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Monday, August 26, 2013

Clouds ~ LASD New Dogs ~ Aaron ~ Jasper ~ Dolphin ~ National Dog Day

Good 56º quite cloudy morning. No more rain predicted, but it will be cloudy and hot. Swell.

Noon yesterday.... August??? LOL. Ended up with 1/2" of rain.
I took this when Dude and I went down to take the trash to the road. Temps nice, it was 66º.

The rain apparently slowed some of the fires. The Douglas Co fire up by Glendale Oregon is 87% contained, burn acres are at 48,679. The fire down here close to Grants Pass, the Big Windy Fire, is 35% contained, at 28,936 acres.

By 2pm the sky had changed a lot...

Here is a good story sent by Lynn Helbing (LASD ret) about our department getting some ex-military dogs...
My step-son, Aaron, is now an Amerigas Manager! Whoot! Aaron is working in Deer Lodge, Montana. He and Marie's home is in Post Falls, Idaho, near Coeur d'Alene,  so he's living in a motorhome for the present. Deer Lodge is about 254 miles from Post Falls, east on I-90. Marie was visiting Aaron and took these pictures of Mr. Busy (notice second picture...2 phones at once!)

Go Aaron~!!!! ♥
Historically this date...
1818Illinois becomes the 21st state in the union of the United States.
1883 – The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
1942Holocaust in Chortkiav, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of their houses, divides them into groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children are murdered on the spot horrible and disgusting. Too bad a Jewish man/woman didn't' get the chance to terrorize, brutalize and slowly kill Hitler!

And births this date include...
1864 - my paternal grandmother, Emma Laney
        ........sadly I never got to meet her...

1910Mother Teresa, Macedonian-born Indian missionary; Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d. 1997)
1980Macaulay Culkin, American actor
    .........can you say 'drugs' !!!
Yesterday Kristen sent pictures of little Jasper, before and after at the vet's..... suffering from a stick (or something) that poked his eye...

He's going to be fine.
Here's an incredible high quality video of a dolphin asking a scuba diver for help - and accepting it.
This video is genuinely impressive.  It almost brought me to tears to see the Dolphin's trust and dare I say hope?

Thanks to Deeewayne P-berger (LASD ret) for this!
All I know. Pest Control guy coming this morning, EARLY! UGH. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 26th
National Dog Day
(When Bill P heard it was 'dog day' he offered to take Jeannie and I out to lunch! Whatta guy~! Of course, we accepted! Where we goin' Billy???)
Dude and Maggie
Maggie and Yukon (our 3-legged tripod!) ... such a love!
My Scuffy Ann of Stockbridge
When Mom would iron clothes, Scuffy would sit like this and watch her the whole time!
Aaron Kristen Lincoln Brian and Lucy
Lucy and Jerry
I've had several other dogs, can't find their photos at the moment ... but we had Spanky and Buckwheat, Dallas, Brutus, Rufus P Rochester, and Heidi.... Every single one of them were awesome and loved!
National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.
This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs.
The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelesness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day.

Origin of National Dog Day:
National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time". President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day.