Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  As I have stated in past articles, Max has very bad arthritis and...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  As I have stated in past articles, Max has very bad arthritis and has recently been diagnosed with blood pressure and heart issues, as well.  So the number of meds he is on has tripled.  I only mention this since I believe they have had an impact on his recent change in behavior.  Max, for a long time, has slept on the far side of my bed on a big, super soft mattress, which in my opinion would be great for his sore hips, however, he has recently decided to sleep at the foot of the bed.  I have no problem with that; I just put down a few sheets to protect the carpet and he can snooze all night long.

Now here comes the funny part.  “What, Max?”….”Well, yes I think it is funny, and yes I will tell them your side of the story…eventually.”  The funny part is that Max needs to sleep with his head under the bed and under the bed skirt.  If he does not start out that way, he will eventually scoot himself around until his head is located under the frame.  Now Max tells me (this is his story) that he is chasing bunny rabbits. That is right, rabbits!  I keep telling him they are just “dust bunnies” under there, but he swears that he can see them and there are a lot of them under the bed.  “Yes, Max…that makes you a good guard dog.  Heaven forbid, a giant dust bunny would attack me in my sleep.  I can sleep soundly as long as you keep your head under the bed and… PS…no breaking wind on the other end.” LOL

Oh yes…thanks for reminding me, Max.  I missed Mother’s Day and now Father’s Day.  At least I show no favoritism. [Grin] So, happy belated Father’s Day to the entire Dogpound world of wonderful dads.  You are true heroes to your family, right up there with any comic book super hero, and heaven knows we need a lot of real heroes these days. Keep up the good work!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”
– Pope John XXIII

FUTURE
A young man had just graduated from Harvard and was so excited, just thinking about his future. He gets into a taxi, and the driver says, “How are you on this lovely day?” “I’m the Class of 2015, just graduated from Harvard and I just can’t wait to go out there and see what the world has in store for me.” The driver looks back to shake the young man’s hand and says, “Congratulations, I’m Mitch. Harvard Class of 2014.”

That is all we have for today.  As always, be good, do good, play safe and remember there are no “good” dust bunnies.

JR and Max