27 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday, August 26, 2017

  1. Heh heh heh. I love that picture. Is that Doris Day?

    Happy Dog Day to all those who have them. I have cats, but I’m writing a dog in my current novel, so that counts, right?

  2. @NikiRust is Skynet underdogs of conservation on Twitter.

    I think that the better thing is equity.

  3. @NikiRust is doing underdogs of conservation on Twitter. Really interesting.

    I think that the better thing is equity.

  4. No dogs at home, but I’m hanging out in California with our daughter, who just had a tonsillectomy, and her rescue chihuahua, who is mellow unless I try to take her away from HER PERSON. Doesn’t matter that Daughter was my person first.

    Also, on a walk that did not involve the chihuahua, I wandered into a wonderful used/out-of-print book store and wandered out with three Heyer mysteries!

  5. I’m going to put the dogs on hold for a minute, to point out this video, in service of equality day.

    Do you know rugby? Mad sport that is practically a religion in New Zealand? The women’s Rugby World Cup is currently on in Ireland. The video at the bottom of this column (ready to go for the right 10 seconds) shows grace and skill and power delivered by a woman in this game which is a traditional male bastion. Glorious.


    1. We have in my village a HS sophomore who is a lineswoman on the football team AND plays women’s rugby. She’s being scouted by colleges for their rugby teams. We saw Blacks play in NZ — who does anyone survive?

  6. I took my Mom for an especially long roll in her wheelchair today and so got to hang out in a neighborhood we usually don’t see. After we stopped for a late lunch, we ran into the rabbi who was walking home and got a chance to hang out with a guy who was a wonderful friend to my father in the last years of his life and who helped my parents really love their new home. It was such a relaxed and friendly way to end a late summer afternoon.

  7. In regards to Women’s Equality Day I just read a post from Ree Drumond’s (Pioneer Woman) dated July 31st where she writes that her children, boys and girls, living on a ranch are up at 4 A.M. Everybody together working for the ranch. That’s very goal oriented way to look at equality.
    Back to Doris Day, she has to be in her 90’s and so isn’t Betty White and both are animal activists. There has to be something in their love of animals that keeps them young at heart.

  8. If I could I’d post a picture of my new rescue pup, Oreo. She has the sweetest face and makes me happy.

    I am home (actually at work, but it’s practically the same thing,) today after seeing a very close friend of mine off to whatever comes after this corporeal life, and I need the happy dog faces. And I’m with Doris. Be nice to the four legged humans.

    Can I just state the obvious: Cherish your friends, you never know when they might be gone. I don’t know what comes next if anything, but it comforts me to think that our departed move on to something bigger and better. Something more or not, at least the pain is gone.

    Now I get to somehow keep living around the hole in my heart, and recover from driving 24 hours in the last 60. I’m not whining, I’m so grateful I was able to be there to help ease the transition.

    1. Oh, dear. Condolences.
      I’m facing something of the like, and holding to the thought of a bigger and better sphere and at least the pain is gone.
      That hole in your heart? I’ve learned it’s healing with the loss to imagine the departed giving a loving kiss to your heart center.
      More than that I cannot offer — except puppies! they’re the best.

    2. I’m so glad you’ve got a puppy to help with the hurt and that you had a chance to say good-bye.

    3. I just watched my uncle die and I have to say I hope I can go with as much dignity as that man managed. I think both my sister and I, and a couple of my cousins are feeling less grief than we would because of how my uncle handled and how grateful we were there to be able to be there for him.

  9. I recently found the Dogist on Instagram and facebook. A photographer that specializes in casual dog photos. My husband jokes that it is now my happy place.

  10. I don’t know where to put this so I’m putting it here.

    From http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-41093066
    “A hard drive containing unfinished works by Terry Pratchett has been crushed by a steamroller, as per instructions left by the fantasy novelist.

    It is thought up to 10 incomplete novels were flattened at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

    The six-and-a-half tonne Lord Jericho was used to roll over the hard drive several times before a concrete crusher finished off the remains.”

    1. I bet somebody made copies. Crushing the hard drive would slow down requests from publishers and fans, but I still bet his daughter has copies. That will never see the light of day. Mollie knows that my unpublished stuff is not to go anywhere, but that doesn’t mean she’d destroy it.


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