Monday, April 14, 2014

The Trail Is Gone

I, Sweet William The Scot, am reading our new sign.
Yep that sign says Ohio River Trail.  We come here to walk in the summer.  But it is not summer yet.  The leaves are still buds on the trees.
I hear a plane landing.
This trail splits at the very back.  If you turn left it circles around Lunken Airport for six miles.  If you turn right you are going down to the Little Miami River.  The Little Miami River is a Class 1 tributary of the Ohio River that flows 111 miles.  The Shawnee called it Cakimiyamithiipi.  Can you pronounce that?
The Little Miami River is one of 156 American rivers designated by the U.S. Congress or the Secretary of the Interior as a National Wild and Scenic River and lends its name to the adjacent Little Miami Scenic Trail
I smell river water, I think something is afoot.
The trail is gone, where did my trail go?
Why that darn river wants to flow over my trail!  The river took my trail. 
It has been raining for days, the river is out of its banks and is muddy.  The river is way into the trees.
Did you ever hear Big Mouth Billy Bass sing "Take me to the river, drop me in the water"?
Well I Sweet William The Scot, would drop Billy Bass for sure in the river water.
 
The wild flowers are starting to bloom.
 
            Thanks for being a friend             
         Traveling down the road and back again              
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.     
Signing Off
  Sweet William The Scot   
 


Monday, April 7, 2014

No Dogs Allowed

No Dogs Allowed no exception, not even Service Dogs.

This happened last Fall and we have been thinking and thinking about should we or not post this post.
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We knew this was going to be a sad day.  We were going with a group of special reader kids to see The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.  A 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial Wall,  300 feet long and 6 feet tall.  

 
It was setup in the next county over at a park where you always see dogs being walked.
When we got there I, Sweet William The Scot, with my vest and patch was not allowed on the field.
There were no signs set up saying NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Then we saw two incidents that made my Lee cry.
A Vietnam veteran was on the field to leave this for his friend. 
The note on the beer bottle flowers says Eternal Friend. 
The Veteran had on a vest with all his medals.  The vest had pockets.  And out of a pocket he pulled his teacup Chihuahua.  He had the Chihuahua up to his face and the little dog was licking his tears away. 
(out of respect Lee will not show the picture, but it could win  The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography).
A woman with BI Productions ran out and proclaimed loudly how disrespectful he was with the dog on the field and to get off the field.
This note was taped to the Wall.
The slogan was follow the leader, odd! They said our platoon leader, the LT, was in charge and he was in the middle of the formation, we usually followed the point man or our NCO's in the nam, it seemed the leaders were high above in a chopper, or far away in a command bunker with a radio.
The last line reads "The real leaders were each of us watching out for one another".
Then there was a veteran of the recent battle in Iraq, he was in full uniform.  He was missing multiple limbs which were obvious.  He had a short haired Lab Service Dog. He was here to see the tags of service men and women who have given their lives to the War on Terror. The BI Production lady stopped him at the entrance, where we were waiting for our group. 
The BI Productions lady told him and I quote "no dogs allowed not even service dogs. 
 Vietnam veterans do not like dogs".

He was offered a golf cart ride around if he left his dog behind in the parking lot.  He would not leave his dog behind, so he left.
 I, Sweet William The Scot, really enjoyed the Bagpiper.
When Lee questioned the woman's blank statement of veterans not liking dogs the woman put her hands on my Lee's back and pushed her toward the parking lot.
Lee told the woman that dogs have done a lot in helping soldiers.  We were told to leave.
With that our group left with sad hearts.

 Lee took a chance and grabbed one shot of me in front of all the tags of service people who have lost their lives in the War Against Terror.
(I was nowhere close to the Vietnam Wall)
Well I, Sweet William The Scot,  hope as the note that was left at the Wall says ~ Look Out For One Another, we will all be the better for following the veterans words.

