Meet the cast!

In order by height...


Official taste-tester and resident snuggle muffin, Honey is the shortest and youngest member of the Fondue family. This is kind of an old picture of her--she's much greyer in the muzzle now.

Honey came to me 10 years ago, courtesy of Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue.  She is currently 13 14 years old and in many ways still a puppy.

In the last year or so, she has developed both pancreatitis and Cushing's disease. The former is treated with diet (the world's most expensive prescription dogfood), the latter with a twice-daily dose of Trilostane.

Her full name is Princess Honey Roundbottom Von Weinerhausen, but she's also known as Miss Frostynose Stinkybutt.

The Girl Child!

I should probably explain that this picture was taken while she was on tour with Spamalot. Normally, she's a brunette.
Currently living in New York trying to become a star on Broadway, The Girl Child was my "gift with purchase" when I married her daddy.  She is expensive, as girls tend to be, and I couldn't love her more if she were my own flesh and blood.
Singing, dancing, acting--she does it all.  I just wish her employment were a little more steady.  I certainly couldn't live like that, but for actors, it seems to be the norm.

Your Host!

...and that's as close as you're going to get to a real picture of me.  Trust me, I look just like that.
I'm an old codger with a goofy sense of humor and definite leanings towards being nine years old.  I collect stuff--Corningware.  Vintage countertop appliances.  Old toys.  Vintage haircare products.  Christmas catalogs.  Other catalogs.  Old magazines.  Check back next week and I'll have something else to add to the list.
I do IT for a public library system.  Yawn.
I'm far more interesting on the Internets than I am in Real Life.
Contact me at vegomaticbob at gmail dot com.

The Hubster!

Not adding a picture at all because I'm not sure how he'd feel about it.  I could ask him, but I'm lazy.
Six foot two with blond hair and blue eyes, Mr. Handsome Hubby is the office manager for a large, metropolitan legal services bureau.  Also a retired actor, which is where The Girl Child gets her talent.
Hubster and I have been together for 6 years now, and until a couple of weeks ago, he never collected anything.
I know, right?  
Recently, he has decided to start collecting clear glass barware for display in his office (because his job is driving him to drink, don'tcha know.)   I get such a kick out of watching him look over the stuff in the thrifts instead of just watching me, wondering what I'm going to pick up next.


  1. Are you in Charm City? We should have a drink or a coffee some day.

    1. We live in the wide open suburbs, thank goodness.

      Coffee is good. So is Bourbon. Just sayin'.

  2. I didn't know that Honey was ill!
    So sorry to hear that. I hope that everything else is well with you.

    1. Well, Honey's almost 14 now, so you kind of have to expect that the amount of maintenance will increase. She's still really spry, and the medication and diet are working well.
      Now, if we could only do something about her breath...