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Thursday, 2 August 2007
George's 8th Strand (2007); Day Number 2
Now Playing: Howa'boudda Bedda Role Model?

So Maman and I were reading the Newspapers this morning and here is some Good News that we found in the Philadelphia Daily News! (It's from Dan Gross' gossip column and you can view the entire column here).

Here is the Good News:

Local actor loves animals
Upper Dublin High graduate
John Tartaglia, who starred in "Avenue Q" on Broadway and formerly did puppeteering for "Sesame Street," has become a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States' Proud 2 Adopt campaign. The actor now lives in New York. For more on the program, visit humanesociety.org/adopt.

And here, from the online magazine of the Washington Post, Slate.com, comes this inneresting bit of Good News, this time aboudda Professional Baseball Player, Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners:

...he divulged that a key advisory role in deciding to remain in Seattle was played by his dog Ikky. "He said, 'Woof, woof, woof,' which meant, 'Stay, stay, stay,' " Suzuki told reporters in Japanese. "Of course, I listened." (Read the whole newsstory.)

So here we have Good News about an actor who starred on Broadway and did puppeteering on television, and a member of a Professional Sports Team who are speaking up for companion animals! What a great change from alla Bad News we keep hearing about famous people like that cruel football player (who shall remain nameless in my blog!) who is under federal indictment.

In my opinion, any guys who listen to their Dawgs or who support pet adoptions are guys I want to be role models for young people!

Just the other day, I was watching the News on Tellyvishion with Maman and I saw one of our Local Earthwatch Weather Team, Dave Warren, get down on the ground to play with a Dawg! Yeah! He was doing a feature called "Backyard Weather" and the Dawg just happened to be there, but, still, getting down onna ground to play with the Dawg was a Good News kind of thing that I am happy to report in The Hay Diaries. You can see Dave on NBC10 in the Philadelphia area and read about him on the station's website.

Of course, there should be more HouseRabbits on NBC10! Yeah!

Maman and Dadda have noticed that there are Grape Tomatoes growing in Hunny's Our Warren Memorial Herb and Rose Gardin.

Dadda went outside last night to rip out all of the weeds that were around them, and to count how many blossoms there were and how many blossoms were turning into tomatoes. Maman went outside with her basket to cut some Williamsburg Heritage Peppermint for Our Salad.

The thing that gets me is that Dadda is very proud of these tomatoes. You'd think that he had sumfing to do with planting them, but he didn't. He only noticed that they were there a couple of weeks ago when he called Maman over and asked her Whut Kind Of Weed Was Growing In The Garden.

Maman said, "Those aren't weeds. Those are tomato plants."

And then she looked at Dadda and said, "So when did you plant those?"

And Dadda looked at her and said, "I thought you did."

And she shook her head, and so they pondered over that for a little while.

And then MissyBun nudged me with her shoulder and said, "Hey. Bemember lastest year whin Maman gabe me dose stoopit widdle maters to eat?"

And I said, "Uh huh."

And Missy went on, "Well, I swallowed summa dose seeds, whole."

And we looked at each other.

And MissyBun looked at me and her eyes got really wide, and then she blinked and said, "Ya fink?" 

And just then, Maman and Dadda came in from the Garden and Dadda was saying to Maman, "So what I think happened was that the seeds must have passed right through Missy, and when we spread the pooties out over the Garden, they germinated and now..."

And Maman laughed and began to sing in her "Barry Manilow" voice, "Looks like to-may-toes!"

---------------- By George


Posted by Our Warren at 10:18 AM EDT
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