in LA when that happens they have a two week waiting period; if no one claims the missing dog within that time, the finders can keep the puppy. So...that's how Gary came to join our family.

They figured he ran away from the litter since he was in really good shape when they found him. Not to mention he's been THE BEST dog ever so far.

kirkofdoom
#191 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013
PhilipST
#192 posted by
PhilipST
on Feb 21, 2013

@EricR, #122, Wow, zunior.com looks great! Thanks for sharing the news of their makeover.

The dog in my profile pic was my black Lab named Noah. I got him at a dog pound in Deadwood, South Dakota on a summer journey when I was 15. More about Noah later on the blog. 

Snarf
#193 posted by
Snarf
on Feb 21, 2013

TheIceman - they haven't even got that far yet.

At first Cricket would stomp over to Monkey with his back arched, punch her in the face, and look smug.

Eventually Monkey learned that a) Cricket is a jerk and b) she is much faster than him.  Now she waits until he isn't looking and charges him.  He runs screaming out of the house.

JonDixon
#194 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

@theiceman haha, yeah, she is a leader.

Grant Lawrence
#195 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

@Trail congratulations! My wife is expecting...

StephRamsahai
#196 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

Hi!

Christine McAvoy
#197 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

(@jdurley YEP! love that dog)

 

Here are some more photos of Dexter in case you don't follow me on the internet things:

-Dex defining the word "swag"

-Dex staring into your soul

-Dex as a puppy.

-Dex being handsome and magestic

-Dex smiling :)

TheRadioHead
#198 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Feb 21, 2013
BTW, birds that are a mating pair screw A LOT! We finally had to "get them a room" in the basement as it was just too awkward in front of visitors.
PhilipST
#199 posted by
PhilipST
on Feb 21, 2013

Further to #192, in the summer of 1970, my brother and I were driving from Ohio to California for summer of discovery trip when our van broke down in Deadwood, South Dakota. We ended up being stuck there for a few days and during our stay asked a policeman if there was a dog pound in town. He took us there and showed us the one dog in the pound, telling us what he knew about the dog's story. Partway his his tale, the dog emerged from his cage, and lifting a rear leg, began peeing a bulls-eye directly into the drain at the center of the small building’s cement floor. Noticing us watching the dog’s marksmanship and care, the cop said, “Oh, yeah, he’s real clean. Doesn’t like to dirty up his own cage, so we let him out a couple times a day.” That was all we needed to hear, and so we paid the municipality of Deadwood $5 for the right to adopt the dog, whom we quickly renamed “Noah.” We had him the next 12 years and he was my constant companion. Living in NYC, I've not since had another dog. 

nvp
#200 posted by
nvp
on Feb 21, 2013

 

animal love uniblog!?

come on!

 

iamRobSmith
#201 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 21, 2013

DOG BLOG!!!!!!!!

<------------------

TheIceman
#202 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@TRH 198 - Bird Schnog!

jdurley
#203 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant - I'm sure it's not "in the system" but if you could rustle up Corb Lund's "Owl Song" that would be super-cool and amazing.

smalliebigs
#204 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

Large birds creep me out. I once declined a birthday party invitation after finding out the birthday girl had a cockatoo that got to just freely fly about the house. 

JonDixon
#205 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

<-- Juno was a "rescue" (I put it in quotes because the shelter here has a no kill policy) that we picked up as soon as we moved up here (long story short, I had to bribe my then girlfriend now wife with a puppy to get her to move here).  We adopted her and I promptly left for 3 weeks (that turned into 4 because of weather) in the middle of nowhere.

But she is pretty awesome.  She even sneaks her way onto the bed sometimes, even though I forbid it.  

burgessjackie
#206 posted by
burgessjackie
on Feb 21, 2013
<------------------------ DOG BLOG! This is Phoebe, our Boston Terrier - she's fabulous (even with all her snorting, snoring, and farting)!
jdurley
#207 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@smallie - besides, who wants feathers and birdcrap in their cake??

kirkofdoom
#208 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013

wait, forget the cat, this picture is even better. it's me with the amazing wolf blanket i won in a raffle. 

