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Time for Dog Pictures (or Not Bashing Who I’d Really Like To)

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Seriously. When you’re annoyed with the world and don’t want to run around bringing everyone down by calling out all the idiots, then you need dog pictures. Dog pictures are soothing. And it just so happens that there’s a new dog here at the Old Homestead.

We started out fostering Toby, a 3-year-old mostly basset hound mix. But the little stinker got into our hearts and we couldn’t let him go. It’s been a while since we’ve had a dog that didn’t qualify for senior citizen status, so it’s been a bit of an adjustment. He is a curious little guy, too, and has earned his official name: Toby Wan Is Nosy.

So for your viewing enjoyment, some dog pictures of Toby:

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Toby Wan Is Nosy – a rare treat, he’s actually sitting.


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Rocking his pretty new harness



Dog pictures, basset hound, pet adoption
We haven’t forgotten Clyde. He’s in the foreground with Toby Wan in the back of the bathroom. It was a hot day and the bathroom floor was the coolest spot in the house.


I’ll be back next week with more Stray Thoughts. However, I am avoiding the elections and all of that unpleasantness. I think it’s pretty clear that I back Hillary Clinton because I find her an unbelievably excellent candidate. I might post more, should the situation warrant. But at this point, it’s really about… How to say this? Getting away from the ugliness, the misogyny, the general meanness. One simply must, and having some sweet dogs and cute pictures of them to celebrate. Well, that’s a good thing, isn’t it?

2 thoughts on “Time for Dog Pictures (or Not Bashing Who I’d Really Like To)”

  1. Ahhh….I so agree that dog pictures can turn you around no matter what. And I love that you can him Toby Wan. 🙂 And as Yoda would say, “Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.” Stay strong! ~Kathy

    1. Thanks for the good word, Kathy. His foster name was Toby and we couldn’t just stick with that. That’s why Clyde is The Clydenocerous. It’s all about focusing on the joy and the silliness.

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