Monday, September 13, 2010



Wished I had something interesting to write about tonight but other than seeing my Nurse Practitioner person this afternoon not much has happened.  I had to leave another bucket of blood at the medical center for additional tests & had some chest x-rays done.  We'll see what eventually comes of all this.  In the meantime, I am still not cleared to return to my part time mobility van job.



For anyone interested in spending some time on a south eastern Arizona ranch for the month of March 2011 be sure to read my post from this past Saturday.  A nice relaxing ranch experience for the right people.  Try it, you will probably like it:))


GROANER'S CORNER:((   How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or 'We don't need no stinking light bulb.'

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.


Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.

Until one has loved an Animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened.




It is not the concept of God I have a problem's his fan club that causes me grievous concern:((

The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.


  1. Looks like a really nice area for a walk, cool, woodsy and not crowded... all the necessary ingredients for a good walk.
    Good luck on the test results!
    Take care and be healthy.
    Mike & Gerri

  2. Man, whatever you've got is sure hanging in there. Hope it improves soon.

  3. I hope you get better real soon. I like your long blogs!

  4. Yep, Al your right on with the Lab's in your groaner today,never had a more exuberant and want to please animal as is Rigg's, Hope all your tests come out just fine, then all you need is an oil change and filter before you leave. be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  5. Al, its way past time to kick this infection in the butt. I would have thought the antibiotics would have helped.

    Hopefully, you will finally get a diagoses and proper medication and be on your way to recovery.

    My Dad had similar symtoms and he was diagnosed with "summer pneumonia."

    Hang in there and I hope you feel better very soon.


  6. Sounds like a case of the Longlasting Globulosis Oowy Gooey Jungle Rot....a few more Vitamin C..AND I highly recommend a trip to Arizona!! I'll send you my bill.

    Hang in there and good luck with the Canadian Vampires!! I'm channeling only good thoughts your way!!

  7. I have really missed your wit while I was off-line. Hope they lick this illness of yours soon. Stay safe.

  8. Yup... number 13 says it all for my Sheltie and Collie....

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard