I’m tired of the spam comments – probably two for every post – so I’m going to activate the annoying word verification. I’m sorry, because I welcome valid comments and hate to set up obstacles to commenting, and if I still get the spam after a few weeks I will go back to no word verification. Blogger does a good job of catching them before they become visible to readers, but I don’t want to enable the idiots who send out this spam. I also changed a setting that allowed my blog to come up on a Google search – I don’t remember even selecting that one – but googling won’t lead to my blog any more.
I think one of the thinks I dislike most about television is the commercial advertising. Ads are even showing up on public television, and they aren’t just the “brought to you in part by the John & Marjorie Doe foundation”; now there are commercials from oil companies, in quiet, pious tones, telling us how they understand that the planet has to be protected and that they are doing their part to be green.
But today I saw the only commercial I don’t mind watching on any channel. I think it is for Subaru, and shows four dogs getting into the vehicle which is towing a large boat. They arrive at the lake and three passenger dogs hop out, watching while the driver dog expertly whips that thing around and backs the boat trailer to the ramp. The expression on the driver’s face is priceless. It makes me think that if I could have trained Lady to back up my 5th wheel into the camp site, I might still be RVing.
Speaking of Lady, I had to make a run to Petsmart where I dropped $100 on food, wet and dry, and glucosamine tabs. Those tablets cost double what mine cost, so this evening I thought I would see if she would take mine instead. I wrapped some wet food, chicken & duck grill, around it and tried to get her to take it from my hand, which she refused. I put it into the dish with her supper and I think she ate it, at least I hope she didn’t hide it behind the dish or elsewhere. Do any of you give your dogs people meds? The joint tablets contain just about the same ingredients, except mine aren’t liver flavored. I’ll see how it goes.
I painted 4 closet doors today and needed a nap! I notice spending even a short time painting I end up with a backache and knees that hurt. I’m determined to do a little each day to clean up the small touches and things left undone. I’m tired of living in the middle of what looks like a burglary!