Saturday, July 12, 2008

Transport Passenger

I'm not doing my mixed breed rescue today, as I'm driving tomorrow from Richmond to Springfield. I'm driving this handsome fellow, Byron, along with another English Setter who has yet to join the caravan. Also in tow are a couple of spaniels (they look like K. Charles to me). They get off before my stop.

Byron looks just like Marnie, the gorgeous girl I shuttled about a month ago. This tri-color setter is called a Llewellyn. I'm not sure why my husband and I have such a fond place in our hearts for this breed. This color is the type that my husband would like as it is similar to Lucy (who was a Llewellyn, but did not have the mask. Personally, I'd prefer no mask.


My current English Setter, Daisy, is white and orange. Mark calls her "goofy dog". She is a goob, and I've never seen another dog run like her (I think that she is part deer). She's so thin she looks like she has been starved, but she burns an extraordinary amount of calories. I'm now adding lard to her food to give her more concentrated calories.


I think that 1/3 of her body weight must be her tongue. You can see it hanging out. She's also a very slobbery dog because when she drinks water she sloshes her whole head in it as if it were shovel. The picture here is recent. It was the first time she had submerged herself in my neighbor's podnd. She still will not swim, but that she waded in and stuck her head under the water like a duck was a good thing.

She also is sparsely haired--I call her my Rogaine dog. Her special talent is playing ball with Macy. I've never had an English Setter catch a ball or play ball in any way. I'm sure we'll get another Setter before too long. But both Daisey and Macy are very active dogs--I don't need any more excitement!

4 comments:

nice said...

This week...

Is seasonally and presidential cycle-wise one of the weakest weeks historically.

The market fell for several weeks after the fall of Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company in 1984

However one could point out that the market back then was not already in a multi multi week downtrend like it is now...

News circulating today that Paulson is going to create new class of shares and bailout FRE/FNM on Monday

Psychologically, all the bulls( as well as the chart soothsayers) that were trying to buy the dip the past 4 weeks - have given up and are now all saying they want to see capitulation...

There is 2 day testimony again this week on the hill...

If the market continues to slide heavily all week even after any attempted rescue or during the testimony - this IMO would be a sign that confidence is lost

However the bulls want a
another Bear Stearns type of rally - but maybe people learned their lesson last time and will try to sell into it??

If the media spins another 'Bear Stearns' type of V bottom - I'm going to be watching psychology closely on how quick people jump on it.

In fact pessimism about a bounce (or blind selling into a bounce here) - would be better for the market at this point IMO - rather than everyone blindly chasing another V bottom...

Kress cycles point to an short/intermediate-term economic trough in August

However seasonal and program trading cycles point to some more downside in the Fall..

The market crashed last August - so a weak July and Sep this year is more probable than a market slide during the Olympics - at least this is what the above cycles are hinting at...

Of course we are at the mercy of the news flow ...

I'm also intrigued that many retail investors want to speculate on many of these failing firms - this type of behavior is certainly not consistent with some major long term bottom in the market IMO - but consistent with more of a 'trading' mentality...


Options week and more earnings...

Enjoy the ride... up or down!

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nice said...

SEC opens new manipulation probe
to prevent the spread of false information used to manipulate securities prices.

This is all becoming a bad joke...

Let's see...

Large Banks are blaming their losses on 'rogue' traders

Banks, brokers and FRE/FMN share prices are declining because of rumor mongers.

And if the market crashes - then it will be because of 'short sellers'

And if the economy stalls it will be because of 'oil speculators'

Blame... blame... blame game...

Is anyone ever going to be held accountable for this mess?

Rather than childish games to find scapegoats (Martha Stewarts) - maybe Wall Street and the Central Bankers need to look in the mirror?

Rest assured we will have some monkey trials (after the fact)
and someone will get thrown in jail - meanwhile all the real perpetrators - the 'fat cats' - who created this overleveraged mess - all relax in their yachts and Hampton hideaways...

not nice...

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nice said...

Looks like an all out blitz has been hatched by the 'gamsters'
and targered to the Asian market open...

Bashing Euro and Euro zone prospects - to try to keep Euro under 1.6

Arrangements for Asian central banks to buy US dollar...

Bashing Gold... must send a 'things are going to be ok' message

Sell a few oil contracts..

Riding to the rescue with Support for FRE/FMN

Fed to lend via discount window also...

FDIC says most banks are ok

SEC targeting rumor makers... scare the shorts

...

This better work for them...

Where gold, oil, the euro and the USD close at the end of tomorrows close - and more importantly at the end of this weeks close - probably decide the future course of events...

One would have to imagine that all the money still left in the markets probably isn't going to play around any more - it will assess the situation and vote with its feet (one way or another)

Will greed or fear triumph?

Should be quite a battle..

Haven't a clue...

Though for some reason went long e on Friday's close - also still have a few doomsday shorts open...

It's party time!

nice

Anonymous said...

'nice' to see you went long at friday's close

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