“Dogs love to go for rides. A dog will happily get into any vehicle going anywhere.” Dave Barry.
“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” Abraham Lincoln.
“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer.
“If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.” -Will Cuppy.
“Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of the car window.” -Unknown.
“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” -Doris Day.
“Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.” -Paul Gray.
Quotes from Free To Live 2011 Pet Calendar.
People who are walking around with stiff necks and shoulder problems aren’t necessarily afflicted with a health issue. They’re the one who have been put on hold indefinitely, waiting for a human voice on the telephone so they can report a utility or TV problem. Today I walked around with my chin holding the phone on my shoulder while I loaded the dishwasher, fed the dog, took out the trash, watered the flowers on my deck and washed two loads of clothes.
When a live person finally answered I couldn’t move my neck or remember the question!( I doubt that call was recorded.)
Here’s some pointers for staying on the cutting edge of summer while you’re lazing around the pool, lake, ocean – or wading pool, playing golf or just vegetating in the sun.
First, life in the sun is not all Bain de Soleil and thongs (shoes, that is). You think you’re ready for summer - the kids are signed up for swimming classes, you’ve found the perfect swim suit cover- up and your husband is so happy with the new putter you bought him he’s sleeping with it.
But, there are other things to worry about. Sunglasses, for instance. Did you know that the size and shape of sunglasses can determine your age? (Bet you thought it was the laugh lines.) The older the person the larger the glasses. College kids wear narrow, horizontal wrap-arounds, baby boomers are still wearing designer knockoffs and the “older male generation,” shade their eyes with large aviator glasses. Bottom line, it’s not how you view the world, but what you view it through. (read that line again, it’s so clever)
Clothes can trip you up too. Baby boomers add long-sleeve open shirts to their tops, wear baseball hats to restaurants and open-toe sandals. The “more mature” wear shirts down to their knees, sneakers, fanny pouches and nothing tucked into their waist bands. College kids - well - they wear less of everything – with very little underneath.
However, summer attire is not everything. A certain panche is necessary if you really want to look “cool.” (no pun intended) So, DON’T GO ANYWHERE WITH OUT A BOTTLE OF WATER. Never mind whether you drink it, just have it in hand.
Outdoor cook-outs can be a challenge too. Only the gauche fire up the charcoal and throw burgers on the grill. Even smoked turkey is beginning to get a little ho-hum. Try marinated grouper or quail cooked over pinion wood if you want to run with the cookout elites. ’Course no one eats what they cook, but it makes for good conversation, and they rarely ever burn it.
Finally, don’t head for the pool without checking this list:
1. Speedos are not designed for men over the age of five.
2. Bathing caps are made to fit the heads of aliens.
3. Swimsuit skirts float on top of the water.
4. Socks with swim attire do not make the man.
5. Thong swim suits chafe.