July, 2008

  1. If You’re Wondering Where I Stand – Politically

    July 30, 2008 by MyEye

    There’s an election coming up — it’s only a couple of months away.  To me, this feels like one of the most important elections that has occurred in my lifetime.  I’m embarrassed for our country and sad for many of our residents because our priorities seem so skewed.  For example, why would we deplete the limited fossil fuels available to us rather than develop what will be continuous and clean and (ultimately) free fuel?

    I love the huge white turbines, I love the way they swoosh as they capture the wind.  . . . and the sunshine — it drops in every day (at least here in the southwest).  We won’t deplete it by using it — what a terrific concept!

    Last week there was an editorial in our local newspaper decrying the efforts to develop renewable energy when everyone knows that airplanes need jet fuel.  I think that with a little ingenuity and some old-fashioned elbow grease, we can probably develop hybrid airplane engines.  In the meantime, let’s save the fossil fuel for the airplanes and use renewable energy everywhere it can be used.

    On Saturday night the local Barak Obama campaign headquarters will open its doors — I’ll be there.  I hope a lot of my friends will be as well because we have serious work to do. 

    This was an unpaid political message straight from my heart.

  2. Sentimental Journey

    July 30, 2008 by MyEye

    Just for fun . . . if you want to know what song topped the charts on the day you were born (or married, or whatever) this is the place to look.  “Sentimental Journey” was #1 on June 17, 1945, so perhaps that is my guiding music.


  3. Happy Birthday, Mr. Kip

    July 28, 2008 by MyEye


    You’d think he’d look a little happier on his birthday — maybe it’s the “dressing-up” stuff.  My heart dog is three years old today — what wonderful gifts he’s given me.  The titles are well and good, but what really count are the moments we’ve spent together.  He’s always ready to go — anywhere — he’s a gentleman in the house, he’s an ambassador for his breed.  He can be trusted with babies, small children, strange adults (now, come on, we all know some strange adults), other dogs — whether huge or tiny.

    This is my Kip to whom I’ll sing happy birthday, give special treats, and thank for each day we have together.

  4. Well, Hello Dolly

    July 26, 2008 by MyEye

    It’s raining, it’s pouring . . . our TV weather guy, who is cute but not all that accurate, got it right this time.  Hurricane Dolly has curled around from northern Mexico into western and central New Mexico.  We don’t get the 100 mph winds, but we are getting the moisture.  What makes this good (at least in our part of the State) is that it did not come in as a thunder/lightning/hail storm, but rather as steady rain that our sand/caliche has a chance to absorb.  It’s also good because Inca has a self-imposed obligation to go out into a storm and bark at the thunder (or fireworks or the bug zapper).  With this nice steady rain, I can listen to the big, fat drops striking the roof and windows, but do not need to listen to Inca telling it to get out of our yard.

  5. Galveston Kennel Club Show (Day 4)

    July 23, 2008 by MyEye

    Chase finished second in the 9 to 12 month puppy class last Sunday.  The first three days, he had been placed over the puppy that won, but Sunday that puppy won the class and went on to take Winners Dog and the major.  So Chase and Sherri are off to Corpus Cristi on August 9th and 10th, and then on to Topeka on August 14th through the 17th.  At Topeka, there will be two Cardigan Specialty Shows on Friday and Saturday evenings following the all breed shows — so he’ll have six shows in the four days.  Then our little guy is coming home.  It’s time for him to get tracking and to learn some obedience.  I just don’t know how to break the news to Kip and Inca.