Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Project Blue: Last Call


It’s time to bid adieu to Project Blue. Stop by Anna’s Place to see all the entries.
Some really great photography out there.

One of the best moments from one of my favorite films ‘Steel Magnolias’ is when Olympia Dukakis tells a bedazzled and bejeweled Darryl Hannah that “the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize”.

My animals have accessories.

One of Siren’s favorites is his official George W. Bush catnip filled pal. I use the term pal loosely.

The back view is Siren’s. It’s worn and its stuffing is coming out. It has seen some rough times. The reason I call it an accessory rather than a toy is because Siren will walk around carrying it in his mouth. If only it were that easy to keep tabs on the real one!

Siren will also drop his ‘W’ then jump on it as though shocked that it’s there. He sits on it until he can get his back paws around it and then flips over and pummels that sucker. He’s such a good boy!!

The front view is Mia’s. It’s a lot younger than Siren’s so it looks better but it’ll probably always look good. I fear that Mia might be a Bush Republican! She looks at it confused then licks it once or twice and pushes it into a corner. She doesn’t want to play with it and she doesn’t want to hurt it – she just wants it to get the hell out of her way.

I think the photo is pretty clear but just in case:
Back View
Left hand – EZ Guide to Being President
Right hand – Super Hero Comics
Back pocket – English as a Second Language
On his back – If found return me to the White House

Front View
Lapel pocket – Bad Guy Cards
Left wrist – Time to Cut Taxes watch

His red cowboy boots have giant Ws on them.

Take a look at the great stuff at Fat Cat Inc. – I got these at a local store but you can order them and lots more from the site.

39 comments:

Raven said...

I just LOVE this! A glorious end to project blue!

quilly said...

Bush as a chew toy. Perfection! I love it.

bobbie said...

I do like the idea of him as a chew toy, but what's this about Mia? Well, maybe she just doesn't consider him worth her time.

Dianne said...

Raven - I must say it felt quite glorious to pose him and try to make him stand up long enough to get the shot. thanks Raven :)

quilly - "perfection"!! thanks - I love that

bobbie - there's just something about Mia's aura LOL - she's very debutante or DAR or something. But I love her none the less and hanging out with us will do wonders for her.

Diane Mandy said...

HAHAHA! You just made me laugh out loud!

Jay said...

I think my sister needs one of these for her dog. That dog has ripped at least three stuffed ducks to shreds. This would be much better. Of course my brother in law is in the Air Force so this would probably be frowned upon. Oh well. ;-)

Jo said...

Be honest...when the kitties are asleep do you take out their W's & stomp on them?

Tammy said...

Hehehe...that's funny.

Dianne said...

diane - laughing out loud is good! thanks :)

jay - doesn't the AF say don't ask, don't tell? I'm sure it extends to dog toys ;)

jo - well there is that vodoo course I took ...

tammy - if only the real thing was as harmless!

Gattina said...

My cats are now all very jalous ! having George Doubleyou as a toy !
I too regret that "blue" is over and have the blues now !

tt said...

you just crack me up. that's it...you make me smile...

Jeni said...

You are an ever-loving trip, girl! Too doggone funny for words, really! And all I can think of now is that I really have to try -or tell my son to try -to get one of these to send to his former girlfriend! (She's a card-carrying member of NOW so that should also explain why I think she would absolutely love to have something like this for her cat(s). Translated: she's a staunch democrat who despises DUBYA! By the way, I'm still chuckling over this post!

SnoopMurph said...

This is hilarious, I love it. I love the English as a Second Language.

Hello to the kitties!

the walking man said...

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Move the cats those screeching tires you hear are me coming to run that sucker down!

