Friday, January 30, 2009

The Medical Profession speaks out on the Financial Bail-Out Package

>> The Allergists voted to scratch it.

>> The Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

>> The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it.

>> The Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

>> The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.

>> The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

>> The Pathologists yelled, 'Over my dead body!'

>> The Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'

>> The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness.

>> The Radiologists could see right through it.

>> The Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

>> The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow.

>> The Plastic Surgeons said, 'This puts a whole new face on the matter.'

>> The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward.

>>The Urologists felt the scheme wouldn't hold water.

>> The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas.

>> The Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

>> In the end, the Proctologists left the decision up to some anuses in Washington .


1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of whom God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative--dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift..

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Wrestler's Biggest Fan

That's my little boy by mat number two...
He's on deck;
He's the one that tries to look so confident,
While I sit here a wreck.

I sit here watching nervously,
Biting my nails and shaking in my seat;
Praying for a victory,
And not a quick defeat.

Please don't let him be hurt,
Please let him be all right;
After all this is why he practices so hard,
Almost every night.

I'll just suffer through it,
And hive him my support;
Wondering why sometimes,
He ever chose this sport.

But when it's finally over,
And he makes it through "the three";
Nothing can beat the look on his face,
That look of Victory.

The look that says, "I did it, hey mom did you see?"
And when the ref holds up his hand, I know why he chose this sport;
And when the victory goes the other way,
I still give him my support.

There's always a next time as long as you try,
A mom never fails to say;
"You're always a champion in my eyes, son,"
"And you will always be that way."

A mom is a wrestler's biggest fan,
She knows what's in his heart;
She knows his dedication,
And how he tries so hard.

It's hard for a mom to sit and watch,
As her son gets pinned;
And it's hard not to get emotional,
As you watch your baby win.

Seeing his eyes search for you,
While you're sitting in the stands;
Making sure you saw his every move turn out,
Just the way he had planned.

Because every wrestler knows,
That mom is his biggest fan!!!

~Author Unknown~

Monday, January 26, 2009

Canine Learning Experience 2009 - Day 2

Sunday was day two of the Canine Learning Experience was a good day too. I wasn't there due to a conflicting wrestling meet Tyler was in, but reports are Rayne won her 3-6 month puppy class, along with Gina placing 3rd and Aurora placing 4th. This was a great day for my girls being they had very little ring training. Hopefully they'll continue with their winning ways. These pics were taken by Phasion Whippets, thanks Paul & Kim.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Canine Learning Experience 2009

I am so very proud of my puppies. At 2 days shy of 6 months, Otis...aka Eclipse Singin' The Blues won his 3-6 month puppy class at the Canine Learning Super Match tonight. His sister Aurora...aka Eclipse Rhythm & Blues, although she didn't place, she showed quite well for not being out and about much. She does need a bit more attitude though.

From the other litter, just shy of 6 months by a week, Rayne...aka Eclipse Secret Wish was 2nd in a big 3-6 month class and litter sister Gina...aka Eclipse Strike a Pose was 4th in the same class. I'm very proud of these kids, and look forward to more exciting things from them in 2009.

Hopefully I'll be able to get up some good pics of them from the match. I didn't take any, but I know someone who did.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Life & Times of Zoey - Part 9

If you've been following along with Zoey's story, here is an update. Zoey is doing incredibly good on her 3 legs, running up and down the fence line making sure she gets her exercise. She is a good eater and is keeping Jonathan quite busy as he is with her 24/7. He is fortunate enough to be able to take Zoey and his one other Whippet Lily to work with him, so he is her ever loving servant. Whatever Zoey wants, Zoey gets.

People send Zoey stuffies just so she gets to destuff them. Some people even try to find the "totally indestructable" ones, but Zoey takes care of them in no time flat.

Jonathan went on a non-doggie vacation this Christmas and left Zoey and his other crew at home with Jonathan's dad. I told him that when Amanda used to leave the house in Virginia, Zoey used to pace like crazy; drove Debbie nuts. And lo and behold what did Zoey do, she paced and paced and paced with her three legs while Jonathan was gone. It kept her in good shape for sure.

I am very grateful to Jonathan for taking such great care of Zoey in her greatest time of need. And I am so very proud of Zoey for her unfaltering spirit, love of life, and the gift of determination she gives me every day.

The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wild Turkey 101 - Never Again!!!

Back in November we had a drawing at our local club. It was a fun night sitting and drinking with friends and family. Most of the people were smart enough to go home at a decent time still sober, but my Aunt and I came to a decision, we liked Wild Turkey Honey. What a mistake!!! Although I remember everything, even getting sick as a dog, I didn't fall on the floor, not once, not twice but 3 times like someone else I

Wild Turkey - NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tyler's wrestling II

Tyler had a dual wrestling meet yesterday and the coach let him wrestle on the JV squad again. So he got to wrestle twice last night. The first match he went 1 whole period then in the second period he got pinned. It was a good effort though. He always somehow manages to get pinned.
The second match he went all three periods and although he lost the decision, he didn't get pinned. I am very proud of him for not giving up and going out there and trying his hardest. Maybe one of these days....

Friday, January 16, 2009


We have been having some frigid weather here in Eastern Pennsylvania the past few days. Today the high was only 11 and now it is down to 0. That is cold for this area. This was posted on a message board, I thought is was pretty good.


