Hello and welcome back to the birthday edition of the Dogpound. Yep, it is that time again when the clock on the wall says another year has rolled by and you are still on this side of the green earth. No Max, I am not talking about your birthday…this is about my birthday…yours is sometime in November. What I mean about sometime, is that when I first saw you, you were so cute...just a little thing… I could hold you in one hand. Look at you now…I can’t even hold you with both hands. No, that was not a slam…it is the truth. Anyway, when I first picked you out, you were not completely weaned from your mother [takes six weeks]…and I had to come back after the Christmas holidays to pick you up. So that means you were born sometime in late November. No, you did not come with a birth certificate; you will just have to trust me on this one. What? Well yes, we can pick a day for your birthday if it matters that much to you, and no you cannot have a birthday cake. Cake is for humans and it is not good for dogs…but yes, we can have something else…maybe I can make one for you out of dog biscuits. Sound good? What… candles? No candles. Why? You cannot blow the candles out no matter how loud you bark. You see, dog breath does not equate to wind power. Hey I thought it was funny. Ah come on, come back. You just have no sense of humor…you must be getting senile. LOLOL I am on a roll tonight. Yes Max, some things do get better with age and I am living proof of that. Quit laughing so hard, at your age you are going to sprain a muscle.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” Oscar Wilde
• Patient: Doctor, I get heartburn every time I eat birthday cake.” Doctor: Next time, take off the candles.
• Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one.
• Artificial intelligence is a wonderful thing. I told my computer that today is my birthday, and it said that I needed an upgrade.
• I like birthdays, but I think too many can kill you.
That is a wrap. I need to take Max birthday shopping. As always be good, play safe and remember that birthdays are a good thing.
JR and Max