Monday, April 28, 2014

I've Got Mail

When I, Sweet William The Scot, went to the Post Office last week I had mail.
Well lookie it was a package from my good friends Frankie and Ernie.
Why I have to get this open so I can see what is inside.
Working on getting it open.
You take the tape off first.
Well the note says "All My Friends Are Flakes Butt We Love
Them".  Okie Dokie I love you too.
Woo Hoo, WooHoo  I have never seen a box so full!!!!
I got not one but two bags of treats WOW.  I got a ball.  I got a Milk Bone toy, love that.  And a destuffed toy. 
Lee only gives me one toy at a time.  How did this happen that I got so much at once?
I am sooooooo very happy.
I cannot believe that box had that much packed inside.
Gosh even Lee got a box of M&Ms.
Frankie and Ernie you two are just the greatest friends a dog can have.
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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Hippity Hoppity Day

I got an Easter Basket.  Yes I did. Yes I did.

Mr. Hippity Hoppity came back to visit me.
I got Peeps.   Peeps because my vet says marshmellow candy is O.K. for dogs.
 Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps, making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy. Yellow Peeps are the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue, and white.  I got yellow!
There are some Jellybeans for Lee and me to share.
 Americans consume 16 billion jellybeans at Easter.
WOW a can of Iams treats.  Dog treats which I seldom get WOW.
  Thanks to a coupon I got from Ranger awhile back.
I got a rope ball too.
 I am sooo happy Oh Yeah Oh Yeah!.
"Good stuff, Maynard" yep Maynard is Mr. Hippity Hoppity's name.
Lee got Pansies.
Lee loves their little sweet faces.

And now let me introduce Mister Maynard Hippity Hoppity.
See he really does exist!
Maynard is EB and Peter Cottontail's nephew.
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 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.
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