A Poem to Ponder

by PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

and so it goes….

he throws
I fetch
squeak squeak
pat pat

he throws
I fetch
squeak squeak
pat pat

…life is good

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24 thoughts on “A Poem to Ponder”

  1. I suppose I should be happy that poem is more for my cat than dog.  Dog chases ball, runs in circles, runs in circles, runs in circles. . .

    Why are so many republicans in charge of committees so against trying to find out how deep the Russians have penetrated our government?

  2. Patterns give us a sense of timelessness.

    We repeat patterns that don’t move us forward.

    Expecting a different outcome.



    Good dog.

  3. House Dems Go At Deutsche Bank Again For Info On Trump Loans And Russia – HuffPost



    “Deutsche Bank, which has loaned billions to Trump since 1996, earlier this year paid a total of $630 million to the U.K and U.S. to settle some investigations into fraudulent mirror stock trades that Russian account-holders used as a suspected cover to launder some $10 billion.

    Not only Trump, but his daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and Kushner’s mother are clients of the bank.”


    Digging holes all over the yard.

    Who knows what will be found?

  4. bbronc, whether running in circles or fetching, squeaking and coming back for more, our dogs seem to be mirroring the rest of us.  no matter the side, we repeatedly make noises with silly slogans, doing the same thing over and over, hungry for master’s companionship and comforted by the merest of his attentions.

    that concept was just one of the ponder-os-ities that the poem brought to mind.  another was…. life IS good enjoying simple things.

  5. business insider:

    Quoting a study of the bill’s impact conducted by the liberal Center for American Progress in conjunction with Harvard researchers, the former Democratic presidential nominee wrote, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party.”

    The study Clinton shared found that there would be one “excess death” for every 830 people who lose coverage as a result of the GOP’s Obamacare-replacement legislation. It estimated that the loss of coverage would result in between 18,000 and about 28,000 deaths in 2026, and about 217,000 excess deaths over the next decade. 


    must be gopers way of curing the problem of overpopulation.

  6. bid, thanks for the maher link…. he also did a dump on dems

    Published on Jun 23, 2017

    Bill Maher discusses the Georgia special election, the GOP heathcare bill, and President Trump’s solar wall in his Real Time monologue.

  7. carl Hiaasen: Trump new policy shows he doesn’t really care about the Cuban people
    President Trump rationalized his recent mini-crackdown on Cuba as a way to pressure the Communist government to curb human-rights violations on the island.

    The true level of Trump’s passion for the plight of civil dissidents — that is to say, zero — is evident from his fondness for Russia to his suck-up visit with Saudi royalty. The president has no moral qualms about dealing with oppressive, authoritarian regimes.

  8. Lyrics

    Well, it will take an awful lot of clouds
    To rain on my parade
    Lapping lemonades
    Man, I got it made

    I’ve got a brand new bone to call my own
    And all the bills to pay
    I’m so glad I stayed
    Oh, I’m dogging it

    Woof! Woof! Woof!

    Now he don’t mind if people call him lazy

    Woof! Woof!

    If they don’t see his highway his way,
    That’s just crazy

    You know that we could just pass the day away
    Just barking up a tree
    It’s the life for me
    I’m dogging it

    Woof! Woof! Woof!

    Now when you look at that doggone man, oh, man
    You say she-bop-she-bop-she-bam-she-bam
    You got knack ’em and just back them in their master plan
    My, my, my

    I got a real cool deal with lady luck
    I got the creeps and smiles with just a buck
    I’ve got the rhythm and I’m living it up
    Because I’m

    Fine, fine, fine

    If you want to hear, let’s make it clear
    I wish you all the best
    Filled with happiness
    Oh, I’m dogging it

    Woof! Woof! Woof!

    He’s doggin’ it

    Woof! Woof! Woof!

    Oh, I’m dogging it

    He’s dogging it

    And you know we could pass the day away

    My, my, my

  9. Watch British Comedians talk about Trump.  Beat head on wall.

    Watch British Comedians talk about Trump.  Beat head on wall.

    Watch British Comedians talk about Trump.  Beat head on wall.

  10. No wonder we are a nation deeply divided..half of us are idiots

  11. back to an earlier topic:

    The N.Y. Times Quote of the Day is from Steffan Watkins, an IT security consultant for Janes Intelligence, on the electronic course of the 730-foot freighter that struck an American Navy destroyer off the coast of Japan: “It looks very much like the computer was driving.”

  12. The pussy G interview on Fox is amazing …standing between the bimbettes so proud of himself




  13. KGC

    Not only were the bimbettes feeding him rehearsed, set up lines, but he kept repeating their words back to them.  His fan club members have much stronger stomachs than I do.

  14. funny how bimbo is acceptable depending on the eye of the beholder.  terms like the n-, c- and f-words can get one fired, unfriended, politically pilloried if coming from one mouth but coming from another can  elicit commiseration, understanding, communal bonding and even laughs.  the same word can be seen both inoffensive and offensive depending on whether it comes from a male or female, an old or young, of color or white, foreign or native, …. and if meant inclusively or exclusively, with and without anger.   such is the curious English language and the way we use it.  it’s tough for comics to walk the tight ropes of p.c. these days.

    these are the times when I really miss what patsi would say

  15. Tying together a couple of themes from the past few days:

    Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat

  16. wapo’s history lesson for the day:

    Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House


    Jefferson’s decision to change the time of the meal to accommodate Mellimelli’s observance of Ramadan has been seized on by both sides in the 21st-century debate over Islam more than 200 years later. Historians have cited the meal as the first time an iftar took place in the White House — and it has been referenced in recent White House celebrations of Ramadan as an embodiment of the Founding Father’s respect for religious freedom. Meanwhile, critics on the far right have taken issue with the characterization of Jefferson’s Dec. 9, 1805, dinner as an iftar.

    Whatever Jefferson could have foreseen for the young country’s future, it appears the modern-day White House tradition of marking Ramadan with an iftar dinner or Eid celebration has come to an end.

    Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking of the fast.”

    For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.

    (… the long article continues…..)

  17. bimbo..bimbette it was meant to be offensive – one was asking foolish set up questions and other was melanoma

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