Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Everybody wants a piece of doggle-berry pie ♥

Yesterday, we adopted a dog!

Who's a DOG?! I'm a dog!
I spotted him on petfinder.com and filled out an application (that was, happily, approved quickly!). I encourage anyone who is thinking about bringing a dog (or kitty or bunny or...) into your life and home to consider adoption. I know sometimes it can be a frustrating process, but its so worth it as can be seen from Brokkr's story (more on the name below...):

He ♥s his ball...
Brokkr was found as a stray by the local animal shelter in upstate New York. When animals are taken in they don't have long to be claimed before they're put down. I'm guessing this is due to limited resources, a sad story all around. Anyway, the shelter posted notices for a week, but no one came to claim him--but before he could be put down, the Sullivan County SPCA stepped in to see if they could find him a home. He was listed on petfinder, and then the weekend that I filled out the application, he was taken to an adoption event where lots of people were interested in taking him home--HOWEVER--I was first in line :)

Noses and eyeses...
When I came to pick him up I heard a little more about "Shorty's" story. He wasn't sick or starving when he was found--so he must have belonged to someone not too long ago. He's friendly and housebroken, and as for "Shorty," he didn't respond to the name (another hint that he had a previous, loving home). We batted a few ideas around, and finally, (based on our recent Vikings binge) settled on Brokkr--half of the master-craftsman dwarf duo who made Thor's hammer. Of course, I can't leave a name alone, so poor Brokkr will also be...

Brokkee
Brokk-er-ee
Brokk-a-lini
Brokk-Brokk Dog-Dog
And, of course, Brokkle-berry-pie

There are so many great animals out there waiting for a home. Please adopt if you're looking for a pet!

Friday, September 5, 2014

In My Mailbox...

Look at these!


Made by Carolina Gonzalez at Camino de Yara, these are "pembas" magical chalks for spiritual workings--I can't wait to use them, and will probably be referring to Claudia Williams' Manifesting Magick With Veves and Sigils for ideas...

Read more about pembas HERE (and as an aside, they SMELL divine!).

Monday, September 1, 2014

Road Trip! DC and Delmarva Pagan Pride Day

Research for "the project hopefully to be announced soon" took me south this month. There are many hidden treasures in Washington, DC, many thought provoking in different ways. Some snapshots...

Pentacles. They're everywhere.
The Korean War Memorial. Stare into the eyes of the soldiers, and try to see what they see.
...but should it be?
There are many ways to fight...
The National Cathedral proved itself to be quite Hogwart-ish...
For once my timing was good and I was able to drop in on the Delmarva Pagan Pride Festival. At last I was able to reconnect with Amy Blackthorn and Helena Domenic and spend some quality time with Caroline Kenner of the Fool's Dog (Kat and I are eternally grateful to her for bringing Graven Images Oracle to iPhone and Android). I also got to pay a brief visit to the Bell Book and Candle shop and met more cool people than I can count... here are a few fleeting images (drat that I didn't get any of the  Blackthorn's HooDoo Blend's tea tent and the many MANY tins of Van Van and Florida Water tea I managed to snag...) :

I loved these guys! Yay for Gargoyle Bells!
Thankfully we arrived in time to hear S.J. Tucker!
Wand gorgeousness... move over Ollivanders
Brought to you by the gentlemen of the Wizards Tower (they also make ritual wear!) ♥
Selfies! ♥