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13 June 2016

A smiling dog wearing socks

Well, yesterday really kinda sucked, didn't it? We woke up to the news of the slaughter of fifty people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the worst mass shooting in our country's history. That horror was quickly followed up by the news of a man in California, armed to the eyeballs and ready to wreak havoc at at Gay Pride parade in Los Angeles; thankfully, the police apprehended him before he was able to do any damage (but oh, think of the bloodbath if he had succeeded -- I am so very relieved that he didn't). The icing on this utterly disturbing cake was the news of a man in New Mexico who apparently murdered his wife and four little girls, then went on the lam. Now of course we will all be subjected to endless blaming, arguing, opinions and, worst of all, memes on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Which will of course solve nothing. It's enough to make you want to crawl under a rock.

I don't know about you, but there's only so much of this I can take. Right now I feel like Jim Carrey in that scene in "Dumb and Dumber" where he's cowering in a bathroom stall and repeating "find a happy place, find a happy place" to himself. Only it's not funny. Nothing's funny about any of this.

So here's a cute picture of a smiling dog that's wearing socks and sitting in a cool old truck. That's all I've got. No solutions, no memes, but I've got a cute picture of a smiling dog that's wearing socks and sitting in a cool old truck. I took it in March while I was location scouting for a photo shoot. (Long story.) If I recall correctly, the dog's person told me that the socks were to prevent her from licking her paws, which had some kind of salve on them. Anyway, I hope the picture brings a little smile to your face today. Lord knows we could all use something to smile about.

I lied when I said I didn't have any memes. One of my friends posted this on Facebook yesterday, and I found it very uplifting. I wish this for you today too. Have a beautiful day.


Stefan Jansson said...

It was a horrible day yesterday. Impossible to understand how someone could do such a thing.

We have a game of football to look forward to this evening. Sweden will play Ireland in the 2016 Euro tournament.

Linda said...

Love the dog! I find current news so depressing... and it makes us harden ourselves just so we can exist. But it did give me the incentive to call out someone on FB for promoting hate with an untruthful meme. She probably hates me now but enough is enough!

William Kendall said...

A horrible day yesterday... the dog is a much more cheerful sight.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely photos. What an awful day yesterday was! KT

Lois said...

Yesterday was awful. My daughter and two oldest grandkids live in Orlando. M son-in-law's office is not far from where it happened. I am going down there next week and it will be hard just driving into town. Thanks for this picture. It made me smile!