Luka contemplating

Luka contemplating

31 December 2010

Walking with Iwan

yesterday Main Servant took me in the car again, just the two of us? nooo, we were going to pick up Iwan and we had a great walk! Luka thinkz Luka iz in luuuuuuuuuuuuuuv...
Main Servant will post pictures of lovely Luka and lovely Iwan later.

29 December 2010

A fine day

I had a fine day today. Main Servant decided to sleep in late and when Main Servant 2 came downstairs, he spoke the words I always love to hear: Luka, Guido, you can go upstairs. They always use this as an example to prove that there's nothing wrong with my hearing abilities (in case I take off in the fields), but well...

... anyway, I dashed upstairs and dived underneath the duvet, after of course making a quick stop at the study to snatch some cat food and ignoring the "Luka, NO"s coming from the Main Servants' bedroom. Guido always gets totally mushy and starts quivering and whinning "ooooooh I can go sleep with mommy"-ish, he thinks Main Servant is his mommy and snuggles up with his head on her pillow. I can't even get some rest because he is making these oooooooooh I'm so ghappy noises. But eventually even Guido was snoring and so we all dozed off, and since I was very comfy on my spot underneath the duvet I couldn't even bother saying something to Tequila and Muppet and Loeder about them laying down their furry asses on the bed with us. As long as I had my spot the world was okay. 

After a good sleep Main Servant came up with another great plan: we were going to town, just the two of us (to great dismay of Guido)! I love going to town with Main Servant. She always gets distracted by the things they put on their paws or cloth thingies sooner or later which gives me every opportunity to scout for goodies. Today's loot: half a white bun (Main Servant tried to unlock it from my mouth but I got to it before she could take it away again and quickly swallowed it, NOW try to get it from me, HAH) and a big chunk of waffle thrown by a very nice man from a vending van. Yummie! I got my usual share of compliments on how lovely and pretty I looked and how cute I looked in my coat and snoodie and I got lots of free pets (yes please, go on, go on, a little to the left please there's an itchy, yeaaaaah thanks). The snow had turned into something mushy and filthy which wasn't nice on my paws but I wiped my feet on the pillows in the car on the way back and then my toes felt okay again.

Of course the others were seeing green and smelling my mouth (WHAT did you get, do I smell waffles???!) but Main Servant got another chunk which she split between the five of us. It's a good thing cats don't eat waffles because that would seriously endanger my Luka ration! Now I'm off to the couch, hoping Guido is not going to kick me in his sleep. 
Nighty night from a very pleased and happy Luka!

21 December 2010

Holiday wishes

I have some holiday wishes for you. Of course I wish everyone to have loads and loads of chewy bones (the usual ones), health and happiness for their pack but more than that I wish that many of my friends at Scooby will find their golden basket this year. 

Just look at their pictures, they all wish for a nice warm bed, a coat when it's cold outside and a place in your heart. Especially us  galgos we don't require that much, a good couch and some nice pillows, enough food and a daily walk is all we need. In return we have tons of hugs to offer, we'll make you laugh and we'll decorate your room (no, just kidding, we're not supposed to do that last thing Main Servant says).

If you don't have the room or the money to take one of my friends into your home, please consider virtual adoption, read more about it on At only €10 a month you can support one of my many friends at Scooby, some of which have to stay there because they're just too old like the dogs from jurassic parc garden, or because they need a lot of medication... some live on the Scooby farm and have a good life there, but they all need food, medication and care. Please think of them too when you're thinking of a christmas present! Then we truly can have happy holidays :) 
a gentle nose-nudgie from Luka

20 December 2010

Snow is fun!

It's snowing down here. I like snow. I don't like the feeling it gives to my paws when I stay in it for too long, but for a walk and some fooling around it's great. And of course I look absolutely fabulous in every picture... But pictures tell so much more than words, so enjoy the ones Main Servant took of me and my pack!
Naughty greetings, Luka


13 December 2010

Our little visitors!

We had little visitors yesterday. That was lots of fun! I like little dogs because they're fast and fun to go after. Like a ball on legs. Main Servants were a little bit anxious because when we are outside, Nancy doesn't like little dogs. To be more specific, what she tells us is she wants to eat them and pick her teeth with their femur bone. So the humans in our house were a little bit cautious and put Nancy in her bench, while I introduced myself and the rest of the pack to the little ones. 

