Jul 072023

Yesterday afternoon we took Alli back to West Alabama Animal Hospital in Carrollton to get her stitches out from being spayed Tuesday of last week. I was curious about how she would react going back to the veterinarian’s after that procedure because I have known some dogs that really resist making a return trip for anything after something like that. But she was fine, trotting right in on her leash without hesitation and standing patiently while the sutures were removed.

I have noticed that while she is fascinated with Terry’s kittens and gets along well with them, she is hesitant around other dogs. She doesn’t growl or shy away from them, she just stays close to me and doesn’t seem to want anything to do with them. I need to get her exposed to other animals to help her get better socialized.

In a blog the other day I mentioned that I had purchased a set of chainsaw chaps which are designed to protect your legs from an accident while using a saw. I also ordered a TR Industrial Forestry Safety Helmet from Amazon. It comes with two different interchangeable face shields and hearing protection. When I sent this picture to some different people, one friend said that I looked like I was a kid again, riding the short bus, and remarked that I had to wear shoulder pads and a helmet even though I wasn’t on the football team. Yeah, those are the kind of friends I have.

We had a strong thunderstorm come through the area yesterday afternoon, with lots of thunder, lightning, and rain. I hope the weather cooperates better today, because we’ve got a busy day ahead of us , which I’ll tell you all about in tomorrow’s blog.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Titanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the Titanic by Ken Rossignol, including first-hand accounts of survivors as told to reporters who met the ship bringing them from where they were saved from lifeboats. The surviving crew describes the crucial moments after the ship hit the iceberg and a crewman testifies just three days after the sinking that the ship had a fire in its coal bunkers from the time it set sail.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day Don’t be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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