Dianne said...

gattina - blue was great and it's only a few weeks til her next project. I hope we'll all keep visiting each other :)

tt - tis a pleasure to do so!

jeni - thanks!! you're always so kind to me.
the website has them, they're back in stock. I wanted to get a ton of them and put them in a bucket of water and have "bobbing for W" games.

snoopmurph - kitties say hi right back. The ESL is my favorite too.

mark - another idea! besides "bobbing for W" we could line the streets with these and drag race.
OH OH - and another one. in Brooklyn, back in the stone age of my youth, we used to play hit the penny - two kids, one ball and we'd bounce the ball to each other trying to hit the penny. Now I've just invented 'Hit the Moron'

Robert said...

As a feared "Bush Republican" I should probably just comment on the fact that it's blue and be on my way. The rest we can just agree to disagree. :)

Dianne said...

robert - agreeing to disagree is always a good thing :)
Peace

Sandpiper said...

LOL This is fantastic! Great project blue!

Bob-kat said...

LOL, I love the lil red cowbot boots! I guess Siren is just a political critic at heart adn a wise cat too!

juliana said...

i wish your pets were here a couple of days ago to chew on the man in person... half the coutry was at a stand still because of his visit :(

Shelly said...

Great blue! If I gave those to puppy I thing she would just rip the limbs off one by one...growling the whole time. Hmmmmm. I abhor violence but it's something I would watch..with glee. Sad but true.

Dianne said...

thanks so much sandpiper!

bobkat - Siren is surely one wise cat LOL

juliana - I humbly apologize for all the traffic troubles he caused! at least you folks get to watch him leave - we've been stuck with for years and he's ruined way more than traffic ;)
love your blog and hope we continue to vist each other.

shelly - you know I never checked to see if they have them in dog size! I have to go check now.
and I know exactly how you feel!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm lovin' W: The Chew Toy! Too funny!

June said...

I wish someone would stick a fork in Bush...he's DONE! Not quick enough!! Thanks for stopping by Spatter...

photowannabe said...

Thanks for stopping by my Drive for a cure post.
Try bmwusa.com/udsk for information. Its called BMW Ultimate Drive supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Sue

Dianne said...

thanks RLL! and thanks for stopping by.

june - I agree. I just hope the right decision is made in November!

photowannabe - thanks for the link! I found the site map. There's a few near me in September and October. I'm going to register! What a great idea, so glad I saw your post.
And again - kudos to you and your family

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Give Mia some time. She'll come around.

Steel Magnolias is a great movie. I fell in love with the name Shelby so when I adopted a black lab, that's what I named her. My mom just rolled her eyes. Turned out it was a fitting name. She developed insulin dependent diabetes. She lived many years after, but it took its toll on her.

Anyway, this is a great project blue entry. Lisa

jientje said...

This is so funny, it's a toy that is SUPPOSED TO get ripped apart! LOL!!
Thx for visiting me, see you!

Matt-Man said...

The stuffing has been coming out of the real Dubya for years. Cheers Di!!

Dianne said...

Lisa - Shelby is a great name! and I'm sure your Shelby was lucky to have you. My JR needed insulin the last year of his life and then he developed just one illness after another BUT he lived to 16 and was happy every day :)
I saw a Broadway production of Steel Magnolias with Delta Burke. The audience knew all the lines!

jientje - I know! I should stock up LOL

matt-man - LOL - so true!

Doc said...

I freakin love the W toy... English as a second language ROTFL !!

Dianne said...

doc - I wish they made them life size! Watch - that comment will get me on a list!

Jeff B said...

I think Siren knows what "shock and awe" really is.

Dianne said...

Oh Jeff! If I could come up with my own equivalent of matt-man's COW it would be yours!

fermicat said...

Your cats have fabulous taste in cat toys...

Dianne said...

fermicat - they are sophisticated aren't they LOL
thanks.

Daryl said...

Brilliant ... I am sure Gus, our older cat, would love it .. he had a 'veterinarian' catnip toy for years ... he loved to lick it and sit on it ...

:-Daryl

Dianne said...

daryl - Siren had the vet for awhile, then it just disintegrated LOL
I loved your Dad's Day photo of the cats and Big Cat :)

CG said...

Bush is over here today. Would you like us to keep him?? :) Great pic and blog post as always.