Me: You look pensive.
Me: It means…
Ducky: I know what it means. Pensive doggies don’t always respond quickly.
Me: Because they’re being pensive?
Me: What are you thinking about?
Ducky: It’s the drug that…
Me: I know what it is. It’s the drug you take. It keeps you from having seizures.
Ducky: I thought so. But I heard that it is also how they put sick doggies down.
Me: Yeah. It’s that too.
Ducky: So how does it know to stop the seizures but not kill me?
Me: Doctor Robinson knows how much you need to keep you healthy. And I only give you that much.
Ducky: I’m glad the two of you are doing that.
Me: Our pleasure.
Ducky: Funny how something that can kill you can make actually make you healthier if you know how to deal with it.
Ducky: And if you have folks looking out for you.
Ducky: You’ve seemed pensive lately, Daddy.
Me: Yeah. There’s a lot going on.
Ducky: Good stuff or bad stuff?
Me: Depends on how I deal with it, Duck.
Ducky: Good thing you have folks looking out for you too, huh?
Me: Yes it is, Duck. Yes it is.
Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. Thank for looking out for me.
Me: Thanks for looking out for me, Ducky. Love you.
Ducky: Love you too, Daddy.
Throwback Thursday: “No, Being Able To Zoom In And Pull Out The Details Wouldn’t Make Young Ag Look Any Less Dorky So Let’s Just Let It Go” Edition.
And it’s nice to see the always great early 80s photography choice of framing your subjects so that they at the same time seem tiny and yet still dwarf and obstruct an 180 foot tall architectural icon.
Beautiful shot by a friend. It seems to capture the essence of what Gizmo and I would consider a perfect day.
But look closely.
That’s a kid.
Florida Backyard (by Ag)
Ten Years From Now:
Him: Do you remember where you were when you found out they had the Boston Bomber pinned down in a boat?
Me: I was watching the Village People sing “In The Navy” at Epcot.
Bird Of Paradise (by Ag)
Manatees have yet to score. But in their defense, what chance does a manatee stand on land?
The Seas (by Ag)
Because someone asked…Sniffles!
(Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself, Your Brother, And Sniffles, Your First Dog, Wednesday)
Brother and his family are in town on a short Disney trip and I love playing tour guide for them. Wish they visited more often.
This was the day we found Sniffles. She was left on our porch in a laundry basket. Mainly beagle, she was a real sweetheart and I never appreciated her as much as I should have. I think that realization is part of why I’ve been a pretty good doggy daddy to Foley, Sam, and now Ducky.
(The story of Sam will come one day)
I especially like that the picture makes it look like we found sniffles in the summer of 1942.