54 thoughts on “Photo essay. Wow, June, nice…effort.

  1. Happy birthday, Edsel.

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  2. L.in CA says:

    This was the best moment of my week….a kitten licking dog eating a destructed cheese burger😍😍

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  3. Ernie says:

    So fun! Enjoying this post from vacation in Vancouver when I only have wifi in the hotel.

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  4. Cheryl says:

    Happy Birthday Edsel! I love your uniquely crooked “need an orthodontist” teeth. It certainly looks like he enjoyed the day. You are a good dog mom. Eating a burger and hanging out with kittens is an excellent way to celebrate a special day. Great pics!

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  5. Beige says:

    Awww! So sweet. Good Eds. Mom, you’re doing a fantastic job, too.

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  6. Another Unruly-Haired Person says:

    P.S. 4-5 weeks is the messiest age for kittens without a (cat) mother.

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  7. Another Unruly-Haired Person says:

    OMG Eds licking the kitten’s whole head! Adorable.

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  8. FLee says:

    Oh, if that is not the perfect Ed’s gift! (Adore him.) I’m guessing he’s also helping with the meal cleanup. He probably likes that better than burgers.
    Pets: my cheap therapy. OK, forget the cheap part., but a great fixer. Love both posts.

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  9. Kim R. says:

    You’re the best and this post is great! I hardly ever comment (sorry) because I am shy, but I have been reading you forever and enjoy your writing so very much!

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    1. June says:

      Aw, thanks, Kim! Don’t be shy? Have you seen these other nincompoops on here?

      {and that was the day June lost all the nincompoops}

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      1. Sadie Nincompoop says:

        June, you can’t get rid of this nincompoop that easily.

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        1. teesmithii says:

          Me either! I’m here to stay.

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      2. Beth from the woods says:

        That’s right Kim R. jump on in we don’t bite.

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      3. Lisa. Not THAT Nincompoop says:

        Ya gotta try harder than THAT June.

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        1. Sadie Nincompoop says:

          Love your name, LNTN.

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  10. Karen in NTX says:

    Sweet, sweet post. Thank you!

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  11. Megsie says:

    This was the BEST!

    Lovely post, lovely June!

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  12. Door Color Expert Andrea says:

    You’re such a good “everything” to Edsel. He really has a great life of being loved.

    The photo of his nose to that kitten’s head is perfect, just perfect. The burger shots are excellent as well – I can never get my phone to capture the things I want like that, so I applaud you!

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  13. Nicole says:

    I knew Edsel would help clean up the messy kitties! Not kisses! A bath! Also, the picture of the one kitten perched on your knee looking directly into the camera is adorbs. That one needs to go on the shelter’s site and everyone will be queuing up to adopt.

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  14. krakkityjones says:

    May I just say how much I love Edsel? What a lovely companion he is. Thank you for sharing his birthday joy with us. Also, I want to comment on what for me, seemed to be a bit of (what some of my friends would call “woo woo”) regarding the timing of the call from the shelter, and the ensuing kitten happiness? I am often reminded by this or that to stop and thank whatever force is at work, for the save. The kittens are totally adorable, mess makers or not. Which by the way, I wonder what makes them messier than other kittens? I mean I know they’re not the first set of messy kittens, but I mean what differentiates those who are messy from those who aren’t? Anyway, a question for the ages I suppose. Lovely post, lovely June.

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    1. June says:

      If I get more kittens, I realize they are born with their little personalities in tact. Some are very friendly. Some use the litter box right off the bat. Some eat in a messy fashion. Some drink from the bottle until they are 47 and have a mortgage.

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  15. Leanne in Greenville NC says:

    Edsel’s the best- everything!

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  16. Anne says:

    Honestly kittens are the best birthday gift you could have possibly gotten him. Happy Birthday, Eds!

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  17. debwhosbacktobeingdeb says:

    Eds looked like he had a great birthday, but I think the best present you gave him was that trip to Michigan (sans the elevator ride with that evil spawn).

    I cannot imagine how tired you must be.

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  18. Shelley B says:

    Happy Birthday Edsel! I am impressed that he eats the pickle – Paco spits it out if I don’t remember to remove it beforehand. Also, thanks for the burger idea as Paco’s birthday is July 4 (he becomes a teenager!) and I was going to get him a frosted dog cookie but I think I’ll add a McDonald’s cheeseburger to the gift table.

    That picture of Edsel slurping on the kitten is so damn cute. I love how much he loves his foster siblings!

