Monthly Archive:: December 2009

Must See Video: Dear Dillie the Blind House Deer

Dillie 1 "Would you be a deer and open the front door for me? Thanks."

I spotted this adorably endearing story on CBS evening news last week and just about died! It is the story of an unlikely house guest that moved in and never left!

Oh, Deer. 

Dillie the deer has lived with the Butera family for more than five years. Melanie Butera is a veterinarian who nursed the doe back to health after she was born with several health problems.

The little deer was brought to Melanie's clinic by someone who didn't want to keep the fawn, and she now lives in the house, right alongside the family cat and dog. In fact, Dillie has her own bedroom, eats homemade meals, swims in the pool, is potty trained AND knows how to turn on the ceiling fan. Yes, a ceiling fan.

"She's even taught herself to go up and down the stairs, go up in the bed and when she's outside she follows Steve around. She knows her name," Butera boasts proudly.

The family's beloved Dillie eats salad, but the Butera's say Dillie's favorite foods are ice cream, spaghetti and fresh berries. The animal has wandered from the property once before, but now they monitor her whereabouts with GPS tracking device.

Check out Dillie and the Butera Family in action in the video below. Enjoy! 

The Crazy Cat Lady Game

You indeed can have too many cats and still be a winner.

The Crazy Cat Lady Game Gift for Cat Lovers After taking in a healthy dose of music (and mud!) at the Austin City Limits music festival recently, my comrades and I enjoyed wandering Austin's fabulously quirky boho 'hood of South Congress, or SoCo.  It was there that we stumbled across the ridonkulously weird and wacky shop Monkey See, Monkey Do and discovered, among other things, The Crazy Cat Lady Game.

In this riveting board game you attempt to collect more cats than your fellow competitors as you, The Crazy Cat Lady, head out into the world (and around the board) to run some errands. On your journey you might visit the Pet Store, the Supermarket, the Vet or the Animal Shelter. But no matter where you go, you must be on the look out for more cats! Your ultimate objective is to possess the most cats when the Crazy Cat Lady returns back home. Gain more cats by landing on spaces like "Save a Cat Stuck in a Tree" and "Rescue Grumpy Old Cat From Pound." But watch out for spaces that take cats from you like "Beware of Dog" and "Kitten Distracted by Bit of Fluff." The Crazy Cat Lady Game is fantastic feline fun for the whole family.

Find The Crazy Cat Lady Game at either Monkey See, Monkey Do or online at

courtesy of The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley

A Mutt-Stache? Introducing The Humunga Stache Dog Toy

Now even your pooch can sport a 'stache and go in-dog-nito.


If your dog secretly envies Bearded Collies, Schnauzers or any other dog breeds with excessive facial hair  – then their prayers have been answered. New from Moody Pet, the makers of the original Humunga Tongue dog toy, comes the newest in ridiculous mutt must-have's: The Humunga Stache dog toy. This shiny black toy features a durable, solid black natural rubber ball on one end and a giant cartoon mustache on the other.

With the holidays just around the corner, why not have your pooch sport his or her Humunga Stache during your annual holiday family photo? This way, Uncle Chester won't be the only one in the pic with the creepy mustache.

The concept behind the dog toy is that like the photo, dogs will naturally pick up the rubber ball … leaving the handlebar mustache sticking out. Priced at $15, pick one up at and add some low-cost laughs to your frequent frolics with Fido this holiday!

courtesy of The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley