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1. I have a guest dog this weekend. An acquaintance from the park had to go down south all of a sudden because of a death in the family, and as she had enough to deal without trying to wrangle a dog sitter I offered to take him.

Barnaby is an Australian Labradoodle, and so cute that I've been googling pictures of puppies from breeders, or at least I was until I saw the price tags attached to them, at which point I remembered that one of the reasons I got Freya in the first place is that I was offered her for the low, low price of free to a good home.

The other reason I've only got one dog, despite the fact that ever since I switched from split shifts at work I've thought that it might be nice for her to have a friend, is that Freya is a jealous wee besom. She's been sharing her toys and treats fine, they've been drinking out of the same water bowl, but every time I go to pet Barnaby she'll walk between us and shoulder him out of the way. Earlier he got brave enough to come up on the couch with me and Freya jumped up and bowled the poor little guy off as though he was a skittle.

This is why, despite Barnaby feeling like a literal cloud, I've barely gotten to pet him.

Barnaby is currently curled up on Freya's dogbed, and Freya is up next to me snoring like a freight train. I guess guarding me 24/7 from other dogs I might like to pet is tiring work.

2. They're announcing the actor for the Thirteenth Doctor after the tennis tomorrow, and I will be tuned in despite the fact that I haven't actually watched very much of this last season. I watched the first two or three episodes, and I've liked Capaldi as the Doctor, and Bill seemed cute, but I have harboured a dislike of Matt Lucas ever since Little Britain was fucking everywhere, and I couldn't get over them making fucking Nardol a backdoor companion.

Anyway, if they announce Pheobe Waller-Bridge (or, really, anyone who isn't a white guy) I will gladly jump back in, and if they announce Kris Marshall I can close the door on this part of my fannish life with nary a look back. I actually think Marshall is a better actor than a lot of people do (he's been serviceable tilting into good in Death in Paradise) but the casting of another tall, goofy looking white guy would represent such a failure of imagination on the part of the showrunners that it'd make it really hard for me to care.

3. For those of us who missed Remix, [community profile] remixrevival is here. Yay!

Date: 2017-07-15 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Anyway, if they announce Pheobe Waller-Bridge (or, really, anyone who isn't a white guy) I will gladly jump back in, and if they announce Kris Marshall I can close the door on this part of my fannish life with nary a look back. I actually think Marshall is a better actor than a lot of people do (he's been serviceable tilting into good in Death in Paradise) but the casting of another tall, goofy looking white guy would represent such a failure of imagination on the part of the showrunners that it'd make it really hard for me to care.

I feel the same way. And if it's another white guy, I want to be far, far away from the apologists on The Guardian and Daily Mail who have several BS reasons on why the Doctor, despite the existence of female Time Lords, and a reoccurring character that did regenerate into a female Time Lord, should always be a man.

Date: 2017-07-17 10:02 pm (UTC)
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GUEST DOG :D

Remix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2017-07-18 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Aww. Bless Freya's heart. Anytime I've gotten a new dog, the older dogs do the elbow out of the way. I had a dog once who found dogs to be barely tolerable period and she blocked them the rest of her life, but I got good at petting 2+ dogs at once. At least she's sharing things otherwise. Mine have always shared a food bowl & it makes things so much easier.

or at least I was until I saw the price tags attached to them, at which point I remembered that one of the reasons I got Freya in the first place is that I was offered her for the low, low price of free to a good home.
lol. I don't think a lot of breeders realize how atrocious their prices are, esp considering that a lot of people get dogs spayed/neutered and that's even more cost. I'd pay up to $300 for one, but it had better be a hard to find breed that I REALLY want. (For ex: I'd LOVE a rottie & they're not that common in my area)

I haven't watched Doctor Who actively since the 10th, though I've seen scattered eps otherwise. I think with the recent announcement, it may be time to get back into it. :D

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