Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I found something at the local Wal-Mart the other day that brought back many old memories. Let’s see if you can guess what I am talking about. It came in a cardboard box with a handle; was yellow and red, had animals pictured on its side and was made by Nabisco. I am sure the older readers have guessed this by now.It was the old Barnum’s Animals crackers. They were cut in the shape of various wild animals packaged in a circus wagon carton, and it was always fun to try and guess what animal you were biting the head off. Was that a dog, or was it a seal – maybe it was a lion? In either case I loved to eat them. And here they were in Wal-Mart. Less the cardboard box. They were in a big plastic teddy bear. I took one container to work and ate them for snacks throughout the week. Nothing fancy about them but they are addictive. Sadly, when I went back for a refill they had already emptied their shelves of this oldie but goodie. Sigh.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” -The Wonder Years
Jim Harris, 56, was sitting in the recliner in his Tavernier, Fla., home when “I leaned over to turn on the lamp,” he says, “and kapow!” — Bubba fell on him. “Bubba” is what he calls the 200 pound stuffed head of a water buffalo, which was mounted on his wall. Harris estimates he was unconscious for two hours, and when he woke up he was trapped under the thing. He was able to reach his cell phone, though, and called for help. It took four rescuers to get Bubba off him. “I guess it’s payback for the buffalo, but I’m not even the guy who shot him,” Harris said. “This is so embarrassing to get a beat down by a dead water buffalo.”
An unnamed veterinarian was summoned to a farm in Crediton, Devon, England: a horse had become tangled in a fence. The vet decided to sedate the spooked horse to free it, but once she injected the
animal, she couldn’t get out of the way fast enough: the horse went unconscious and collapsed on top of her. Firefighters had to be called to rescue her. She was not injured but you cannot say that about her pride.
How do you know you’ve met a good tax accountant? He has a loophole named after him. [I want one!]
That is a wrap for today. As always be good, do good play safe, and remember to watch out for falling bodies.