It has not been many years ago that persons thought of âdog showsâ as some rare, exotic pastime indulged in by the wealthy folk back east or on the west coast. When I would mention spending my weekends in Dallas, Amarillo or San Antonio showing my pets, few folk had any comprehension of what I was doing. Times have certainly changed, to the point that most people know when Westminster will be televised, the AKC national (December) and the National Dog Show which always follows the Macyâs Parade on Thanksgiving Day.
At one of The Barack's latest campaign rallies, he stated part of Romney's agenda was "That we go right back to the policies that created this mess."
I have to run. My mother, Mrs. Joy, who was born on July 4, is trying to give me one of her famous Tennessee bowl-over-the-head straight razor haircuts. Let's just call it butchery from back in the Old Country. I can't keep doing this. I can't keep getting haircuts from my mother. I must call my grandfather for help. Mr. Vaughn served this country proudly during two different wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. So when I say his word counts, you can take it to the bank. He is retired Army now. On numerous occasions he has had to get onto my mother for doing crazy things.
You know, as much fun as it is to pick on the United States Secret Service for their recent troubles in Columbia, I didnât really think the organization was in any real trouble. Iâve changed my mind about that though. Evidently Janet Napolitano regards the issues at the Secret Service as being so important that she has had to tear herself away from overseeing the sexual assault of as many airline passengers as possible (through her Transportation Safety Authority, or TSA organ).
Every month seems to have its âspecialâ cause, and May is Bike to Work month, a time to celebrate the option (used by many in other parts of the world) in lieu of a motor vehicle. The 9th is âBike to School Dayâ, and the 18th official âBike to Work Dayâ.
We are fortunate to live in a part of the country with relatively good weather, and in a community that is not known for heavy traffic. While we donât have much in the way of public transportation, especially out to the other communities, a person in reasonably good health can avoid using a car most days in Sweetwater.
Suffering is part of life. Like most people, I donât want to suffer. I pray to God to keep me from it, protect my children from it. But thatâs not going to happen entirely because God said we would suffer, just like Jesus himself did.
Teenagers have confused adults from time immemorial. When I recall my own youth, I know that I was as confusing and frustrating to my parents as young people in our community are to theirs. The only difference is that we now understand so much more about what makes teenagers tick â not that it excuses some of what is done, but perhaps it helps us understand why the things happen.
Before I get on with this weekâs article, I want to add something I didnât say last week. When I mentioned some of the times The Obama has inserted himself in situations in pretty much the worst way possible, I neglected to talk about the one time in the past when he did counsel patience, restraint, and a full investigation before assigning motives to anyone.
Abortion; is it right or wrong? It's an age-long debate that has divided, not only Americans, but the world in two: pro-life, or pro-choice. Does a fetus deserve the right to life with no questions asked? Or is it the choice of the mother to conceive a child or not conceive a child? In the beginning when this debate came to be, the questions were either for it or against it. Now the debate is so simple. Now the world has stem cell research. With the recent discovery in stem cell research the question is not just are you for it or against it.
What do our dogs and their names reveal? A lot, about the animal, how we see them and maybe ever a bit about ourselves. Sometimes a dog may live down to a hastily given name such as Puddles or Baby while dogs named Bear or Killer might try to live up to their billing.
Whiskers was a much loved member of our family for many years. He had a bit of Scotty lineage which caused his hair to be bristle-like over much of his body, thus the name Whiskers. People called him Mangy Mutt or even Ugly, but to those that really knew him, he was Super Pooch, Wonder Dog and a worst Magnificent Mutt.