Your “Dog Days” Friday Evening Open Thread

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
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This past Wednesday it was extremely hot here.  Temperatures pushing triple digits, and humidity pushing the heat index above 110 degrees.

Mom and I were preparing for all of the things we had to do for the 4th.  Because several lake front residents shoot off fireworks every year, we always have everyone in the family show up here.  My family is nothing if not freeloaders.

Anywhooooo….So between that and the heat, we decided not to cook that night once we were done.  I would go and pick something up and bring it back.

So I jumped into Dave, turned the A/C as high as it would go, and took off to go find food.

I had driven about a mile and then I rounded a blind curve…..aaaaaaaand almost ran over a dog.  She was lying in the middle of the road.  I hit the brakes and pulled off to the side of the road and got out of the truck.  When I did, she got up and immediately ran to me.  She was panting heavily.  Lying on hot pavement will do that I guess.  And after looking her over I determined she was in decent health overall, but also thin and dehydrated.  And obviously overheated.   I figured she was lost and I certainly didn’t want to leave her in the middle of the road to get mashed.  So I opened the door to the truck and she didn’t hesitate….she jumped herself in pronto.

Once she was out of the roadway and in the truck I checked her tags.  Her rabies tag and county license were current.  But it was too late in the day to try and trace them, and of course the county offices would be closed the next day on the 4th, so I figured I had me a dog for at least a couple of days.  I was hoping she’d have a tag with an address, but no go on the address part.  But she did also have another tag on her collar with her name and two phone numbers.  Her name is “Midnite”.  Yes she is black.  Nawt Raycess.

This is her….

So I hung a U-turn and headed back home.  Got some water in her and then she lied down on the cool tile in the utility room and went to sleep.  Then I started making phone calls.  The first number had been disconnected, the second went to a voice mailbox.  I left a message explaining I have your dog.  I waited about an hour but didn’t get a return call.  And I am now more hungry than I was before, and the dog looks like she hasn’t eaten in days.  So I called her name and she jumped right up.  I opened the truck door and once again she popped herself right in and lied down in the back seat.

 

Anywhoooooo…..

We went and I bought three cheeseburgers.  She had two.  And then about a third of mine.  And also half of my fries.  Dog was hungry.

On my way home, it occurred to me that someone on our main road, nearby where I found her, might recognize her and know where she belongs.  There aren’t many houses on that road, so I decided to go door to door.  But because of the holiday I suppose, most folks were not at home.  But I checked with the few who were at home, many of whom I’ve never met before so this could possibly get interesting when I pull into their driveways unannounced.  Fortunately, they were very nice for the most part, but none knew where she belonged.

Now when I say “they were very nice for the most part”?  Well I guess you could say I had an “altercation” of sorts at the last house I stopped at.

I had never actually met this guy before, but I knew his reputation in the neighborhood.  It’s not good.  But I saw him pulling into his driveway in my rearview, so I hung another U-turn and doubled back.  I pulled up next to his driveway and waited for him to get out of his car.  When he did I flagged him down, briefly explained the situation, and asked if he knew the dog or might know anyone who might?  At which point he proceeded to tell me how stupid I was for picking up the dog and that if I had just left her alone and not broken her “scent trail” she would have found her way home.

I tried to explain to him that she was overheated, confused, dehydrated and lying in the middle of the road.  She was going to get hit.

No, he says, you broke her “scent trail”.  You shouldn’t have done that.  That was stupid.

Sir, I’m just trying to do a nice thing and get this dog home.  She wasn’t moving, just in the road.  If you don’t know her, that’s fine.

I explain to him that I’m a veterinarian, and the dog was in peril, I’m just trying to find who she belongs to, have a nice night.  He says he doesn’t care if I’m a veterinarian…..aaaaaaaand  calls me stupid again for trying to help this dog.

Now I’m getting pissed.  So I tell him if he would stop and listen, he might actually understand.  And if calls me stupid again he’s going to regret it for the rest of his short life.

The shocked look on his face was totally worth it, LOL.  But then his look changed and he got pissed.  He dared me to get out my truck and say that to his face.  I mean literally dared me as in, “I dare you to get out of your truck and say that to my face”.

