Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 84

The lake behind my house must be the place to go for the local media on slow news days. Some of you may remember me telling you on Day 25 about getting interviewed by the Dallas Morning News while I was taking Dot and Dash for their morning walk. Well, today we got interviewed on our walk again. This time it was Channel 5, the local NBC affiliate. They were doing a feature story for the evening news about people dumping dogs at a nearby city off-leash park and wondered what I thought about the situation. As you might expect, I think it is terrible. There seems to be an epidemic of people abandoning dogs lately. The shelters are full. Animal rescue groups are overwhelmed with people wanting to surrender their dogs. I just don't get it. Sure, the economy is bad, but it doesn't mean you have to give up your dog. Cut back somewhere else folks. Your dog is a responsibility, just like your kids. It's not like an old sofa you can dump by the side of the road.

I watched the news while I was eating dinner this evening and sure enough, there we were. The dogs were as cute as they always are, but I looked a bit like a homeless person who was living under a bridge somewhere. I was wearing an old wool hat pulled down low over my head and I kept mumbling my answers so it was difficult to understand what I was saying. Oh well. What do you expect before breakfast?

iStockphoto has started accepting my photos in their collection. I need to send them at least 250 photos before I can apply to become an exclusive contributer. So far, I've only found the time to send a total of three images. This is going to take a while.

Dalmatian of the Day

    Watch of the Day

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