Friday, July 3, 2009


It's that time of year again. And I'm missing most of it. Quite unfortunate, too, since it's the border collie's birthday on top of Indepedence Day and all that.

The natives get in the swing of things, but you won't find me out there admiring the stars and stripes.

You see, for some reason many folks like to celebrate the holiday by setting off all sorts of munitions. Some glow, some sizzle, some soar and whistle and others just go pop pop pop pop pop...

So, for the next few days I'll be huddling in the basement. All of this is great fun until someone loses an eye....


  1. Are you sure the squirrels didn't get this hot information in an intelligence report and decide to torture you? I wouldn't put it past the little devils.

    Stay safe.

  2. Just goes to show that canines ARE smarter than humans!!

  3. I hear you Riley T. Why can't a guy just be able to look forward to a couple of brats and a hamburger off the grill--and some birthday cake on the 4th? Instead it's that pop pop pop 'til all the fizzle sticks are gone.The basement is a good place to hide, but so is the bathtub. Hopefully, you have ear plugs at least.