Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Memorandum

Today is the official beginning of the Memorial Weekend. Used to be a day, now it's a weekend. That's okay - remembering those who fought for our Freedom deserves more than a day. We should be remembering them DAILY.

from arlington national cemetary website

I have said it before and I will keep on saying it - Freedom is not something to take for granted. It is hard fought and hard won because it is worth more than ANYTHING to be free. We are lucky here in the United States because we enjoy (and we should cherish) great freedoms.

Lose any one of your freedoms for a day. . . 2 days. . . 3 days. . . and you will appreciate the value of this hard won FREEDOM.

So this weekend while all of BLOGVILLE is celebrating with picnics, soccer games, romps in the park - and so on. Remember those who gave up their lives for us all.

While you are at it,

  • Remember those scarred from fighting for our right to eat BACON or anything else we desire.
  • Remember those whose emotional well being is damaged due to fighting for our right to bark at the moon.
  • Remember those whose families were torn apart because they were somewhere fighting for our freedom to roam our own yards.
  • Remember THE FAMILIES left behind to worry about their loved ones sent to war torn countries, volatile societies, and unfavorable conditions so that we may sit in our living rooms watching hockey-baseball-BASKETBALL-soccer- Dancing With The Stars, etc.

Simply put - REMEMBER

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Whackadoodle Weather

Dear Mr. or Ms. Weatherperson,
What is up with this weather? We had SUMMER in Winter and now we are having WINTER in Spring. Whatever are you planning for Summer and FALL?

I don't mean to complain or anything. I am very very very grateful for the rain we have been having of late. It makes the flowers happy and makes the air smell so clean. And Mommy's car got washed by the rain which it desperately needed.

But I had to pull out my winter coat yesterday and this is MAY. . .MID-May! I should be stylin' the flip-flops and sitting on the patio sipping margaritas. Instead, I am curled up in my bed, Hammish by my side of course, trying to keep warm. WHY? Because it is SPRING and the heater has left on vacation until next WINTER - which is silly because we never even used the heater this last Winter.

I think you get my drift here? This is crazy-makes-no-sense weather and I want it to end. I want to return to normalcy when Summer meant toasty temps and Fall meant blustery days. I need to be able to plan my wardrobe and activities without always checking on the latest BEST GUESS of what the weather MIGHT be.

I still respect you (for now) and deep down I know you will try to do the right thing.
Your FURiend,

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

You Too?

You all KNOW how my Monday started. . . not so great. I don't think it improved any.

Me sitting in the sunlight from a DIFFERENT day - a NON-MONDAY!

Here's how my day went:
  1. Annoyed by the ALARM
  2. Cloudy and GRAY day
  3. Mommys had to go to WORK and SCHOOL
  4. Home ALONE with just Molly and Sunshine to entertain me
  5. HOME a long TIME
  6. MOMMY decides to go to a CONCERT (U2)
  7. Some STRANGERS came over to spend the night
  8. I am put in my BIG ROOM for BARKING excessively
  9. ALONE in my room most of the night
  10. UNTIL MOMMY decides to COME HOME

I am incensed. . . . I think I shall think of a proper punishment

She said it was totally worth my wrath, BTW!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Yep. . . It IS a MONDAY

You know how some days JUST DON'T START OUT RIGHT?
Well that is true almost every MONDAY.
I suspect it is because the day dawned gray and cold.That makes it SO HARD to get up out of BED. I was all warm and toasty snuggled up next to Mommy#1 when all of a sudden -
The alarm sounded and I knew my little dream of chasing baby carrots and romaine lettuce bits was ALL BUT DONE.
I am so ready for a NAP.

Friday, May 15, 2015

R.I.P. BB and Thanks for the Rain

First, I want to say farewell my inspiration - Mr. BB King. Never was there a more iconic bluesman than him. His talent will be missed.

I downloaded this video from Youtube - Eagle Rock - thanks for sharing it.

A lot of you promised to perform RAIN DANCES for us in CALI. Well I am here to say thanks - it totally worked!!!!

We got about half an inch of rain yesterday which is really fantastic! We are pretty close to normal rainfall for the year, thanks to yesterday's storm. It won't erase 3 years of drought and we will still have water restictions all over the state - but it helps. A lot. Mommy's car got washed for the first time since our last storm. . .  the trees and flowers look happier than they have for a while. . . and the air smells so fresh and clean. Oh! Even the pollen levels dropped some so maybe my nose will quit running.
And it's all thanks to YOU for helping us out with rain dances.

Happy Friday everyPUGGY and may the sun shine on you whatever you are doing.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Singing the Blues

I got dem BLUES
What should I doos
I look around for yous
Hope you do toos

I got dem BLUES
I think I'll snoozes
I dream of zoos
Cuz it rhymes with BLUES

I got dem BLUES
Looking for my chews
They's in Mom's shoes
I wonder if she knews

I got dem BLUES