Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  Hope you are well rested from the long holiday weekend and came back...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  Hope you are well rested from the long holiday weekend and came back with all of your body parts still connected where they belong.  My den has one of those big double windows that is topped by a big arch window.  I had a very difficult time finding a window covering for the top until one day I stumbled across a rather simple covering….made out of thin paper and opens like a peacock fan tail.  I cut it to size…spread it out into a fan shape and sticky taped the bottom to the window shelf.  One day I came home and the fan had tipped over and was barely hanging on by its base.  So I got the step ladder and, with some effort, got the fan folds back in place and in an upright position.  However, shortly thereafter, the fan again made an attempt to escape its perch…so this time I took some clear packaging tape and taped that puppy to the window.  Another however, the fan broke loose again…it appears that the paper-like liner has gathered enough dirt and grime that the tape would not stick…not even with double taping…Grrrrr!  So I figured I needed something to attach to the window that would clip rather than stick to the fan paper.  I thought I could find one that had that removable tape…but they only had hooks, no spring clips.  Then someone suggested using a spring-loaded clothespin, but I figured they were too big and too ugly looking….until I stumbled across some miniature spring-loaded clothes pins [yes very tiny… 1 ½ inch at best] in the school supply section [who knew?!].  Small, lightweight….and perfect for sticking to the window using a re-useable gel sticky pad.   I stuck the sticky pad to the window, then stuck the clothespin to the sticky pad….then clipped the fan to the pin…and problem solved!!  Not fancy but it is doing the job…and in the Dogpound…results are what counts!Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  Hope you are well rested from the long holiday weekend and came back with all of your body parts still connected where they belong.  My den has one of those big double windows that is topped by a big arch window.  I had a very difficult time finding a window covering for the top until one day I stumbled across a rather simple covering….made out of thin paper and opens like a peacock fan tail.  I cut it to size…spread it out into a fan shape and sticky taped the bottom to the window shelf.  One day I came home and the fan had tipped over and was barely hanging on by its base.  So I got the step ladder and, with some effort, got the fan folds back in place and in an upright position.  However, shortly thereafter, the fan again made an attempt to escape its perch…so this time I took some clear packaging tape and taped that puppy to the window.  Another however, the fan broke loose again…it appears that the paper-like liner has gathered enough dirt and grime that the tape would not stick…not even with double taping…Grrrrr!  So I figured I needed something to attach to the window that would clip rather than stick to the fan paper.  I thought I could find one that had that removable tape…but they only had hooks, no spring clips.  Then someone suggested using a spring-loaded clothespin, but I figured they were too big and too ugly looking….until I stumbled across some miniature spring-loaded clothes pins [yes very tiny… 1 ½ inch at best] in the school supply section [who knew?!].  Small, lightweight….and perfect for sticking to the window using a re-useable gel sticky pad.   I stuck the sticky pad to the window, then stuck the clothespin to the sticky pad….then clipped the fan to the pin…and problem solved!!

Not fancy but it is doing the job…and in the Dogpound…results are what counts!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”                               – George Bernard Shaw

TO TIP OR NOT TO TIP a blackjack dealer and a player with a 13 count in his hand were arguing about whether it was appropriate to tip the dealer. The player said, “When I get bad cards, it’s not the dealer’s fault. And, when I get good cards, the dealer obviously has nothing to do with it. So, why should I tip him?” The dealer replied, “When you eat out, do you tip the waiter?” “Yes, sure I do,” responded the player. “Well then, he serves you food, and I’m serving you cards. So you see, you should tip me.” “Okay, I see your point,” agreed the player. “But, the waiter gives me what I ask for … I’ll take an eight.”That is all I have for today.  As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember, necessity is sometimes the greatest driver of creativity.  JR