ZOMG! TWoosday wait for me! October 4, 2011 By The Food Lady 28 Comments (we forgot it was TWoosday today!)
*loves* I knew you guys wouldn’t forget!
I love Twoosday!
Bobo and Meja says
I thought we were friends or at least friendly. But after reading ‘I don’t really want to be here’ I realize we are not. I love reading about you and the pups but now have found out you Do Not Like your readers. Sorry for you!!!
Bobo and Meja, I think you misread the Food Lady’s post. She – rightly – doesn’t like posters who take liberties in criticizing her and telling her how to live her life and she deletes their posts. I’m kind of sorry she does because if she left them, she might see how many other readers disagreed with the malcontents. It sounds like she has taken a lot of flak and has just gotten tired of it and that is understandable. Reread her post as her friend and I think you will find it is not true that she doesn’t like her readers – just the not so nice ones.
Well, Foodlady, try as you might, we still LURV you here at Floofiness Manor. We (myself, de pup, and de kitteh-de man does not read de blog) love the Woo, the Twoo, the Spring, the crazy amazing pictures, your boonies (not the dead ones, but reference to your locale), the knowledge you share, your love of rescue, all the animals of the casa de Foodlady (current, previous, future, and temps). So, although I don’t know you personally, and live no where near you, I just wanted you to know, that WE at least think you’re awesome. So, may the cranky-pants people change their shorts, or just go away, so the rest of us can enjoy your blog. :)
Hello, Food Lady,
If I could comment on your other post, here’s what I’d say:
You’re the best! I can’t imagine having six dogs here in my urban house, but if I lived where you did, I might. And I’m glad you do! It seems like you’re a responsible trainer and rescuer. I know how hard it was (and still is) to work with my one ornery border collie, so I can only imagine how much work and love and time you put into your own dogs and the ones you help out temporarily.
For every crap commenter, there are probably 10 or 15 shy people like me that don’t comment often, because we don’t have an agenda or a point to make, but just want to see what you and your dogs (and chickens) are up to. We’re waving our pompoms for you after every post, but we’re doing it quietly and politely!
leanne k says
just one of the readers who stumbled upon this site quite a while ago. love the photos. enjoy the travails of managing your dogs, permanent and fosters. I have a high prey drive Brittany who likes to hunt and eat what she catches and I too am somewhat amused while kinda grossed out by it. Having grown up on a farm, totally get the chicken thing.
Anyway, don’t let random posters get to you. Your blog your thoughts, your rules. I figure there are plenty who enjoy what you write about and your amazing pictures.
Karen F says
I am one of the shy ones like Kelly — have never commented before but in light of your “I don’t really want to be here” post, I had to say how utterly charming I find your blog. As wonderful as your photos are, it’s the combination of them with your wit, your point of view, and your life as a whole that makes Wootube.net so special. Thank you for your work with animals and for the effort you put into this unique online creation. I can’t believe anybody would be mean to you — you should be appreciated no end!
Debra Moody says
Food Lady Extraordinaire,
Just some other kind of “food” for thought:
“I did what I knew until I knew better. When I knew better, I did better” ~ Maya Angelou
Don’t let those people with their panties in a knot getcha down too far. You are loved and appreciated by all of us who have never even met you, for your frankness and honesty. Refreshing indeed.
I also didn’t realize there were people being mean to the food lady. Will Piper sue us if we make MadTeeth at them?
i like you just how you are! i love your pictures and your blog. i like how you show and share your dogs and their adventures with us, even if some days arent perfect. and i hope you continue. i dont think i’ve ever commented before, i just wanted to pipe up and let you know your blog puts big silly grins on my face and i really appreciate it.
I hope you start to like being here again soon. We (me and Mad Monty Mayhem the cattle dog) like you being here even though we don’t know you. Your photos of the dogs inspire me to take more with my little camera when I take The Monty out (because face it, he’s way more photogenic than I am). Your stories about challenges you work through with your dogs gives me hope for the ones I face with mine (ever watch Pinky and the Brain? A hint – Monty does not think he’s Pinky).
