Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Dog's Purpose ( from a 6 year old.)

Post 422 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 13th March, 2008.

Hi Everyone ~ ~ Another hot sunny day in Shepparton. Hope it
was better for you wherever you are. I had a long wait for a Taxi
this afternoon to go visit my doctor, but it was worth the wait in
the end. I was a bit late, but all the news was really great - results
of blood tests and all is well for another 3 months.

I got a large parcel in the mail yesterday, which turned out to be
a Bird Hotel that I had sent for. It looked complicated to put
together, so my good friend, Lorraine who lives just over the road,
came to help me assemble it. Finished article in the photo below.

The very bottom tray is for plants, then a bird bath, then feed tray
with a roof over it and a solar light in the top. So I have to get some
seedlings and see how the birds like it. Little ceramic budgerigar on
it and the fairy garden is in the background. So that was my Thursday.

A nice story about a Boy and a Dog. Hope you enjoy it.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten year old Irish
Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa and
their little boy, Shane were all very attached to Belker, and they were
hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying from cancer. I told the
family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform
the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it
would be good for six year old Shane might learn something from
the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family
surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the
last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.

Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any
difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's
death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are
shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next
stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good
life - - like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?"
The six year old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do
that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Live simple.
Love generously.
Care deeply. Another smart young lad !!!

Now for a few jokes. First one from my friend Warren
and although it has been on before, it is a good one.
Thanks Warren.

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes,
crates and suitcases.

On the second day, she had the movers come in and collect
her things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their
beautiful dining room table by candle light, put on some
soft background music, and feasted on a kilo of prawns, a jar
of caviar, and a bottle of chardonnay.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room
and deposited a few half eaten prawns, shells dipped in
caviar into the hollow of the curtain rods.

She then cleaned up the kitchen and left. When the husband
returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first
few days.

Then slowly, the house began to smell.

They tried everything; cleaning, mopping and airing the place.

Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam

Air fresheners were hung everywhere, Exterminators were
brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to
move out for a few days and in the end they even paid to
replace the expensive wool carpeting.

Nothing worked!!!

People stopped coming over to visit.
Repairmen refused to work in the house.
The maid quit.

Finally, they could take the syench any longer and they
decided to move.

A month later, even though they had cut their price in
half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house.

Word got out and eventually even the local estate agents
refused to return their calls.

Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the
bank to purchase a new place.

The ex-wife called the man and asked him how things were

He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely
and said she missed her old home terribly and would be
willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for
getting the house back.

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he
agreed on a price that was about half of what the house had
been worth, but only if she signed the papers that very day.

She agreed and within the hour, his lawyers delivered the papers.

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they
watched the moving company pack everything to take to their
new home . . . . .

And to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods!!!!!

I love a happy ending, don't you ?

A couple from my good friend Lady Di . Hope you enjoy them.

This one is for everyone who has kids, had kids, was a kid,
knows a kid, is going to have a kid, Guess that means all of us.

Daddy's going to eat your fingers.

I was packing for my business trip and my three year old
daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed.
At one point, she said, "Daddy, look at this," and stuck out
two fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck
her tiny fingers in my mouth and said, "Daddy's going to
eat your fingers," pretending to eat them.

I went back to packing, looked up again and my daughter
was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a
devestated look on her face.

I said, "What's wrong, honey ?"
She replied, "What happened to my booger ?"

A husband walks into Victoria's Secret to purchase a sheer
Negligee for his wife.

He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to
$500 in price, the more sheer, the higher the price.

Naturally, he opts for the most see-through item, pays the
$500 and takes it home. He presents it to his wife and
asks her to go upstairs, put on the gown, and model it for him.

Upstairs, his wife thinks, "I have an idea, it's so sheer that it
might as well be nothing. I won't put it on, but I'll do the
modelling naked, return the gown tomorrow and keep the
$500 refund for myself.

She appears naked on the balcony and strikes a pose. The
husband responds, "Good Grief You'd think for $500,
they'd at least iron it !!"

He never heard the shot.


A Polish man married a Canadian girl after he had been in
Canada for a year or so and although his English was far from
perfect. they got on very well. Until the day he rushed into
his lawyer's office and asked if he could arrange a divorce
for him - 'very quick.'

The lawyer said that the speed of getting a divorce would
depend on the circumstances and asked him the following
LAWYER : "have you any grounds ?"
POLE : "Ja. Ja. an acre and half and a nice little home with
three bedrooms.

LAWYER : "No, I mean what is the foundation of this case ?"
POLE : "It is made of concrete brick and mortar."

LAWYER : "Does either of you have a real grudge ?"
POLE : "No," he replied, "We have a two car carport and
have never really needed one."

LAWYER : "I mean, what are your relations like ?"
POLE : "All my relations are in Poland."

LAWYER : "Is there any infidelity in your marriage ?"
POLE : "YEs, we have hi fidelity stereo set and DVD player
with 6.1 sound. We don't especially like the music, but the
answer to your question is yes."

LAWYER : "No, I mean does your wife beat you up ?"
POLE : " No. I'm always up before her."

LAWYER : "Is your wife a nagger ?"
POLE : No, she's white."

