Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rockin' Wills Is On For Safety Week

I am Disc Jockey, Rockin' Wills, The Music Professor, on Blogvilles own Non Serious Radio Station  HOWL 469.5 spinning the vinyl at the top of the hour.
  What hour what time is it?
Blogville is a buzz with Safety Week.
Oh the pupsters and kittenistas are HOWLING!
Have our sponsors gotten the Safety Message Across?
Now here are Rockin' Wills own top four safety tips.
A slip could mean a hospital trip, keep your biped from Slip slidin’ away in your poop.
Slip slidin’ away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you’re slip slidin’ away in  poop.

If you don't want to bet your life, don't gamble with safety.
Don't be licking those electrical outlets.

Remember it's better to arrive late in this world than early in the next.


Remember don't let your peeps light a match when they smell your gas, or else you will be yelling  Armageddon!

Now for the latest news.  Blogville has a new band in town. 
They are in the station performing live today so let's hear it for
Mac Lowland Scottish Band.
Rockin' Wills has got a joke for you pupsters out there.
An OSH Inspector enters a workplace and sees a sign reading “Danger! Beware of the Dog.” He then sees an old hound dog lying asleep on the floor. “Is that the dog the sign is warning about?” asks the Inspector. “Yes,” replies the foreman. “Before I put the sign up, everyone kept tripping over him.”

Did you know us dogs can get Water Intoxication!
At highest risk are dogs that enjoying playing in the water for long stretches. But believe it or not, even a lawn sprinkler or hose can pose a hazard for pets that love to snap at or “catch” spraying water.  The excess water depletes sodium levels in fluid outside of cells. Sodium maintains blood pressure and nerve and muscle function. The condition has also been reported in dogs that over-hydrate during or after exercise.  After a period of hard play or exercise, use caution when your dog rehydrates. If he immediately laps up the contents of his water bowl, rest him for a bit before you refill his bowl.  Water intoxication progresses quickly and can be life threatening.  Smaller dogs probably show symptoms more quickly because it takes less time for an excessive amount of water to build up in their bodies.
Symptoms of water intoxication include staggering/loss of coordination, lethargy, nausea, bloating, vomiting, dilated pupils, glazed eyes, light gum color, and excessive salivation.
Treatment in dogs typically includes IV delivery of electrolytes, diuretics, and drugs to reduce brain swelling. With aggressive veterinary care, some dogs are able to recover from water intoxication, but sadly, many are not.
Well I know all you pupsters and kittenistas want to get to the picnic so BEAT IT out of the station now.  KEEP FROSTY!
I am closing down and headed for the Blogville Safety Picnic.
So till I hit those air waves again Smack Smack!

Keep Howling 
"Do what you want, dig what you do, 'cause that's what life is all about"
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot
Aug 16: Picnic – Sasha & Ruby
               DJ Rockin’ Wills Blogville's  Music Professor
               Bad Dawg Agency concert
               Surf Jammers concert
               ADTR Fundraiser Kissing Booth – Mona & Prissy 
               Bounce House – Frankie & Ernie 
               Sand Box – Daisy
                 Hot Air Balloon Rides - Bentley and Pierre


Monday, August 11, 2014

Look What Crossed My Path

I, Sweet William The Scot, went out my door and there going across my driveway in my fenced in yard was something I had never seen.  I had to go and get Lee to show her.  Lee said it had been years since she saw one.
The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is one of two species of box turtles found in the United States. It is the only "land turtle" found in North Carolina and is also the state reptile.
Ranger I found your turtle.
I think Mr. Box Turtle is looking at me!
Mr. Box Turtle was very interested in me and no matter where Lee sat him down he crawled right over to my side.  I will protect you buddy and don't worry Lee won't hurt you.
Box turtles are extremely long lived, slow to mature, and have relatively few offspring per year. These characteristics, along with a propensity to get hit by cars, make the box turtle a species particularly susceptible to human-induced problems.
  Don't worry Mr. Box Turtle I won't hurt you.  Well I guess he is a male.  Lee found this  "The females have brown heads and their legs have yellow scales. The eyes of male are red and the females are brown".
 Look me in the eye turtle, are your eyes red?  Yep red! 
Lee put him in a pot to keep him safe.

