Friday, September 30, 2016

Caution - Misguided Opinion Ahead.

First of all, I must tell you that I hate politics! Hate is not a strong enough word, but it will do. I have been trying to ignore the whole thing, it is ridiculous, beyond ridiculous really. In the whole United States, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the best people could come up with? We have made ourselves the laughingstock of the planet. 

I've looked up the other candidates, but I realize that voting for them is the same as not voting. Not enough of the "Big" people are behind them. They cannot afford to campaign the way they should be able to. That anyone can grow up to be President is the biggest joke. I know how Trump got his money, but I am not at all sure where Clinton got hers - probably in a similar fashion of lying and deception. 

I have not formed my opinions from any of the worst mud slinging I have ever seen in my life. That garbage never quits. I have often wondered why Trump wasn't in jail for the debts he incurred and we (the people) have eventually paid for. That man has some serious issues with entitlement. When her husband was unfaithful (and got caught) and Clinton "couldn't believe" I say "Bull!" She weighed her options and decided she liked living in the White House and the limelight. Big deal, she made Bill sleep on the couch for 3 months. I bet that was a lie too. No woman worth her salt, who claims to be for women, would put up with his philandering - unless there was something in it for her. On the other hand, if she could be bamboozled that easily ...

I could go on and on, but it comes down to what we are going to do. Do we vote for an unstable, blowhard or someone that turns a blind eye to things that are just plain wrong?  They are both incessant liars who will bring the White House down, either in shame or shambles. 

Please no arguments, these are just my opinions. If you want to debate there are websites for that. Better to not even comment if you do. Thanks for respecting my right to agree or disagree with what is going on in my country. Your views may vary.

Have a nice weekend! 
Old Photo - Wet Hen

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jogging the memories

Taking pictures and looking at them years later, brings back memories you hadn't thought about in years. Even the lousy shots that you didn't think were worth keeping because of the extra junk in the picture.

This is a picture of Jack, about two weeks after we found him on the road, sick, scared and alone. We believe he was 'dumped off' far from houses where he could have been found. He had been eating leaves and twigs as was evident in his diarrhea for the next two days. I don't think he would have lasted much longer.

Back to the picture. He's wearing the cat's harness, and laying nearby is the red leash we used to take him for his necessary walks and get him used to the yard. (Also the cat's - I miss her) On the floor behind him - that dull yellow thing - is a rubber snake, one of a bag of them I bought to put in the grapevines to scare away the birds. Shown is the packing slip from eBay. I was heavy into eBay back then, I bought things for the household and sold jewelry. I no longer want anything to do with eBay, the company or some of the participants. Then there is the small doll in front of him. He was much loved by Jack. We named it Geppeto and Jack dragged and ragged on that poor doll. One day, Jack had another bout of the diarrhea and Geppeto caught the worst of it. There was no washing it, so I threw it away. Poor Jack, he missed it for a couple of days, however he was not at a loss for toys. I still have two crates of puppy toys that the two dogs still go 'shopping' in and string them all over. The nasty old carpet is a thing of the past, replaced by washable flooring. How I hated that ugly carpet.

So, you see, this is not just a picture of Jack. It's a journal of the past and things I had shelved in my memory. Take any old picture and see how many things it brings to your memory.

While going through my files, I recollected how old the TV was, how long ago we remodeled the kitchen (thus the flooring change), and a million other little tidbits I hadn't thought about.

Have a good day!