And of course, being the happy and reasonable human being I’ve been lately (LOL)  I pulled off to the other side of the road (ie, not on HIS property, I’m not that stupid) and hit my hazards, and got out of the truck.  As I rounded the back of it and started crossing the road toward him he started backpedaling really damned fast up his driveway.  I stopped at the white line of the road and stood there for a moment but I was not about to cross onto his property.

“I’m trying to do a nice thing”, I tell him.  “I’m trying to get this dog back where she belongs.  And you’re going to say that to me?  All I asked you was do you know the dog.  I didn’t ask for anything else.  “Yes” or “no” fucking question.  You’ve now called me stupid three times about something you have no clue about.  So, you dared me to get out of my truck, here I am.  Come over here to this white line on the road, and call me stupid one more fucking time”.  He continued backpedaling.

“Yeah, that’s what I thought.  And clean up your fucking yard, it looks like a white trash fire sale”.

(which it does)

But I about-faced and headed back to my truck at that point.  He said something else as I was getting back in the truck, but I didn’t hear it.  And I figured I should get out of there before it ended badly.

So I hang another U-turn and head back home.  And when I get home, the dog and I head inside to the A/C.  Doggo is now very happy, has a full belly, and acts like she has lived here for years.  She goes and lies down on the cool tile again, etc. etc.  But Mom sees the look on my face.

She asks me “Oh Shit, what did you do?”  And I immediately started laughing.  “You’re going to be mad at me” I say.  And I told her what had happened.

Her response?  “Oh, fuck that guy”.  Which of course made me laugh even more.

Anywhooooooo…..

Turns out the dog’s owners were out of town.  Apparently the kid they hired to get the mail and take care of the dog, accidentally left a door open and she got out.  They got the message I left when they got home, and we got her home this morning.

Now, before anyone says anything in the comments, I DO know how ill-advised it was for me to get out of my truck and confront this guy.  It could have escalated and gone sideways in any number of ways.  So don’t do what I did.  Please.

But I do still have to giggle a little at Mom’s reaction.

Sports Which Will Dog You Out 2Nite

MLB

  • NYY @ Tampa Bay – 7:00pm EDT – TV:  MLBN (regional split)
  • Boston @ Detroit – 7:00pm EDT – TV: MLBN (regional split)

NBA Summer League

  • LAL vs Chicago (from Las Vegas) – 7:30pm EDT – TV: ESPN

NFL

  • A Football Life (Pat Tillman) – 8:00pm EDT – TV: NFLN

WNBA

  • Indiana @ Dallas – 8:00pm EDT – TV:  CBSSN

Wimbledon

  • All night but I dunno who’s playing when – TV:  TNNS

Woof

I’ve done this theme once before, but what the hell?

It’s Sexy girls with dogs.

Enjoy…

That is one happy looking dog.  Can’t say I blame him.

Yep.  Definitely need to go to the shelter next week and adopt.

To be clear, I meant the animal  shelter.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Love ya’s

 

theeWeeBabySeamus
theeWeeBabySeamus
An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it's a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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yeah right

sorry man. My old alma mater is getting crushed.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

So my wife went ahead and flirted with death tonight. We rode our bikes down to the restaurant strip for happy hour and it’s hard to explain without a diagram but she basically crossed over into where oncoming traffic would be coming around a blind corner. And sure enough, someone came around the corner.

I had to explain to her that I wasn’t yelling at her because I was angry; I was yelling at her because I was scared.

yeah right

The world doesn’t give a fuck and we should remember that.

yeah right

Important safety tip.

And please don’t honk in residential neighborhoods.

BC Dick

It’s awful because after the terror you don’t get that giddy fun high like when you almost kill yourself. When it’s a lived one it’s just more imagined terror. And you know you’ll never ever forget it.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Sure, I made an ass of myself last week getting drunk and posting here, but now I have nothing to add.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

REGRET NOTHING

yeah right

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Can’t knock the hustle.
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spur
Spur

Unappreciated movies
Atonement
Little Man Tate
LA Story

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Car Crash starring Joey Travolta
Disco Dolls in Hot Skin Starring John Holmes, in 3-D stereoscopic. (I saw this in a theater on my 17th birthday)
Citizen Kane made by a 25 year old with no movie experience

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BC Dick

Mustang island
Going berserk
Cabin boy

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BC Dick

So did you fuck the pug, the cat, or the Anne of green gables

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

don’t forget Heidi

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spur
Spur

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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blaxabbath

Re: confrontation

You should have walked on his property and beat his ass. I’m not really one to escalate to violence but, if you’re gonna go there — go there. I’m so fucking over loudmouth ignorant bastards spouting off and then cowering away. You know how white trash settles, literally, anything? With violence. So speak his language and he can get fucked.

