Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and you are getting ready to...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and you are getting ready to prep for Christmas. I had a nice Thanksgiving; I drove to my sister’s house in Ohio, which is a long 5-hour drive, but this was mainly on freeways and the weather was nice, so it was not too bad.  Along with her husband, we watched the Buckeyes, once again, beat the “team from up North,” for the 8th time in a row. Despite all that good stuff, there was one small incident that sprung up unexpectedly. I had pulled into the hotel after the long drive, and I decided to freshen up before I drove on over to my sister’s house. I have one of those clear pouches with four little bottles that can be filled with whatever liquid you want and meet the requirements for flying. One bottle has a purple liquid….that is my post-rinse after brushing; the second bottle has a pink liquid which is Pepto-Bismol; the next bottle has a red liquid, which is DayQuil; and the fourth and final bottle is green, which is my pre-rinse before brushing. So, now you have the picture.I am in the hotel bathroom, I have this nice set of clear plastic bottles, and I am ready to brush my teeth. First up, of course, is the pre-rinse. I take big a swig and start to swish it around in my mouth, and my mouth starts to get this weird tingling feeling, and the taste is terrible. Yikes! This is not the minty pre-rinse I am familiar with! I spit it out and I immediately grab some of the post-rinse to deaden the taste, and even after brushing with toothpaste including my tongue and cheeks, there was still a bit of ugly after taste. To my utter surprise, I figured out that the green is the same color as my pre-shave –Lectric Shave –.and it has alcohol in it. The alcohol is made into denatured alcohol, which is purposely made to taste terrible so people will not drink it. I can attest to the fact that they accomplished their goal. In my mind I can still taste that terrible stuff! Blah!


“Happiness is an inside job.” Dogpound Wisdom


After spending a grueling 3 hours in line at the DMV to fix a paperwork problem I stopped at the toy store to get a gift for my grandsons’ birthday.  I selected a baseball bat and handed it to the register clerk. “Cash or charge?” the clerk asked. “Cash I blurted out, still feeling agitated from my previous experience. I apologized, explaining I had just come from a bad experience at the DMV. “Shall I gift wrap the bat, the clerk asked with concern, “or are you going back there?”


*There are 3 signs of old age: The first is the loss of memory; the other two I forget.

*You are getting old when you don’t care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don’t have to go along.

*You know you are getting older when it takes longer to rest than it took to get tired.

*Statistics show that the at the age of 70, there are 5 women to every man.  Isn’t that the darnedest time for a guy to get those odds?

*You know you are getting older when your doctor tells to slow down more often than the local police.

I need to stop now. Getting the urge to brush my teeth again! LOL. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and make sure you properly label your bottles.