 The Eastern is bigger than the Western Box Turtle.  We grow something bigger than Texas ~ take that Sully.
 Box turtles have been prevalent in Ohio’s history for centuries. Native Americans used the turtle for a variety of purposes. Their meat was eaten and the shells were used for bowls, ladles, ceremonial rattles.
Well I got to let my turtle go so he can enjoy life.  They say they don't do good taken away from their stomping grounds.  Well if you stay here the kids for sure are going to catch you or a lawn mower will get you.  Turtles can live in a variety of different habitats, they are most abundant and healthy in moist forested areas with plenty of underbrush.
This is the perfect area for Mr. Box Turtle.
I am going to take him to 125-acre Stanbery Park,  where there is lots of moist forested areas with plenty of underbrush and is one fourth mile from here. 
Gotta go for a ride to take Mr. Turtle to a safer home.
You can get out Mr. Box Turtle.  Your going to live here now.
Hope you like your new home in the big woods Mr. Box Turtle.
Take a good look around Mr. Box Turtle.
Good job you are heading East into the deeper underbrush.
Maybe some day when we walk this path I will see you again friend.
Till then I will always have my pictures of us together.

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

Pssssss ~ Rockin' Wills will be in the Blogville Safety Parade today and I will be on Blogville's the Howl Non Serious Radio 469.5 on Saturday.  So you be sure to look for me and give me a HOWL.
Be sure to HOWL at my band members on the vehicle behind me.
Band members Kyla Scott, Bentley Brice and Little Dui.
Aug 14: Pet Fire Safety – FiveSibes
               First Aid Tips – Goose 
               Hot Weather Safety – Idaho Pugs 
               Pet Insurance – Bunk 
               Microchipping – Wallace& Samuel
               School Supply Dangers – Bentley & Pierre
                Toy Safety - Ranger 
Aug 15: Search& Rescue – Bert
                Zoomie Safety – Millie & Walter
               Stormy Weather Safety – Casey & Cinderella 
               Water Safety – Lily & Edward
               Pickpocket Protection – Easy
Aug 16: Picnic – Sasha & Ruby
               DJ Rockin’ Wills Blogville's  Music Professor
               Bad Dawg Agency concert
               Surf Jammers concert
               ADTR Fundraiser Kissing Booth – Mona & Prissy 
               Bounce House – Frankie & Ernie 
               Sand Box – Daisy


Monday, August 4, 2014

Where Does Your Water Come From?

Here stands what is left of Ohio's first public water system.
 Such a tiny facility.
Today GCWW draws its water from the Ohio River behind me and the Great Miami Aquifer.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works today provides about 133 million gallons of water a day through 3,000 miles of water mains to most of Hamilton County and parts of Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio, and to Boone County in Kentucky.
Their mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works has always taken the lead in water quality research and technology to protect public health. They have been featured nationally for our state-of-the-art water treatment and research.
  Why they test the water more than 600 times a day
throughout the treatment and distribution system to ensure the water is of the highest quality when it reaches my drinking bowl. 
Why our water works has a character that is called Willing Water but we kind of call him Willie The Drip because that is what Lee's Grandpa and Uncle who worked their entire lives at GCWW called him.
My water tastes great.  Why I drink that 133 million gallons of water a day they process.
Yep I go to potty regularly, no problem with that end.
Yep Lee's Grandpa was just a young boy when he helped keep the water works going during the 1937 Flood.  Lee's Grandpa stayed there night and day during that terrible flood.
The Water Works sits four houses away from where Lee's Grandpa lived.  They are really nice neighbors, so quiet.
This GCWW building sat where the new building above sits.  Lee's Grandpa left his family and slept above those doors with three other men in the 1937  flood and they did their best to keep the plant going.
Oh I have so much to show and tell you about my Nati City.

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

Psssss ~ August 8th is Ranger's Bat Cave Party.  I am going are you??
Riddle: I'm not a pool, a tree, a slave, a website, or a shirt.
What am I?

Answer: A book. Not a pool but it has a cover, not a tree but has leaves, not a slave but is bound, not a website but has pages, and not a shirt but has sleeves.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Birthday Month

My birthday and Lee's birthday are both in the month of July.
So we just take one day all day to be together and celebrate in that month.
I, Sweet William The Scot, got Lee these flowers.
Now I have to clear my throat to sing Lee a birthday song.
Aroooo Happy Birthday to you Arooooo!
Why this bouquet has a cabbage plant in the center.
Never saw that before.
I got Lee a card with a Scottie Dog on the front.
Lee's friend got us this cake to enjoy.
Okie Dokie I am done with the picture taking.
Cut the cake NOW!
Lee and I always pay it forward somehow during our birthday month.
This year we gave money to have a feral cat neutered, yep Lee called them and gave them our plastic card number.  Last year we gave our plastic number to Scottie Rescue. 
Wonder what we will do next year.
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, July 21, 2014