Then Nancy was taken out and something really amazing happened. She was very very careful not to get too close to the little ones, and when one of the little ones barked at her at close range she fled. I was in shock. And a little bit pleased, to be honest. Because despite her size I am waaaay tougher than her and I am not afraid of little doggies, me. So there she was, jumping back for a dog the size of her head! It took her a while to get enough courage to lie down close to them, but still she kept one watchful eye open. I was having fun playing with them and Sid in the mean time.We all had a long nap and the next day we got in the bus with the four humans and the little doggies and went for a walk in the woods. That was tons of fun! Of course I did my duty to show them some tricks from the Naughty Doggies Alliance handbook. 

Only Sid all of a sudden wanted to prove something, dunno what but he started being a prick around the most fluffy of the little ones. Apart from that we had a blast and the little doggies were very cool (and probably feeling very tough with all of us long-legged monsters around them hah!) Now I'm off to check on Nancy, she's got one of the oven things from the humans with leftover lasagne in it, hope she'll leave some morsels for Luka!

11 December 2010

Luka's got a brand new coat!

Whoopeee, today's the day! Main servant came back from the store with a parcel and said it was something for me. Of course I couldn't pass that and sniffed it out, hmmm no food, that's for sure. It turned out to be a brand new coat! You know, when main servant ordered the coaties for Fae and me, I was only one year old and still growing. After some time, the coat was too small, my galgo butt came out and let me tell you that ain't comfy when going out in the cold winter winds. So today came in the new one, it's really a bit too big this time but at least it covers all of Luka which is good. I'll show you a picture of me wearing it soon! Now it's time to watch over my chewy bone because that Guido is eyeing it - grrrrrrrrr.

8 December 2010

a request for all my furry friends..

all over the world: because every little bit counts, click daily and help a little !

7 December 2010

Luka's Sidekicks

well... this was supposed to be a slideshow but it ain't working apparently so now I only got stuck with this bit of text and Luka gazing at the screen incredulously: why can't me see me? Oi?

6 December 2010

a gift for the holidays

Sinterklaas is in the lowlands! Down here human puppies believe that once every year, an old geezer with a long white beard, a funny hat and a dress is coming down their chimney to bring gifts. The human puppies put their shoes under the chimney so this guy can drop gifts in there. But there's a trick: you have to give him something first. Or better: his horsie. Yeps, the kiddies really think that this guy is going up a roof on a horse

Now that me thinks is really funny. After all, me Luka almost goes slippieslip when I'm outside in this weather, so how in the name of Dog is a horse going out on a roof covered in ice and snow? According to main servant this is something I'll just have to believe. Well, we're not that good at just believing. We want to see for ourselves. So apparently this Sinterklaas has left a message with main servant that he is going to send something down our chimney especially for me, Luka, because I've been such a good doggy. I can't wait! I have been trying to keep an eye on the chimney but the gas hearth is sooooooooooo warm and cosy I keep falling asleep. I wonder if it is something I can eat? 

8 November 2010

A sad day

Dear friends, today I have sad news... Earlier this week we lost one of our own. We already lost many of our own in my time, I saw Midas go, Noseycat, the fat white and orange cat from grandpa that came to live in our house after grandpa had to go to the human doctors' building, and last week main servant went out with Fae on her leash and came back carrying Fae in on a pillow. She was at the vet's before, this Summer she just lay down on her pillow and didn't stir when I poked her, and when main servant got home she almost got a fit and grabbed the little talkie thing and within minutes Fae was carried into the car and off to the vet's. The next day she had an operation and when she came back in the evening the next day she seemed much better, bouncing up the stairs and eating and snarling at me when I came too close - like usual. But last week she got worse, her tummy looked like a water balloon and she didn't feel like doing much. Again she got medicines - big nasty pills that main servant had to break in half to make any infection stop and little ones that made her pee an awful lot. She seemed to recover a little and even went for a little walk around the block with main servant, had a good breakfast (she was very skinny after they operated her first time so she always had 2 meals a day) and then she and main servant went to the vet again, to make some kind of photos from her tummy to see what was going on inside. 

