Your Pet… Mink?

I never heard of anybody having a pet mink. Do you have to provide them with an abundance of plastic Easter eggs?

They’re so graceful, such handsome animals! But the one in this video looks like he might be just a bit too high-energy for me to have for a pet.

By Request, The Hallelujah Chorus

Phoebe asked for this one, and indeed it just wouldn’t seem right to have Christmas without the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. And let’s go first-class, with the Royal Choral Society at the Albert Hall.

And how they manage to put all these elements together into a flawless work of art… well, I can only stand in awe.

By Request, ‘Christmas is Believin”

I’m ready for another Christmas carol now!

Requested by Erlene–Christmas Is Believin’, by Carroll Roberson.

Oops. I seem to have accidentally erased a nooze story…

By Request, ‘O Come, All You Unfaithful’

Requested by Tessa, O Come, All You Unfaithful, by Sovereign Grace Music. I had my doubts about that title until I heard the song. As Our Lord Jesus Christ once said, it’s the sick who need the physician, not the healthy (Matthew 9: 9-17).

Meanwhile, the Christmas Carol Contest is open all day! Let more entries follow this one.

Cats Take No Guff from Bears

Here are five confrontations between cats and bears; and in only one does the bear come out ahead.

Why are these bears afraid of cats–and why aren’t the cats afraid of the bears? Seems like the whole thing is going backwards.

Fun False Fact: In 1948 cats drove all the bears out of Ireland.

The Day of the Jackalope (‘Oy, Rodney’)

silly romance novels – Lee Duigon

“I was really stuck on this chapter,” Violet Crepuscular confesses to readers of her epic romance, Oy, Rodney. “Being the Queen of Suspense is hard! Why, just the other day I caught some wacko going fishing in my goldfish pond! I had to have Mr. Pitfall come over and do him an injury.”

In Chapter CDLIV the suspense builds to a crescendo. Lady Margo Cargo’s wig has caught fire. Lord Jeremy Coldsore has a quadruple fracture of the coccyx (“That’s what he gets for trying to turn this drama into a musical!” sniffs Ms. Crepuscular), the wandering cowboy, having swooned to the floor, is doing nothing, Crusty the Butler is trying to find a fire extinguisher (not aware that they haven’t been invented yet), the poor vicar’s conniptions are getting really unseemly, there is a hydra loose in town…

And the jackalope emerges from the vicar’s kitchen garden.

The Jackalope, Everything Science Knows About Them [Satire]

“I have added this TV news photo of a jackalope,” explains Ms. Crepuscular, “because it is suspenseful! I mean, the hydra might devastate the town, but at least no one will go crazy for the rest of his life just because he’s seen it–but you can’t say the same for the jackalope.”

As this fearsome bunny with antlers emerges from the garden with a mouthful of parsley, Lady Margo forgets that her wig’s on fire, although it’s still on her head, Lord Jeremy oscillates, and Crusty begins to act peculiar.

Here the chapter degenerates into a defense of alcoholic toothpaste.

By Request, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’

Here’s a contest entry from Erlene–O Little Town of Bethlehem, by the Gaither Vocal Band. (The Vocal Bank is another story!)

Hey, we’re doing Christmas cheer all day! Come on in! And tell your friends about it.

No nooze here today–we follow the example of Judah the Maccabee, who didn’t lead his army forth on the Sabbath unless he absolutely had to.

By Request, ‘The Holly and the Ivy’

Requested by Phoebe, today’s first entry in our Christmas Carol Contest–The Holly and the Ivy, by the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. (I was sure she was going to ask for Joy to the World. My whole schedule is thrown off now.)

Yes, we have more entries!

How Not To Be a Guard Dog

My wife has fallen in love with the dog in this video.

Offering a toothy smile and a wagging tail won’t scare off many intruders. Then again, maybe they’ll think the dog is crazy.

This is Nooze-free Sunday.

Canines Cavorting

Dogs really know how to have fun! No one makes better use of snow than a dog.

Keep your eye out for the dog who steals the sled out from under a human so that he can use it instead. And another pooch makes off with someone’s snow shovel. I wonder what he meant to do with it.