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Tuesday, May 08, 2007


I was going to blog about this cute little long-haired Chihuahua, Dancer, whose owner Jenny Gomes of Leesburg, Fla., is trying to document as the world's smallest living dog. Dancer is only 4 inches tall to the top of his shoulder. Click here for more photos of Dancer by Orlando Sentinel photographer Tom Benitez.

While I was at it, I was going to throw in another cute dog photo and happy saying sent to me by reader Judy Corbutt, just for the feel-good effect.

God knows, I must have been feeling a little too good with the puppy dog tales because the next thing I came across on the Internet was this news item:

Doctor Finds Spiders in Boy's Ear

Of course, I had to read all about how the kid told his mother there were Rice Krispies in his ear, which turned out to be the spiders walking on his eardrum.

And just like that - Snap! Crackle! Pop! - there went that feel-good feeling.

Can't get enough of spiders?
Check out the spider vs. scorpion fight. The music makes this YouTube video so turn up the sound.

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Anonymous proofreader said...

What a doggone shame..he should've gone to Web MD for his diagnosis. If they'd left the spiders in there, would he have grown up to be Spider Man? His name isn't Peter Parker, is it? Sorry..enough with the bad Arachnophobia still available to rent on DVD?

Tue May 08, 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous bloggedieness said...

Nice, real nice.. Thanks for that!

Tue May 08, 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous peanut butter and jelly said...

Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why is it that my ear is now tingling????

Tue May 08, 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

Do dogs get spiders in their ears? How did that happen? I only liked the firs two parts of this blog-Would merlot in the ear on a daily basis keep out the spiders or is that just an apple a day?

Tue May 08, 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

What I want to know is why spiders get more of a reaction than the death penalty?

Tue May 08, 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous peanut butter and jelly said...

Because it doesn't require my brain to work as much to come up with a meaningful response!! LOL

Tue May 08, 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your readers and bloggers are carefree, happy people - Keep the cute, funny bloggs coming - there's too much seriousness in this world, it's nice to just log on and laugh every once in a while.

Tue May 08, 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. Think they can fly into ears too.

Tue May 08, 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Spiderman said...

The Itsy Bitsy Spider climbed up the water spout...down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Nice blog topic for today.Now that the the news has broke on the Ft.Dix Six, I think we'll be blogging to a much more serious topic tomorrow.

Tue May 08, 08:07:00 PM  

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