But main servant told me that when they were waiting at the front desk, Fae got all wobbly and started shaking in the legs and leaned on her very heavily. She called for the vet to come over because it was not looking good, and Fae followed her into the practise room to collapse on the floor. Her liver had broken down, it was full of lumps and she was slipping into a coma and she was in pain so the vet gave her something so she wouldn't feel anything and soon after she got something to make her sleep. She will not wake up, I have seen this with Midas. I'm very glad main servant took her home so I could sniff her, although she smelled funny and was very cold. We were all with her, sniffing her and giving her kisses and one of the others, the grey striped one, lied down at her side. Main servant was hugging her and crying and giving her kisses, so I went over to give main servant a hug, together with Nancy and Guido. 

The next day main servant took me on the front seat and Fae in the back, to the building with the oven where they will make ashes out of her. Now I'm the only galgo girl in the house. And that silly Guido is the only galgo guy. Of course this also means a peak in the dog biscuit ratio since there is less of us for the same amount of dog biscuits, but I feel like training another galgo girl. I think it will take a while for main servant to get over her loss, but secretly I hope she is going to take a look at Scooby through her funny little machine and pick another galgo, so there's three of us again (and I have someone to train for the Naughty Doggies Alliance). After all, I'm seven and a half years old now, and since I was trained by Midas, it's now my turn to be someone's mentor.

18 October 2010

My other roommates

Hi all, this time I would like to tell you about my other roommates.

After we said goodbye to Midas and Bo it was just the four of us. Last year's summer we went into the campervan once more and after long hours of snoozing comfortably in the pillows and getting off for a wee and a snack every now and then, I found myself back at scooby. Some time later our human male servant also came to scooby, and soon I overheard the two of them talking about taking in another dog - maybe two. Well there are lots of dogs there and most of them are trying to get home with you, it's very difficult to choose. I liked some of the dogs at the patio but they were staying there because they had humans taking care of them already. Then one day, when we were just having a good sunbask on the scooby patio, they came out with two pups, one of which was already looking quite oversized. They were no galgos but very hairy, jumpy things and it dawned on me I hadn't seen the last of them when I heard our humans use the words 'your new brother and sister'. But then we went away from scooby just the four of us, and I had a great time at a festival somewhere in a far away and hot place with lots of other humans and dogs. I totally forgot about the brother sister thing but on the way back, I lifted up my head and pricked up my ears because I was smelling and hearing something very familiar, we were back at scooby! And when we left again, the two hairballs were with us in the van! They were called Sid and Nancy and although I didn't quite know what to expect I decided to make those two absolutely clear that I am the chairdog of the Naughty Doggies Alliance and I have oldest rights in this pack... 
That all went okay for a while in the weeks afterwards, but soon things started to shift. 

For one thing, Gaia was no longer allowing me to boss her around and she was mothering those two furballs like a real wolf mother. Instead of lying quietly on the couch all day she all of a sudden was bursting with energy and assertiveness. I was both startled and impressed by this unusual behaviour. The furballs also changed, although they still responded obediently to every snarl I gave them, their appearance changed and especially the girlie got incredibly BIG. Guido fell totally in love with her and started to court her, Fae just kept doing her thing and was left alone and fortunately the big one still duck under the table whenever I flashed my teeth. But the other one, he was confusing. He looked a lot like Midas but he behaved differently. He sometimes seemed to challenge me for a play but then all of a sudden started challenging my authority over the couch and we had some clashes - nothing serious but that was because main servant kept preventing us from really getting into a fight. She said something about me getting my coat ripped and needing stitches. I have to admit the one time I actually bit Sid, I spent a good hour getting rid of all that hair stuck between my teeth. Very nifty such a fur coat, I think I am going to demand one for christmas, better than that old wax coat I have. But apparently main servant was talking about my skin when she was talking about my coat... can't take that off, can I.
Anyway, now they are all grown up and the big one is superbig and barking a lot. Gaia now spends most of the day outside in a big kennel with Sid, they just don't get tired of playing. I have never seen her like this before, she looks so much younger! 
When we went for a walk people were going to the other side of the road when they saw Nancy coming up, and now main servant is talking us on separate walks. She says us galgos are doing perfect on the leash and Gaia as well, but those youngsters have still a lot to learn! Hearing her say that made me a very proud galgo girl!

They have a lot of learning to do and recently the humans started watching this bloke on the telly who does all kind of cool things to help dogs and humans with their problems, and they are teaching them to the six of us as well. I will tell you more about that later, and also about 'the others' that live in our house.

