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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dogs In The Night ~ Smoke ~ Mrs. Mallard ~ Geese ~ Venice Italy ~ Joan Petit-Clair ~ Bruiser & Dude

Good 50º drizzly morning. What a start to a day!
I woke about midnight with Dude barking and acting weird. Looked out and there were two dogs. A light colored looked like a yellow lab.. and a German shepherd mix. It was raining! Nothing I felt I could do at the time and hoped they would go back home. Each time one or both walked by the side of the house the motion light would go on. That kept me awake til after 1:30am. When I got up this morning at 7, the shepherd mix was on my back porch! OMG. I went out and he was the SWEETEST DOG EVER! All wet too. I have a piece of carpet in the back of my golf cart so I told him to jump up there. He did. I wiped him off a little with a towel and came back in the house. He laid down on the carpet with his head on the towel. The other dog was not around. 

I had to have Dude at the vet's office by 8:30 for his teeth cleaning.. so had to rush, get some hot  tea, clean up, makeup, etc. Rush rush rush... I got the collar off the dog and called the numbers on the tag. Of course it was a vet's office and nobody in yet. So I called Animal Control. Gave them the tag number but she said it wasn't a Jackson Co number, she thought it came from Josephine Co. She took my address and said someone would be out to get the dog and see if they can find his owners.
Then the vet's office called I had left a message with and they gave me the dog's name, Smoke, and his owner's name, address, and phone number. They live close by! I called, but no answer so left a message. Put Smoke in the front fenced yard and gave him some chews and kibble with chicken stock. Took Dude to the vet's.... here is Smoke watching us go..

Got back home and got a call from Jacob, Smoke's owner. He was on his way over. Then the Animal Control guy, John, showed up. I told him the owner was on his way. John told his dispatch that the owner got here before he did so there wouldn't be a charge to the owner. John, super nice. He was in Afghanistan with K-9 Corps as a contractor, not military. Good person! Then he left and Jacob showed up. Also a nice person. Had been in military as MP, from Missouri, loves living in rural Oregon. Said goodbye to Smoke.
Yesterday was cold and gloomy, like today. Natch I wanted to pressure wash the back patio on Monday when it was sunny and warm, but didn't feel so hot, so planned it for yesterday... that didn't pan out because of the cold day.
The geese showed up and making sure the turkeys were busy somewhere else, I fed them. Then a while later I heard a quacking... There was Mrs. Mallard! Mr. Mallard must be keeping the eggs warm on the nest.... I gave her something to eat..

She started walking away when I went out there and then I called her, "here duckie duckie" and she waddled over to me.
The geese were up on the hill... the Mrs. was munching grass while the Mr. was keeping an eye out...

If you have Venice Italy on your bucket list or if you have been there already.. this video is super neat. Shows the city like many of us have never seen before.
Saw this on FB. Hilarious!

Today is my traveling pal's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOAN PETIT-CLAIR! xo I hope you are having a FUN day~!!

Historically this date
1945 – World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east ofSendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

And births this date include....
1934 – Sam Donaldson, American reporter

1936 – Antonin Scalia, American Supreme Court Justice

1956 – Joey Buttafuoco, American criminal he's writing a book and going to make money off being an ass!

1965 – Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
There you go..... good old Chicago politician!!! How to make your daddy proud: In 2012 federal prosecutors and FBI agents in Washington, D.C. investigated Jackson for alleged financial improprieties, including possible misuse of campaign funds. Jackson resigned from Congress on November 21, 2012, citing mental and physical health problems, including bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and gastrointestinal problems. On February 8, 2013, Jackson admitted to violating federal campaign law by using campaign funds to make personal purchases. Jackson pleaded guilty on February 20, 2013 to one count of wire and mail fraud.
Dinner concoction was good and I have pictures, but today's blog too taken up with dog stuff.... so it will be on tomorrow's.  I did clean out a bunch more stuff from my kitchen cupboards and found a pal who wants most of it... Gelato maker, mini Cuisinart, and a professional mandolin slicer!
Can't use my camera....

Earlier yesterday Dude was laying by the door and the Bruise decided to play with his tail.... Dude was NOT happy!! LOL
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 11th
National Tools Day

This is apropos !!:

Got this from my pal Ike Saben (LASD ret)... he sent it to me because he knows I LOVE WD-40 for so many things... keeping bears away for one! This ad was published in 1964, HILARIOUS, before we used these words in the context they are used now. Tongue in cheek? Or for reals?

Check here for some interesting WD-40 history:


Blog will be late. Two dogs were here on my property starting around midnight when it started raining. One large white dog and a black shepherd mix. The shepherd mix is still here. I called oregon vet services and left my phone and address and his tag number, but they are not open yet. The dog is on my patio laying on a rug. Gave him something to eat. He is over friendly. Nice. I have to take Dude to the vets for a teeth cleaning this morning real soon,  so don't know if this dog will stay here then or not. This is a screwed up morning. More later...................... Sue Mom Bobo