The choices you share are your choices – this is a blog, after all, not a discussion forum – but there will always be people who think they know better and feel it’s their job to tell you you’re doing things wrong, usually in the most unpleasant way possible. The unfortunate part is that you have to read what they say before exercising your power of deletion. Good luck with your blog block – and happy Thanksgiving, dammit. Go enjoy the sun with your puppies or something, because sometimes people just suck and you need to get away from them for a while.
Please blog on…we think you and your borderline crew are just splendid. As my dear old dad was wont to say “don’t let the b*stards grind you down”! And have a grand and restorative Thanksgiving weekend.
Oh dear, trouble with f*cktards lately? Sorry to hear it. The interwebz enable a lot of that kind of shite.
I love you dearly and have even for many years before you Wootubed, and I thank you THIS MUCH for directing me to the bestest Border Collie in the world when I didn’t know jack about what I should be looking for; I also have six dogs and most of the reason I do is because the less stellar members of the human race keep throwing away perfectly good dogs and they’ve got to go somewhere; and I don’t really care about Dexter’s testicles, ‘kay?
CB and the four Sheltie hooligans, Mike the only rescue Lapphund in the USA, and Rowley Rowley Border Collie!
Aislinn, Coop & Joon says
We think you are amazing. A great photographer, storyteller and preeetttyy fine person.
Don’t let les bastards get you down.
It’s all part of the Obstacle Course called Life.
Tunnel! Weave! Jump!
Illegitimi non carborundum.
And – I wish I were a glow-worm; a glow-worm’s never glum. Cause how can you be gloomy when the sun shines out your bum? Get your blog back soon.
I just want to echo what Kelly said. I’ve never posted as I’ve never had much to say, but I think that this time I had to let you know. You and your dogs brighten my day. I find it amazing that you handle so many so well with all of their individual issues. I know it’s hard and I am so grateful that you allow us this small peek into your life.
My corgi is like your Piper, she is boss and everybody better know it. My 3 boys are all rescues and have numerous and varied medical needs. We have a car that is on it’s last legs, and has been for a while, and money is tight. I know how hard it is to juggle all the time and money needs so that everything gets taken care of, and how some things just have a higher priority. The good news is that you get to decide what has priority, the bad news is that you have to make the decision at all.
Don’t let other people get you down. You are loved and appreciated and admired. Thank you for sharing your dogs with us.
Ok, this comment is actually about this here Twoosday post. I have a question that has been driving me crazy for a while. Do you pronounce Twoo as “2” or as “twue” like the priest does in Princess Bride when he says “Twue wuv”? Thanks in advance for your reply! :)
People try to micromanage other people’s lives when their own lives are either out of control or mind-numbingly boring. Same as you’d show a guest the door if s/he spat on your living room floor, if someone doesn’t get that it’s a privilege to share in your life here, through your blog, then you get to hit the delete button and show him/her the virtual door. Don’t let it hit ’em in the caboose! (Well, try not to….*wink*)
I am more than confident that with you, Dexter’s balls are in the very best hands. (ZOMG, I don’t mean it that way….*snort!*) What I mean is that I totally trust you with Dexter’s balls.
Hey, don’t even give the negative Nellie’s the satisfaction of your time reading. Their bad manners are not worth your time, attention or anger. At the first hint of rudeness, you’ve got every right to ZAP it.
We love you and all the living beings and things who depend on you every day. You’re a fantastic person, a great rescuer, a marvelous animal caretaker and a wonderful dog owner.
Andrea/Schnitzie, Pansy, Dee Doo and Sweet Pea
Dear wonderful Food Lady
I second all the above comments! For some reason people seem to really enjoy saying ugly things when they know they are safely hidden. I don’t get it. Most days I don’t like people much. I am glad you delete the hateful people…their comments any way!
