Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. You know that old saying ...”Your house is your castle?”…well, it appears it is getting less and less so. The town of San Rafael, California has passed a ban on smoking that is deemed as the most stringent in the country. The ordinance makes it illegal for residents to smoke in their own homes.
Actually it is any home that shares a common wall with another dwelling. This would cover renters and owners of condominiums, co-ops, apartments and any multi-family residences containing three or more units. Now for you non-smokers I know you are high fiving, and for you that do smoke, you are asking “when will this all end.” [Well here is a clue…hang on to your hat..it is never going to end until you wear a fully enclosed plastic bubble when you smoke.] Now the concern here is that there is no reason this could not expand…you know…”give an inch…take a mile”...which our government has been known to do now and then. For example...suppose you like to bake with peanut butter…you know…make your own from fresh peanuts…and your family and grandkids just cannot get enough of your fresh peanut butter.
Then, one day, the city passes an ordinance, which states that if you share a common wall with anyone that has a food allergy you cannot cook with or have any of those ingredients in your house. Thus sans any cooking in your house with peanuts and your grandkids will be deprived of Grannies favorite culinary delights. Just think Max…if we lived next to a person that is allergic to dog hair you might have to live outside from now on. No Max…putting a dead skunk on their doorstep will not necessarily make them move, but it would certainly give them something else to think about versus your dog hair.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn’t find it here, one doesn’t find it anywhere.” – M.K. Soni
A man sued his wife for assault, “She hit me with an oak leaf.” “Aw come on.” The judge admonished, “That could not have hurt you.” “But judge, you do not understand…it was from our dining table!”
A teacher was trying to teach a rowdy class of young students. In a desperate tone she said, “At your age I could name all of the U.S. Presidents in order.” From the back of the room came a voice, “It must have been easier then...what...you had to remember three or four?”
Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to file bankruptcy. What happened is that Detroit’s population dropped like 70 percent but the government got bigger. The tax base got smaller, but the government got bigger. Thank goodness that kind of thing could never happen in Washington. – Jay Leno
That is all I have for now. Going to get me some hot tea and go sit awhile in front of a nice warm fireplace. As always be good, play safe, and remember that there is no place like home.
JR and Max