Hello and welcome back to the wonderful of the Dogpound where we are celebrating the red, white and blue. We have reached the halfway...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful of the Dogpound where we are celebrating the red, white and blue.
We have reached the halfway point of the year, and we have everything to celebrate. I know the news is full of this complaint and that finger pointing, but we have to put that all in perspective. We are blessed to live in the greatest country in the world, and 90 percent of the world’s population would give their eye teeth to have half of what we enjoy every day. So turn off the news, go out and celebrate our Independence Day. You probably already know that our independence from Great Britain was approved by Congress on July 2, 1776, but it was not declared until July 4.
This column is going to be short since I need to get out there and stock up on some fireworks. I figure they are going to be a whole lot safer than my last experience with the gasoline I used last week.

“Let the freedom won for us by the heroes of this country never have been fought for in vain. Let us all work hand in hand to protect it. God bless America, and happy Fourth of July to all of the wonderful people of this country.”

– Dogpound
Granny Adams made such beautiful pies. One day I asked her, “How do you get such beautiful pies with the crimps around the edge so even?”
“Well, it’s a family secret,” she said. “But if you promise not to tell, I’ll let you in on it.”
“OK,” I said. “Tell me!”
“Well, first, I roll out the dough, making sure it is flat and even. Then I cut out the bottom layer and carefully put in the pie plate and make sure it is firmly against the sides of the plate. Then I slowly pour in the filling, making sure it’s not too full. Next, I cut out the top layer and carefully put it over the filling. Finally, I take out my teeth and just run them around the edge of the pie crust, and they make the nicest even impressions you ever did see!”
A little boy goes to the doctor and tells him, “I’m smart, Doc!”
The doctor says, “Really?” He then points to the boy’s foot and says, “What’s that?
“That’s my foot.”
“Very good,” said the Doc. “What’s that?” he asks, pointing to the boy’s knee.
“That’s my knee.”
“Excellent. Now, what’s that?” he asks, pointing to the boy’s elbow.
“My elbow,” the boy said.
“Wow. How do you know all this stuff?”
“Kidneys, Doc, kidneys,” the boy says touching his head.
With his wife out for the evening, a father was trying to watch TV, but his young son kept coming in and asking for a glass of water. After the seventh glass, the father lost his temper and yelled, “Go to sleep, I’m watching TV.”
“But Dad,” the son protested. “My room is still on fire!”
That is it for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember God bless America!

– JR