Today’s words of wisdom come from Charles M. Schultz. If you don’t know – he’s the guy that did Peanuts for years (and years and years and years)
Happiness is a warm puppy
Charles M. Schultz
When my son was younger, he played soccer for a couple of seasons. He stopped playing, and moved on to chess. Chess is a great game, played predominately INDOORS.
Yesterday, as a favor to my neighbor (who had conflicts) I took her 5 year old off to his soccer match. One of the soccer fields in town is down at the south end, and I believe there are no wind breaks to the west as far as the Rocky Mountains. A breeze can come through there at a pretty strong gust. In other words it was wicked cold. I had not thought to bring blankets, but I had thought to bring fuzzybutt.
And for some reason, quite a few people wanted to borrow him. Go figure.
I’m not an Oprah follower. I don’t watch every Oprah show, I rarely read the magazine, I’m just not a typical Big Oprah Fan. She’s a bright woman, I admire her and the many things that she’s done, but I don’t set my life, or my schedule, around the Oprah show. But, as I mentioned the other day, I’d heard that she was having a show on puppy mills.
My family has a wonderful collie. This collie has issues with his digestive tract, and does well on a certain kind of dog food that can only be purchased through some pet stores (not all pet stores – and not the corner grocery). Spouse and I have gone a round or two on the fact that I don’t want to buy the food from the pet store that is 3.6 miles from my house (and really rather on our “stomping grounds” being between our chiropractor and our house) but I’d rather buy the food from a pet store that is 12.8 miles from our house. “Why can’t we buy from nearbypetshop” he asks “because they sell puppies” I reply. Now, as I usually do the pet food purchasing I usually win this debate — but the fact is that he never really understood why I blatantly refuse to spent money at nearbypetshop.
So, last week for all my getting emails and sending out a blog about watching Oprah on Friday. I completely forgot about it until about 2 minutes before Oprah started, so I called Spouse and told him to record Oprah.
Unlike ramblingmom, Spouse is a TV addict, and if he’s got something on a video tape, he’ll watch it. As schedules would have it, he watched the show before I did and now
HE GETS IT!!!!
He finally gets it.
Thank you Oprah.
Click on this link, I’ll wait, (dum dee dee dum). I mean, is this the cutest dog you ever did see? When you look at him don’t you just think “vacuum cleaner?” I know I do. Anyway, Bissell is looking for their next spokespet for their pet hair eraser vacuum cleaner. They are having a contest and the winner from each week gets the pet hair eraser vacuum cleaner (and with as much hair as fuzzybutt has you need to do vacuuming sometimes, I’m just saying). The top 5 from each week get put into the running for the grand prize, which is $10,000 for the winner’s favorite pet cause (the “pet” pet cause) you can see the details here.
But if you click on this link and vote for this handsome devil, then, of course, the money will go to ramblingmom’s favorite pet charity.
I have, once or twice, mentioned my wonderful collie (pictured above). He’s friendly, protective, loving, and totally faithful. Collies are rumored to also be an incredibly intelligent breed. If this is true, fuzzybutt hides it well.
However, even though I never really said that he was very intelligent — I ran across the following items on cafepress. I WANT THIS TSHIRT!!!!