Scotties Toy Box

February 14, 2020

Almost like crusty old books that dictated abhorrent rules are not a good source for morality.

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Family, Love, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:57
Almost like crusty old books that dictated abhorrent rules are not a good source for morality.

 

Almost like crusty old books that dictated abhorrent rules are not a good source for morality.

 

February 12, 2020

Too long

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 15:52

I can tell I have been living with cats too into everything and for too long.   I just noticed a cat hair floating in my drink, and rather than trying to scoop it out or remove it, I said fuck it and drank the drink anyway.  I think I must have swallowed enough cat hair over the years that I should be hacking up hairballs.  Seriously no matter how much you comb them, their fur / hair gathers every where.   It is impossible to keep up with.   Oh well I bet to them we stink most of the time.  There must be some reason my two keep trying to wash me with their tongues.   And I know where that has been!    😀😁😂😃😍😍   Hugs

February 3, 2020

The boys on my desk at 3:00 AM

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 14:49

January 24, 2020

Take that and that and this … oh no you touched my belly! Gottcha.

Filed under: Animals, Children, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Things I like — Scottie @ 20:47

January 14, 2020

I can not do it.

Filed under: Animals, My Life and Rants, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:46

I have 25 open tabs on my computer to read.  I just can not get my mind to focus on them.  I am going to shut this computer down and start a movie on the other one, even though I know I won’t finish it.  If my life pattern is true I will be up by 3 AM and start again.  Thanks to everyone, if there is something you want me to get to let me know.   Oh and Milo is again sacked out in front of my keyboard.  I feel that is going to become his fav place.   Hugs

January 13, 2020

Best Friends

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 07:16

January 7, 2020

Every good deed, Ron is angry at both me and Milo

Filed under: Animals, Family, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 18:52

So I have a sliced open first finger on my left hand and Ron is pissed.   I was holding Milo and handing him up to an upper shelf he likes to lay on.  He suddenly freaked out, started to struggle and clawed me deep on my left hand.   I let go of him and he hung by his front leg claws.   I quickly forgot my own pain and the blood running out of my hand and grasped my wonderful friend and got him off the shelf and on to the floor.  He thanked me by meowing and bumping my leg, he knew what I had done to help him.  He right now is next to me on my desk. Ron on the other hand is royally pissed off.  He insisted on treating the cut as an open wound ( which it is ) and as I am a diabetic it needs special treatment.  He salved it , bandaged it, and gave Milo the stink eye.  I kept telling him I was at fault and it would be OK but he wouldn’t stop until I let him mummify my finger.  I am not sure which is worse, Milo being so upset when it happened, or Ron being so angry now that it happened.      I guess I should love both of them that they  care so much.   Yes I know tomorrow that finger is going to hurt like hell, but what can a person do?    I promise I will live to fight another day.   Hugs

December 30, 2019

Eight Species at Risk of Extinction in Arizona Due to Trump’s Border Wall Construction

Filed under: Animals, Bigotry, Earth News, Fascism, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:48

All this environmental destruction and loss of life for a wall system we already know doesn’t work.   Hugs

https://www.newsweek.com/eight-species-risk-extinction-arizona-due-trumps-border-wall-construction-1479518

The Guardian reported that reduced groundwater levels threaten four species of fish in the region: the Yaqui topminnow; chub; beautiful shiner; and Yaqui catfish. The federally protected Chiricahua leopard frogs, Huachuca water umbel, Mexican garter snakes and Aplomado falcon are also under threat.

“There’s good reason to believe that the Yaqui fish’s only U.S. habitat is drying up as a result of tens or hundreds of thousands of gallons of groundwater being pumped to build the border wall,” Laiken Jordahl, a borderlands campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity, told the newspaper.

The Center for Biological Diversity said Trump has waived dozens of environmental and public health laws to speed up the construction of his border wall through wildlife refuges, national monuments and other protected landscapes.

The Trump administration suspended 28 federal laws that protect clean air, clean water, public lands and endangered wildlife in October, including the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, National Fish and Wildlife Act and Migratory Bird Conservation Act.

A 2017 study by the Center for Biological Diversity found the construction of the wall along the entirety of the nearly 2,000-mile long border between the U.S. and Mexico would have a “disastrous” impact on 93 endangered or threatened species, including jaguars, Mexican gray wolves and Quino checkerspot butterflies.

The study said a wall would block the movement of many species and could lead to the extinction of the jaguar, ocelot, cactus ferruginous pygmy owl and other species.

December 14, 2019

Trust

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 14:54

Milo has been with me since 2010.   I say me because it is clear he thinks I am his special pet.   He is the one that sleeps on my pillow and is next to me most of the time on my desk.   Ron and James used to lament that while Milo will swipe at them claws out and has bitten them he won’t do that to me.   

I think a few minutes ago I sort of got the idea why I do not fear him biting or cutting me.   I sleep with his paws on my face so if he was going to hurt me he could at any time.   Earlier today we got a delivery from Amazon and I put the box on the floor for Milo, he loves boxes, he gets in them and claws the cardboard all to heck.   This time when he went to do that something went wrong.   

