Dawg Training Class

On Sundays, at the Public beach, there’s a dog training class. We’ve been going for several Sundays in a row. I think it’s more a social event for the dogs, because it’s pretty much the beginner class every time.

There’s always new dogs there from the Humane Society, and several regulars. Our two dogs like it and they get to go to the beach!

It’s another Monday. I am NOT thrilled.

Have a great week!

Learning To Drive, Eventually

Every Friday, I say “It’s Friday”, so today I’m not going to say “It’s Friday” The words “It’s Friday” will appear nowhere in this post.

Yesterday evening, I went to the Hyperbaric Chamber for an intro. It is very cool. I rekkon I’ll follow through with it and become an operator. First, you start off as an attendent, going in the chamber with the patient. Then you learn to “drive” the chamber, controlling the gas inside and the pressure. Then, many many “cycles” later, you can possibly become a supervisor, and sit back at the desk, and supervise.

Pic from the internet, I refrained from taking pictures last night.

That’s if for today, have a great weekend! See? I went the whole post and didn’t say “It’s Friday” once!



How many tickles does it take to make a squid laugh?


I don’t know why, but that just popped into my head this morning, and got stuck there.

Lenny the dawg is turning into the little hellion of the yard. He’s messing with the cats and the chickens. Ad making noise. The cats seem to know he’s not malicious, he just wants to play. They don’t want to play, and they run. Lenny barks and chases them. At Oh-Dark-Thirty in the morning, this is not conducive to good relations with the neighbors. Plus it disrupts my morning routine. My morning routine shall not be messed with.

Lenny is improving. You can say “NO!” or “Bad!” without it being the end of the world. And in the mornings, when I put the leash on him to take him with me on MY walk, he is absolutely the happiest creature on earth.

I say MY walk, because while most dog walkers move at a pace of about two feet per minute, because the dog has to sniff everything, my dogs walk fast with a tight lead, power walking. Sheba can’t run for long, so we walk.

Powah Wakkah!
Definitely not me. Keep them dawgies tight!

Tonight I start training to operate the hyperbaric chamber at the hospital. Decompressing bent divers and treatment for certain medical patients. Should be interesting, and there’s a salary too!

Have a great day!

Two Pic Tuesday

Potted Plants
My wife’s wine, and me bumping the table with my elbow. wish I could have held the camera still. More stiller?

Two Pic Tuesday, sounds like a famous rapper dude, doesn’t it?

Yesterday at lunch I swam out to the island. Then it started raining. From the Cayman Cloud. I was under the only spot on earth it was raining. It was lugubrious. I swam back and my towel was soaked, waiting for me on the beach. Then I was freezing all afternoon. Note to self: keep and extra towel in the van.

Have a great day!

Weekend Over

It was a good weekend, seemed pretty long for two day weekend.

Wife had to work Saturday, at a dog show, she took Lenny and when she got home, I had my atrocity. While she was working, I fixed some water damage on one of our walls. Then Saturday night we went to an Annual Marriage Day dinner.

Le menu

Sunday, we took both dogs to the Sunday Beach Dog school.

Me and the dogs, Pic by my wife

Then we washed cars. Using the pressure washer and my new, shop vacuum cleaner!

The Dawgs were giving me a hard time on our walk this morning, Sheba is teaching Lenny bad tricks, thinking she’s one of the tough chicks. (that rhymes)

And I’m running late, couldn’t find the tupperware that I put my lunch in, and a bug landed in my coffee, wrecked my whole schedule.

Have a great week!

One Of The Worst Things I Ever Did.

I feel better now, Goldie’s home, safe and sound. All yesterday afternoon and last night, I was praying, “God forgive me, please bring Goldie home OK.” Over and over and over. It was my last thought before going to sleep, and my first thought when I woke up.

Yesterday, just fooling around, I put a leash on Goldie. He freaked out super bad. I let the leash go as soon as he started freakin,’ because the thing usually falls off of Lenny, but not this time. Goldie ran off in the woods, got the leash tangled in the bush, and almost got strangled. When I made it back to him, (I cut right through the thorny bush, bloody legs and ankles be damned) he was ready to pass out. His tongue and gums looked purple.

The wife was there, the whole time, she cut through the bush too, but she was more careful, and didn’t get all cut up like I did. She knew I felt so terrible, she hardly got mad, and was reassuring me he’d be OK.

I got the leash off, and held him a few minutes while he gasped for air. Then he struggled down, and took off. He didn’t show for supper last night, but he was here this morning, right as rain.

Last night I felt terrible, I felt like a truly bad person, to the core. I am so thankful he was here this morning. I’m still thinking I might be a truly bad person. A bad person doesn’t think they’re an bad peson and can’t really know they’re a bad person, right? Maybe this is an indicator of my true nature.

I will never forget it as long as I live.

New Laundry Cabinets

My wife had new laundry cabinets custom built and installed yesterday. They look good, I’m quite impressed.

It was still pretty dark, and I took the pic with the light on, so the color looks weird. But I like them.

Cloudy Friday today, yesterday was almost cloudless, tomorrow should be too.

SwiftKey works pretty good. but if I start typing a word, and the suggestion comes up on the bottom of the screen and I select it, it puts a space at the end of my partial word instead of using the word I selected. I’m still figuring it out. I think Microsoft owns Swiftkey, which I don’t like, but I’ll be looking around later for something better.

And I’m runnin’ late so I gotta go!

Have a Great weekend!! (Swiftkey changed GREAT to Great…)

Cold US Weather

All this cold weather in the news made me go check the weather in the town in Missouri where I grew up, Moberly.

It’s cold there now. 2F -17C. But it’ll be warmer tomorrow.

I used to deliver papers there or several years. I’m remembering one particular Sunday morning in winter. Sundays were my least favorite day, huge thick paper, inserts, and getting up at 4AM.

I was braced for bitter cold, and I went out in the dark, snow everyhere, packed snow/ice roads. Fairly strong wind, bur surprisingly, the wind was warm. Actually warm.

I knew spring was coming. It turned out to be one of my most pleasant delivering newspaper memories. I was glad to be the only one awake, enjoying the warm breeze. Expecting complete misery and having it be not-so-bad. It was actually nice. Warm wind, I’ll never forget it. Normally, the wind is always colder than the temperature of the still air. Not that day.

Tomorrow is February and spring’s almost here. When I was living in Virginia, I used to go to Florida in February, get a good sunburn.

This winter, Moberly has had a couple of good snowstorms, and I’ve found myself wishing I could go sledding, like in the old days.

Of course, I wouldn’t trade living here in the tropics for anything. Guys at work tease me when I complain about the cold here!

Today starts my dental visits. There’ll be a lot of them. Getting whooped back into shape! I’ll be glad when I get it all out of the way.

Have a great day!