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The Return of Dallas the Dog


The Good: In recent weeks I have written about all manner of things related to strife, turmoil, famine and flood, so for a change of pace, I thought that this week’s blog should be kind of a “feel good” story. The character I’ve chosen to write about is a good old dog named Dallas.

The Better: Dallas is the unofficial mascot and a stranger to no one at a Retirement Community named Heritage Lakewood. His owner is the lady I work for and her name is Brenda Slone. Ever since I first started entertaining at Heritage Lakewood, Brenda would come to every performance to make sure things were going right, and Dallas would be right there at her side to greet everyone and perform his magic! I only say that Dallas was something of a magical dog because he can make food disappear faster than the Great Flambini! No cupcakes escaped! No little coconut crispy squares or anything of the sort! Dallas was a truly magical and mystical dog and his appetite for goodies is the stuff legends are made of!

The Bad: We all enjoyed our little four legged friend when he would make his rounds until there came a day of great sadness. I showed up to entertain but Dallas was not to be found. I asked everyone who worked in the building and no one seemed to know. Finally, the story came out that Dallas had been banned. No one knew what the infraction was except that our doggy vacuum cleaner was Persona non Grata and we all missed him! Next thing you knew, Brenda had to take time off for personal reasons so she was gone as well! Would we ever see our friends again? No one knew! Stay tuned!

The Good is Back: Last Thursday, a miracle happened! I showed up to entertain at Heritage Lakewood and who was there to meet me but my friend Brenda, accompanied by her little furry buddy, Dallas! We were overjoyed and we made sure the whole world knew it! The songs were a little brighter, the mood was a little lighter and Dallas came by to greet everyone individually, especially if they had any spare food handy! Dallas is back and the world’s a better place! In every life there’s just some things that make living more pleasant and a little more fun. In this case, it’s a dog named Dallas!

And The Very Ugly: This week we all got treated to a full blast of political featherweights posing in front of TV cameras, talking about shutting down the government and defunding Obamacare. Personally, I believe that if, the Affordable Care Act was really going to be the huge failure Republicans are spending so much time bellyaching about on the 5 O’clock news, they would gladly allow it to go forward so they can come back hollering “I told you so” to the whole wide world the minute it flops!

We’re spending $174,000 per year plus a deluxe health care package on each one of these clowns for that? What’s wrong with this picture? Let’s face it, they’ve been clawing around, trying to find something to bring down and defeat this President ever since the first day he got elected. This would suit their purposes to perfection if it fails, but I believe they’re a lot more worried about their own political position if it succeeds! I know it’s cynical to have that kind of an attitude, but after watching this congress in action the last few years, they really haven’t given me any reason to think otherwise. I hope they surprise me, but I wont hold my breath.

There’s a quote attributed to Jay Leno that goes, “Politics is show business for ugly people.”
Mark Twain said, “Congress is the only permanent criminal class in America.” You be the Judge!

As usual send me your critiques and comments. I’ll read them all and try to use them if I can.

Thanks again,
Posted by All Around Seniors at 9/25/2013 5:53 AM


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