Cold Weather Behavior:

60 above zero: Floridians turn on the heat. Minnesotans plant gardens.

50 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably. People are sunbathing in Duluth.

40 above zero: Import cars won't start. Minnesotans drive with the sunroof open.

32 above zero: Distilled water freezes. The water in Bemidji gets thicker.

20 above zero: New Mexicans don long johns, parkas and wool hats & mittens. Minnesotans throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero: New York landlords finally turn on the heat. People in Minnesota have one last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero: People in Miami all die. Minnesotans close the windows.

10 below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico. Minnesotans dig their winter coats out of storage.

25 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates. Girl Scouts in Minnesota still selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero: Washington, D.C. finally runs out of hot air. People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Minnesotans get upset because the Mini-Van won't start.

460 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). People in Minnesota can be heard to say, "Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero: Hell freezes over. Minnesota public schools open 2 hours late.


I know there are a lot of people out there that have 30 degree and below weather from late November till well into spring. But I'm not liking this weather at all.
Me thinks me needs to retire to Florida. Anyone need a roomie with a kid and dogssssssss???

Tyler's wrestling

Remember the story about Tyler and his wrestling "expedition", under the heading Time Flies? Well the coach had enough confidence in him to put him on the JV squad last week and although he lost both matches, he should have had the 2nd kid. So the coach decided to put him on the JV squad for tomorrow's two matches. Tyler does okay in his exhibition matches, but seems to forget everything when he's in the spotlight. I sure hope Tyler can get it all together to put a win on the board for his team. Say a prayer for him.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What is it?

Arnold Swarzenegger has a big one.

Michael J. Fox has a small one.

Madonna doesn't have one.

The Pope has one but doesn't use it.

Clinton uses his all the time.

Bush is one.

Mickey Mouse has an unusual one.

Liberace never used his on women.

Jerry Seinfeld is very, very proud of his.

Cher claims that she took on 3.

We never saw Lucy use Desi's.

What is it?

And that's when the fight started...

My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?" "No," she answered. I then said, "Is that your final answer?" She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes." So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend." And that's when the fight started...

I asked my wife, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary?" It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation. "Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said. So I suggested, "How about the kitchen?" And that's when the fight started...

Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible." My loving wife of 10 years replied, "Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?" And that's when the fight started...

A man and a woman were asleep like two innocent babies. Suddenly, at 3 o'clock in the morning, a loud noise came from outside. The woman, bewildered, jumped up from the bed and yelled at the man "Holy Shit. That must be my husband!" so the man jumped out of the bed; scared and naked jumped out the window. He smashed himself on the ground, ran through a thorn bush and to his car as fast as he could go. A few minutes later he returned and went up to the bedroom and screamed at the woman, "I AM your husband!" The woman yelled back, "Yeah, then why were you running?" And that's when the fight started...

I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95. Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream. And that's when the fight started...

A woman was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, "I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment." The husband replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect." And that's when the fight started...

I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. "I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please." He said, " Aren't you worried about the mad cow?" "Nah" I replied, "She can order for herself." And that's when the fight started...

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. My wife asked, "Do you know her?" "Yes," I sighed, "She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since." "My God!" said my wife, "who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?" And that's when the fight started...

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, "Unbutton your shirt." So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me" and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, "You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too." And that's when the fight started...

When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace, I took her to the gas station. And that's when the fight started...

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 170 in about 3 seconds." I bought her a scale. And that's when the fight started...

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, "What's on TV?" I said, "Dust." And that's when the fight started...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Time Flies

Wow, where did the time go!!! I can't believe I haven't posted anything on my blog since October 2008!!! Wow, what's been happening here lately? I'll have to give you a brief overview from then until now.

October: Steeler lands safely in Germany and new owners Joachim & Werner just love him. He was shown a few times in Germany and at his first show he won his class. A few weeks later Steeler, now renamed Stevy was awarded his first CC.

November: Tyler started wrestling with the booster club and a few weeks into practice they have what they call wrestle-offs to determine if you will be on the actual JV or Varsity team or just wrestling exhibition. Well, Tyler won his first match, but lost his next two and I asked him to ask the coach what he would be wrestling. So he went to ask and came back and said, "Coach says I'll be wrestling EXPEDITION". I asked him if he was going on a trip or

The middle of November Melissa, Dana, Shelbi, Louise, Gloria and I went to the Philadelphia Kennel Club bench show which was held in Reading this year. We had our bench decorated with bunnies and stuff and we got a nice ribbon for being finalists. I think the human bunnies were what got us into the finals. We met a very nice man from California named Michael, and being he was benched right next to us, we let him join our little circle, offered him some of our beverages and he still kicked our butt in the ring. So much for trying to get the competition drunk. The almighty Vanna won one day and Melissa's Hank won on another day so they both picked up a few more points.

December: Well December is all about Christmas so getting the tree trimmed and the house decorated was in order. Everything was quiet around here for Christmas and New Year, but I didn't get to see the ball drop on New Years Eve cause I was busy watching Tyler shoot his new 20 guage shotgun he got from Santa.

Tyler also liked the Webkinz Santa brought him too.

I guess that's it for now, I'll try to keep things updated better.