Dogs, Again? Why Not!

I have written 7 or 8 articles in the last 2+ years about dogs.  It’s time for another one. Why?  Partly because we love having a dog in our family.  Plus, talking or writing about dogs, playing with them, and reading articles about them or finding pictures or cartoons about them is fun. And focusing on them is a wonderful break from useless political discussions, relentless social media participation, and reading another article about whether “it’s time to cut the cable TV cord.”  Sooo, it’s time once again for more cute pictures and funny quotes (often) from T-shirts about dogs.  And, yes, why doesn’t someone do this for cats –an equally popular pet?  I don’t know, but here is more stuff about dogs……..

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I think the reason we are born with two hands is so we can pet two dogs at once.

Life is short.  Spoil your dog.

When I die, the dog gets everything.

I work hard so my dog can have a better life.

 

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I don’t always talk about dogs; sometimes I sleep.

Imagine being naked in public and everyone wants to touch you.  That’s a dog’s life.

There’s 2 types of people in this world: People who love dogs and people who are wrong.

Life without dogs.  I don’t think so.

 

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Best.  Friend.  Ever.

Don’t criticize my dog. I won’t judge your children.

You know what I like about people?  Their dogs.

Heaven is where you get to see all the dogs you’ve ever loved.

 

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About rcarmean

Two things... First, why have I decided to establish this blog? I like to put essays together. I research an idea or topic looking for information, statistics, stories, quotes, pictures, etc. I enjoy the process and seeing a finished product. I’m told that as I get older, new activities can help maintain energy and keep my brain alert. In other words, I am not doing this for money or fame. Second, regarding the gentleman in the collage of pictures above...it's not me. Those are photos of Christy Mathewson. Why him? When I was young, my primary activity was being sick. It took up much of my time. Eczema (a case so bad I was written up in a medical journal showing doctors what their patients COULD look like), asthma, and allergies. You know allergies: don’t eat this, don’t wear that, and, for Heaven’s sake, don’t touch any of these things (eg, dogs, cats, horses --I only saw horses in cowboy movies and TV shows, dust, swimming pools, my brother --OK, that’s an exaggeration, Rick was a fine brother). In my spare time between doctors' appointments, pills, and ointments, baseball kept me sane. In the 1940s and 1950s, when I grew up, pro footballI and basketball had not yet become extremely popular. Baseball truly was “the national pastime.” I listened to games on the radio (remember it? TV without the picture). I read magazines, books, and newspaper accounts of games. I collected baseball cards. I learned about the game’s history, as well as present. The same with its stars. One man stood out: Christy Mathewson. He was a great pitcher for the New York Giants in the early 20th century. But there was much more to him. At a time when professional athletes made little money (yes, there was such a time) and ball players were considered on the same level as actors, artists, and prostitutes, Mathewson stood out. One of his nicknames was: “The Christian Gentleman.” Most men is baseball drank, smoked, cursed, and fought —with other players, umpires, and fans. The fights were physical, not just verbal. Mathewson did none of these things. But he earned the respect of other players who did them all. Even Ty Cobb and John McGraw. There’s more. He was a college graduate (Bucknell University) when most men were lucky to have a high school diploma. He played other sports, including pro football which you wouldn’t recognize. He was handsome. He played in New York City, then as now, the largest city in the country. Excellence and popularity there meant fame and money. He dressed well. Today, his commercials would rival LeBron’s. And, finally, a hero’s life must have tragedy. After his playing career ended, WWI arrived. He suffered from influenza and was exposed to mustard gas. Chemical warfare. His lungs were damaged and he required treatment for the rest of his life. (Like my Grandfather who also fought in The Great War.) He died in 1925. He was 45 years old. I have his picture here because you need to know more about him than me. He was what an athlete could be. Players like him and their accomplishments got me through a sickly, painful childhood and can still sustain me in difficult times. *****
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