I think it's really, really admirable that you want a rescue dog. However...as you said, even great dogs aren't always cut out to be service dogs. Dogs bred for this, and groomed for it from puppyhood don't even necessarily make it in the guide dog world (these dogs will often be placed in homes as emotional support… » 10/26/14 8:09pm Sunday 8:09pm

Build-A-Bear is pricey...BUT...they are high quality stuffed animals. And the MLP ones are HUGE (Big Dalek has Twilight Sparkle, from her aunt). They do sort of manipulate ya into getting the extras and it pisses me off...when kids are in a store you do not ask THEM if they want to add a scent to their stuffed animal… » 10/18/14 11:36am 10/18/14 11:36am

I've been pro-TOW-THAT-SHIT ever since I was a wee DonnaNoble. I grew up across the street from a park with multiple soccer fields. So there were lots of games/practices. Our side of the street was no parking. My dad would report violators regularly. One asshole once parked IN our driveway. » 10/13/14 7:54pm 10/13/14 7:54pm

I hadn't heard of him (except maybe having some vague notion of the existence of the Paper Bag Princess) until I moved to Canada. But I agree. His books are lovely. We have two copies of PBP, a regular one and a slightly shortened, board book version that's slightly more baby-proof. And we sing "I'll Love You Forever"… » 10/13/14 12:44am 10/13/14 12:44am