Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of government insight into our personal lives here in the Dogpound. I got an interesting surprise in my mail box yesterday only because I have a private mail box. I have a private mail box because I work only minutes from the Post Office and it is easier than trying to get mail from a rural mail box on a back county road when it is pouring rain. Anyway, because I have made that choice I now have to fill out a form…front and back in response to the Patriot Act that now requires all private box owners to show two sets of valid identification. One has to be a photo ID and the second has to be your lease/mortgage, voter registration card or home/car insurance policy. Plus you have to disclose the name of every person that might withdraw mail from your mailbox. I did not see any requirement for fingerprints but I am sure that is not that far behind. I really don’t think we have to have that much information just to vote….which I think is way more important than who is holding a private mail box. You think?
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Don’t pray for things you are not willing to work for.” Dogpound Wisdom
“I don’t think it’s so much my inability to lose weight as my ability to find it.”
“My husband and I are thinking of moving to Canada to be closer to our prescriptions.”
First lady, “How was dinner with your new boyfriend the other night?” Second lady, “Actually we had dinner at his house.” First lady, “Wow, romantic!” Second lady, “ Not really... He is under house arrest.”
DOGS ARE WELCOME
A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote:
I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well-behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night? An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said,”I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly, and I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”
That is a wrap. As always be good, play safe and remember Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This year go all out. She is worth it.
JR and Max