1 October 2010

the Naugthy Doggies Alliance

Before I tell you more about the latest additions to our pack and 'the others' in our house, I want to draw your attention on a very important institution we call in Dutch "de Booswigtenklup", known internationally as the Naughty Doggies Alliance. Tonto, Midas and me decided to establish this Alliance way back in 2005 as a platform to exchange experiences and give moral support to Naughty Doggies worldwide. 
We are frequently misunderstood, you know. Humans have a different concept of the many things we think of as good, and we hope to create understanding by explaining our motives. 
One of the things humans utterly fail to understand is our cleaning abilities. Humans have a very sloppy nature when it comes to food, they just leave good food behind on high places where they are easily accessible by flies. But when a good galgo (or any good other breed, for that matter) steps in and takes the responsibility of clearing the table, they call us naughty dogs... The first time I got a reprimand for clearing out some vessel containing perfectly good soup, I just didn't get what the fuss was all about. She just left it standing there, what did she expect? And especially us galgos are very good with our long snouts, made for clearing out these funny things they use instead of a decent water bowl. But rather than being grateful for our contribution to the welfare of our planet by saving them water and the funny bubbly stuff they use for washing up, they shower us with complaints and abundant use of that word "no". 
Same goes for our home decoration skills. Humans are so boring, using only the outside of pillows when the inside looks so pretty fluffy on the floor, and don't get me started on the things they do in their gardens... I have heard many stories from my friends, about parts of the gardens being cut off from them because the humans insist on growing tasty stuff there - plenty of it and you're not allowed to eat it. My main servant did it to me too when a part of the garden was fenced in and we were not allowed to go in and have a bite or help out improving the structure of the soil. There's yummie red fruits in there and big tasty green things and even flowers you can eat, but no, not for Luka. And they consistently fail to understand that to have a good sleep, you have to dig a little. Why are their couches so straight? No honest hound can make a good sleeping nest on that! And when we are out and about, cut us some slack, please! We will come back eventually, no need to shout or get fussy about us running away. Can't you see we're on an important mission?
So as you see we have a great deal of education to sort out when it comes to our human servants.  We need to stick together to get the message across. 
Naughty Doggies of the world, unite!
paws up, Luka

27 September 2010

the big move - and back again

One day, as I was flexing my paws and enjoying the couch as usual, I sensed a wind of change coming up. Main Servant was talking about a Gaia all the time, mentioning Scooby a lot, and she started putting things in boxes. We were taken into her car after getting big hugs from the male two-legger, and then we had a long trip. Little Zorq wasn't coming along, he preferred the company of the man. Along the way I started to pick up familiar smells. We were going to Spain again, and this time we would stay there for longer than just a few weeks. When we arrived at Scooby, it was freezing cold. The world had turned into ice and snow, and we were all snuggled up under the blankets in a very small house on wheels. There we also met Gaia, a very furry dog with big pointy ears that turned out to be our new pack member. She didn't see much and kept bumping into things and into us. We got along quite well and since she preferred to sleep on the floor instead of on the bed, my sleeping space wasn't compromised. After all she behaved much like us, although she had a lot more hair and didn't need to wear a coat and snood when going out for walks. Guido seemed particularly fond of her and the two of them were always together, planning things and talking about places I had never been. One afternoon when we took a walk, she and Guido took off and didn't come back. Main servant almost had a fit and drove around the campo most of the night, I could hear her shouting their names. Early in the morning we heard the bells at the gate near our little house on wheels ringing, and it turned out it was Guido jumping over the fence. He emitted an impressive smell, so profound it filled the whole place. Shortly after that, main servant came up with Gaia who appeared to have used the same perfume. Main servant was both upset and crying and muttering things about the stench, and then she took the two of them away. I wondered what was going to happen. When they returned, Guido was steaming with indignation. She washed me, he muttered. With cold water. And she put on some stench that completely took away my lovely smelly stuff. According to Gaia he screamed at the top of his lungs but main servant insisted they were NOT getting back into her basket smelling like that. She didn't quite understand what the fuss was all about, after all it was really excellent quality pig shit and they had had a great hunting party, just the two of them. After that ordeal, we could get back under the covers (Guiod still shivering and complaining) and have some sleep. Guido and Gaia had to pledge never ever ever ever to pull a stunt like that again. I hate it when my sleep gets interrupted so I immediately took the best spot and made sure I kicked at everybody getting too close for comfort.