LAWYER : "WHY do you want this divorce ?"
POLE : "She is going to kill me."

LAWYER : "What makes you think that ?"
POLE : "I got proof."

LAWYER : "What kind of proof ?"
POLE : "She going to poison me. She buy bottle at the
drug store and put on shelf in bathroom. I can read . . .
it says, "Polish Remover." "

A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading
a book and noticed he had his collar on backwards. The
little boy asked why he wore his collar that way.

The man who was was a priest, said, "I'm a Father."
The little boy replied, " My Daddy doesn't wear his collar
like that."

The priest looked up from his book and answered, "I am
the Father of many."
The boy said, "My Dad has four boys, four girls, and two
grandchildren and he doesn't wear his collar that way."

The priest, getting impatient, said, "I am the Father of
hundreds," and went back to his book.
The little boy sat quietly . . . but on leaving the bus. he
leaned over and said, "Well, maybe you should wear
your pants backwards instead of your collar."

A man returns home early from a business trip to find
his wife making passionate love to a total stranger in
their bedroom.

Goggle eyed, he asks, "What on earth are you doing ?"
His wife turns to the other man and says, "See, I told
you he is as dumb as a post."

God may have created man before woman but there
is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

Just a couple of quotes tonight as it's late ~ ~ ~

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
~ ~ ~ Franccois Mauriac.

Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's
a householder. ~ ~ ~ Thornton Wilder.

That is it for the night. Take good care of yourselves
and each other as we head towards another weekend.
How quickly, the weeks go by. Keep smiling, things
are sure to get better. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 422 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 13th March, 2008.


Old Lady Lincoln said...

One again, you had some good ones. Today the temp is a little warmer, although inside the house I'm colder then when it's zero outside. Our temp is 55 F, feels pretty good when outside standing in the sun. I can hardly wait for Spring this year. Saw my radiologist today, everything is A-ok. Think I am going to have to take a nap, can hardly keep my eyes open, but then I got up earlier then usual and I didn't sleep well last night. Have a great evening and sleep well.

Leann said...

have a great weekend my dear.I missed you.I didnt have time to read today I been posting and havent eaten anything sence yestuerday and its 5;14 I need to eat.Ill be back when I can read.
God bless you my dear friend.thanks for sticking by me when I was gone.
Love leann

audrey` said...

Good Morning, Merle.

I love your Bird Hotel very much.
It's so beautiful.

Have a blessed day ahead.
(((HUGS))) my friend =)

mreddie said...

There were several elements to your Thursday - frustration, the heat and taxi wait - good news, from the doc - a challenge, putting the bird hotel together - and a reward, a beautiful accessory in your yard. A very full and rewarding day. ec

Jim said...

Your bird feeder is really nice. What kind of birds do think you will get to come?
I remember your fairy garden. I had never heard of them until we went to the Isle of Man, then just a little later you showed us some pictures of yours.
Your Polish jokes were good.

Jeanette said...
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Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle.sorry the above post was mine. It was BHot in Corowa. the bowls were shortened from 3x10 ends to 2x8ends before lunch there was another game after lunch which we forfeited along with many others it was 37c on the green when we finished at 1oclock to hot for me to go play another game..again 40c here today.. Yippee the wait was well worth the Wonderful news on your blood tests.
Love your Bird hotel it will look good out near your fairy garden..

Lovely story, Boy and His Dog. Great Jokes. I had quite a giggle at the Dad weres my Booger gone. HEHEHe.. Take care dear Merle keep out of the heat.. love Jan

Dave said...

Always a great read Merle.. especially loved the story of the boy and his dog! *S*

Have a nice weekend.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I'm glad your blood report from the doctor was good. I have to go for my 3 month check at the end of March.

Love your Bird Hotel! It's beautiful. And your fairy garden behind it looks lovely.

The Boy and Dog story is so sweet. It always brings tears to me eyes.

The jokes are always good for some chuckles, dear Merle. What a clever ex wife! The Polish jokes, like the blond jokes, are always hilarious. Love the quotes!

I have had a busy week taking a friend of mine to the doctor. Today, we have to go again. There is always a long wait at the doctors and at the labs.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. I hope your temperatures cool off a bit. We have been enjoying some lovely warm, sunny days.



Old Lady Lincoln said...

P.S. I forgot to mention the birdbath/planter thingie is really very nice.

Also perhaps you couldn't see the video because, I just found out if a person is using FireFox instead of Internet Explorer to get on the internet, then most of the videos I put on my blog won't open for them. I don't know why. My husband tried it, since on my other blog out of six people, four said they couldn't open it, and he found if he got on the internet using Firefox the video wouldn't open, but if he used IE (Internet Explorer) it opened.

Lady Di Tn said...

Another good one. Yeah, great to hear the news about the test. What a cute birdbath and feeder. I bet it is really neat to look at night with the solar light.

Wisdom of kids always amaze me.

Thanks for sharing the jokes with others. I lol at the polish one. Especially about them taking the rods to spite the x wife.

The rough draft was a hoot too.
Peace be with you.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I like your bird feeder, It looks like something that'll be fun to have.

Good jokes, but the story of the dog brought a tear to my eye, we had to put our dog to sleep last summer.

I did like the wifes revenge--smark cookie.