Thursday, January 20, 2011

NEW MATERIAL


JACK ATTACK


Hey Hounders, It'me Jack.  I haven't done a post in a long time, I'm a rather shy and quiet dog that just likes to mind his own business; except for the time that I got in the big fight with Max and Shiloh and Shelby and ended having to go up to Doc Witter's for some stitching up.   But usually I lead a very uneventful life; well except for always stealing the loaves of bread that mom and dad inadvertently leave unattended on the kitchen counter.  But usually I'm just a dull fixture on the floor over by the cat trees.  And the cat trees is where I got the idea for this post.  Boru, the ginger Maine Coon cat is famous for his stand-up comedy routines.  He was up on the first shelf of the tree by the cat kibble bowl (DUH!) and we were having a little interaction.  Boru was trying-out some of his material on me.  there was one that I found particularly interesting so without further adieu I'd like to bring out the master himself, our on Boogers Boru:

STAND-UP BORU
Thank you, thank you.  It's a pleasure to be with you tonight in beautiful downtown Bumpass. I'd like to open with a true story that I read about while perusing The Washington Times (dad doesn't allow us to read The Post) this morning. 

In 1972, a young man named Joe Miller was on vacation in Kenya after graduating from Tulsa Junior College.  On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Joe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Joe worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to Joe, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Joe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Joe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

 

Thirty years later, Joe was walking through the Tulsa Zoo with his wife and children at his side. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Joe and his family were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Joe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1972, Joe could not help wondering if this was the same elephant... Joe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Joe's legs and slammed him

against the railing killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.




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PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRRS


The above link will take you to the Animal Rescue Site where you will get to click to donate a free bowl of food to homeless animals. After you do that you will be presented with a "Thank You" page; at the top center of that page please click on the "VOTE TODAY" button. That will then take you directly to the voting page. The only information that you need to enter is to select "WV" as the State from the drop down menu and enter "Capon" for the City. Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing "Almost heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714." A "VOTE" button will also appear. Click on that "VOTE" button. After you vote you will see a confirmation page that requires you to identify an animal photo; this eliminates illegal machine voting. The answer is simply the type of animal that you see; dog, cat, turtle, fish, cow, etc. - not a specific breed. You can cast one vote everyday from as many different computers to which you have access. Voting will run until August 22, 2010.  You can have the Animal Rescue Site send you a daily reminder to "click" for free food; then you can vote in the All-Star Shelter Challenge. The more friends you can rally to vote the better our chances of winning. Every vote, every day, every computer - counts. 
In the West Virginia state competition AHGRRS has fallen to second place, by a considerable margin, as we predicted.  That can change over night so don't give up ---- VOTE  We've got 13.09% of the WV vote today, up from yesterday when we had 11.57% ;  #1 has 14.55% and yesterday they had 14.59%.  There's only a 1.46% gap (@.69% yesterday) which we can close in a few days of heavy voting. We're still at #196 nationally; yesterday we were #222.  The WV #1 shelter is at #177 nationally (yesterday #175); now 45 spots ahead of us; 47 yesterday.
PLEASE HELP,
VOTE
AND PLEASE TRY TO GET OTHERS TO VOTE TOO


7 comments:

Huffle Mawson said...

Ha! That was pretty funny.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I loved my 'Jack Attack' to start my day and reading about the others too, even poor Joe Miller... :-))

I hope you've had a good week!!

Fred said...

I like you, Jack!!!

JackDaddy said...

Well I guess he deserved it! :)

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

I just wanted to stop in and say you left a wonderful post to the AO4. It made me cry a ton more, but it was about as classy as one could have done. Thank you from Ozzie and Zozo as they are our friends.

Wooos,

Oz and zozo

Sheila and Bob said...

OMD, BOL, BOL, BOL........
Jack & Boru that was funny........

BOL, BOL


Hamish & Sophie

Ben said...

Have a great week and keep up the good work.
ben and the fellas

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