February 20, 2015
Good afternoon. Sorry for not posting this morning, but I had things to do. I'm back home now and enjoying a chicken sandwich. I cut up a nice plate of chicken for Pogo, but so far he has turned up his nose at his lunch and is taking a nap on his little sofa.
When I was at Walmart yesterday, I bought a new fuzzy blanket for Pogo. (surely he needs as many as we can find!) I also bought a table lamp that had to be returned today, so while I was there I bought him another new fuzzy blanket. You just can't have too many fuzzies to cuddle up in.
I got an email yesterday from the ASPCA that was featuring a story about a tiny Maltese mix doggie who was hit by a car this winter in New York and left on the road for dead. A passerby found the little dog and took it to the local animal hospital where it was stabilized and sent over to an ASPCA hospital. This precious little bundle's name is Coconut, and he is ever so darling.
Coconut has since received lots of medical care, mending broken bones and other body parts. This poor little fellow was very near death when he was first found and brought to a hospital. Folks, this breaks my heart. How can anyone hurt an animal. Your pets give you unconditional love. This is just not acceptable behavior towards our furry kids. Here's a photo of Coconut. If you live near New York, he is looking for a new forever home where he will be loved and protected. If interested, call 1-212-876-7700 ext. 4120. This is the ASPCA Adoption Center. Now tell me, isn't he just precious?
I have a newspaper article to share with you. This was in the paper a few days ago. It seems that the First Lady is slamming an American family dinner favorite, boxed mac and cheese. According to Michelle Obama, it is not real food. She says that the powdered cheese in the package is not real cheese. The reporter, Tom Shattuck, had this to say:
"The fact is, Madame Muenster, mac and cheese is real food. Powdered cheese is usually made from cheese and created by a process called "spray drying". It's powdered so that millions of Americans who cannot afford an in-house food guru can have a close facsimile of the good stuff that will stay preserved for months. Powdered mac and cheese is a blessing for lower and middle class families, and to have the nation's self appointed Camembert Cop suggest that we rubes might as well be serving our kids macaroni and plutonium does a disservice to working people"
Once again, there was no mail delivery yesterday. It's almost 1 p.m., and I'm wondering if we'll get any mail today. The postal delivery service has gone way downhill, and of course, they are blaming it all on the snow. I'm not understand this because they do not have to delivery to any house where the mailbox is not easily accessible. They only have to delivery to folks who have shoveled away the snow. A lot of folks did not do this, but we did. So why are we not getting mail every day?
Well guess what? The mail just came. I was so excited that I darn near cut off my thumb opening a package. That was not so smart on my part. I put antibiotic and a bandaid on my thumb. No worry, I'm going to live.
Before I take my leave for today, let me share a few more Presidential tidbits with you. Do you know which president had two nicknames? "The Human Iceberg" for his cool demeanor, and "Pious Moonlight Dude" for his romantic ways. Are you thinking Benjamin Harrison? Then you're right!
Then there was the president who once considered pursuing the life of a cowboy in Argentina instead of a politician in Washington. Can you guess? Yup, it was Dwight D. Eisenhower.
This president's advisors were known as the "Kitchen Cabinet." He was famous for his temper and being the only president to kill a man in a duel. Have you guessed? Of course, it was Andrew Jackson.
I have one more photo to share today. This is a photo I took with my phone yesterday from the Walmart parking lot. It was snowing (you can't see the snow falling but it was) and the sun was doing its best to shine through the snow and clouds. I just thought it was such a pretty picture. That's my little blue baby parked right under that yellow arrow.
Okay, that's it for today. Now I'm off to see what sort of fun mischief that Pogo and I can get into this afternoon. So, till Sunday, Y'all stay warm and have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.