Hello again, my friends. My lovely and talented spouse, known to you all as The Preppy Princess, is on a shopping binge not seen since Imelda Marcos discovered Payless Shoes. While she leaves a trail of exhausted and over-stressed sales associates I will step to the microphone and entertain you with some mindless drivel. Which we all could use these days.
We’ll begin today with our final give-away for 2008. Of course, as your parents have told you, nothing in life is free. However, most things are, with good accounting, tax deductible. But I digress. To my point: The Princess is offering up a wonderful tote from our favorite website to the lucky winner this week. It’s tasteful, understated and just what you need to haul your holiday goodies.
Entering this week’s random drawing couldn’t be easier. Just leave a comment asking The Consort a question. Ask me anything. Having relationship issues? Go ahead and bare your soul. I may not look like Oprah and I’m sure not Dr. Phil but I’ll give you my $.02 worth. Trouble with a stopped up kitchen drain? Can’t decide which shoes to wear to that office holiday party? Go ahead and ask anything. The answer you receive might surprise you. It will certainly, I hope, entertain you. Fire at will, friends. This is your chance to probe into the kind of mind that wonders why people do things like this to family pets.
There are some things that are just not meant to be. Like cats riding roombas. Or English Bulldogs swimming.
As you may or may not know TPP and I are proud owners of Tilly, our own English Bulldog. Tilly is a rescue dog who comes from a horrific background. She was battered, abandoned and starved. But her spirit is unbroken and her capacity to love unconditionally is remarkable. Please permit me to ask you one favor today. If you are thinking of bringing a new pet into your family circle consider a rescue animal. It is not difficult to find rescue/adoption programs for full-breed dogs. You will be taking on an animal with a history. It’s not always pretty and it may not be easy. But the rewards are unlike anything you’ve probably ever experienced.
Excuse me while I step down from the soapbox. Thank you, that’s better. Enough for tonight. Remember, ask the Princess Consort any question and you’re entered to win a great tote. It’s safe, non-fattening and fun for the whole family. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the musical stylings of “? and the Mysterians” with their hit song “96 Tears”.