Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Dogs Life, Future Movie Reviews, Short Story Review

It has always been my understanding that for every one year of human years the same for a dog is equivalent to seven years. Being an inquisitive type I went and ask Google, “dog years to human years ratio is what?” Turns out that rule of thumb is seven; however, they have a chart that you can enter your dogs’ breed, actual age, and it can tell you exactly what their current age is. Since Buffman is the old dog around this household(except for me) I entered his breed and 10 years actual, bingo he is 63 years old, while Squeaky is 32.

Then I got to thinking, why do these critters age up so fast since they really have a great deal, i.e. in a 24 hour period they must sleep at least half of it or at least it seems like to me that every time I walk in the room they are sleeping. Then when they are awake they are either eating, drinking, pooping, peeing, licking, scratching, fighting/playing with each other, sniffing each other, or barking. Now the barking thing is probably what ages them since they do it in the middle of the night and keep everyone awake. Some times I think this ratio should be changed to humans, since there are times I feel 504 years old(7 x 72).

One thing for sure here is that these two Boston’s better get it together since the triathlon that was named in their honor is coming up for May 15, 2011 and they are expected to be there. They usually have a new t-shirt on for the current year, walk around the transition area sniffing of everything and having their picture made with the athletes. Then they are given good cookies to eat and then amble off to take a nap under the shade tree. One year Buffman hiked his leg up on the race official while he was giving the pre-race briefing. Wow, for a dog’s life!! See you at the races!


Movie Reviews: No movies have been viewed since the last posting; however, here are future reviews to look forward to: “The Conspirator” , “Insidious” , “Win Win” , “Water For Elephants”, “Soul Surfer”, “Source Code”. Got lots to see!

Short Story Review: In the April, 2011 Sports Illustrated there is an excellent article about Dick and Rick Hoyt. Over the past 33 years Dick Hoyt has pushed, pulled and carried his disabled son, Rick, through more than 1,000 road races and triathlons(including the Ironman) and 28 Boston Marathons. But as time bears down on them, how much longer can they keep it up? The father is 70 and the son is 40, and they are entering the twilight of this unbelievable journey. Since I know these two gentlemen it makes the story even more enjoyable, but since it is such an emotional human interest story I know most will enjoy it.


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