We had a great weekend, and the pool party yesterday rocked. Turbo had a blast in the pool! I didn’t take picture because pools and cell phones are not a good combination
And guys, Maggie and Turbo LOVE one another. Turbo hand fed Maggie a serving of her kibble, and Maggie gently and patiently took each piece of kibble from his fingers. We were all there supervising. To be clear, we didn’t let Turbo interrupt her eating. I just had some kibble out for her that she hadn’t eaten, and we gave it to Turbo to feed her like treats (and to keep him from feeding her his crackers). I’m not sure why Maggie and Turbo have this bond, it’s just one of those things that happens.
That part of the weekend was good, but dear God the shootings in Texas and Ohio broke my heart as I’m sure it broke all of yours. I don’t know what creates these monsters, and I don’t believe the answers are easy or simple. But what I won’t accept is the, There’s nothing we can do mentality. I know we won’t ever stop all the monsters, but if we stop even one, we will have saved some mother, child, sister, brother, wife, husband, friend or lover from unbearable heartache, and that’s a win for the good guys. For myself, I support law enforcement and their efforts to stop these events with various tools. They have prevented more than one mass murder before it happened. I also support organizations that provide disaster relief in those first critical hours and days after a shooting (and other tragedies).
What I don’t do it get political on social media. I’ve yet to see people screaming at each other over issues or candidates solve one signal problem. I’m rather put my energies into something that helps, even if it’s a small thing, I’m at least trying instead of throwing up my hands and saying, there’s nothing we can do.
Something that I haven’t yet done, but think I should, is learn CPR. I won’t prevent a tragedy with CPR knowledge, but if I’m ever there when one occurs, I might be able to help. Again it’s small, but what if we all did one small, positive thing?
In the meantime, I am very grateful to all the first responders who put themselves in danger to save others. In both Texas and Ohio, they risked their lives and made a difference. They are my heroes.
Okay off my soapbox and moving on. Today I wanted to work, but the garage door opened broke, so we have to buy the new one and replace it, and Wizard will need my help. Plus this week and this weekend Youngest Son and his fiance are moving into their house. However, I’m still going to get some pages in around all that.
How was your weekend?