I am a Forever Dog, Not an Until Dog 11

Last night when I posted about the protests at the Westminster, I also included the image below which has the blurred out dog in the middle. The original image was not blurred out but featured a cute little puppy. Today, I received an email from a very kind woman, who I will call “Jayne Dough”, who informed me that she originated that graphic by using a photo of a puppy she found on the internet.

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Photo of the Day | Obama in Shock and Awe 24

I love this photo of Obama. There is no faking this look on his face. President Obama invited young scientists and inventors to the White House to show off their creations. Here is a photo capture of the look on Obama’s face when 14-year-old Phoenix resident Joey Hudy designed this Extreme Marshmallow Cannon and demonstrated it at the second White House Science Fair Tuesday.

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The Parting Shot for January 26, 2012 4

Taos Pueblo
“Place of the Red Willows”

On a plaque in the Taos Visitors Center is written:

“The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States has been acknowledged by historians
to be our home for more than 1,000 years.
They speculate about where we came from, but we already know the answer:
We have been here since time immemorial.”

This is a photo I took November 2010.

Pray Tell? What Is This Falling From the Sky? 5

Pray tell… what is this strange stuff falling from the sky? Would this be what they call rain? Why, I believe it is! And what is that strange looking thing on the ground? A puddle you say??? Why, I believe you’re right. I must go google what a puddle looks like to make sure that is indeed what this is!

Woke up this morning to actually see it was raining! What a wonderful thing!! New Mexico has been in a horrible drought for over a year now, ranging from severe to exceptional. Is our drought over now? Not even close.

Just had to take a few photos for memory’s sake… The first one is a lovely muddy paw print. Now, many people complain about their dogs dragging in mud. Here is my philosophy on this. For one, it means we have rain to make mud, but more importantly, it means I have two wonderful dogs living here with me. I will take the mud and the fur any day. The second is a nice capture of a drop of rainwater hanging from the eave.  More…

Talk About An Inspiring Photo… 6

Athlete Aimee Mullins

“Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimee’s medical prognosis was discouraging; she was told she would never walk, and would likely spend the rest of her life using a wheelchair. In an attempt for an outside chance at independent mobility, doctors amputated both her legs below the knee on her first birthday. The decision paid off. By age two, she had learned to walk on prosthetic legs, and spent her childhood doing the usual athletic activities of her peers: swimming, biking, softball, soccer, and skiing, always alongside “able-bodies” kids.” More…

Photo of woman hit directly in the face with pepper spray | #occupyportland #ows 2

PORTLAND, OREGON — November 17, 2011 — A woman is hit with pepper spray in Pioneer Courthouse Square. People gathered on the east side of the Steel bridge to demonstrate in support of the Occupy Portland movement, on the day known as N17. Several people were arrested and the march continued over the lower span of the bridge into downtown, where a rally was planned. Later in the day people were arrested in a Wells Fargo branch downtown. Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian

Crews return to pump oil from New Zealand ship “Rena” 1

The weather in New Zealand has calmed enough to allow salvage crews a third attempt at pumping oil from a stricken ship.

After a three-day break due to bad weather and rough seas, the agency Maritime New Zealand says nine salvage workers reboarded the Rena and resumed pumping oil Thursday afternoon. The ship has been stuck on the Astrolabe reef near Tauranga harbor since Oct. 5 and has spilled about 350 tons of oil into the ocean.

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