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2 months ago

The farmer and his dog

Royce Shook · A farmer is in the middle of plowing his field when his tractor runs out of gas. · He needs to get back to the farm, but it’s too far for him and his dog, Old Joe, to walk. · He wanders out to the road and flags down a sports car. · The driver says, · “I’ll give you a ride, but t ...

1 year ago

A Short Essay On The Tail That Wags The Dog

Jim Murray · This is a post I wrote just after the 2016 US election. But I would propose that time has made it even more relevant. · Anyone who knows me, or at least reads the stuff I write, knows that I can be a bit cynical. The level of cynicism I carry around with me varies in degree from ...

1 year ago

My dog and the rabbit

Royce Shook · So I woke up My dog is laying on the back patio covered in dirt with a rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit's not bloody, just dirty. My neighbour's kids raise blue-ribbon rabbits. I instantly knew it was one of theirs.  · So, I took the rabbit away from my dog, rushed inside, and was ...

1 year ago

Looking out my front porch

Royce Shook · A very old one, but as we move closer to the holidays, we need more humour, enjoy! · On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." · The ...

1 year ago

The Psychology of Dog-Hugging.

Robert Cormack · The big furry difference between conditional and unconditional love. · “When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he’s got ,” Will Rogers · I’ve just seen my fourth animal-hugging video on Facebook. It’s cute as hell, bu ...

2 years ago

The Dog Days of Advertising.

Robert Cormack · Advertisers need to stop complaining about toxic environments and realize they’re the toxic environment. · “I’m not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb, and I also know I’m not blonde.” Dolly Parton · Advertising is having a tough time these days. A Bellweth ...

2 years ago

Year of the Pig

CityVP Manjit · February 5th is the date of the Lunar New Year or better known as the Chinese New Year.  While the Christian calendar is based on a solar year, the Chinese New Year is 11 days shorter than the solar year because of the lunar association.  In 2020 the Chinese New Year is on 25th J ...

3 years ago

Dog training – the basic commands

Royce Shook · One of my closest friends just got himself a new dog, and he is in the process of training the dog. I always wondered if the dog is being trained or the owner is being trained. However, · there are of course many reasons for owners to want a calm, obedient and faithful dog. For o ...

3 years ago

Dog Training

Royce Shook · My grandson is learning to live with his new pet, which is a cat, When I was growing up we had dogs and learning how to train them was important. There are of course many reasons for owners to want a calm, obedient and faithful dog. · For one thing, obedient and trained dogs are ...

4 years ago

Dating Advice: Leave The Dog Out of This.

Robert Cormack · “Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world,”  Cat Stevens · Some news is too weird to leave to the tabloids. They love weird, don’t get me wrong, but occasionally a story just can’t be spun. It requires hard, straight reportage from responsible publications like The Independent, which wr ...

4 years ago

Dogs

Royce Shook · I love dogs, they are very attentive, they show us love, affection and give us laughter in so many ways: · 1. When loved ones come home, a dog will always run to greet them. · 2. Dogs never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. · 3. Dogs allow the experience of fresh air a ...

5 years ago

Holiday gift ideas

Royce Shook · As the calendar continues to flash past we are approaching  the holiday season too fast! We all have to get our thinking caps on again and come up with a whole new list of gifts ideas for our family and friends.  · If you are interested in finding the best gifts ideas the easy wa ...

5 years ago

A Short Essay On The Tail That Wags The Dog

Jim Murray · Anyone who knows me, or at least reads the stuff I write, knows that I can be a bit cynical. · The level of cynicism I carry around with me varies in degree from situation to situation depending on how personal it is to me. · It also has its highs and lows. In a Beezer communique ...

5 years ago

On the Internet, EVERYBODY Knows You're a Dog (Who Drinks Starbucks)

Kevin Pashuk · In 1993, a now famous cartoon by Peter Steiner appeared in the New Yorker magazine. "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." This cartoon went viral and was widely circulated at the time (ironically by fax machine and photocopy). It helped establish the mystique of the Inter ...

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