August 23rd, 2008

walking guy

"Bandit" or "...and they call it puppy love..."

I'm officially in love with a dog.

I've been following his story for a while now...and the more I learn about him and the more I see how his recovery is going the more smitten I get. He was abandoned outside a vet's office with a broken back leg. He's since had surgery (he now has a nifty piece of metal in his back leg helping hold the bones together) and is now apparently healing nicely.



Read his profile!

He's currently being fostered by a woman who has had extensive experience in fostering dogs. One of the smartest things she does is provide updates on the dogs she's fostering so you can read about them and see the YouTubes that she postsand really get a feel for the dog. Sigh. Makes me love him even more.

Read Bandit's blog!

She's also taken on a paralyzed puppy named Popeye...and while he's cute ... I'd rather have a dog that I'd have to take out running and not have to change his diapers.

I used to take Hershey (the family dog we had growing up) out for a walk every night when I was in high school and I really looked forward to it as did she. This guy looks like he'd be a good walker, right? It'd be a win win! He gets a home. I get a guy who makes me go for walks and runs.

Sigh. I must be crazy. But he's SO adorable.
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"US vs Spain" or "Potential heartbreak?

I have never had a team I have followed go all the way. They always wind up breaking my heart.
High school state football game? Check.
Utah Jazz ... NBA finals? Two years in a row? Check.
University of Utah? Check.
Heck...church basketball...we made it to regionals only to blow it at the end...and that was the last year they played at a level that high. The next year we took stake but honestly...all the other wards in the stake were pathetic. We beat one team 99 to 0. Now mind...it wasn't because of anything *I* did...I was always aware I was anything but great asset to our basketball team. I had fun though.

So...now I'm watching the gold medal game and I quip to Lisa, "I bet they'll lose. It's the only game I've watched and now I really care about the results!"

Time will tell...right now Spain is up!

UPDATE

US is up but it's still too close a game for me to be comfortable.

UPDATE
CRAP. 4th quarter and Spain is within 3!!! I'm telling you, I'm cursed!!!

UPDATE
We discovered that when I was watching closely the US falters. When I am banished to the other room they do well. I told Lisa I feel not unlike Moses...when his arms sag the children of Israel falter. When I am not paying attention, the team plays well.

UPDATE

USA! USA! USA!
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