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Thursday, July 21, 2016

My Pogo Is A People Magnet

July 21, 2016

Good morning.  Good news!!!  It was nice and cool last night, and I slept!!  It felt so good, I did not want to get up this morning.  My little guy let me stay in bed until almost ten o'clock.  But then I started feeling guilty.  So I got up to make him some breakfast and give him his meds.

Yesterday, Pogo had his doctor visit, and now he has his new rabies tag.  He weighed in at five and a half pounds, and aside from the itch he is very healthy.  The doctor checked him over, and prescribed an antibiotic for his itch.  If that doesn't help, she will try another medicine. 

While we were waiting to pay the bill, Pogo made friends with two little girls and their mother.  It does not matter where we go, people always come over to see and pet Pogo.  And of course, Pogo just loves it.   Sometimes, folks ask if they can take his photo to share with their friends and family.  Yesterday his doctor even asked if she could take his photo.  My little guy could be a super star!

A while ago, I found a beautiful image on the web, and borrowed it to share here.  I don't know who took the photo, but it is just gorgeous.  I would love to get a shot like this.

I read an article in our newspaper (The Boston Herald) about our governor, Charlie Baker, declining to dedicating the Zakim Bridge's blue lighting to slain police officers.  I'm not questioning his decision, but one of his reasons does bother me.  He said "I think choosing sides in this conversation is a bad idea.  I think the best thing we can do, and the thing that we all ought to do, is to remember that everybody is somebody's son or daughter, and to start there."

The bridge's default color is blue, but it is frequently lit up in a different color for other people or events.  I have a problem with his choice of words.  ie...choosing sides is a bad idea.   Maybe I'm missing something here, but what does "choosing sides" mean?  To me, there is no choosing.  Either we support the men and women who are trying to protect us, or we don't. 

This makes me wonder if Mr. Baker is a solid Democrat and does not want to offend Mr. O who would not light the White House in blue to show support for our law enforcement officers.  If these politicians cannot show respect for our police men and women, then why do they need to have several armed guards go everywhere with them to keep them safe?  Maybe they should all be replaced by someone who does care?

Between the killings and the flag burnings, I'm becoming very disillusioned with the way our government responds in our defense.  People who kill and/or burn our flag should be punished.  No questions about it.  I don't care who is offended or whose feelings are hurt.  If you intentionally kill someone or burn the American Flag, you should be in jail. 

Okay, enough of my little rant.  Some days, I just have to get things off my mind.  (I am neither republican nor democrat.  I believe in voting for the person I feel is best for the job, regardless of their party affiliation.)

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one might be appropriate for photos of loved ones that we've lost. 

Here is your download link:

Remember I mentioned a while ago that I ordered two new chairs for the porch?  Well they arrived yesterday.  When Joe came home from work, he said he would assemble them for me.  Oh my, if you ever want to learn some of the seedier words in the English language, give a person one of these rocking chairs to assemble. 

I finally produced a catalogue photo of the chair so that Joe could see what it should look like.  I have to admit that the instructions that came with the chair were not easily understood.  However, after a respectable amount of time, Joe had finished one of the chairs.  Yeah!!  He said he will try to assemble the other one today or tomorrow.  I can live with that.  Here's a photo of the one that is finished.

Ah well, the morning has flown by, and it's time to see what's in the fridge for lunch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

Those chairs sure look comfortable.

Debby said...

The chair looks cool and comfy.
Some flag burners were arrested in Cleveland yesterday. Today some protesters put stickers on police and they were laced with something.
Today on the news right now another unfortunately another officer related .
Yes all people are family members. The hate needs to stop.

smiekeltje said...

Oh, I am so happy for you that you had a decent amount of sleep this night!
It suddenly makes you feel a lot different, hey?
Love that chair, and oh, it is a rocking chair! I can understand Joe that he could have trouble to put the chairs together. Lots of times instructions that come with those"building yourself"packages aren;t very clear.
Good that pogo is declared a healthy guy by the doctor. Now hoping that that antibiotics will finish his itching.
That killin go fpolice officers is no good thing at all. Sometimes also the police isn;t acting completely right when arresting somebody. So both sides are kind of to blame, but I think that it doesnt help at all that guys are killing policemen/women in the blind. No use and it only brings grieve and more hate.
But we should be happy that there is still police to protect us, even if sometimes they do it in a way we don;t completely understand or agree with.
and burning flags is no good thing either,
Well, it seems people never take learnings from situations, history is repeating itself all the time.
Okay, yesterday I did some housework and I am pleased with myself. Today the men for the central heating kettle is coming to talk it over for replacement.
Then in the afternoon I will have to go feeding heidi;s fish and have to prepare Jan;s dinner in advance, for when he comes back from the volunteering.
So still enough to do.
\Have a terrific day, spend some time in the new porch chair!

Corrine Corbin said...

Hi Miss Edna, it's been a long time since I've gone blog hopping. I liked that picture and at first when you said he was a people magnet I though he was the one who brought home the adorable deer and fawns. I'm afraid our fur babies don't bring home anything. Except maybe some dirt. I tried to clean up Mrs Beasley before I let her back in the house and that silly old cat jumped up and ran over to another pile of dirt and rolled over on her back to do it all again. At 14 she's gotten quite stubborn and she does not play well with others (humans or a dog and a kitten). It's a little scary when they park themselves about 3 feet apart and then sit and growl at each other. I break it up before it goes too far. But I love them all and I wouldn't trade any of them. Oh, Thank you for the QP.