Posts Tagged ‘Tanner’


In Communication, Griot, News on August 2, 2016 at 6:29 am

TannersSoulSo I lost my beloved TANNER on June 3rd, 2016 after a long road trip to and from California – Beverly Hills, in fact. Tanner was a real PERRO DE OCIO (Dog Of Leisure); he was my roll and my road dog for the last 3.5 years (#RescueDog) until a sugar-free gummy bear took him out.


Yes. I do believe a sugar-free gummy bear is the likely culprit that expedited Tanners exit (over a span of 3-weeks time).

I have a 3-year old baby girl/toddler and sugar-free gummy bear fruit snacks had been common in my home for a while. Not anymore. Sugar-free products give little dogs cancer — almost instantaneously. We didn’t allow Tanner to eat table food or gummy bears, however, if the toddler dropped one (and that’s highly likely) and Tanner eyed it before I could get to it,  well….

My heart was broken and has been on the mend every since for a little canine love. Yesterday with urgency, my next door neighbor insisted that we make a run to a couple of animal shelters (Maricopa Animal Care Center and AZ Humane Society) and started eyeing dogs for a possible love connection. I was reluctant on the inside, at first, but with Vicky pushing me and my legs following her –  I went along and… dallas-day1-080116

Good morning pet lovers, meet DALLAS. He is the newest member of my family and I won’t lie to you and say it was easy picking him out. Because it wasn’t. I just couldn’t bring more than one home, so… Dallas was the noisy one in lock-up and while proving that old saying to be true, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease,” I truly picked him because I miss that little dog BIG BOSS noise and the playful joy they render. Yes, Dallas is a chihuahua too, however, while Tanner was nearly 10 years and weighing only 2.5 pounds, Dallas is 3 and weighs 8.4. Dallas is mixed. With what? we don’t know, because he was found wandering. Dallas is likely a stray. I’m pretty sure he’s missed by his previous family. He’s housebroken, yappy, loveable and he get’s along fantastically with my 4-month old mane coon cat, LANDAN.

I’m orignially from the DFW metroplex (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX) and I miss home a little bit. I figured me and the caged wanderer had that in common and that perhaps we could build a home here in Phoenix together. My figuring paid off – I’m in love and I think he loves me back.


So yesterday has passed and today is anew
I’m On to Dallas – bidding Tanner adieu.

Landan is still in the house and yesterday she turned 4-months old,
by the weekend she’ll be “fixed” – I put that on my last cats soul. 😀


Landan & Dallas star in: THE NAP

My last female cat’s name was Kit’Ten and she has since ‘gone on to glory
but not before birthing 20 kittens – this can’t be Landan’s story.

Like I said, she is duly getting her “fix” this week.
As for “Landan vibing with Dallas” – the union is new; seems sweet.

She wants to play even more and he isn’t used to cats.
As different as the two are, they find commonality in “the nap.”

They’re the NEW Garfield & Odi — these two make me laugh.
With these two in my life, my heart’s on “the heal” real fast.

Before we moved On to Dallas, the previous weeks were rough,
I’m Qui
Missing Tanner – OUi! Thank God for #RescueShelters and new love.

We found DALLAS at Maricopa Animal Care Center.
Visit an animal shelter near you and fall in love. After all LOVE is a four-letter word –  Share it with a four-legged friend. ❤

Miz Qui on Ms. Quad

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on July 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

Oh good Lord! I love the show, “MARRIED TO MEDICINE.” Are you watching? This reality show stars 7 super fabulous black women:

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LR: Mariah, Lisa Nicole, Dr. Heavenly [DDS], Dr.Jackie [OB/GYN], Quad, Toya Dr. Simone [OB/GYN]

Yes. I love each and everyone of them, though I seem to relate to Quadria [of Memphis, TN] more. It’s not just because she’s of southern roots, as all of the women reside in Atlanta, GA, so the relative between Miz Qui and Ms. Quad will have to be chalked up (on-the-surface), to the equivalent of two women who run fabulous circles around the letter Q.

Do you know Quad

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Mrs. Quadria Webb-Lunceford

She is fiercer than fire, Reco has given her the nickname Ms. Funky Town, which is interesting in itself, since I am from the original Funky Town, aka Fort Worth, TX. Now I don’t know what Quad has done to earn herself the name Ms. Funky Town, but again, because I dig her up-front style, I will have to conclude that she is indeed a fair representative of the the nickname.

HISTORICAL 411: The up-front and in-your-face attitudes of the FORT WORTH townspeople was great for squashing funky attitudes that often rode through their town. If a stranger showed up with a “funky” attitude, it is said that the stranger would drop it quick because the townspeople of Fort Worth would happily ‘get with you’ on the issue. Now Quad is not from Fort Worth, but she’s only proven to be one that will “get with you” if you come at her side-ways. Ha! I like her style. She’s so #Couture.

Quad is the wife of a Psychiatrist, and is the newly wed in the group. However this firecracker is holding her own across the line and especially in the business category. Things will be getting prettying RUFF for Ms. Quad soon, though not to be confused with ROUGH, she has officially launched her PERFECT PUP COUTURE line for our beloved furry babies and the line up is #CanineChique.

The Married to Medicine Season 2 Finale went out with a bang and a bark – it ended with a fashion show for Quads pup couture line. In fact, my Tanner was eyeballing a few of the pieces for himself. Surely such style is befitting for the pup of a filmmaker. It is quite obvious that Ms. Quad and Miz Qui love the pups! Another commonality, dare I say? heart divider

As Hump Day comes around
Tanner is feeling stylishly sound.
I’m feeling a bit voluptuous and round,
though Quads workouts yield idea to shed pounds.

I like her style
she’s got all of the wields
that a risk taking business woman like myself
comparably uses to pitch projects charted to reap wealth.

Miz Qui on Ms. Quad is a bias title, indeed.
I’m higher on this woman’s persona, than a user would be on weed.

As far as the rest of the cast is concerned, each woman has it going on,
though I’m sure to put my pen next, on Miriah and Dr. Simone.

There’s so much drama going on in that medicinal scene.
There is no head honcho afloat — each woman is a queen.
But does Miriah know what that means?

Me? I’m Miz Qui and I promise to God,
I’m Happy to Hump this day with my GF Ms. Quad.

More on those “medicinal women“…