Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Hope everyone had a nice Easter and got their full dose of March Madness. Just a few odds and ends for today’s article; figured you did not need a lot of brain effort at this point of the week after all of that activity. The sequester impact is in all the news these days and we have heard through our dog pack that the White House is going to follow the initiative recently established by the Post Office. Yes, the White House due to budget concerns will discontinue regular Saturday drone strikes on U.S. citizens. Now they do ask any U.S. citizens of interest to the government, that during this temporary cut-back that they make sure to keep the government updated on any address changes…you know…just in case. Now most articles like this would not be complete without a “blonde moment” but the French will have to do. Wolves in France are a protected species even though they have made a good comeback from nearly being in extinction in the 1930s. In response to sheep farmer complaints that wolves are reducing their herds, the French have come up with a National Wolf Plan to educate the wolves. [Just to be clear they are really talking about educating the wolves and not the farmers.] The plan involves taking into captive those wolves suspected of attacking sheep, detaining them for a short period of time in the hopes upon release, that they would have learned a lesson from their trauma. Going forward they will pass on sheep and return to their normal fare of rabbits and deer. Sounds reasonable to me. We have “no child left behind,” the French have “leave no wolf behind.”
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Willpower is like a muscle: it needs to be challenged to build itself.” – Martin Ginis
Billy and Bubba, two farmers from a small town outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, were walking home together after each had purchased a pig.
Billy said to Bubba, “How are we going to tell them apart?”
Bubba answered, “We’ll cut the left ear off of your pig.”
And so they did. After a while, the pigs got into a fight and they had bitten off each other’s ears.
Billy asked, “Now what are we going to do?”
“Well, how about if we cut the tail off of my pig?” Bubba replied.
“That sounds like a good plan to me,” Billy agreed. A little while later, the pigs got into another fight, and when it was over, they were both missing their tails.
“What will we do now?” Bubba asked Billy.
After giving it some thought, Billy replied, “Well, we could cut the leg off of yours.”
“That’s not humane!” Bubba cried.
So after some more thought, Billy said, “Well, let’s do
this. We’ll just call the white one yours and the black one mine.”
That is a wrap. As always, be good, play safe and remember a brain is a terrible thing to waste, even if you are an animal.
JR and Max