I was sitting at my desk reading the comments on Nan’s blog and heard Milo start to cat scream.  I quickly looked over and he was in the box and his claw(s) was caught.   It clearly was painful and he was upset.   I rushed over to him and he was telling the whole world it hurt.   I reached in and went to put my hands around him.   He started to thrash his head back and forth.   Don’t touch me it hurts he was crying.   I knew I had to even if he bit me because it was the only way to help him.  

Trust.   A wonderful thing.  I reached in and wrapped my hands around his chest, his head dashed to the left hitting my left hand hard with his mouth.   His closed mouth.   He never opened his mouth.   I gently pulled him up and forward releasing his claws.   He stopped yelling and I set him on the ground.   He started doing the cat I love you bumps on my hands and legs.   Trust.   I trusted he wouldn’t bite me, he trusted I would help him.   Trust.  It can be a good thing.   Hugs

December 2, 2019

Trying to start my morning blogging

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 04:54

November 28, 2019

PetsTalk Holidays

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:41

Is Conan The Hero Dog A Boy Or A Girl? We Still Don’t Know For Sure.

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:22

This White House can not stop lying and tRump can not stand to be wrong.   Hugs

November 22, 2019

My new 32 inch 4K monitor

Filed under: Animals, My Life and Rants, Pictures, Ron, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:41

Hello Everyone.   I needed to get a new monitor for my video computer.   I had a flat screen 24 inch on it.  Ron is getting a computer and he needs a monitor so I will give him that one.   I wanted something bigger for watching the news videos, YouTube stuff, HBO, Netflix, and movies from Amazon.   As the movies Ron and I buy are 4K and even some YouTube channels I follow are 4K  I figured it would be better to get a monitor that handles that.   However I was a bit surprised at the prices of new 4K monitors of that size.  So I looked into the refurbished program Amazon has.  It seemed really decent.   So I found a refurbished 32 inch 4K monitor with all the features and a stand that was height adjustable, tilt adjustable and even landscape / portrait mode adjustable.   Plus I really like the hookup being straight on acceptable rather than built under an opening.   I hate having to bend over with a flashlight to hook and unhook the cables.  The price was quite reduced at $329.99.

LG 32in UHD 4K Dual HDMI DisplayPort 3840×2160 LED LCD Monitor – 32UD59-B (Renewed)

I was worried about the refurbished issue so when it arrived I took pictures of every step of unpacking it and setting it up.   I need not have worried.   There was not a mark on it, I would have thought it was brand new never out of the original box if it did not have a small sticker on the back saying refurbished.  

So am I happy?  How does it work?   I am thrilled.  It is so clear, so much brighter and clearer than the old monitor.   I love the larger size.   The only draw back is I am running out of space on my desk and the cats do not like having one of the places they sprawl out on the desk reduced.  Ron said he is going to build little side wings for the desk.   I Jokingly told Ron I liked it so much I thought I should get one like it for my main blogging computer.   He about popped a cork.  I have a 27 inch monitor that is only three or four years old.   He was not in favor of the idea at all.   Seemed to think I was rather “pushing my luck” to suggest another new monitor.   😀😃😄😎😎

Here are the pictures I took while unpacking and setting up the monitor.   Notice Milo found the box as soon as I set it down.   Hugs

 

 

Some pictures I took of Milo the other day

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, Pictures — Scottie @ 11:08

My blog helpers are napping

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, News, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:02

November 20, 2019

Why it is hard to blog some times

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November 15, 2019

My night

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 07:49

Hello my wonderful friends and Toy Box viewers.  I had another bad night with muscle spasms.   I went to bed at 7 PM just beat.   I have not been sleeping much so I have been going to bed early.   By 8 PM I was awake with painful spasms in my right leg.   I tried for about 20 minutes to shift enough to relieve the pain and stop the spasms, but it did not work.   So I got up and walked around the bedroom for a while.   So got back to bed about 8:40 PM.   I slept on and off fighting the building spasms and shifting to get them to subside.   At 11:30 PM I jolted awake with horrible pain my my right leg.   The foot, calf , and the back of the upper leg was on fire and spasm so bad my leg bones were hurting.   I struggled out of the bed and tried to stretch the muscles and stumbled around putting pressure on it to help stop the spasm.  I ended up in my office in my chair which is really helpful with these things.   At 12:30 I tried to lay down again.  I drifted off and in less than an hour was back up with both legs in spasms.   I gave up knowing I wouldn’t get any more sleep.   This is how my nights have been going lately.  So the reason I share my attempt to sleep story is both cats were with me in bed, followed me walking around the house, and came to the office with me.   When I got up for good both cats walked in front of me to the coffee maker and then to my office.   I gave them their breakfast treats and set down to set up the computers and do my blogging.   I had help.   Hugs

Milo and Odie on my desk 11-15-2019

November 12, 2019

You is …

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 05:17

Some grand things Randy sent me.

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 05:01

https://dn0.newtumbl.com/img/474577/15625438/1/23001773/nT_ci7f6bta7bugskb8h58yv8p9_300.jpg

November 8, 2019

Milo in the sunlight on the end of my desk

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, My Life and Rants, Pictures — Scottie @ 07:29
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