We all spent most of our days in Spain being very lazy and improving our couch potato skills, and taking the occasional long walk on the campo. On some days it was so bitter cold we spent all day huddled up under the blankets, only going out for a quick peepee once our twice. Some days we saw new dogs being brought in, mostly galgos. Some of them looked very very scared and they were so thin, we felt sorry for them. Especially Fae was very upset when she saw them. Main servant spent a lot of time taking care of them, and taking care of the cats who lived opposite our little house. One day we got outside and found ourselves a treat: fresh chicken, ready to hunt! Someone had moved the fence that had kept them apart from us, and we and the guys from paddock 9 had a feast. The humans were not amused, though. We had a great time anyway.

But main servant seemed to feel not quite at ease in the human pack at this place and after some time, she started packing our things in boxes again. We left the little house behind and went back to the rainy country where at first we stayed with some very nice people who adopted Tonto, our Spanish neighbour I had so much fun with every morning. He used to live in the paddock next to our little house, and we had a nice chat over the fence every morning. It was great to see him happy in his new home with his new friend - and our friend - Kyan. Kyan is a tough guy and very strong, we had tons of fun going on walks together. He's a kind of furry bulldozer. 
Our next house was a very big old house in a place with lots of houses and people, but when we walked for a little while there was a forest and open fields, just like the campo. Only we weren't allowed to walk off the leash there, because there were little tasty critters in those fields that had some kind of government protection and weren't supposed to be eaten. Too bad because according to Gaia - who is our Tasty Critters That Live Underground expert - they smelled deeeeeeeeeeeelicious. 
We lived there in peace and quiet for a while and main servant was looking for a more permanent place to stay, when one day she brought another two-legger to the crib. He wasn't alone: with him came a big strong shepherd bitch with an attitude, called Bo, who set her mind on taking over my pack. Here came trouble! 

She had some very unusual ideas about pack order, and decided Midas and I were no longer on top of things. Midas was already very old at that time, and he just shrugged and let her be. But not me! She was not taking my place without a fight. And well, fights we had, plenty of them. Unfortunately I was usually the one ending up having stitches. So main servant started to keep us apart, especially when she was away to earn dog food money. 
The human that came with the bitch was a bit dodgy as well, there was definitely something wrong with him. I didn't like him but pretended because I didn't trust him. I don't even want to talk about living with them, only that one day he was out of sight (hoorray) and because Bo was  in a really bad mental state because of his erratic behaviour, she was out too (main servant drove her to people who took her in and gave her a new home). She was supposed to live with us and main servant spent a lot of time helping her to get her balance back, but that man wouldn't leave us in piece. Sadly, just a few months after we got back we had to say goodbye to Midas too. He got older and slower and didn't really care much about anything anymore, and one day me and main servant took him to the white coat people and they gave him something to sleep, very very long. When main servant and I went to see him again, he was lying in a strange smelling basket in a building with flowers (that were not meant for eating, as main servant had to point out to me) and he was very cold and stiff and not breathing anymore... I was very upset and so was main servant. She was crying and I just kept pressing my head against her and giving her kisses. Then I was left behind in the room for a moment and main servant took Midas to a big fire. I have never seen him since. But main servant talks about him a lot, and even wants to have his picture drawn on her body. Humans are strange creatures!

24 September 2010

a dog needs a good teacher

Every dog needs a good teacher. Mine was Midas, a great black guy with a friendly face who could also be very fearsome to those who didn't know him. As a young girl I was more than happy to bounce in his trail on my tall skinny legs. He was already older, much older, his snout was all grey and he even had some white and greyish hairs on top of his head. When he wanted to make his point and felt I was a little bit slow on the uptaking, he would just grab me in the neck and fling me across the courtyard. Needless to say I was soon very quick on the uptaking. He tought me the ropes. Like, where to gain the best access to goodies stashed up on the kitchen counter, opening doors, finding the best spot to lie down in bed, and how to scare away unwanted visitors. When we were in the car he would guard us, growling at anyone stupid enough to come even near. I felt very safe around him. When the servants weren't around, he was the one to turn to. I tried to teach him a thing or two, like how to get scraps of food from between pavement stones, but he wasn't really interested. I later heard the servants say that he never experienced hunger, he was always fed properly. Well, in the first weeks after my momma stopped nursing me, getting food was always a challenge so I discovered the good of anything that crawls. The servants gazed in awe at my ability to slobber up every ant, caterpillar and other bug on the ground - and when I seized a butterfly from mid air, both the servants and Midas let out a gasp - of admiration, I presume. Well, practise makes perfect, you know. Dead bird is pretty tasty too and I just love a crispy, dried out rat. Both the servants and Midas would shake their heads at that and look at me with a very curious expression. Poor thing, the servants said. The rat was brutally taken out of my mouth by the main servant and one of her two-legged friends, as if it was something disgusting. Humans have a funny taste.
I must admit that Midas showed me much better treats, especially the ones they put in cans, boxes and on plates. And I loved playing and having mock fights with him, although he was always ready to make sure I still understood we were just mocking... 

