Hello, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If my calendar is correct, Father’s Day is just around the corner, and...

Hello, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If my calendar is correct, Father’s Day is just around the corner, and for some of you this better be a wake-up call to get your “you-know-what” in gear…pronto! Now, we all know Father’s Day follows Mother’s Day, but I bet you did not know that Father’s Day almost did not happen. There was a strong movement after Mother’s Day was made official to change it to Parents’ Day in recognition of the role father’s played in the raising of a family. Mother’s Day was made an official national holiday by Woodrow Wilson in 1914….but Father’s Day’s official recognition did not happen until 58 years later when President Nixon signed it into law. My dad…bless his heart, passed away at a fairly young age of 62 due to heart complications. He was a good father, but more of the silent type. Not much for the emotional side of things, but he showed his love by working hard…sometimes two jobs at a time…so we kids would have a better life than he had…and he succeeded. Thanks, Dad.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK“Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” Dogpound Wisdom

QUICKIES

The veterinarian told a blonde that her dog needed some exercise. “You need to make sure the dog runs around,” the doctor said. “Try playing a game of fetch.” “I can’t play fetch with my dog,” the blonde said. “Why not?” the doctor asked. “Because,” she replied, “He can’t throw.”

A man, in a hurry taking his eight-year-old son to school, made a turn at a red light where it was prohibited. “Uh-oh, I just made an illegal turn!” the man said. “Aw, Dad, it’s okay,” the son said.

“The police car right behind us did the same thing.”

I know this is a tad short, but, after all.. in the Dogpound… I get to celebrate a bit early. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and please do remember to do something special “with” dad. Happy Father’s Day from the Dogpound and JR.