Scoot Scooter He Lost His Balls

 I, Sweet William The Scot, have been chasing down Scooter.  Every time I  found one of his billboards by the time I went back with the camera it was down.
I knew Scooter probably would not go Global but it seems like friends out of my tri state area don't know Scooter.  Scooter got his job through the Advertising Agency Northlich branch in Cincinnati, my city.
Scooter has such a catchy ditty!
Why my city has been blitzed with television commercials and billboards by Scooter. 
So let me introduce my friend Scooter.
 Yep Scooter is my kind of CAT!
Scooter wears spectacles not testicles.  Scooter lost his balls.
And when they say Who's Your Daddy
No No It's Not Me! 
 Scooter is the hip neutered cat every Tom wants to be.
He's the coolest cat on the block.
He’s the suave neutered cat with the plan and access to a set of wheels: he calls it the Scooter Shuttle.  Why in my town Scooter provides Free Trips for Gonad Snips.
Scooter represents Ten, a movement to create a no-kill nation for cats.
The U.S. is home to an estimated 70 million homeless cats.  Each has a different story with one thing in common: an unfixed house cat.  
Every 20 minutes, an adoptable cat loses its life in a kill shelter.
No-kill shelters unfortunately become home to many.
Lee said it was hard getting me into the picture because Scooter was up so high on the building.
I had to sit on a ladder so I could be in the picture.
Yep I never thought I would have anything in common with a CAT!
But Scooter and I have a lot in common. I lost my pair of balls and I wear spectacles.
And when they asks Scottie puppies Who's Your Daddy
No No It's Not Me! 
Now are you Hip?  Have you lost your Pair of Balls? 
Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara were  filming 'Carol' and
Don Cheadle has been filming 'Miles Ahead' in Cincinnati.
But, I chased down the most important one of all
Scooter The Neutered Cat.
After all my chasing down Scooter Billboards why this one appeared on Beechmont Avenue across from my Graeters Ice Cream Store on Saturday.
Why I, Sweet William The Scot, wish every area of the world had a Scooter.
Why do I wish such a thing, well Cats are 45 times more prolific than humans.
Let’s kick cat killing in the gonads, one spay/neuter at a time.
Okie Dokie here is the deal, for every comment I get today I will break my piggy bank and give a quarter up till I get enough money to send a cat on the Scooter Shuttle.
Please visit Give Them Ten
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, July 14, 2014

Cars Tow Mater and Old Cars

I, Sweet William The Scot, went to an Antique Car Show.
Corvette!  WOW I would look HOT driving this fancy dancy.
Why look at this beauty.  Matches my scarf of red and white. Color coordination is always good.
I think I am more interest in knowing if that old CocaCola cooler has any Coke.
 Now here is really one from the olden days, the time long past.  If I put the pedal to the medal in this one I wonder how fast I would go?
 Lee can we drive a stick??  How many miles to a gallon do you suppose this car gets.
Black no, the color would not show off my furs very well.
Oh dogs I see a canary yellow truck.  Now I got to go and check that out. 
Why I think that might be Mater from the movie "Cars".  He wanted a paint job.
You know Sir Tow Mater in "Cars" was my favorite character.  Why I watched that movie till the end.  Yep that was my kind of movie.   
Heres to me lookin at you lookin at me.
See you next week when I will have more of my Nati City to show you.
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, July 7, 2014

The Parade Is Coming

Lee told me it was the Fourth of July.  Why I knew that because my birthday was yesterday.  Yep you heard that right.  I was her fire cracker dud, I popped on the third of July.
Lee said there was a parade happening and did I want to go?
Okie Dokie I grabbed my leash and we were off.
Well look, to start the parade they had a Bagpiper Group.  Yep they played my theme song.
They yelled I needed my Kilt on!!
Why look how tall my Uncle Sam is!  Uncle Sam brought Miss Liberty with him. 
We have the VFW Group here.
Yep here is the Anderson Township fire department and they are blasting their sirens.
Another Bagpipe, Drum & Fife Group.
Floats and different groups throw candy to parade watchers.  I heard the children yelling candy.
Well I think I'm a child, so when the children ran to get things I ran with them!  I got one piece of candy wrapper and all.  I tried so hard when they tossed small Frisbees and balls and I thought I had one Frisbee it was coming right at me but a little boy grabbed the Frisbee.  My mouth was open and ready to catch but the boy jumped in front - NOT FAIR!
A float with a Gold Eagle.
Coming up next are Cincinnati's
 favorite characters.
Let me introduce Mr. Cincinnati Redlegs and Rosie.
They are our home team, The Big Red Machine, The Cincinnati Reds mascots.
Next came Buddy LaRosa, yep he and his bakers make LaRosa 's Pizza a home town favorite.
Pirate Ship the Scallywag.
Bahahaaaaaa look the woman has a leash on the van.  That van and Smart car are impersonating dogs.  That is the Clermont County Humane Society.
Look another Scottish Group swaying their kilts.
All decorated for the fourth.
Oh little Red Convertibles is Jazzi coming down the road.
No not Jazzi but the Shriners in their little Corvettes.
And we have the Anderson Park Board Represented.
Well that is just some of my July 4th Parade.
Come back next week because I have more of my Nati City to show you.
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