Max gets some time off

Hello and welcome back to the hard working pack of the Dogpound.  Hard to believe that Labor Day has passed.  So, how many days does that make it before Christmas?  I don’t know and I do not want to know!  Holidays in stores are so mixed up they ought to just put them on revolving shelves with a section built-in for each holiday; just turn it a notch to bring up the next holiday.  Saves restocking the shelves, and if someone wants to buy three holidays ahead, they can just go and knock themselves out.  So, with that being said, Labor Day is to be a day of “not” working so knocked out a story coupled with some jokes and then hit the beach and the couch.

I know you have seen the articles where they have the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.  Pretty insane, and has resulted in its fair share of injuries and a few deaths.   Despite the dangers, there are some of you out there that would really like to test your mettle against a two-ton bull, but alas, Spain is just too far away.  Well, your prayers have been answered. Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia hosted to “The Great Bull Run.”   Rob Dickens, co-founder and chief operating officer recreated the opportunity and thrill of running with the bulls with some added extra safety features.  He did not specifically state what those safety features were, but I suspect they are fully padded rubber suits for the runners and pillows for the heads of the running bulls.  However, he did add the following comment, “I see this as a natural evolution of extreme sports. “I think it’s just a progression where we are becoming more and more active as a society. There’s this fitness craze that started with running. I think this is just an extension of all that, but making it more interesting to the general public.” There you go… a fitness program that is guaranteed to never get boring.

“The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.”
         – Franklin Jones


One day, at the veterinarian’s office where I take my cat, a man and the receptionist were verbally sparring. After a few moments a technician came to her co-worker’s defense. “Sir,” she interjected, “do you know what happens to aggressive males in this office?”


  • A girl phoned me the other day and said...Come on over, there’s nobody home. I went over. Nobody was home.
  • I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
  • I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.
  • Overheard at a funeral viewing...”He lived a long, full life. He almost outlived his student loans.”

With a sprint to the finish line I am done.  As always be good, play safe and remember exercise is good for you as long as you do not get trampled in the process.  

JR and Max


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