A Boy And His Dog

humorous-220_smallThere is a natural bound between men and dogs that is captured in this photo. While it takes many years for most people to find this perfect state of coexistence, this picture shows that there are some people who are just naturals.

I will be on a retreat with a group of people at Shrine Mont this weekend in the mountains of Virginia. I usually cannot look forward to such repose, but I will do my best.

22 thoughts on “A Boy And His Dog”

  1. @Patty:

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time”

    My mom says this all the time. It’s one of her favorite lines. I didn’t know Lincoln said it!

    @The Prof.

    That pic (is it your kid?) reminds me of a picture of my little bro fallen asleep in a big mound of dough. Too cute.

  2. I haven’t been here for 8 months. I’ve been here regularly for weeks but I have observed some pretty strong and unprovoked attacks from you, Patty, toward Jill. Tonight after reading your last posting in this thread I started reading the postings beginning in September, October and November. I have some time on my hands and insomnia so why not? I figured there might be something in or around the 8 month ago mark that would provide insight into just what started this conflict? I didn’t find it in what I read so if it was a discrete causal incident it happened before September. Here though is what I did find in a quick read of the archives from the months I did read. I didn’t go beyond November, why bother, I figured it would just get worse:

    from Sept:

    ** You and gino about Jill, Jill wasn’t even posting in that thread. Unprovoked.
    ** Then:

    http://jonathanturley.org/2008/11/27/happy-thanksgiving/ first

    1, November 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    Lori Drew has a lot to be thankful for, and so do I. Have a fine Thanksgiving to all my friends here on the blog including my sparring partners and especially our generous host for inviting us here everyday and reading the drivel that we all sometimes (though it’s rare) spout!

    2 Jill
    1, November 26, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I second that emotion!

    Patty C
    1, November 26, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    Jill 1, November 26, 2008 at 5:29 pm


    I second that emotion!

    Really, Ms. Drivel?

    ‘Happy’ Thanksgiving, indeed…!

    p.s. Gyges, take heed, this is what passive-aggressive looks like…

    ** When did seconding a Happy Thanksgiving statement become fair game for calling someone passive-aggressive. This isn’t the only time you stated Jill needs professional help in this time frame, I believe there was another instance in November but it didn’t strike me as mean-spirited enough to quote.

    ** Then there’s this from November which was not in response to any specific statement from Jill but just a broadside apropos of nothing:


    Patty C
    1, November 25, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Add this link to my comment above…

    FFLEO and all – Jill has no authority here.

    She is certainly not a lawyer, has no legal training .that I am aware of, mor have been able to ascertain over several months. She is ignorant on many subjects minus most ‘established’ religions, yet claims to be an ardent athiest, herself – go figure.

    AND she LOVES alien stories – especially in Texas – whew!

    My analysis – ‘Whacko’ from West Virginia…

    ** After Gyges responds that there are no requirements to be credentialed to post here or to have valid opinions:

    Patty C
    1, November 26, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I disagree with your ‘position’ and my remarks were not aimed toward you or others withouta legal background. Jill ‘weighs in’ on many complex legal issues where it’s apparent she doesn’t know what she is talking about.

    Since I precede Jill as one of the few women who blog here regularly, I’d like to say that Jill does not speak for me, nor many of my girlfriends, on most issues from politics to child-rearing
    – which is how FFLEO led with his comment about female ‘turlee’ cognitive skills and dating.

    And I HAVE stopped reading most of Jill’s posts because while I am tough in many ways, I, like you, am also quite sensitive, as well.
    I couldn’t do what I do if I wasn’t both.

    However, I don’t appreciate being imposed upon, outside of a health-care setting, with her persistent angst and hand-wringing, frankly. I find her negativity about the state of our nation ‘mood-altering’. And pardon me for volunteering my opinion, you would do well to stop enabling her dysfunctional mindset.

    ‘If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.’
    ~Henry J. Tillman

    ** In reading the September postings I had not noticed Hand-wringing or any particular angst on Jill’s postings.

    ** Then, even in the “Happy Goat” thread (from November) that was one of the most joyous, silly and free-assoccian filled threads I’ve read here (for which I thank all of the participants, it made my night) you take a couple of swipes at Jill that were totally inappropriate to the thread and mood. I’m not quoting because they were small and offhand statements but still obvious. Everyone should re-read the thread just because it’s funny and literate and makes you feel good. Bravo all.


    If the bullying is apparent to someone who has been here all of maybe a couple of months, has no credentials, isn’t vested with or invested in the site, doesn’t ‘know’ anyone here and has had but basic training in the social arts and skills, isn’t it getting out of hand? Srsly. Maybe Jill doesn’t respond directly to your attempts at engagement because it’s taken on a very unhealthy aspect and responding to what are essentially personal attacks is a lose/lose game. Can’t we all just get along?

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