I folks, I am popping in here and there..............I'll stop in when I can. Love you all!
Ahhhhhh, a post from Karen, my excellent day just got infinitely better!
I am glad I missed the controversy a month ago. I was embroiled in a controversy in a Home Owners Association at that time. You can only be embroiled in so many controversies at one time.
As far as diplomacy, I can be very diplomatic at times while at other times, I admit I can be very undiplomatic. Sometimes on this Forum, I could word things a bit differently to be a bit more positive. You all have no idea how many times I have gone back and edited some of my posts because after reading what I posted it made me cringe. I have learned that sometimes, when I feel passionately about a topic (whether on this Forum or some other forum) it is better to not post nothing at all rather than posting something that could be construed as critical! The Internet is so anonymous and sometimes I might say something on the Internet on a forum that I would never say directly to someone in person. Think about that, I often do. I hate to see anyone leave HF for any reason! So keep posting, all you.
Momi and Popi are fortunate in that we have met Karen and her whole family and even got to visit Kodi's inner sanctum training facility. Momi and Popi feel blessed and privileged as a result. Momi and Popi reminisce frequently about our visit with them. I am confident that once Karen is feeling physically better, she will be back here better than ever (how is that possible?). I have found that FOR ME it helps to step away from a forum to re-charge my batteries for a month or two and then return with new enthusiasm to interact with all the Internet friends I have met there. So get some rest Karen, heal thyself, and be well. Pop back in as frequently as you feel comfortable and let us know you are still with us. If nothing else, just post some pictures of your doggie family. Pictures of any dog on this forum brings joy to my heart. Dog on it, I want to take every one of them home with me!
Now on an irrelevant note, Momi, Popi, and Ricky will be visiting the Huntington Gardens, Library, and Art Museum in Pasadena (San Marino) tomorrow. It is closed to the public for the day and only open to patrons. We will marvel at a couple hundred acres of rare plants from all over the world, an original Gutenberg Bible, an original Walden by Thoreau, and Gainsborough's Blue Boy, along with a host of other treasures (Shakespeare, Lincoln). We try to visit about once a month. We will spend the night with our youngest and her lover boy Lab, the BowWOWzer, a gentle giant. It is funny to see the perplexed and annoyed expression on his face as Ricky does the zoomies around him in circles. And then he will hop on the sofa and go to sleep. Just WATCHING Ricky with his jets on is enough to tire any other dog out!
As the Arnold said, "I'll be back!"