I, too, have a bunch of dogs. All rescue. They are healthy, vaccinated, loved, well-fed, entertained, free to be inside or outside with a doggy-door and fenced yard (over an acre) and they all sleep in my bedroom at night. I can’t imagine sleeping without a few warm bodies snuggled up to me! A few just don’t get along and I really wish they would but they have individual personalities just like people. People have sooo much they can learn from dogs. Dogs have very little to learn from people.
Please don’t stop blogging! I check your site every day for new pics and commentary. I just love how you think!!
p.s. I have also wondered how to pronounce Twoo’s name!
Patty and Duke, Mike, Abby, Sadie, Tedd, Jasper, Jessie, Gypsy, Ruby, Popcorn, Samantha, Stewart, and Riley! My entire house is a furball!!
By the way…regarding Spring. Are YOU happy having Spring live with you and the rest of your crew? Is SPRING happy living with you and the rest of your crew? Is the rest of the crew mostly accepting/happy about the situation? Well then…KEEP that wonderful puppy who brings you such joy. Life is short. Grab the happy moments with both hands!
Dear Foodlady – I comment infrequently but am also someone who checks every day (OK maybe Multiple times a day!) to see if there is a wonderful new post from you. I don’t know you, and I know I don’t know you, but I have very much enjoyed your blog for a number of years now. I hope you feel better about blogging again because I would miss the bits of your life that you do share, and after the loss of my two beloved border collies (without the ability at this time in my life to have dogs) I have been living the dog owner life vicariously through your blog and would very much miss Tweed, Piper, M(yste)r(y). Woo, Dexter, and Twoo too.
To Diamondgirl and Patti: Just as an FYI, there is an FAQ tab at the top of the page and on there Foodlady has posted how to pronounce Twooie’s name (as well as other fun info) and she says it is: “Like the number “2″ with an e on the end … 2E, if that’s easier to remember! It’s spelled TWooie because he is just like Wootie, but slightly rearranged (or slightly deranged maybe!). Things his name is not: TOOTIE, T-Wootie, Twootie …”
I also totally agree with Kelly. I comment very infrequently, but just love reading your blog and seeing the great pictures and witty commentary. (Actually, I am in awe of your photography talents.)
Just wanted to say, love your blog whether your are blogging about dogs, chickens or even your car!! Your pictures are great but it’s your comments that make it worth while. Please don’t give up.
What mostly everyone else said. There are times when I nearly wet myself laughing at your posts (chicken on the head?). You and your pups are wonderful; please keep blogging so I can keep giggling!! :)
Following Sheri’s comment I looked at the top of the page and there’s lotsa stuff there! The pics and commentary from you, dear Food Lady, have always grabbed my attention first!
I *love* your logo of 4 paw prints plus one upside-down paw print!! Hmmmmm….wonder who that last print represents?!
I’ve been reading your blog since it started. Never commented but have never missed a post. Every time there’s a new post I grab a coffee and take a few minutes to sit and enjoy a doggie time out. I have a rescue dog, and I have 2 border collies and we do flyball, agility, pet therapy and tracking….we even have our own sadist!! Usually my dogs and my best friends dogs are all together so we’re usually a pack of 7. I just wanted to say that I have never seen anything that suggests you’re anything less than a devoted dog owner and lover. You are altering the lives of countless rescue dogs and it’s clear that you have a great relationship with your own dogs. You posts bring smiles and inspiration and I hope that you will never stop blogging.
I’ve never commented before but I wanted to say how much I enjoy your gorgeous pictures and funny commentary. I have two Border Collies and if I had the time and money I’d have TEN of them!!!! As it is two dogs, a cat and a blind horse are enough for me. I also love chickens so I really enjoy your chicken stories and pictures.
MadTeeth to the negative person!
Keep Spring! She fits in, she doesn’t want to leave and she’s darn cute too!
Please keep blogging!