Saturday, June 20, 2009

Loss of Another Pet

Last week we lost our German Shepherd, Codee. I don't know what was wrong with her. She didn't seem to be feeling well one evening, and I had planned to take her to the vet the next day if she wasn't better, but she died during the night.
I have always wondered if it was better for our beloved pets to go fast like this or slowly and in pain until we can't watch them suffer any longer and take them to the vet to have them put down. Now I know it doesn't matter. It is so devasting either way.
Codee was only nine years old. A few months ago we lost our old Nikki dog who was at least 16 and maybe older. Why the difference? I will never know. It doesn't make since but then I have decided that there are a lot of things in life that will never make any since to me.
About a month ago my sister lost Codee's sister, Ginger to cancer.
Sometimes I wonder why we even have pets but I don't think I would servive without them. I know that my sisters and I were meant to take care of lots of dogs and cats that would otherwise not have a good life. We take in those pets that don't have decent homes for one reason or another and give them the best life we can for as long as we can.
Then we cry and try to remember that we did give them a decent, loving home.
Codee, Ginger, and Nikki you will be remembered.
Codee and Nikki

Friday, June 12, 2009


to Cyndi
on her graduation
from University


I know it has been about a week since it happened but the more I have thought about it the more I feel that Kyle Bush is a despicable person. I have never been for or against any particular race car driver. I watch NASCAR because my husband watches it. It is interesting but not something I keep up with like I do the bullriding and rodeo events. But when I saw Bush smash up that beautiful guitar it was the most disrespectful thing I have ever seen on TV. I have heard lots of disgusting jokes and comments and seen some stuff I didn't like but for a person who is as well known as Bush is this was the worse exhibition of childish behavior I have seen.
And any of his crew members who excepted pieces of that guitar are just as bad as he is.
It was disrespectful to NASCAR, his and all sponsors of the sport, to his crew and himself, to Gibson and Sam Bass that made the guitar, and most of all to the fans of NASCAR.
I know that Kyle Bush was after the publicity he got by breaking the guitar, and some have likened it to the rock stars that break up their guitars. but have you ever seen a rock star break up an award they got. I am sure none of them would break up that kind of a guitar, and I know none of the country and western singers and guitar players would do that. Would an Olympic winner throw down a gold metal and stomp on it (since I don't think gold metals can be broken) or have it melted down?
Don't you think he would have been better of with the good publicity he could have gotten from giving that guitar to a person who had talent playing the guitar but couldn't afford a good one?

786 Posts

I noticed today that I have done 786 posts all total since I have had this blog. It may not be near as many as some blogs have, but to me it is pretty amazing.