Saturday, November 24, 2018


Had two very special visitors over the last ten days.
One was a beautiful Ladybug.
Please ignore my hairy wrist :)

And, the other was my oldest brother, who visited us for 10 days. Since many years ago, my brother and I have not spent time under the same roof. So, this visit was different and nice to have family for Thanksgiving.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

Peace :)

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dos Perros Negros

Saw this boy during the 22Kill motorcycle rally a couple of weekends ago. He is often a passenger on a Harley. 

Our paw-daughter Coco is coming along well - so photogenic too. 

Happy WE to you all.
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Peace :)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Very Affordable Heartworm Treatment in Dallas-Fort Worth

If you have a heartworm infected dog, please do contact the affordable service for heartworm at Texas Foundation for Animal Care. Information below:

Below is the heart of a dog who did not survive the heartworm infection.

We took our Chow, Coco, to see Dr. Wright at Texas Foundation for Animal Care and she is doing much better now, thanks to Dr. Wright.

This is a Public Service Announcement only.

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Peace :)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Out and about

Shadows in our work parking lot.

Shadows from my commute.

Both photos taken with a GoPro.

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Happy WE :)

Two Cats with one Tail (Tale)

Over the years, Black Kitty and Rambo have learned to get along with each other.

Though because Rambo is stronger, being the youngest kitty, Rambo gets along with Black Kitty (the former King). They even share a dish of food together sometimes.

As we are get older, we seem to learn a lot from lots of things around us, both animate and inanimate. It is always interesting for us to watch the kitties and the dogs and see how they mature, how their habits change, how the ruler becomes the subject of the pride, etc.

Life is full of interesting things. It takes a bit of time to open our eyes to everything and observe.

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We are HERE, NOW and that's just perfect.
With deep gratitude for all the blessings-
Peace :)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Brompton in the passenger seat

It is not often that the Brompton rides in my truck, but when that happens I try and take a picture. Below is the outcome of one.

I see a lot of reflections and a few faint shadows inside.
If one looks closely, they might even find the photographer's reflection in this photo.

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Happy WE :)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Coco update

On Wednesday and Thursday, this week, Coco received her last two shots of her heart worm treatment.

The shot itself did not take long to give, but the prep included shaving a bit of her fur.

As I have plenty of beard left, I have told Coco that I will donate part of my beard, in case her fur doesn't grow back.

The ride from Fort Worth (where her Vet is) to home was uneventful. We were a bit nervous on both the days as these shots are serious stuff. Luckily all went well at the clinic.

Coco was nervous too, as it is her nature still. But, she was a great patient and cooperated with us and the doctor and techs.

Coco will not be permitted to exert herself too much for the next 30 days. After that she should be able to go on longer walks and such.

Coco will be retested in February 2019 to make sure there are not any more worms.

Looking forward to our fur baby being heartworm free.

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We are HERE, NOW and that's just perfect.
With deep gratitude for all the blessings-
Peace :)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

What some men...

What some men wouldn’t do to keep a woman happy? :)

Coco is reacting well to her heartwarming treatment.
We still have a ways to go, but staying positive.

I will leave you with a song by Ms. Aretha Franklin. RIP, Aretha.

Happy WE to you!

Peace :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PSA: SURE WAY TO GET YOUR ANIMAL KILLED = Take them to CityVet, Flower Mound, Texas


On Saturday, May 26, 2018, around 8:30, per a previously scheduled appointment, I took my daughter Chaka to City Vet for grooming.
The facility was not open, so we waited outside for about
20 minutes, until they opened the doors around 9 AM.

I was introduced to a Liz, who was supposed to groom Chaka. Liz asked me if Chaka had been to a groomer before and I told her that Chaka had been to a groomer before. However, she was too scared at the groomers that she tore her dew claw. Liz told me that she has lots of experience
grooming Chows and that she can handle Chaka fine.

I gave Liz my Mobile number and insisted that
she call me immediately, should she have any difficulty grooming Chaka. Then, I was not offered the choice to stay, so I left and went to get breakfast for my family, at the Starbucks, which is in the same
Strip Mall. I was at Starbucks for about 30 minutes and since I did not get a phone call from the groomers, I was happy to take my wife some breakfast home. So, I went home.

When I got home, a few minutes later, the home phone rang, not my Mobile. Since I was not expecting the groomer to
call my home number, I did not pick-up. However, my wife realized the call was from the groomer and played the voice message for me immediately. The message is still on our Answering Machine.

The message indicated that the groomer was having trouble grooming Chaka and that I needed to come get her. Just to make sure they do not
proceed Chaka grooming further, when they were having trouble in the first place, I immediately called City Vet to let them know I was on my way to get Chaka.

At that point, the Manager of the Grooming Department, Anne, came on the line and said, "I am so sorry, but there has been an accident". I was thinking that Chaka tore her dew claw again. But, to my dismay, Anne said, "We are so sorry. Your dog is dead. We tried to save her, but could not".

Me and my wife were flabbergasted and saddened to hear this craziness! We were in total shock. I immediately drove to City Vet, where I
was asked to wait in a room to see Anne, the Grooming Manager. Anne told me that they put 2 or 3 muzzles on Chaka and 2 or 3 groomers, including Anne, had to hold Chaka, for she wasn't having it.

Anne said, "Chaka barrel rolled". We have not heard the English(?) term, 'barrel rolled', but presumed it meant Chaka tried to flip about to get away from the tub of water she was forced into.

Our belief  is that they groomers wanted to make sure they get their $80, put many muzzles on Chaka and forced Chaka against her will into the tub, where Chaka drowned to her death in agony.

This terrible act of City Vet, which caused Chaka's death, is tantamount to Animal Abuse / Murder of an innocent animal.

Chaka, mind you, was a very healthy girl and she had at least another 8 years of life ahead of her.

Chaka was a shy Chow and was wary of strangers as any decent dog would be. City Vet killed her,
by employing incompetent employees in their grooming department, who apparently did not know how to groom a Chow. They should not have proceeded even an iota, once Chaka showed any
signs of fear and resisted the grooming/bath.

We were offered a necropsy, which I turned down, because I was in severe shock, heartbroken because of my lovely daughter's death. I did not want Chaka to be dissected. I felt Chaka had
suffered enough by that point in time.

Knowing Chaka's story, will you want to go to City Vet for Grooming or other services?

Please share with pet lovers everywhere. Thank you!

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