Friday, November 26, 2010


Old friends Russ and Sandy invited Cliff and me to their house for Thanksgiving.  We accepted with alacrity.  They suggested we come late morning to enjoy some snacks, watch some of the Macy’s parade, and then see one of their favorite Thanksgiving program, the show dog program.

Now their interest in dogs is not just from a distance.  They have two very lovable golden retrievers, Snickers and J.D.  They told us that J.D. can stand for Just Dog.

Sandy cooked an absolutely fabulous turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and if anyone went away hungry, it was their own fault.

I think that's J.D. pretending to be a lap dog.  Sandy doesn't seem to mind.  By the way, Sandy's apron reads, " Relish today; ketchup tomorrow".

I think Russ was a bit unhappy with what one of the dogs was doing.

That's Snickers "letting" me rub her head.  That's like saying Pepper "lets" me rub her head.  A bit later both dogs vied to have their heads in my lap!

Cliff and Snickers had fun playing tug-of-war.

Ah, a favorite position -- flaked out.

Fun -

Not very bright crooks --

A man walked into a Topeka , Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer.  Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.


  1. What lovely photos and beautiful dogs, and that smile on your face!

    Okay, if you didn't read this one in the NY Times the other day, I have to tell you: there was a pizzeria in NYC that got held up a few days ago: Hand over the dough!

    So the employees handed over a bag that the robbers thought was the day's take. When they opened it later, it was full of--raw pizza crust.

  2. Scarves on dogs are soooo cute. Bet the pups enjoyed the extra attention as much as the turkey leftovers.