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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1901569 views.

From: JavaNY


Hello all,

I imagine most dogs don't like the summer much, but I don't know. My mother never wanted any pets. Both my grandmothers had a dog. One lived in the city, so I considered him mine. Another nice day here. 

Ernie, do the pups swim in the pool, or just stay at the edge like in one of your pictures?

Enjoy the evening,



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  Calm weather here.  Dogs I've had seem to favor cooler air.

Some would stop sometimes when it's 69 before daylight.  So 70 and sunny is to warm

for either of us to be moving at a good pace.  But like I said, I see joggers out in the daytime

heat.  So far these pups haven't ventured out into the pool, all the dogs at my daughter's

went into the pond there but only the ex police dog lifted his feet and swam.  Pax used to

bust apples into pieces with his jaws in the Fall, then ate the pieces.  Took a few years for

him to like me.  I pay a lot of attention to what dogs do and what they appear to think.

Especially if they seem to sense something around us.  In the past wife has taken some of

the pups out into the pool water, doesn't help them like it.

Yesterday I tried to figure out why automatic shift down doesn't work correctly in my Monte

SS, not sure if I ever had it working right.  Didn't figure it out yet.  Think I need a bracket to hold

the transmission cable closer to the throttle linkage.

I have many projects for good weather, should get to one of the larger ones.

Still taking the pups out on a approx one mile walk early morn before traffic, am told that's all I

can do this year.

We had dogs when I was a kid but I never understood how great they were until I was older.  I

think there are very few bad dogs, just bad people around them.  I feel very sad for those dogs.

Still viewed as property instead of beings. 

Enjoy the nice Summer weather all.



From: Kittyarnold


WOW the first of July already.....still having my coffee....was lucky to be able to sleep a bit later.....nice change from 6 am......have a lovely day


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  Glad you slept well Kitty.  We had hail and thunder storm, so I'm

awake very early.  Maybe get back to sleep in a while.  Have rain for the next 6 hours so can't

walk the pups.  6 am would be late for me but I go to bed early to get up before traffic.

Our kitchen faucet sprung a leak.  I had just installed a new counter filter cartridge so that might

have caused it.  Sent the cartridge back and ordered a new one.  Lucky Moen sent me all the parts

for the faucet and it's fixed now, an expensive faucet.  Even sent me parts I didn't need.

Tried to find the bracket I would need for passing shift down in my Monte Carlo SS.  Not having a lot

of success but might be able to build something from whats available for the newer fuel injection

systems.  Guess it never worked right and should've fixed it long before now.

Got the lawn mowed on Friday with the riding mower.  Trim needs done but put it off, use the push

mower for banks and ditches and hard work in 90 degrees. 

We will probably go visit wife's parents sometime in the next couple days.  Lot of traffic on this holiday

weekend but we might brave it.  I will probably find out why father in law is jump starting his riding mower

and attempt to fix it, maybe just a battery. 

Pups are doing great, still very rowdy. 

Have a great day.


Almost a year since we lost our Brandy. 


From: JavaNY


Good morning, everyone. Enjoy the Fourth weekend.

76 degrees at 6:00 here. 



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and everyone.  76 is a warm morning, think the highest we've had this year in AM was 69

and drops some by 6 am.  Warm in the city from the day before I guess.

We didn't travel yet, don't know when we will visit now.  Sanded the bucket on our backhoe loader, cleaned it

up and painted it with John Deere green, on the inside.  Inside needs another coat, then will do the outside. 

Brother's backhoe loader has holes rusted in the loader bucket. think it's 20 years old but mine will get there.

Still trying to figure out the kickdown cable on my Monte SS.  Looks like the travel is about right from idle to

wide open throttle but it's not working.  So still thinking and looking.  Only got to talk to one guy at Lokar but

the kit they make for my fuel injection raises the injector body up and inch and my air cleaner is already hitting

the hood.  It's a skinny air cleaner and I just had lots of work done on the hood.  Couldn't get through to tech at

Edelbrock and they don't support my old injection system so might not say much anyway.  Waited about an hour

on the phone Friday and got close to 5 PM so let it go. 

No rush to get the pups out on their walk, not much traffic on Sunday morning. 

Hot nights in the city, huh Paul.  Stay cool and enjoy the holiday weekend also.  Doesn't seem the same after being

retired for a while.  We probably won't go to fireworks.  One of the neighbors does quite a bit of fireworks and the

pups could have a hard time alone.  Cocoa used to go and hide and shake the whole time.

Enjoy the weekend all.


This is Belle, other one was Chloe.


From: Kittyarnold




From: JavaNY


Yes, Ernie the nights have been hot here. I don't think I'll attend the fireworks this year. They are not enjoyable to dogs at all  

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From: Kittyarnold


Good morning all to a wonderful smoke free day......a wonderful day yesterday with dinner at our daughters house....picnic and Brian made a homemade cheese cake....too delicious.....hope your weekend was a good one shared with family and/or friends   


From: JavaNY


All good with me.  South Street Seaport last night.