Thursday, January 13, 2011

WARM MILK......

STAND-UP BORU



Hey Hounders,
Boogers Boru here.  I certainly got some heat about my Joke Of The Year the other day.  I really didn't mean to offend so many people; well so many women.  Dad says that I should apologize but mom didn't; she's not talking to me.  Anyway, I figured I'd better get some new material.  I was having my evening bedtime warm milk last night and I suddenly remembered this story that my maternal Irish grandfather, Shamus Ferdrinkin, told me about the old sod.  It concerns another group of women whom I certainly do not want to offend.
Seems that in a convent in Ireland, the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying.
The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable.

They tried giving her warm milk to drink
but she refused it.
One of the nuns took the glass
back to the kitchen.
Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey
that had been received as a gift the previous Christmas,  she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.
Back at Mother Superior's bed,
they held the glass to her lips.
The frail nun drank a little,
then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop.
As her eyes brightened,
the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader.

"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly,


"Please give us some of your wisdom
before you leave us."

She raised herself up in bed on one elbow, looked at them and said:


"Don't sell that cow." 
  

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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 is currently leading by a very small margin.  That can change over night so don't want to get over confident.  We've only got 12.37% of the WV vote today and yesterday we had 13.59% ;  #2 has 10.98% and yesterday they had 11.14%.  We're at #201 nationally; yesterday we were #172.  The WV #2 shelter is at #226 nationally; only 25 spots behind us.
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2 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

Good one Boru, you definitely should take you act on the road.....

Hamish & Sophie

Samantha said...

Howling with laughter here! Thanks sooooooo much for your thoughtful comments regarding Ozzie - she is going to be more than fine and has been resting "comfortably." When I visited her yesterday, she really was amazingly alert, despite all the painkillers. We know she wants to get home! And Hubby and I looked all through those magnificent airship photos - wowzers - just incredible (and a bit scary) pix! Who knew what huge windows those little cabins under the large "bigtop" had??!! I'm not sure I could do the ride, but my husband was brimming with enthusiasm! Thanks for giving us the super link!
xoxoxo
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