First a quickie mention about a friend of mine. Saturday night I got a call from the past. A good friend and former co-worker called out of the blue. It was wonderful to hear from her and to get caught up on folks I hadn't seen in 10 years since I came to Arkansas.
However she was the bearer of a bit of bad news. One of the nicest people I know is having and extra hard time now. When I worked with her she was a joy to work with. Marsha is one of the nicest, most positive people I know. While I was working with her, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This is a brutal disease but Marsha and her husband handled that crippler with courage and positivity. She is one of those "shiny persons" I wrote about earlier. She has not let cancer, MS, heart trouble or diabetes dull the shine.
It seems right now she is facing the need for ventricular pump surgery. This is an artificial heart pump that will buy her time as they await a transplant. All her medical problems have tapped the family out and they are now seeking help on a "Go Fund Me" account . If you care to, check out the link and maybe send some good thoughts her way. Thank you so much.
On a lighter note--- dogs playing poker.
I recently got a new follower--what a treat after all the disappearing ones lately thanks to Google. Anyway, I visited "Rick Watson's" site and enjoyed it. His post got me thinking.
Dogs should never play poker--regardless of what those silly paintings infer. They instantly wear their emotions on their faces. They could never bluff.
|Pretty certain that is "I'm sorry."|
|Someone just peed the carpet and is soooo ashamed.|
|I feel pretty, oh so pretty.|
|You looking at me? You looking at ME?|
|" Hey Sweet Thing, you come in here often?"|
|"You know that ticks me off so just stop it".|
|"You have 10 seconds to back off."|
|"Do I look like I care?"|
|"No doubt about it, life is good."|
All pictures courtesy of Google Images
As you can easily see, dogs could never hide the fact that they are holding a full house, aces high. One of the reasons we love them so-- no deception.