There was a really cool TV show on last year that I would enjoy watching when I could catch it, but darned if I can remember what it was called and am really disappointed that I can’t seem to find it anymore anywhere on my current satellite TV package. But it was about a family owned and operated business that specialized in custom ocean aquarium and displays that kept them busy traveling all over the country finding new customers and taking care of their current customers aquarium needs.
I thought that I had found this show when looking for it a few months ago under the name “Tanked” but that turned out to be a whole different show that has nothing to do with fish and/or aquariums, but about a Think Tank concerning people coming up with money making ideas. A good show but not the one that I was hoping it was.
These guys came up with the most fascinating aquariums, there was nothing that they couldn’t figure out and put together and had a blast doing it, which kept their viewers of their program in stitches and coming back for more each and every week. Non the less I have to say that I had no idea that there was an interest in aquariums these days and to what lengths and costs people would go to in order to have these wonderful custom aquariums produced for them. So I was tickled to stumble onto some sites on the Internet that offer the same time of products and services as this family was, and hopefully still is specializing in.
The picture that I wanted to share here of the tanks with curved aquarium acrylic viewing panels wouldn’t download today. For some reason the last couple of times I’ve tried to get a photo on this blog it hasn’t worked. Guess I’ll need to place a call to my buddy who helps me with computer issues that just baffle me and my limited knowledge of many of today’s technologies.
One of my lady friends just came by and asked if I’d do her a big favor by watching her three cats for a couple of days. Now, usually, I wouldn’t even consider having a cat in my house for any reason, but seeing as how she’s always been willing to aid me whenever I was in need of her assistance, I agreed to look after them until she returns from her company conference. Which will be in about three days or so.
I can only hope that these hairy little critters are housebroken and don’t decide to use my potted plants as their own personal bathrooms. She left me with cat food and even a few “cat toys”, to help keep them entertained. So far the only “entertainment” they have been enjoying is walking underfoot and making me trip a lot, not to mention their constant frantic races around the living room. I’m not sure if my not having acquired a dog yet is a good thing or just untimely.
It seems as if my new pet Pug puppy has taken a liking to the chair that I have in the corner of the family room/office that is made from those good old bean bags that used to be so popular back in the 70′s. I’m not complaining, mind you, I’m glad that some one is enjoying it because I’ve never been able to sit or lay comfortably in any bean bag chair or couch that I’ve tried through out the years.
Now if I can only keep him from chewing or tearing it, because cleaning up all of those thousands of Styrofoam balls is a major pain in the neck.
Thought there for a moment I had found the perfect companion, of the 4 legged variety, at the ASPCA earlier today. I find that I have been stopping in there once or twice a month, in hopes of finding the perfect canine to bring home and welcome into the family. And not being in hurry has been nice, I can afford to be picky, I just know that I want to adopt one rather than purchase one, I don’t want to support the puppy mills that are doing such good business these days.
So on my home this afternoon, I took the route that goes right by the City Pound and decided to stop in, as it has been a few weeks since I’d been there last. The folks that work there and run the place have gotten to know me now on a first name basis and have found them to be a good group of people, doing a job that I sure wouldn’t want to have to do for any length of time. I know my way around the place pretty well by now and basically just walk in and stroll my way through the door that leads to Dog room and take a look see.
Today the place was at full occupancy, so it was pretty loud back there with all of the excitement of a new visitor coming in, and the smell about knocks me over each and every time I enter those doors. About 1/2 down the corridor I see a real nice looking Basset Hound staring up at me with those incredible looking sad eyes and I fell in love instantly, and knew that I had found the perfect dog.
The bad news being that this little guy is there at the City Pound under a court ordered quarantine and will be going back to his own home and owner soon, making him one of the few animals that are housed there that are not adoptable, go figure! Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I’ve thinking about getting a dog. I don’t do cats, they are wicked little creatures. Dogs are man’s best friend and I could use a best friend around the house, it does get quiet around here at times. I usually have a dog or two, but since my last buddy passed on in 2006 I have been flying solo and it is time to change that.
I think that I will stop by the local ASPCA sometime soon and see if they have a dog that catches my attention there, I don’t want to buy from a store, I am very leery of the “Puppy Mill” situation and I don’t want to buy into anything that would help benefit those idiots who make a fortune on these poor creatures, that bites and I won’t have anything to do with it.