I was getting pretty much used to all the comfort of snugging up in bed with our main servant as one day she left and I didn't see her for a long time. We had been to a gathering were the other two-leggers were that took me away from the place I was born, and many more dogs like me. The main servant walked some of the other dogs together with us, and one of those dogs was a quite silly guy named Guido. He got on my nerves a bit because each time the servant went for the human place to do peepee, he started hollering. But Midas kind of reassured him and didn't even bite his neck like he normally does. The two-leggers talked a lot about this dog, and somehow I got the feeling I hadn't seen the last of him. 
When my main servant finally showed up again, I was very happy to see her, although the other servant had taken good care of us. But then she went off again, and came back.. with the hollering galgo named Guido! I was very upset, so I really was expected to share my space with him?! We just needed to get used to each other, main servant said. But there was more to come. I overheard her talking about another galgo girl, one she took care of while she was away, and soon she would be coming to this place. One day Midas, Guido and I got packed into the car and off we went to a place with also many more dogs like us. There she was, a very scraggy, thin girl with lots of old wounds and bitemarks all over her. She looked at us with big frightened eyes and snarled at us. I decided to leave her. Midas gave her a kiss. We all had a little walk and then she got into the car with us, and lied there quivering all the way back to our house. It took me a long time to get used to her, because she was easily scared of many things, but as time went by, she got more courageous and now I am very careful not to step on her long toes, because she's no pussy! Main servant says she probably has decided no one is ever going to bite her anymore. 
So now I was sharing the bed, food and all attention with four other dogs, but soon things would change again and to my surprise, I would even find myself back in my old country!

23 September 2010

My name is Luka...

and no, I don't live on the second floor. Sadly, I don't get upstairs much anymore, either, since my humble servant prefers to share her bedstead with one of these other two-legged creatures nowadays so I have to make do with her couch. Not bad, that couch, but still, doesn't come close to the comfort of tucking my head under the duvet and using my humble servant's body warmth.
Yes, I can hear you mumble things about counting my blessings. I know, I know. Where I come from, a duvet or even a safe place to sleep was way out of reach for my elegant long paws. I am a mixed breed galgo / greyhound. My momma was a race dog at the Meridiana tracks in Barcelona, and when she was taken to a dog shelter near Allicante she met up with my daddy, a stout galgo boy who was dumped by his boss, a hunter. I later heard my humble servant grumble about this reunion, as she feels dogs in a shelter should not be able to procreate as there are already many more than can be rehomed, but well, here I was, hiding with my momma under the roots of a carob tree, surrounded by many scary events until one fine day some people speaking a very funny language came and took me and another little galgo to a cold and wet country.

For a while I lived in their pack, with about a dozen other galgos and greys and some very strange little rabbits that made a kind of barking noise (later found out they were dogs after all, they were called she-whawhas). Then another lady came by, and I was taken to a new pack with 2 cats (seen them before, they had some at the other house as well), another small dog called Zorq and a really cool big older guy called Midas. He looked a bit like me, but then all grown up and slightly bigger build. I was very impressed with him and he turned out to be an excellent teacher (although the humble servant dared to differ on that point). He even introduced me to the so called 'Booswightenklup', a platform for naughty dogs to exchange experiences in dealing with the two-legged creatures we have as our servants. But I will tell you more about that later!

Welcome to Luka's World

Hi everybody,

Today is a big day - my first blog in which I will dictate my humble human servant (the lady who calls herself my boss) all there is I want to share about my life ! I'm looking forward to meet more kindred spirits at this place.