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  19. Ruth says:

    Kitteez less waifish already.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    I still remember the next door neighbor’s dog grabbing a kitten in his mouth and shaking it to kill it. I was traumatized for years afterwards from seeing that. It always surprises me how gentle Eds is with those cute little tinies.

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    1. June says:

      I cannot watch people introducing their dog to a puppy for the same reason. Any time I see an adult dog gently wagging its tail I’m over here going, ITS BRAIN IS GOING TO SNAP ANY SECOND NOW. Edsel has scarred me. And Lottie!

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  21. bamacarol says:

    Edsel is such a sweet doggy with the kittens. Happy Birthday Edsel. Looks like a good day that wore you out.

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  22. Katie says:

    I can’t believe Edsel eats pickles! Great pictures, June.

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  23. Barbfrommilwaukee says:

    Now that looks like a birthday full of love and special treats. Just what birthdays should be. Love you Edsel, and may your year ahead be healthy and full of more treats.

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  24. Meg in CO says:

    That’s how I want to spend my birthday…someone feeding me, playing with kittens, and then falling asleep with my dog.

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  25. Jan says:

    Oh Edz! Happy birthday!

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  26. pendy says:

    Kittens. Edz exhaust.

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  27. Vic says:

    Lovely post, June.

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  28. HelloMulligan says:

    Whenever I go to McDonalds which can be often – my dog gets his own hamburger – no special occasion necessary – because he is spoiled rotten – he also gets his own donut at the coffee shop – now the cats they lose out because they do not ride in the car – I love the picture gallery Hamburger de Edsel it is art.

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  29. Beth from the woods says:

    Thank you so much.

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  30. Barbara says:

    Great pictures!

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  31. boomersmommasmomma says:

    He even eats the pickle, I thought I had the only dog who would eat pickles. Now I know. I’m glad he enjoyed his birthday burger and kittens.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    Just wondering if Edsel has picked out the kitten he plans to adopt yet?

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  33. Pal from MA says:

    Happy Birthday, Edz! Aunt Lisa loves you! 😘😘😘

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  34. Pat says:

    Edsel’s birthday hamburger series is worthy of its own fancy art gallery show.

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  35. Just Paula H&B says:

    Wait wait wait. Didn’t you post a picture of yourself, at about Edsel’s age, REMOVING the offending pickle from your McDonalds burger? Yet you feed it to Edsel? (Don’t remind me what other little goodies dogs like to eat [Yule logs].) My weird dog? If we are having fries she will deign to come to the table and stand there politely until she scores a fry. ONE fry. Then she returns to her bed. We rarely give her table/human food, but once in a while we will. For example: a hamburger. She will eat around the bun and just eat the meat. This is also why she is the thinnest member of the family. (Well, Albert is also thin, but he’s one of those hateful beings with a functioning metabolism.)

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  36. 1madgirl says:

    I have a statue about 3′ tall in my backyard of St. Francis. As part of Third Wave Feminism I think someone should cast a similar statue of St. June with her placing her right hand on Edsel making the letter C from behind her legs to her side and a kitten perched on her head, her shoulder and her left arm in front of her.. Please on please. It would make me really happy.

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  37. Sadie says:

    Edsel looks like he had a terrific birthday complete with hamburgers and kittens. Even Milhous joined the party. Is Eds dreaming of kittens in his last photo? All that excitement wore him out. Eds exhausted.

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  38. Persephone says:

    Love!

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  39. Shannon says:

    All of them are precious but I think my favorite is the last photo! Happy McBurger Birthday Edsel!

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  40. teesmithii says:

    Edsel had a great birthday. He even ate the pickle. THEN he got kittens! Great photos and those kittens are so cute. You are so compassionate to take those babies until they are ready to be adopted. They shouldn’t have problems finding homes.
    Tee

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  41. Just me, Vee says:

    That kitty on your knee is too cute! I adore Edsel…what a good boy.

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  42. Monica says:

    So cute and sweet!! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. DB in MD says:

    Eds is exhausted from birthday shenanigans and kissing kittens. Best birthday ever!!

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  44. Your mother's neighbor says:

    Such a cute and cozy fur family you have. Love Edsel’s big tongue kiss!

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  45. Linda from Jamestown says:

    Looks like the best birthday EVER!

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  46. Lisa. Not THAT Lisa says:

    Edsel eats his burger just like I do – right down the old gullet.

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