Saying for the day: Always look a gift dog in the rump.
Soon after we arrived we decided we need a dog ( I decided we needed a dog).
Since my boyhood dog was a Springer Spaniel I wanted my kids to grow up with one as well.
Now a pure bred Springer with papers was not cheap and it seemed like an impossible dream.
Then we saw an advertisement in the paper where somebody wanted to give away a pure bred Springer.
So we went to the home and sure enough we got the dog for free.
We were so happy.
Duchess that was the dogs name was house broken.
She was gentle and kind.
She was the perfect dog.
Well almost perfect.
Soon we discovered why the previous owner gave her away.
She was always in heet.
The yard filled with male dogs the day after she arrived and they kept coming.
Soon we had our first litter of puppies.
Now the parsonage had more dogs than we ever wanted.
I think we found homes for all of them.
Now of course we would have her spayed.
But then we didn’t think of it and nobody suggested it .
My dad rescued us by taking her to the farm where she died birthing puppies.
I learned that you can’t repeat your childhood.
News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my backyard where the trains still run and nobody runs for office.-Eino still can’t use the garage but the work on it is progressing. Mrs. Trumble has given up on the snowmobile idea. She says they are too expensive. Besides , last winter, the White Rabbit didn’t show up once.
Nancy says that she still hasn’t found anyone willing to run for Mayor. Lots of people saying that it’s a real shame but none willing to put in the effort and take the heat. She thinks that may be the reason we often get such poor leadership. The people who would lead us well don’t want to go through the fire of political office.
The Other Angel Catholic Church is putting in an elevator so the old people can get downstairs with ease. It’s being done at the order of the Bishop and a lot of local people are unhappy. Its sad that sometimes we have to be told to do what is right. The people who are unhappy wanted to put in air conditioning instead.
Mr. And Mrs. Bill Maki were going to go to Hawaii for their anniversary in two weeks but now that there has been that earthquake they are not sure the trip is still on. Even little Pigeon falls is touched by things happening far awy from it. They have been saving up for this trip for five years and were really looking forward to it. Her sister was coming or maybe is coming to take care of the kids. It was to be their first real vacation without the kids in eight years. Bill even arranged for somebody to take care of the farm. The cows would be milked every day and all the animals fed. A farmer can’t just up and go , you know. Maybe they could go to Disney World instead.
Today's link- Some Things are Better Left Unsaid- Remember to leave the words Dr. John in the comments to get those very boney JCPOINTS. C heck HERE for your points.
Well I have looked at all twenty comments for yesterday and I appreciate all of them but I need to chose . So I have picked two. The first is by a lady who day after day leaves the kindest, sweetest coments not only on my blog but on every blog she visits. That , of course, is Chana. Sometime ago she said she didn't want blog explosion credits so I will give her 50 JCPOINTS instead. The second winner is Cuppojoe. The Dr. John song made my day. I think it will be sung at the Fly Inn whenever Dr. Fortress ( Dr John Fortress) comes in for a glass ( milk of course).
Cuppojoe gets fifty blog explosion credits.
In the morning we got the blogger cups out to England, Canada, and the Phillipines. We will finish four more tomorrow and get them out. Then we have to wait for four more cups to come in. Betty and I worked in the garage all afternoon and are almost ready to begin bringing in the buikdings from the layout. The bank called and we get the loan tomorrow. Well I need a breathing treatment.