Tuesday, January 29, 2013
THE PRICE OF FAME (all work and no play...)
I hope Lou doesn't mind but I thought I'd do this one on my own to voice a little complaint. Don't get me wrong, he's a great dog daddy but he's been super crazed with this book thing lately and so we haven't been playing enough. Part of that was due to the recent rain (I might look tough but I really don't like the rain, windy days or when it's too hot - anything above 75 degrees) but most of it was because he's been hunched over the machine he uses to make words, pounding on the keys, cursing something called MicroSoft (he's really fond of this other thing, though, called Apple). Now that the book is up on Kindle and almost ready to be printed, he seems to be calming down and getting back to his real business, which is taking me to the dog park, the beach and the churchyard next door. There, it felt good to get that off my furry chest.
Before I go, I just had to share the coolest story about Pen Farthing, a former British Royal Marine, whose charity, NOWZAD, helped reunite adopted pets with soldiers and military contractors after they leave Afghanistan. Reuniting these dogs and cats with their soldiers takes planning worthy of covert ops, and it's expensive: Rescuing a dog can cost $3,500-$4,000, a cat, $2,500. If you're as moved by the article as we were, maybe you can make a contribution.