notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Why oh why are the good taken from us in threes???? It is NFTM's sad sad duty to inform our readers that, fast on the heels of Eddie Guereo and Sparky, another light has been extuinguished from this cold dark earth.

Sam from California, the ugliest dog in the world, was put down by the vet just a few days shy of his 15th birthday. That's an innings the smarmy arsed Lassie would be proud of, let alone a mutt who was so so ugly. He was a rescue dog who no-one wanted, his future owner was first repulsed by him, but, somehow, grew to love Sam. Her then boyfriend could not accept Sam's condition "uglyassinitis" and would not enter the house while he was there. He soon became an ex.

Her owner had to make the hard decision to have Sam put down she found out his heart was failing. After this week, I think we all know only too well what a failing heart feels like.

RIP Sam, who may well be the physical manifestation of this dude's soul.