Monday, September 17, 2007

The best birthday present EVER

My lovely, wonderful, compassionate, caring (and did I say wonderful?) friends Julie and Tony gave me the BEST birthday present this weekend. They're NOT giving the dog back. (At least not right now, at any rate.) It's the best birthday present ever! And he's the naughtiest puppy ever! And yet they haven't shot him (or me!) yet. I can't thank them enough for hanging in there with "Spock." (He couldn't remain "Wiley"--they already had a "Riley.") They are earning HUGE karmic dividends. And did I mention how wonderful they are?

I gave myself a birthday present this weekend, as well. Here it is, folks:

As you can see, I went with the left forearm. Don't be alarmed by the slight redddish hue around it. That's perfectly normal--I'm not dying of a blood infection. That I know of. In a couple of days the red will go away, and then it will start to scab over. Can't pick that scab, though! It has to flake away gradually on its own or you lose the color.

Do you like it? I like it.

Did it hurt? Oh, some people might have called that pain. I, however, have had screws drilled into my bones, and have crushed my fingers in a pizza dough roller. THAT's pain. This was...short-lived, minor discomfort.

Nothing at all like the pain of living with "Spock"--hey, Julie? (You're a saint.)


3carnations said...

Very nice (both the tattoo and the fact that Spock has found a place to call home). No mention of the guy? I've grown used to hearing something about how wonderful he is, how far out of the way his apartment is, etc... :)

lizgwiz said...

3car, I was trying to restrain myself. ;)

Stinkypaw said...

Cool! Nice left forearm you've got there!

You've got great friends, and I'm sure Spock will become a "good" dog...eventually.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Cool tattoo! I could never live through the 'scabbing over' stage. That would drive me out of my mind!

Yay for you!

stefanie said...

Excellent friends, one less animal in your house, fabulous tattoo... sounds like a pretty good birthday week so far. :-) Enjoy.

Noelle said...

Looks great! And you just reminded me of another reason I can never get a tattoo: I've never met a scab I could refrain from picking. Good luck!

-R- said...

I agree with everyone else. It looks good! And yay for the dog finding a home!

PS Happy belated birthday!

L Sass said...

Cool tattoo!! Hooray!

Also--I love the name Spock for a dog!

Yay, birthdays!

Whiskeymarie said...

Happy birthday! Nice self-gift. Very nice.

metalia said...

Happy birthday!!! VERY cool tatoo. :)

Mousse said...

"Cool tattoo too"...try saying "that" fast 5 times !!! ;-)

Mary said...

Hooray for Julie and Tony! We already knew that they're wonderful, but they're even more fabulous now that they've given Spock a new home. :D

I lovelovelove the tattoo. Beautiful! And what a great way to celebrate your birthday. Hope it's a good 'un!