JonDixon
#209 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

@smallie my wife is scared of birds.  We went to Fort Edmonton once and the free range chickens almost gave her a heart attack.

TheRadioHead
#210 posted by
TheRadioHead
on Feb 21, 2013
Birdsong, wonderful thanks. It is also one of my earliest song memories from Radio 3.
Grant Lawrence
#211 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

@smalliebigs re #204 early contender for post of the day

iamRobSmith
#212 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 21, 2013

MORE DOG BLOG

<------------------

StephRamsahai
#213 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

I've been house-sitting for the past couple weeks which involves feeding a bird. I've discovered I'm not a huge fan. I've never liked wild birds (except crows and flamingos) but now I don't like pet birds either.

TheIceman
#214 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@Smallie - True - I once worked as a water meter installer, and had to go in a house where the owner had parrots that flew around the house and would attack you if they didn't know you.

smalliebigs
#215 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

@Jdurley: bingo!

@Jon: those things WILL peck you. I generally take a wide berth of them. Tell your wife she's in good company. 

Christine McAvoy
#216 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

@kirk you can tell that was a while ago because of the size of the beard (and the hair really haha)

Trail
#217 posted by
Trail
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant  - What?  That is super exciting. Congratulations! I had missed that news!  You'll love it! Pass on the congrats to the soon to be mom.

westcrunch
#218 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

No bird is more terrifying than a pigeon. Groups of pigeons are even worse.

Like, when you're walking towards them and they don't fly away. But when you're finally in the middle of the pack and they all fly up around you. Feathers flying, poop dropping, wings in your face...

Worst game of chicken ever!

smalliebigs
#219 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

@Iceman: you're a brave man. I just shuddered at the the thought. 

@Grant: good to have you back, sir, and again congrats. 

PhilipST
#220 posted by
PhilipST
on Feb 21, 2013

@jdurley @203 Speaking of Corb Lund, I'm going to hear him at Joe's Pub in NYC tonight--very excited!

Matt Mays just released news of a US tour in support of a band called Gaslight Anthem. Lucky West Coasters, he's coming to cities like Portland, SF, Denver, Houston, etc. No east coast dates at all. Darn! 

Christine McAvoy
#221 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

Hey! Let not talk about birds anymore... :s

jdurley
#222 posted by
jdurley
on Feb 21, 2013

@PhilipST re: Corb Lund - YES!  Nice!  Jealous!  It will be great!

smalliebigs
#223 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

@Westcrunch: fortunately (in light of how many of them are around) pigeons don't bother me. I think it's mostly that they generally don't ATTACK like, say, crows or turkeys. 

With that, I will put an end to my bird fear related posts. 

kirkofdoom
#224 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013

cmac, one of these days i am going to put together a collage of pictures from facebook/twitter/instagram/whatever to document the beard growth.

westcrunch, i dunno. pigeons are flying rats, but have you seen those videos where crows solve puzzles? Crows are smart, and that's even more unnerving. 

kathyjean
#225 posted by
kathyjean
on Feb 21, 2013

dempster: I don't know if you're still around, but where in northern SK did you get your dogs? 

 

westcrunch
#226 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@PhilipST

Matt Mays AND Gaslight Anthem?! Shut the front door! I might have just peed my pants a little...

marie_curious
#227 posted by
marie_curious
on Feb 21, 2013

Birds are masochist's choice of pet. They're loud, stinky and they make terrible companions.

JonDixon
#228 posted by
JonDixon
on Feb 21, 2013

@kirk crows and ravens can recognize faces!  They did some experiment that proved it

hedgeway
#229 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 21, 2013

re: birds

I have a really big fear of geese. Fuckers are crazy.

