Category Archives: Dogs

Welcome Home Soldier


Fellow blogger Linda of 7MSN Ranch posted a link last Sunday to a series of videos of dogs greeting their owners upon their arrival home from Iraq or Afghanistan. The video above is just one of a whole bunch of similar videos. If you like to see soldiers returning home safely from war (Who doesn’t? No matter what country they live in.) and you love dogs, these videos are a must see.

Do you have a dog? Are they glad when you come home? Do you think they would remember you after a year or two?

A Day Off, a Fight, and Yogi Flips Out, Again

My employer started a pilot project this past summer to test a 9-80 work schedule. We work 80 hours over 9 days and get every other Friday off. My group was one of the groups that tested it. It met with near unanimous approval from the employees and the middle managers and executives didn’t think it negatively affected the work we were doing or relations with customers so they have extended the pilot until February or so when they intend to make it available to almost the whole company.

It was great during the summer but it has really been great since SuperPizzaBoy started school. Isn’t that selfish? Sweetie and I drop his little hiney off and then we go run and do. Yesterday we drove to downtown Tulsa to the Blue Dome Diner and I had their blueberry pecan pancakes. I big stack of three, each as large as a dinner plate. I get a box and put half of them in the box, so as soon as I finish this post, I’m having more pancakes.

Then we did some errands and shopping. We went to Gardner’s Used Books at 4421 South Mingo in Tulsa. SPB hates the place but we love it so we got to spend some time there. Check out their link. They have about 10,000 items you can order online but they are listed in no particular order. Fun for browsing. The store itself has its books very well organized and the staff are readers and know instantly where something might be if you ask.

I found the hulk at Gardners. Notice Captain Kirk’s chair behind the hulk. I tried to get my Trekkie wife to sit in it so I could take a picture. But she wouldn’t!


While we were out and about my wife Sweetie, who loves me very much, bought me a new Flip camera phone. Isn’t she a darling? My one or two readers may remember that a therapist at SPB’s school loaned us a camera for a little while. I took it in under protective custody but Sweetie and the therapist made me give it back. I planned on giving it back, eventually, sometime, but they got very rude about it. But now, thanks to my wife, who I love very much, I have my own. It is still a solution in search of a problem for me and I’m experimenting with it.

A fountain at Hunter Park during a walk with our dogs yesterday.

SPB looking for a video yesterday.

Our dog Ginger

Speaking of Ginger. She and our other dog Abby are pretty good friends. They sometimes get a little cranky with each other but they always make up.


Our two cats don’t get along at all. We have a big old fat cat, Chrissy who is queen of the household. She doesn’t put with much from anybody, especially me. We have a male kitty, LJ who will be a year in November. He puffs up and tries to exert himself but he gets no respect from anybody, especially Chrissy. Chrissy will just stand up and go over and kick his butt just to show that she can. I didn’t have my Flip handy when the latest blowup occurred.




Poor LJ.

Dog Park

Tulsa has a new dog park “Biscuit Acres” in Hunter Park on 91st street between Yale and Sheridan. It is the place to be now in South Tulsa. It is so popular that the parking lot is almost full in evenings. If you wish to know When Should I Start Training My Dog? here are some answers from experts.

They have two areas. One area for large dogs (over 30 pounds) and another area for small dogs.Therefore, everyone should try this accordingly.  The park is staffed by volunteers and the rules are few (no children under 12, whick is a bummer, clean up your dogs messes, and no food or squeaky toys- we don’t want a squeaky toy riot do we?) The park is clean and well kept. The volunteer there told us that the grass is in great shape despite no irrigation because the fireman from the nearby station show up every morning with their tank truck and water the entire area. Thumbs up for our firemen!

If you like dogs the park will bring a smile to your face. They run free and socialize freely and have a great time. When you show up, you and your pets get checked out by the other dogs.

Our mutts, Ginger and Abby, have been only twice. They are interested but stick very close to Sweetie’s apron strings.


Eventually they got enough courage to go explore a little. Abby is on the left, Ginger on the right.

Abby and Ginger

Abby found a cute 3 month old Shih Tzu male, Parker, to paly with.

Abby and Parker

Abby made some new human friends also.


We’ll be back!