Elise Sereni
     Patkotak
Sunday, March 29, 2015

He could make that thing on his head vice president and we’d save an entire salary.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:45 AM •
Friday, March 27, 2015

Remember when the crazies were the fringe candidates and not mainstream. Ah memories…

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:43 AM •
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Battle Creek

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 09:31 AM •
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Iditarod musher Allie Zirkle agreed to take on California lawyer Grace Jiu in an arm wrestling contest in Nome shortly after completing this year’s race. It took very few seconds for her to accidentally break Jiu’s arm. But guess what? Defying all odds and expectations… especially given that a lawyer was involved… no one is suing anyone over this incident. No one is bad mouthing anyone. No one is, in effect, acting like a spoiled brat whose parents have told her that the world owes her everything. Nope. What we have here are two decent adults treating each other decently. It was an accident. Imagine. An accident. I didn’t think anything so simple existed in today’s world where stubbing your toe outside a building gives you cause to sue the building for toe trauma.
Way to go, ladies. Keeping it classy!

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:27 AM •
Monday, March 23, 2015
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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:12 AM •
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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Ever since BuddaBubba crossed the Rainbow Bridge he’s been even more anxious about me not leaving him. Usually he loves doggie day care and runs to the back room the minute I bring him in to the facility. But since BB left us, he moves more slowly down the hallway and continually looks back at me as though he’s afraid I’m going to leave him there forever. I guess there is no cure but to bring him there and pick him up often enough for him to again believe he is in his forever home and I will never leave him anywhere without coming back.

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Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:06 AM •
Saturday, March 21, 2015

I think anyone who gives a pet of any kind a home and love is a special person. But dog people are even a cut above that. They are simply wonderful. And when you lose your canine friend, they wrap you in such fierce love and understanding that it helps the pain subside more quickly than you could have possibly imagined. Thank you to everyone who let me know they understood how much of a loss it is when that sweet face is no longer in your life.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:54 AM •
Friday, March 20, 2015

Is there anything more fun than watching one of your dogs chew on and swallow a treat he really doesn’t like just so his housemate can’t have it? The reluctance with which he is chewing is hysterical. But for so long as his buddy is sitting next to him watching every bite, he’s not giving it up. He will eat it no matter how much it makes him want to gag. Because it’s his and the other guy isn’t getting any of it. And it is this mentality that has led the male of our species to start just about every war in history.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 02:38 AM •
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Please go to Birdtlc.net and buy your tickets for our annual fundraiser. It’s on April 11 at the Sheraton here in Anchorage and we will have loads and loads of our education birds there for you to meet. Kodi the Cache Crow will delight you with his ability to take your money while still looking his beak down at you as though you are a lesser being. What more could you possible want? There will be food, liquor, a live and silent auction and wonderful volunteers to meet who give their time, energy and love to these birds on a daily basis. What more could you want for your money?

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:07 AM •
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Crazy as family is, they are the first to surround you and comfort you, even if they don’t understand the extremely close bond you have with your animal. So I guess the insanity is worth it for the buffer they provide from the knocks of life. Or maybe I am just very lucky. Between friends and family and friends who are like family and friends who are family, my life is filled with both insanity and love. And the combination makes my life richer than my bank book will ever be.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:39 AM •
Monday, March 16, 2015

I apparently woke up without my normal brilliance today.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 09:24 AM •
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Without my family, I don’t know where I’d get my daily dose of insanity.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:17 AM •
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Since little Bubba passed I have received sympathy cards from people with the kind of personal note in it that tells you they truly do understand what a well-loved pet can mean to your life. And one wonderful couple… thank you Joanie and Paul… even made donations in her honor to animal charities. And then, out of the clear blue comes a package from my cousin with a giant Hershey’s bar in it to comfort me in my loss and remind me of the amazing aunts and uncles who surrounded us as we grew up. My heart is still sad at Bubba’a loss but the sadness is tempered with the joy of knowing that there are still some pretty wonderful people in my life.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:38 AM •
Friday, March 13, 2015

Every time a WalMart employee gets public assistance or food stamps, we are subsidizing the profits made by the Walton family. They pay their employees a non-living wage, the government has to subsidize it so they can survive, and the Waltons can buy a few more yachts thanks to your tax dollars. Talk about federal welfare going to the wrong people!

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:50 AM •
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How much of a life do you have to NOT have if you plan to actually read 55,000 pages of e-mails from Hillary Clinton? The very thought makes my head ache. My sympathy to the reporters, print and otherwise, who will actually have to plow through them. I’m guessing that the majority will be about such mundane matters that within hours of starting to review them, you’ll want to run screaming from the room. But you can’t. You must persist. Such is the way democracies survive.

Elise Sereni Patkotak • 03:28 AM •

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