The day started inauspiciously, with blue lights in my mirror as I returned home from shopping. The police pulled me over! Not for anything I did, but for my pimped-out car (I buy my cars used, and that's how it came) with the dark, dark tinted windows. The cop was polite but asked me the most ridiculous question: Ma'am, are you aware of the Virginia code with regard to window tint? I so much wanted to quip that the car was like that when I stole it, but I was mindful of the fact that he might just not have a sense of humor, and it would probably result in a ticket for "defective equipment," which is what my window tint is considered to be. He hung a little analzyer on the window and determined that only 19% of the light was getting through my side windows instead of the 50% we're required to have (it's 35% in back). So it's off to the dealer after the holidays (I didn't get the ticket) to have the tint removed, which is kind of a shame; I thought the dark windows would be a nice contrast to my chrome rim spinners. (Kidding--I've got better things to spend my money on.) Like needlework!
And rabbits! This is Pookah, a rescued rabbit at the Bright Eyes Sanctuary and Rabbit Rescue in Hagerstown, Maryland. Pookah was found running around an apartment complex courtyard in Arlington, Virginia. Pookah is about two pounds (all fluff, from the looks of it). He was gathered up by wonderful Patti Henningsen, who runs Bright Eyes, and was incidentally Pink's foster mom. Next week I'll show you some of Patti's gorgeous photos of rabbits in their holiday best; she is also an pet portrait photographer. Note that Pookah is not really from Paducah as far as we know. Note to BF: think how easy to shop for my Christmas gift if you go pick up Pookah for me! (BF has said no more rabbits in our house.)
I passed this guy on the way home from Christmas shopping. There were some sheep, goats, miniature donkeys, and a smallish cow-looking thing with horns (do they have little oxen?--that's what he looked like). And this camel. He was quite good-natured, and looked like he had a smile. He was also affectionate. Too bad they're zoned against farm animals in my county.... There was also a baby Jesus in a manger--a plastic doll wrapped up in a jacket.
"Be sure to stop by next week for our first annual Rabbit Christmas!"