Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. This is a non-football issue since I am writing this weeks after the...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. This is a non-football issue since I am writing this weeks after the Big Game. OK then… the other day I went down into the basement to replace the air filter in my furnace. When I got to the bottom step I noticed that there was a mouse sitting in the middle of the basement floor. I suspected he had not noticed me, however; as I walked in his direction he made no attempt to move. He was sitting upright…like a squirrel holding a peanut in his paws. He was a cute little fellow; his coat was a light gray and his belly was a fluffy white….. unlike the normal field mice that I find around the house that are usually a dark brown, almost black, color. Despite walking a few feet from him, he stood his ground. I kind of figured he had gotten into the poison bait and he was saying his last rites. Unfortunately, I was correct in my evaluation…a few hours later he had topple over and I had to shovel him out into the back yard. As you can tell it has not been an eventful week….although I did completed my tenth year as a Senior Buyer for my company. Strange as it may sound, this is the longest I have ever worked for one company. In my earlier career days it was I who chose to move on to bigger and better things, then in the latter days of my career, the companies were more in the forefront of deciding my future. However, I am very thankful that I have a good job, and blessed that I am physically able to get up and go to work every day.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”  –Douglas Adams
FORGIVE AND FORGET

Early in their marriage, my Dad did something really stupid. My Mom chewed him out for it. He apologized, they made up. However, from time to time, my mom mentions what he had done. “Honey,” my Dad finally said one day, “why do you keep bringing that up? I thought your policy was ‘forgive and forget.’” “It is,” she said. “I just don’t want you to forget that I’ve forgiven and forgotten.”
REMEMBER WHEN
At one time it was us against the world when competing in the world market…today it appears it us vs. us vs. the world. We better get our act together or we are going to get our “you know what” kicked.

That is all she wrote for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember, college football is only 8 months away.
JR