Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I had the opportunity to go the Kentucky Oaks race, which is held...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.

I had the opportunity to go the Kentucky Oaks race, which is held at the famous Churchill Downs a day before the Kentucky Derby. I got an invite from a vendor to attend the Friday race, and I was in a bit of quandary on how to dress since he said he would be wearing a coat and tie. As most of you know, these races are known for the ladies who dress up in colorful dresses and hats, and even some of the men get into the act. I, for one, was not excited about wearing a sports coat, and I also wanted to be comfortable. So I packed a pair of jeans and sneakers to be comfortable and a pair of slacks, black shoes — even bought a shoe shine kit – and a nice shirt and a straw hat to finish off the ensemble. Friday morning, I woke up and decided to go ahead with the “dressy” option. It was still raining, so I figured I would kill a little bit of time by eating breakfast at the hotel where I was staying. I don’t like a big breakfast, so I had some scrambled eggs, couple of turkey sausages, and a small glass of orange juice. The rain was starting to lessen up, so I went back to my room for a last-minute sweep and touch up. As I looked in the bathroom mirror, I noticed what looked like a big water mark on my shirt. I thought: where did I get water on my shirt? Then it dawned on me that this was not water, it was a grease stain! It had to be from the turkey sausage. The sausage must have been so full of juice that it just exploded when I took a bite out it. The location of the stain was right in the front and impossible to hide. Thankfully I had brought an extra shirt and was able to make a quick change and keep my “dapper” appearance.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.

— Dogpound Wisdom

SMILES

OVERHEARD: “Yea, I doubt any of those celebrities will go to prison for the college admissions scandal; they will probably just use body doubles.”

“I was so ugly as a kid, I once stuck my head out the window and got arrested for mooning.”  — Rodney Dangerfield

“A woman wants to be pretty rather than intelligent because men generally see better than they think.”  — Jewish proverb

This is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember to always carry a stain stick!

–JR