Saturday, April 19, 2008

Picture of the day.

Editor Sam, during a break from Dada's, wondering if there really is a doG?"

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9 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

Yes, Sam, there is a doG. I just hope he/she/it was made in your image. You are so handsome! And please thank your photographer for that very special light and shadow effect & the background posters all contributing to your doGGliness. If you ever decide to seek higher office, spiritual or secular, you've got my vote!

dada said...

Such a nice, nice comment. TY, DK! I tried to convey the essence of your message to Sam all day yesterday, by heaping extra praise, attention, and love (that's hardly possible) on him.

There's an article in today's paper written by a vet. He writes to remind us why we should all love dogs. I don't need to tell you, having two precious companions of your own.

But I did enjoy the following stats he dug up from dogexpert.com:
~ each year in the U.S. humans kill 12,000 fellow humans by gunshots (which excludes stabbings, blunt traumas and others at the hands of their fellow humans; commit 1/2 million robberies; 30,000 car jackings; 250,000 actual or attempted rapes. And that doesn't even count the deaths we accomplish outside the nation from our military to include our brave John McCain-type fighter jockies dropping bombs on civilians, to include children, indiscriminately from 1,000's of feet above their heads. (Sorry, I digressed!)

Human deaths from dogs in that same time frame in the U.S.? - about 20. (Often because of abuse from humans I've no doubt.)

I can tell you, I would have had many, many children -- if they could have been born puppies! (Which raises the question: "I wonder what kind of dogs they would have been? Oh no, I forgot, a vasectomy'd be in order were they poms or chihuahuas. (big grin J/K!)

horsedooty said...

Editor Sam is a fine looking example of dog fur and flesh and is a credit to his breed.

Alrededor del rancho horsedooty todos nuestros perros y gatos sea negro y blanco tambien. Rasguñe por favor su cabeza y oídos y dígale que haya un doG! El teine mi voto, tambien.

I believe Editor Sam knows he hit the lottery when he adopted Sr y Sra Dada into his home by his look in the photo image.

Adios para ahora mis amigos!

Yo soy un demócrata amarillo del perro.

Yo soy Horsedooty!

dada said...

H.D. Wow, that's incredible! Tiene usted perros y gatos sea negro y blanco tambien??!!

Mi perro primero was a dalmation, Susan. She was our first. I called her 'the greatest.' It killed us to lose her.

Six months later we took a detour with a greyhound track rescue. Quirky, head-strong, independent. "Maricopa pomo" was her track name. I told Mrs. Dada our next female would be called "Carol." After several days with 'pomo' as Carol, it was obvious it wasn't working out. It just didn't fit.

Being as how 'pomo' was a racer and resembled a little horse, she became "Pony" (of 'Po' for short). She became Dada's Dally's first editor when I started blogging after the loss of our second greyhound, Cooper. Another greyhound, Annie, also joined them when, fostering her, it came time to give her over to her adopted family, we just couldn't do it. I never imagined we could ever have three big dogs in the house at the same time, but gentle giants they were.

Anyway, after all three greys left, six months later I found Sammy at the Humane Society. You can imagine my excitement when looking down the row of cages I espied what resembled a dalmation. Turns out Sam is a half-breed, but a handsome devil never the less.

The capper to all of this five or six people independent of each other over time, when trying to describe Sam's other half have said, "He looks part greyhound."!! A better response I could not ask for. I always tell them after that, "Stop! Go no further!!"

And, truthfully--in Sam, I can't imagine ever being without him. He is just another great dog (and editor). I hope I leave this world before him because a world w/o Sam would be bleak, bleak indeed.

When it comes to choosing great dogs, we have run the table. But odds tell me if another is ever in the cards, we should fold our hand up and walk away. We've had an incredible run.

Sorry, I didn't know how to say all of that in Spanish, but with I could have.

horsedooty said...

Dada,

I know the connection to my dogs is huge and yours obviously is. My male guy is a Blue Heeler/Australian Shepard. There is a group calling them "Texas Heelers". His name is Rance. I tell everyone he is named after the Jimmy Stewart character in "The Man that Shot Liberty Valance" but I am fudging a little on that. He was really named after a cowboy named Rance Bray that is a rodeo saddle bronc rider. (my daughter named him) I am sure that the cowboys parents named him for the Jimmy Stewart character. He is the smartest dog I have ever had.

You don't have to say all that in Spanish, I am just practicing porque mi esposa está trabajando.

Adios para ahora mis amigos!

Yo soy un demócrata amarillo del perro.

Yo soy Horsedooty!

D.K. Raed said...

Dada, your puppies wouldn't have been poms or chichies, not unless you and/or your dogs are harboring some very closeted DNA. You can't throw together panthers & greyhounds and come up with teacups! Not unless you are at The Creation Museum (and if you are, please take pictures, I have a vested interest in this phenom).

HDooty: Our male dog is also an Australian Shep Mix! He's mostly black, but has light grey in the glamour spots (all paws, forelegs, eyebrows & under-the-tail bullseye area). We thought maybe the mix was Queensland Heeler. But our aussie blogfriend, Cart, tells us he is a "Kelpie". We looked online & darn if he isn't right. Dead ringer for the bloke. I think ours missed out on the intelligent part of the mix, though. He's not dumb, but his stubborness makes him a handful.

horsedooty said...

DK follow this link and scroll down to the picture of the dog Sugar. That is Rance's general body shape remove the brown and substitute the blue color for the ears and that is close to his coloring.

Adios para ahora mis amigos!

Yo soy un demócrata amarillo del perro.

Yo soy Horsedooty!

horsedooty said...

here is the link duh?

scroll down to the picture of sugar

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/t/texasheelerpictures2.htm

Adios para ahora mis amigos!

Yo soy un demócrata amarillo del perro.

Yo soy Horsedooty!

dada said...

H.D. Thanks for the link. what a handsome guy Rance must be. I bet he'd herd ol' Sam all over the place, huh?