Same goes for me. If I cross that line, put me in my place. I don’t know why people are so touchy about violence — I’ve had my ass beat a couple times and that’s just part of playing ball. No one bats 1.000 but you can’t go up there and take a strike three looking.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Here you have a good chance of getting shot, but hey, go for it.

blaxabbath

Man’s gotta gave a code.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

With CC it can gave an adventure!

BC Dick

You gotta put down a line and past that you do not cross. Even if you know you’ll lose, it is the responsibility of a man to step up. Damn right.

Fronkenshteen

Agreed. Some asskickings, you gotta take.

(Tough to learn how to swallow that shit if your kids are in the car, though.)

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Remind me of the macho code bullshit you saw in the movies when some asshole with concealed carry blows somebodies brains out.

yeah right

Got some serious Boots on the Ground from Ridgecrest right now.

Most of them are drunk.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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I’m not a rasslin’ fan, but I’m a rasslin’ gif fan.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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That’s what I like in my women; in great shape and looking at me with pure, unadulterated hatred.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

OK, maybe the second part is just something I’ve gotten used to.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Also a bit lesbianish helps; that way I know from the start there is no shot.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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I don’t even think she’s Canadian….. or a Leafs fan.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I miss my pooch. Almost time for a new one. I need to go get one at the shelter to rescue me. People suck.

yeah right

Get yourself a nice pooch.

Spur
Spur

The End Times it is.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spur
Spur

Lived in Vegas for 25 years, never felt an Earthquake. The one tonight was scary. i ran outside.

SonOfSpam

Locate the nearest hooker and carve her (or him) up for the meat and warmth.

You’ll thank me later.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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yeah right

Welcome to the club.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Well, the only non-man made quake I’ve been in did make that one night stand a lot better.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I’m moving to DEFCON IV pre-earthquake mode. My bug-out bag is at the ready. I’m parking my car on the street. I’m getting drunk as shit.

SonOfSpam

I’m pre-masturbating to make sure I’m ready-to-cum.

Also getting drunk as shit, because you never know, and it’s Friday, and I’m a drunk.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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yeah right

Well would you look at that.

Another earthquake.

Sustained shit.

Got to have a strong constitution for this shit.

That wasn’t Ridgecrest again was it?

SonOfSpam

7.1 in Ridgecrest. Which is really shitty for them.

yeah right

Fuck.

SonOfSpam

Updated Richter number is 6.9

NICE.

yeah right

Beneath the high Sierras our alma mater stands.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Good Lord we’re getting some aftershocks!

Remember not a week or two back I predicted this? You do!

yeah right

Yep. Felt that.

Horatio Cornblower

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

GOOOOD DAWG!

BC Dick

When you’re single and trying to attract a partner it’s important to project the qualities you desire – which I understand, but boy oh boy have I had to suck a lot of dick lately.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

[pictures huge jaw muscles]

litre_cola

When I am in a bad mood I watch this,

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

My late great dog Frankie:
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herodotus450
herodotus450

Me, I’m not a big fan of dog. Too tough and stringy, like horse.

WCS

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rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:
Mom: *pounds on door* what’s that smell
Me: oh no *quickly sprays air freshener*
Mom: are you doing farts in there
Me: *ass hanging out the window* NO

rockingdog
rockingdog

those are some rocking dogs

Beerguyrob

Of course, I posit my own are the best dogs this side of the inimitable Oxypug. Riga throws a pretty good punch.
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litre_cola

I miss Oxipug every damn day.

BC Dick

He was a good hound, noisy and covered in raw food chunks and all. That little sausage wriggling into the couch crevice next to you was better than most drugs.

litre_cola

That was the pills and flat face you see.

BC Dick

I thought it was the endless inbreeding.

scotchnaut

Los Lobos breaks thru with “Will The Wolf Survive”. Coincidence?

Beerguyrob

Obligatory.

Beerguyrob

Double shot!

scotchnaut

Timbuk 3 was a great fucking band! If you say different, I’ll fight you

scotchnaut

[hears voices in his head] “Really? What about this tune? Ha!”

scotchnaut

Jane Siberry was such a brilliant talent.