Thursday, September 17, 2009


Coexisting With Crusty

Crusty the crab is slowly driving me nuts trying to fit in here in Texas. It's a whole different culture here, and his choice of playmates is not something he is taking to lightly.


Back in his native Virginia, he had fiddler crabs and Bay Women to romp with...but here it's all about long horn cattle and buzzards.





We all remember how JJ gnawed the beegeezuz out of tried so hard to befriend Crusty.....to no avail.




Phillip Johnny Bob invited Crusty to church, but we know how that ended up too.





Grandma J's sweet granddaughter has been hanging with Crusty too, but JJ is her main man, so she meets up with Crusty at covert locations like the eye doctor's office.





Lately, Crusty has been hanging out in Grandma J's bathroom.......and by hanging she literally means hanging.





He loves this print Grandma J picked up in Mathew's VA, at Sibley's General Store. Does he think this is his mother? His bio mother?

So, Grandma J decided if Crusty wanted to hang out in the bathroom, then she was gonna work some training into this routine......





Yes, Crusty is potty trained!





And poor Phillip Johnny Bob is astounded and confused....because we all know what they say about bears.... and the woods.

14 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I think maybe he can accompany Grandma J to her next mental health appointment;) And I LOVE those towels!

Kelly said...

Your granddaughter reminds me of my daughter in that picture. Meeting with Crusty on the sly...cute.

Living on the Spit said...

So glad to see that Crusty is making himself at home and feels like family!!

Love the bathroom!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

GJ this is too funny! Crusty is just slow. He's not used to sharing. Your grand daughter is beautiful! And that PJB is just something else!
Cdub will love this!
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Jen said...

Poor PJB

HalfAsstic.com said...

I truly believe that PJB could be potty trained as well. AND since he seems to be just a tad jealous at this latest news of Crusty's maybe now would be a good time to start. ;-)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Do I need to go to Roz's Island Market and buy another friend for Crusty? Not only is he looking lonely, but I'd say Team JJ is gnawing his eyeballs out.

Grandma J. really needs to do a post on her lovely HGTV-worthy bathroom. The towels, the Mathews County print, the crabs, the bears... oh my.

Grandma J said...

People! Really, they are just towels with some twine...plain old twine tied around them. My bathroom is dinky and plain.

JJ hasn't been around Crusty...but his eyes look tired...I'll have to spruce them up.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the print and your pretty towels. Can I use them when I visit? Of course I can, you won't even be home when I come over....
You cracked me up with the bear in the woods...have a great day!!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is so funny-I am just hoping the crab is plastic...
however-if it is real, it can come over to play with our REAL hermit crabs-
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog-I love this great country of ours so much-

Pat Jenkins said...

ha ha grandma j. but i worry crusty is like the third wheel around the j household, yes he is hanging around with everyone, but nobody wants him there... i hope i am wrong....

Daryl said...

Love how you have your towels hung .. so I am guessing you wash your hands and wipe them on your jeans/pants/shirt or just wave them in the air to dry cause you sure do not want to ruin what would be an excellent photo in House Beautiful or Architectural Digest ..

Caution Flag said...

Do you have to untie and retie the twine? In this house no one would think of following Daryl's advice and using their pants to dry hands. The people here just wouldn't wash at all. That's my excuse for not using twine on my towels.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are hilarious : ) So clever. I do love those towels. Do you want to help me decorate? I am a decorating failure. I would think I would be kind of good at it since I am creative but I am not. So I need you and some of your twine : )