Saturday, January 30, 2016

MEANWHILE HERE IN THE HOOD

We DO tend to get a bit annoyed here in the hood about the dog poop issue.  Based upon my unscientific survey, the dog population seems to be greater than the human here in the hood.  Since the canines must find relief from poop backup as they are walked--it becomes an issue as to the placement of said poop.    A neighbor posted on the Hood FB page this reminder-


As much as I appreciate your picking up your precious pups poop, I don't appreciate your leaving it on the sidewalk in front of my house. If you're going to take the time to pick it up and package it so nicely, please take the time to take it home and dispose of it properly.


We did a little Valentine craft this week when I went to mentor my student.  It actually turned out pretty close to the instructions.


AND it turns out one of my neighbor's mother grew up in Rocky Branch which is a few miles from where I grew up in Farmerville  Then today I had lunch with someone I randomly met on line---their grandparents lived in Spearsville which is also a few miles away in the same parish.

SO my conclusion----the world truly does all originate in Union Parish


OR- IT TRULY IS A SMALL WORLD!


AND THE REALLY BIG NEWS THIS WEEK

THIS LITTLE SWEETIE

TURNED ONE YESTERDAY





HER BROTHERS ARE SO SWEET 

AND PROTECTIVE





MY HOW THIS YEAR HAS FLOWN BY!

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I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS LITTLE DITTY

WATCH IT TO THE END

HAS A GREAT LESSON IN HUMANITY






STILL LIVING LIFE LARGE

HERE IN THE HOOD!

12 comments:

  1. Here is in the UK we are told we HAVE to pick up dog poop and place it in special bins in parks and in some streets. Not ALL streets but some streets. Responsible dog owners generally do that. And where I live, peer pressure makes sure you pick up your poop or you will be reported to the authorities and fined. So, generally, in some areas the problem is minimal - not totally eliminated, but minimal. In other "rough" areas in some towns/cities people don't care or frightened by fines which they won't pay anyway.

    Now for the funny, but true bit of the story. In a London Borough called Barking (honest) they have introduced a new scheme last week. Dog wardens will collect the dog poop and take it to a laboratory to check its DNA to prove it is your dog and then they will fine you for not picking it up.

    But how do they know it is my dog? Simple, you have to register it with the laboratory so they have its DNA on file. But registration is voluntary anyway.

    Can you see the logic here? If I am responsible enough to go to the lab and register my dog's DNA (they don't say how much this will cost me); I am hardly going to let my dog go to the park and poop there; am I? Since registration is voluntary I can't imagine who will bother to register.

    But then, how do you make registration compulsory? Do you have wardens running everywhere checking when you're taking your dog for a walk whether it is registered or not? What if you are a visitor to this Barking Borough? If you are from Edinburgh miles away where they don't have the lab registering scheme, will they fine you anyway?

    Oh ... one more thing. As from April ALL dogs nationwide have to be chipped by law. The vet puts a microchip under the skin on its neck and registers it with a computer centre. Then using a reading device which is placed on the dog's neck you can identify the dog's owner if it is lost. So responsible dog owners will chip their dogs. But what about all the other non-responsible dog owners? Will the authorities have dog wardens running everywhere with microchip readers to check if stray dogs are chipped or not?

    Many years ago, it was compulsory in the UK to have a dog licence. If you have a dog, you go to the Post Office every year and buy a licence. Basically it was a tax to own a dog; not a cat, or other furry creature; not even a pigeon. Just dogs. Eventually this tax stopped. (I wonder why).

    Now Lulu, in case you think I am joking about the dog poo DNA in a place called Barking. Just read this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35363991

    Best wishes to the one-year old and all your family.

    God bless.

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    1. GOSH, Victor, you really DO take poop seriously in the UK, but you do live on an island with limited space--so I can see where that might be an issue! Over here in the wide open spaces---with land--lots of land---we still get a bit crowded here in the city and after all--who wants to step in a big pile of poop! It smells bad and is difficult to get off your shoes. My daughter has solved the problem with a tiny dog who has tiny piles of poop--not so bad to pick up--and yes, we have the cans strictly for the collection of poop along with stations with bags for said poop in the park. ENOUGH of this talk of poop! I hear too much of that already with 3 little boys who LOVE to discuss bodily functions!
      Thank You For The Laugh!
      Weekend Blessings, Friend!

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  2. aiaiaiaiaiaia---the poop police...yes, Lulu we have them here as well...drives me nuts---both sides. ANYWAYS--count of Victor to make me smile and giggle.

    Hey---you do know that we all have doppelgangers, right? (more giggles) Have a beautiful day friend.

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    1. Now to begin with, Linda, I had to look up what the heck a Doppelganger was----I have lived life in a bubble of ignorance! Thank you for educating me.
      I guess it would be rude to tell you the sun is shining and it will be in the upper 70's today---OOPS, SORRY--it just slipped out!
      I plan to spend my day looking for my doppelganger---WHO KNEW!
      Blessings, Friend!

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    2. Still trying to figure out lesson in humanity!!!! That duck was irritating!!

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    3. No I don't want what you are offering---I want the other
      OH---after all my badgering I can have what I asked for--never mind---I want the other
      Sort of like our prayer life! The grass always SEEMS greener!

      See song explanation below Sparky's comment.

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  3. I watched the duck. Now that irritating song's stuck in my mind! *lol* I'll just turn up the Classical and 'wash' it out.
    I always thought a Doppelganger was the evil twin to whomever. Might not wanna look for that.
    The poop issue makes me especially grateful to live in the country where nobody gives a care what anybody else is doing.
    Northern Louisiana is nice. If I never have to pass through Southern Louisiana again it'll be too soon ... ~:)

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    1. The duck video was created by a six year old girl. It has become a pop culture icon.
      That is exactly what I found when looking up the doppelganger----has me looking over my shoulder---THANKS LINDA!
      AH--to be back in the country and YES---Northern Louisiana is beautiful, while Southern Louisiana is a different country.
      Blessings!

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    2. what made me thought of that word; doppelganger---I was reading a news article about it...and plus, someone said to me recently to me, "I saw you so and so place." Um....no you didn't.

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  4. It's amazing how that "dog poop" gets around. We just got an email from the RV office in which we are staying. "Please pick up after your doggies." They were not talking to us, since we don't have a dog, but we are constantly amazed at the number of Rvers that do have dogs that travel with them. FYI...that little wee one is adorable.

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