Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am thinking, did I just miss Valentine’s Day again? I did, didn’t...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am thinking, did I just miss Valentine’s Day again? I did, didn’t I! Darn it! This is what happens when I write articles weeks in advance. Grrrr! Just wants me to stomp my foot. But wait, I cannot do that. Why, you ask? Good question. I had my toenail root cut out, and there will be no stomping or kicking for a few weeks. Not sure why, but in the past five years, ingrown toenails have been a painful thing for me. Several years ago, I finally gave up on my left foot and had the outside toenail removed down to the root. Now it was the right foot’s turn, except this time I had it done on both sides. If you have never had the procedure done, it looks really painful, and it would be if they did not numb it up so much that they could take a hammer to your toe and you would not feel a thing. However, to get to that point they have to give you pain shots…and I do mean pain shots with an “s”. When they did my left foot, they only had to shoot one side of the toe, and that was painful enough. In this case, they had to numb both sides. Now, I am a pretty tough guy when it comes to shots, but that second set made me sit upright and say “ouch,” versus a few other choice words. It has been a week and the inside nail is doing pretty good, but the outside one is struggling to get back to normal. I have been soaking it in Epson salt, and I am hoping by this time next week when I go back to the foot doctor it has completely healed. Oh, yes. About Valentine’s Day. I did good. I got all my cards sent out ahead of schedule, passed out chocolates to my coworkers while wearing my Elton John-style Valentine glasses (yes I have pictures to prove it), and I would have had flowers delivered as well, but the flower company sent them to the wrong address. To their credit, they sent an immediate replacement order that arrived over the weekend. With that being said, what will be the next holiday I am going to miss writing about? LOL.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.” (I thought this was rather sweet).

BAD VALENTINE’S

“I had the best Valentine’s Day. I told my boyfriend to go to that spot where we first met, which is 3 hours from where we live. Then for the rest of the day I stayed home and watched the televisions shows I wanted to watch.”

“Will you be my Valentine” is a rhetorical question when you are married.

“I love being married. It so nice to find that special someone who you can annoy for the rest of your life.”

“I am yours forever. Sorry, no refunds, returns or exchanges allowed.”

OK…better scoot. My foot is telling me it is time for a nice warm salt bath. As always be good, do good, play safe, and remember, hearts are fragile things…be careful around them. 

JR