Thursday, April 2, 2009

How many of you have done this before?

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

I have. You have to love the insanity of youth.

Argo posts coming soon. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Farewell Good Friend

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie

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Farewell Good Friend

Your road has been long,
For me, the journey to brief.

From the moment of your first breath,
You belonged with me.

You've guided me and protected me,
Always, have you been loyal to me.

Your heart always pure,
Your soul endlessly deep.

Know you were so loved,
and forever, your memory I keep.

You were and always will be,
such a huge part of me.

Go now and sleep,
and feel no more pain.

Find beloved Kish, and both of you,
wait there for me.

Godspeed and find your well deserved peace,
My dear loyal friend, a part of my heart, you will forever keep.

SkyBar's Kodiak Bear
December 28, 1997 ~ March 23, 2009

Dogs are miracles with paws. ~Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Kody and Kish playing Tug-O-War, 1999

Kody 2nd from right, 1999

Kody (in back) with his half sister, Akira, in 2000 at a GSD Specialty Show

Kody during the summer of 2005

Kody January 2009

Kish ~ Kody's ever loyal Dam, 1994 - 2000

Dearest Kish, protect him and love him, till I'm there with you both.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~Theodor Seuss Geisel, attributed

Friday, February 20, 2009

Some changes

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Before I get into the meat of my post I wanted to give a quick update on Argo.

Well the weather is still unchanged, cold, snow, rain, mud.... well you get the point. Winter. Which means my time with Argo has basically been feeding him, breaking ice, and talking to him during my feed and watering activities. Rinse and repeat. His coat is in need of a serious brushing. Oh how I long for that day. As far as progressing on gentling, we are at a standstill. We have not lost any ground, but we have not gained any either. I am sure once the weather begins to warm up and I can spend more time with him, we will begin to progress yet again.

Keep thinking warm thoughts, that's what I am doing.

On to other things. If you have not noticed, I have been tinkering with some things here. I just changed the comments form. It allows for those with blogs to have their last post loaded into the comment form. I'm not sure if I like it yet. We shall see. Let me know your thoughts on it. Give me a thumbs up or down in your comments.

Also, you have probably seen the Unite, or Die Graphic to the right and have been wondering what the heck that is all about. If you click on it, it will take you to an outside link that will explain it better than I can. I want you to realize this is not a Republican or a Democrat subject. This is an American subject.

We are in precarious times right now and it will take everyone of us to get out of it. We can not be standing with our hands out waiting for our government to take care of us. That is not their role. We must understand and learn our history so that we are not doomed to repeat it. What our government is doing with our money needs to be highly scrutinized. Do you know that our Representatives and Senators did not even have time to read the latest pork handout, prior to voting on it? We need to be informed Americans. We need to watch what our elected officials are doing and letting them know how we want them to vote. Remember they are supposed to be representing us, not themselves and not just our Federal and State Representatives, but our Local ones as well.

So please take a moment and click on the Unite, or Die graphic. I think you too will agree with most all that is stated there, and if you don't, well this is America, where we still have the right to our own opinions, for now.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Argo is a Steelers Fan Too!

"I hated putting on that purple uniform, and I hated that raven bird. What really ticked me off is when we played Pittsburgh our whole stadium seemed to be filled with Pittsburgh fans." Tackle Orlando Brown, on playing in Baltimore for Art Modell's Ravens (1999).

Now you didn’t honestly think Argo would have been a Redskins Fan or worse yet a Brownies Fan did you? Nope he is definitely a Steelers Fan.

He even got dressed up for the day. His favorite Steeler is Troy Polamalu, he said they have the hair thing in common. He asked me to color his hair so there would be no mistake as to who he would be rooting for.

Argo and I know that Pittsburgh is destined to win. This is Super Bowl 43 and his favorite player is number 43.

He lives in Steelers Country what did you expect?

He asked me to post his favorite Troy Video.

"The tradition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is in winning and in playing good defense ... We’re proud to be a part of the Steeler Nation and we don’t want to let that Nation down." Dick LeBeau, Pittsburg Steelers Defensive coordinator