              Thanks for being a friend                     
         Traveling down the road and back again              
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.     
Signing Off
 Sweet William The Scot   

Monday, March 31, 2014

SELFIE

Lookie what I, Sweet William The Scot, did.
I did a Selfie!
Yep Lee sat the camera down and went to get my scarf and I took a selfie.
A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking.
Oh dogs I am social networking, I am in the groove.
We found another treasure. 
We were walking last Wednesday, the temperature was above 30 degrees.
Every other Wednesday is Recycle Day in Cincinnati.  Well I wanted to stop and leave a little pee mail on a recycle container but Lee looked and started to stop me when she noticed in amongst
glass bottles was this Airedale Vase.  Well at first Lee thought it was a vase but it might have a rim on top like it had a stopper or plug to seal a bottle opening. It does not have a chip or crack. The markings show it to be 1909. There are over 12,000 antiques marks.  Did you know that?  It is so pretty.  We are such a throw away society.
If anyone has seen one and knows what it is let us know.  Okie Dokie.
Oh I bet Mitch and Molly or Ruby would love my find.
Oh Lee says to tell you we have not dumpster dived yet but we have not ruled it out.
 
                   Thanks for being a friend                         
         Traveling down the road and back again              
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.     
Signing Off
 Sweet William The Scot   

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mariemont Concourse

 Well the calendar says Spring is here but I,
Sweet William The Scot, don't believe the calendar.
So I told Lee lets look at some of the pictures from last summer and put them up today.
These pictures were taken last August.
I showed you my Graeter's Ice Cream Parlor in Mariemont in 2012.
Well sometimes in the summer we pack a lunch and go over to a bluff in Mariemont that overlooks the Little Miami River just before it joins the Ohio River.
The road along this bluff is called Miami Bluff.
Towards the eastern end of the bluff is located what is known as the Mariemont Concourse.
 It is a park that contains a stone trellis overlooking the Little Miami River and the view beyond with built-in benches where one can sit. 
There is also a beautiful landscaped garden.
The hill in the distance is the one I live on.
A storm was moving in so the view was not great.
Okie Dokie if we walk a couple of blocks to the right I know we are going for Ice Cream and if we go a couple of blocks to the left we are going to here a Carillon Concert.
 The carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the Bell Tower.
I will show you that at another time.
I always hope we will walk to the right.
 
                      Thanks for being a friend                         
       Traveling down the road and back again              
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.     
Signing Off
 Sweet William The Scot   
 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Knickers Knickers

Oh Easy and Mollie how could you betray a fellow dog like this??
Me a dignified Scot having to wear Lee's camisole and panties.
Humiliation  Mortification  Derogation of it all.
 
You  happy?
I wonder if these were clean when Lee put them on me.
Believe me when I, Sweet William The Scot, say you are going to pay for this.
Lee find me some new friends!
 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I, Sweet William The Scot, am thinking! 
 
I don't think I should have drank that green beer!
That darn notorious mischief causing Leprechaun is hammering away in my head.
Well if you followed the Dogtona Race over at Rangers you know I lost.  Seems like no one knows how to fix my tire, not even Sidebite.  I might have lost the race but I have great friends in Bentley and Gailen, my Pit Crew, and Sidebite the tire expert.
 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot 
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Ranger and Stuart


March 15th is
Ranger, The Adventures of Ranger ~ The Scottie Pup and
Stuart, The Scottie Chronicles BIRTHDAYS!
They are having The Dogtona Race.  So I, Sweet William The Scot, decided I needed a Pit Crew Team.
I recruited Bentley and his bro, Gailen for the race.  I am in the Scottie Mobile. Kyla over at kylascott paid for our license and registration into the race.
Does this lane have an exit??  



OH NO NO NO!






Pray that tire holds!
Amen
Amen
The tire, the tire!
We are losing the tire.
Maybe Sidebite can fix it for us.
 The finish line is just ahead!

PUSH Gailen
PUSH Bentley
WE CAN MAKE THE FINISH LINE!

Check over at Ranger's Blog to see if we win on the 15th and remember to wish them a Happy Birthday!



These two Scots are my friends Bentley and Gailen.  Why Bentley leaves a lot of comments all over Blogville.  They don't have a blog of their own.  But they were more than happy to be part of my Pit Crew for the Dogtona Race.
We all are wishing
HAPPEE BIRTHDAY to STUART AND RANGER

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot