Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

Friday Funday

Everyone needs a little fun on Friday. While reading this morning’s news, I saw an article about how to choose a pet according to your zodiac sign. A little light reading in the face of headlines touting doom and gloom seemed like a novel idea.

Since I’m really an anal retentive control freak who likes to ignore the fact that most of life is gray rather than black and white (yes, Mom, I admit it), I was thrilled to learn that I chose well when picking out family pets:

Ambitious and practical, Capricorns thrive with a pet that is a disciplined over-achiever. The German Shepherd’s strength, intelligence, and obedience will allow it easily to meet Capricorn’s goals. With a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose, the German Shepherd will flourish in the training of Capricorn’s firm hand. Self-assuredness and loyalty are traits that will solidify its stature in a Capricorn’s life.

Max and Ellie at 4 months

Max and Ellie at 4 months

Max and Ellie at 1 year

Max and Ellie at 1 year

My husband though, poor guy, he was apparently born in the wrong month and his stars are very confused. If I could introduce you, you’d quickly see that the very idea of him with a cute little rodent is about as far fetched as Santa riding a turtle.

Cancers feel their way through life and, for emotional gratification, prefer a small pet they can hold, caress, and care for. Hamsters are cute, clean, and a joy to take care of. Like a Cancer, a hamster is happiest in a comfy, spacious home. Hamsters eat a variety of foods, and Cancers will have no trouble feeding them from their well-stocked kitchen. A litter of baby hamsters will satisfy a Cancer’s maternal and nurturing instincts.


Curious about what kind of pet you’re supposed to be cuddling? Find out here and come back and tell us if your family pet is astrologically aligned.

Don’t forget to check out WickedStepMom’s Beautiful Like Me project. The first round-table post goes up Monday.  Can we count on you to join in?

In addition to WickedStepMom and myself, here’s a peek at who’s committed to joining the project:

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