Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Lest I forget, I want to give a big shout-out to all the...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Lest I forget, I want to give a big shout-out to all the fathers, stepdads and grandpas out there. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, and we at the Dogpound want to thank you for all your hard work, leadership and sacrifices that you have made and will make for your family and loved ones. This is not to slight the better half, but they had their day, and now it is your day. I know dads are supposed to be all uptight about the day. You know what I am talking about: “me tough, me no need attention, me fine, just leave me alone” type of attitude. Well, I am telling you guys: you better get with it. Embrace the day and treat it like the special day it is, because you are special. This dad job is not for everyone, and it takes a lot of effort, love and determination to meet the standard for your family and loved ones. My hat is off to you, and God bless. You are the fabric that holds the world together. OK…enough said. What else? Oh yeah. Part of my car door handle came off, the part that fits over the keyhole. It looked like a simple snap-into-place type of fitting, but it came off again, and I was lucky if fell off in the parking lot and not on the highway. I stopped into a local Honda dealership to see if they could do a quick fix. Nope. Got to make an appointment. The following Saturday I pulled in, and an hour later, he tells me that the key assembly is broken and I will need a new one: $437. Yikes! I told him I had an extended warranty and that it should be covered. He said the system was down and he would have to log in later to see what was covered. I went back out to my car, and instead of leaving the keyhole cover in my car, they put it back on. Now that makes a lot sense. They said it won’t stay on unless we replace the whole key mechanism, and to add worry to insult, this part is painted to match the car. Losing it would involve trying to get a replacement part to match. As expected, it came off again and again, and with luck, it fell off in a spot where I could find it. Until the new unit comes in, this part is staying in the glove compartment.

“Dad: Job well done. I am a better person because of your strength, guidance, and love.”
– Dogpound

4 years old – My Daddy can do anything. 
 8 years old – My Dad knows a lot. 
12 years old – My father doesn’t really know quite everything.
14 years old – Naturally, Father doesn’t know that, either. 
16 years old – Father? He’s hopelessly old-fashioned. 
18 years old – That old man? He’s way out of date. 
25 years old – Well, he might know a little bit about it. 
35 years old – Before we decide, let’s get Dad’s opinion. 
45 years old – Wonder what dad would have thought about it. 
65 years old – Wish I could talk it over with Dad.

Got to go. As always, be good, do good, play safe and give your father the love and respect he deserves each and every day.

– JR