Christine McAvoy
#230 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

NO MORE BIRD TALK!!!!!!!!!

nvp
#231 posted by
nvp
on Feb 21, 2013

 

 

[229] crazy delicious

Grant Lawrence
#232 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

@StephRam aka my little trinidadian flower aka cross-country schnogger... so are you going to kill the bird?

TheIceman
#233 posted by
TheIceman
on Feb 21, 2013

@Westcrunch 226 - "Shut the front door!" Do people actually say that? I thought Harveys just made that up for their commercial since they couldn't say shut the fuck up!

Grant Lawrence
#234 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

I OWNED A PAIR OF PIGEONS AS PETS. "Oscar" and "Heather". They were homing pigeons and it actually worked!

hedgeway
#235 posted by
hedgeway
on Feb 21, 2013

@nvp - I've never had goose. But I'd rather one on the dinner table than hissing and chasing after me.

kirkofdoom
#236 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013

Birds.

Snarf
#237 posted by
Snarf
on Feb 21, 2013

CMac - look away

 

 

 

Swans are the worst.  Who hasn't been chased by a swan as a kid?

StephRamsahai
#238 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@Grant - Hahahaha! No, I managed to survive. Last night was my last night there so it's all good! :D Also, I guess I like the new nickname... :)

iamRobSmith
#239 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Feb 21, 2013

Does he say "the answer is bacon"?

PhilipST
#240 posted by
PhilipST
on Feb 21, 2013

@westcrunch #226 I'm a newbie about Gaslight Anthem. They're great, huh? Here's Matt's link again: http://www.mattmays.com/

kirkofdoom
#241 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Feb 21, 2013

iceman,

Brandi from Sidney York (and beekeeer) says "Shut the flight deck door!" occasionally as a curse substitute. Especially fitting since she also works for West Jet.

smalliebigs
#242 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

Cross-country Schnogger! 

nvp
#243 posted by
nvp
on Feb 21, 2013

 

 

one day downtown my sweetie got swooped by a crow, and we saw it on the news later that day, attacking other people.

it was cool.

smalliebigs
#245 posted by
smalliebigs
on Feb 21, 2013

I'm somewhat concerned about Alberta's supply of Guinness what with Steph and Leftandleaving both residing in the same province as me in the near future. 

westcrunch
#246 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@iceman: I only use it on the blog so when I'm dead and people* look back to see what the infamous westcrunch was like, they don't see a potty-mouthed redneck.

*probably more like person

Christine McAvoy
#247 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Feb 21, 2013

Shut up Kirk!

 

Most of the YVR3 have seen what happens when birds get too close to me... (Kirk I will always remember that time on hastings right after we parked and were going to the peak show).

Eric can now say he's seen my freak out. Stupid portland pigeons.

 

Definitely my most irrational fear.... :S

binsy
#248 posted by
binsy
on Feb 21, 2013

@PHilipST

I like the story of Noah! 

Corb Lund should be great. I made beer run yesterday listening to one of his albums, thinking I need to make that my official beer run music. 

PhilipST
#249 posted by
PhilipST
on Feb 21, 2013

@234 Speaking of homing pigegons, and racing pigeons, have you ever seen the 1980s movie, "Birdy?" Powerful film about a character who comes home from war and so identifies with his birds he thinks he is one. Sounds silly, perhaps, but it's very well done. A young Nicolas Cage is in it, with Matthew Modine. 

StephRamsahai
#250 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Feb 21, 2013

@smallie - Yeah, better call up Ireland and get that shit sorted!!!

Grant Lawrence
#251 posted by
Grant Lawrence
on Feb 21, 2013

@IamRobSmith yes, Old Man Luedecke says "the answer's bacon"

westcrunch
#252 posted by
westcrunch
on Feb 21, 2013

@PhilipST I highly recommend giving Gaslight Anthem a try. I was a huge fan of their first record, and a medium fan of their second. I would definitely see them in concert again.

evensteven
#253 posted by
evensteven
on Feb 21, 2013

Philip... I met a potential new R3NYNJ member at Hannah's show last week. He saw Lindi Orte