Wednesday, March 08, 2006

a fateful sneeze!

last night, matt and i were sitting in the livingroom playing with fyodor (he loves to chase around this caveman that matt won me at the fair) and anyway, while matt and the puppy were playing, i had a sudden sneeze. Fate would have it that in the moment i bent over to sneeze, matt threw the caveman in the kitchen. fyodor went running for it, and apparently decided to leap over me. i was just sitting up from my sneeze when WHAM he smashed right into my head! we collided mid-air!

so, in honor of the puppy (aka "mr. forks") i would like to share a quote-of-the-week from his beloved Motherland: "russian women are not good for figure skating. They are good for building rail tracks in Siberia, for example." - Russian Olympic figure-skating coach Alexei Mishin

17 comments:

The Goodfellas said...

okay perhaps this was all a set-up to post more *drumroll please!* QUOTES OF THE WEEK!!!

"in a new interview, donald trump denies that he wears a hairpiece and insists his hair is 100% real. apparently, it's one real hair wrapped around his head 700 times." - conan o'brien

"democrats vow not to give up hopelessness" - fake headline from the Onion

the shark said...

What a good picture! I think I heard the quote about the Russian skaters live...for once it wasn't me with his foot in his mouth! I'll look forward to seeing more quotes! I'll try to find one myself...maybe I'll even say one that someone could publish!!!

The Goodfellas said...

is it you???? have you taken to your new nickname????! :-D

speaking of skaters, let me take a moment to acknowledge my FAVORITES of ALL TIME: ms. katarina witt!!!! and oksana baiul!!!! (i put their names in the same category where i store noriega and imelda marcos! anyone else? anyone, anyone?) :-)

oh yeah, and ONE MORE QUOTE i loved!

"i do have some bad news to report. bjork could not be here. she was trying on her oscars dress and dick cheney shot her." - jon stewart

mark and monsita! said...

great picture!!! Is Fyodor out of his solitary confiment for bad behavior??? Can he even behave bad??Jenny I just love your tan you look awesome!!!!!

The Goodfellas said...

yeah, he's out of the slammer. for those of you who didn't hear, this PUPPY of mine has become quite bold! matt made chicken-salad sandwiches, and he set his on this end-table we have which is like 4 feet off the ground. i was pouring over my newsweek when all of a sudden matt goes "what does fyodor have?" and i looked and discovered: LO and BEHOLD, he had plucked off the bread from the top of matt's sandwich! and he knew he was soooo guilty, too, cause as soon as he saw us look at him, he started gagging it down as fast as possible, while slinking away. i tell you, that bread was gone in less than a second! which is something considering it had all been hanging out of his mouth, not even chewed yet!

and i must add: we all know of fyodor's love of flowers. he loves to eat them and smell them and carry them around. well, the other day, we took him to clematis street, and he (as always) stuck his head into a flowerpot. here we were, laughing about his delicate taste, when we notice what he's chewing on is not a FLOWER but a CIGARETTE BUTT!!! SO GROSS! and again, he gagged it down before we could fish it out of his mouth! and let's not forget his unquenchable hunger for toads or his newfound love of eating sand!!!

mark and monsita! said...

maybe the sand will cleance his stomach and cure him from eating strange things once and for all!! You gotta keep and closer eye on little Fyodor!!!!!!!

ningyo said...

I agree your tan is great! Soo jealous is me...

Fydor's need to taste things makes him seem SO much cuter to me!

The Goodfellas said...

laurie i changed the picture! i figured if you thought he just got cuter, wait til you see him in his nun costume!!! :-) okay really it is just matt's t-shirt but isn't he adorable? sometimes he doesn't even notice when you do that to him! he just keeps on walking around like nothing!

mark and monsita! said...

Fyodor thinks he is human sometimes,, welllllll most of the time!! He is just the cutest, I can't wait to see him and hold him.

ningyo said...

his wide eyes are quite innocent looking and really complete the nun outfit (matt's t-shirt).

Jenna said...

wow your doggie has a tummy of steel...and who knows what he eats when you're not looking! Lola's favorite is kleenex & napkins. We can't figure out where she gets them from. It's her magical talent :)

The Goodfellas said...

fyodor LOVES napkins too!!! how funny! he loves to take a roll of toilet-paper and drag it to his lair, unravel it, and tear it up. the other day, i was working on something, and i realized he was awfully quiet- not leaping at me or licking my ankle or anything. so i looked behind me, and there he was, resting on our bed. only the funny thing was, he had grabbed a roll of toilet paper and carried it onto the bed with him, and was resting his head on it like it was a pillow! it was so cute! ps. we should enter our dogs in a cute-dog contest sometime, i bet they would clean it out!!!

Anastasia said...

Fyodor used to love it when I wore a shawl.

:(

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The Goodfellas said...

who is this who is this who is this? i let you slip by undetected last time!!!

The Goodfellas said...

is this LAURIE? could it be?

Anastasia said...

I'm one of Fyodor's many jilted lovers.

:(

The Goodfellas said...

Many??? there are more? i may have to have a talk with him! Of course, he used to lead a very different life, as i'm sure you know. i still remember the day we found him drunk on the streets of moscow, smelling of cheap vodka.