Max and Thanksgiving

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  Hopefully everyone will have a great Thanksgiving and received no permanent injuries from the annual Black Friday Rumble. This article was written in advance of the expected stampede so I have no additional information to add to the survival of the “got to have it” shopper.  

I participated in it once...just to see what it was like…and never again.  I value my life and sleep more than grabbing that last electronic device from the clutches of an 80 year old grandma.  [I have to admit she was pretty strong for her age.] Nope..that is why we have the Internet. LOL  

A little bad news on the home front..drove home from work the other day and I thought I smelled burning oil but it went away pretty quickly so I figured some water had just splashed up on the engine.  Alas…not so the case.  As I pulled out of the garage the next day there was this puddle of oil, obviously not the best thing to start your day with.  

Later I was able to figure out that my recent oil change resulted in an improperly installed oil filter...thus the dripping oil.   I hate oil since it is so hard to get off the concrete.  I did find some liquid that you pour on the floor and it pulls the oil up out of the concrete after turning into a powder so you can just sweep it away.  Alas… I did not have enough and I am having problems finding a re-supply.  Maybe I should go out on Black Friday to Auto Zone after all??

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
– Karen Kaiser Clark


On the first day of training for parachute jumping, a blonde listened intently to the instructor. He told them to start preparing for landing when they are at 300 feet. The blonde asked, “How am I supposed to know when I’m at 300 feet?”  “That’s a good question. When you get to 300 feet, you can recognize the faces of people on the ground.”  After pondering his answer, she asked, “What happens if there’s no one there I know?”  

The executive officer of the unit where I worked, in the National Guard Armory, went to a government office to take care of some business. The clerk there gave him two index cards with identical questions on them. The officer filled both out, but when he handed them in, he asked the clerk why she needed two cards with the same information. Stapling the cards together, she said, “That’s in case we lose one.”

That is it for today.  As always be good, play safe and remember that there is more to life than shopping.  

JR and Max


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