A Loss In Our Family….

We lost Jazz the other day. My daughter ’80’s teacup yorkey. She was nearly 15 and it was simply her time to go. She was greatly loved and very spoiled by all who knew her. She was a perpetual puppy to all children who met her, when in truth she was a cranky old lady….lol.  Her loved ones were with her to ease her pain and help her on her way in her new journey. A very special member of our family and my very first grand puppy. We will miss you and love you always. Thank you for the kisses and for all the joy you gave us.


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Women’s Equality Day or National Dog Day….

Interesting that it’s Women’s Equality Day today but it’s also National Dog Day too……hmm…. I wonder who thought this up! I love my dogs and I’m thankful for them everyday.. but women marched, fought, were jailed, were beaten, were forcibly fed and died to have the simple right to vote, own property, not be property and they are still fighting for that equality today. Those women earned this day with their blood, sweat and tears and deserve to be honored and remembered. Now dogs are cute, lovable, loyal and could have any other day, but this day…. this one day belongs to those brave women, wives, mothers, grandmothers who stood up and  changed the world to become a part of history because they saw the value in being a WOMAN! I remember you! I honor you! I thank you for your struggle so that I might have a better life!



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The Great And Powerful Mechanical Contrivium…

This was a fun one so I thought I would re-post it, enjoy!

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Robin's Trivialities

I was reading The World According to Me, Kathy B’s blog yesterday and she had already done this and it was so funny of course I had to do it too. Kathy B. says she got the idea from Inktopia for you to put your name into The Mechanical Contrivium that then pops out trivia about you. It makes no sense but is just hilarious. These are the 10 top trivial things (more information than you probably wanted to know) about me, robin.

Ten Top Trivia Tips About Robin

It’s bad luck to whistle near robin!

It might startle me and then I would kick you…hard. That might be called bad luck.

Robin is the sacred animal of Thailand.

Does this mean if I go to Thailand they will throw me a parade. I could wear a sash that says “The Sacred Robin “.

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I Remember That Day….

A new theory I saw on a TV program about who shot JFK just floored me, but it is probably the truth. It certainly is crazy enough to be what happened and it would explain the cover up feeling to the whole thing. It was an accident! If this is true it would be a cosmic joke on the universe. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about it. The new investigator says the evidence shows that Oswald shot twice, he missed once and then hit the president in the throat. The third bullet, which killed him came not from Oswald but from the chase car following the president. He believes that the agent picked up the rifle after the first shot to scan and shoot back but that he fell when the car lurched forward accidentally discharging the rifle. This would be the shot that hit the president in the head killing him. Everything that followed after was a cover up including the Warren commission.

I lived in Fort Worth and I was 8 years old and truthfully it changed me forever. The concept that you could kill a president in 1963 was so foreign to me that I couldn’t speak of it for many years. I know my childhood ended that day as it did for many other kids. My parents were divorced and I did not have a close relationship with my Father so I looked on the president as not only the “father of our country” but as my father in a weird sort of way. I think many children did because he was a Dad with two young children as well as president. It was also the first and only time I saw my Aunt and my Mother openly weeping.

I think it’s time we finally let the President rest in peace and move on. It is a part of our country’s history and history is where it should remain not annually on our TV sets with multiple conspiracy theory’s. We will never know what really happened and maybe we are not supposed to know. Let him be remembered instead for how he lived his life and not for the tragedy of his death.

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