Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Unless things change very quickly in the next few days, Mother’s Day is...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Unless things change very quickly in the next few days, Mother’s Day is going to be one for the history books. A day when we celebrate all that Mom has done for us, and we are forced to do it apart; looking through a glass door or waving at each other as the car drives slowly past the house. I understand the need for precaution, but at the same time if everyone is in good health, mask with gloves in place, and for good measure everyone is hosed down with disinfectant, then why can we not spend the day with Mom? Probably won’t be able to take her out to dinner, go shopping, or even go to a show, so, all we have left is family. Prior to when this crazy mess started, we spent the whole day with Mom doing things, even if it was just sitting around in the back yard watching the grandkids play on the swing set. Yes, we can do that with FaceTime or some other interactive electronic program, and for those that live many miles apart, that is a good thing, but if you are within driving distance of Mom, then why should the government tell us we cannot safely visit our own family, especially on a special day like this? My mom passed away many years ago, so I am not faced with having to make that decision, but I promise you this, if she were around, I know I would bust my butt to make sure we got to spend this day together. I would make sure to give her a big hug, even if we both have to wear bio hazard suits.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”  Washington Irving

INSIDE SMILES

*I hope all the school teachers realize their students will return to class using old math.

*I’ve absorbed so much disinfectants, soap, and antibacterial sanitizing gels recently, that whenever I go pee, it cleans the toilet.

*I’m as bored as an Amish electrician. Think about it

*My house got TP’d last night. It’s appraised value has doubled!

*Smoking pot and skipping school had me in trouble constantly. Now weed’s legal and school’s closed. Kids today are living the dream!

*I just discovered a new dual purpose. I just tried to make my own hand sanitizer and it came out as a rum and coke!

*After a few days of not going out, I saw someone I knew walking by on the sidewalk outside. I immediately ran to the window and started yelling to them. Now I understand dogs.

*Day 36 of social isolation at home, and it’s like being in Las Vegas. I’m losing money by the minute. Cocktails are acceptable at any hour. Nobody knows what time it is.

That is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember to make an extra effort this year for good old Mom.  

JR