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She reminds me of our Lady-Dady Collie

My mother's next door neighbors had gotten a standard Collie puppy, a beautiful girl whom they proceeded to ignore. It was the 1st dog ever for them but that was no excuse. Her only bedding was an old blanket thrown out on their carport. She shivered so badly in winter's cold weather that her teeth chattered. Seriously.

Whenever we drove up my mom's driveway (I was married & living 40m away) in cold weather, she'd come to greet us with those rattling teeth, poor beautiful girl. Sooo, what I chose to do was let her come into my mother's house....& of couse, I feed her & renamed "Lady" Lady-Dady & nicknamed "Chatter-Tooth." When summertime rolled around, Miss Chatter-Tooth, the big baby, would chatter those teeth hoping to come in & be fed. It "worked."

I always went along with her "game" over my mother's objections, who, btw, finally broke down & adopted Lady. I dearly loved that dog so much - she became our camping bubby.

Some pupsters learn that soft-hearted folks "fall" for their clever games. And we laugh.


Do we deserve them?

12 Stories Prove That Humanity Does Not Deserve Dogs


Your Honor...

I cannot bring this murder case to trial because there's a chance the jury may not convict.

That's on my bucket list.

My mother, who'd traveled in 49 states, most several times, and loved nature, said outside of Switzerland, Going to the Sun Road was the most beautiful and her most loved drive.

My husband's 1st cousin lives on Flathead Lake, so visiting there is also on my bucket list.

The whole notion ➕ warning is the most dumbassed,...

ridiculous thing.

If these gators-headed rednecks wanna do it, let 'em. The fact that the state of FL government made this serious announcement is head-shakingly stupid:

"...because the bullets will come back at you." Seriously?!
That's also a HUGE fallacy!!

Hey, Florida, contract any university physics dept., you idiots! All of you.

Not only amazing but touching.

At least it was for me. It's about sharing a life ...with a respected and very loved dog.

Tonight I just read about Rudd Weatherwax, the dog trainer and owner of Pal, the Collie who portrayed Lassie on the screen. This is from Wiki:

By 1957, Pal
was growing blind, deaf, and stiff, and rarely visited the Lassie set. The star of the show Jon Provost later recalled, "As young as I was, I recognized how much that dog meant to Rudd. Rudd loved that old dog as much as anyone could love an animal or person."[17]**

Pal died of natural causes in June 1958 at age 18 (about 85 in "dog years" ) and for months Weatherwax slipped in and out of deep depression. Robert Weatherwax, Rudd's son, later recalled, "It hit him very hard when Pal died. He buried him in a special place on the ranch and would often visit the grave. Dad would never again watch an MGM Lassie movie. He just couldn't bear to see Pal. He didn't want to have to be reminded of just how much he loved that dog."[19]

**That's how I imagine the bonding between these two must feel. Some of us know how that feels.

K & R

Surmised before, evidence now.

And Rachel said she'd never thought of this before? Rachel, Rachel.

Trump donor, Blackstone CEO Is Driving Force Behind Amazon Deforestation

TWO BRAZILIAN FIRMS owned by a top donor to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are significantly responsible for the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, carnage that has developed into raging fires that have captivated global attention.

The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans. The shipping terminal at Miritituba, deep in the Amazon in the Brazilian state of Pará, allows growers to load soybeans on barges, which will then sail to a larger port before the cargo is shipped around the world.

The Amazon terminal is run by Hidrovias do Brasil, a company that is owned in large part by Blackstone, a major U.S. investment firm. Another Blackstone company, Pátria Investimentos, owns more than 50 percent of Hidrovias, while Blackstone itself directly owns an additional roughly 10 percent stake. Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman is a close ally of Trump and has donated millions of dollars to McConnell in recent years.

The Amazon, where a record number of fires have been raging, is the world’s largest rainforest. It absorbs a significant amount of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to the climate crisis. The Amazon is so dense in vegetation that it produces something like a fifth of the world’s oxygen supply. The moisture that evaporates from the Amazon is important form farmlands not just in South America, but also in the U.S. Midwest, where it falls to the earth as rain. Protection of the Amazon, 60% of which is in Brazil, is crucial to the continued existence of civilization as we know it.


(Cross-posted in E & E Forum)

Being a Rethugian equals a religion for many.

Not for the rich who are there just for their tax breaks but for the brainwashed poor and those who disdain reading verified facts. For instance, the other day my poor brother was defending Jeff Bezos. Had to tell him, since Faux didn't, that Besos is a Democrat (pseudo) who loves his tax cuts.

Excellent! K&R

I've have a rethugian brother who's not a Humpster, thank the universe. But this is how I sincerely feel about them, which most definitely applies to my bro.

Great article, worth the click.


Tonight Bill Maher repeated a great but not new idea that someone touted decades ago: Philanthropic Billionaires (Democratic) should band together and buy large portions of the Amazon rainforest to preserve them for the good of the whole planet. Such a large area however would need to be guarded by a small army and many drones in order to keep it from being encroached upon and burned.

This could and should be done. Time is running out.

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