Tick Tock

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I’m going to talk about something today that many people, myself included, find offensive. Have you ever seen a tick? They are about the ugliest thing I can think of. The reason I brought up the subject is because I got one today. It’s the second one I’ve had this season. I got one on me last summer that must have stuck to me for a long time because he got big and fat.

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Famous Dogs – Astro and Scooby Doo

I’d like to get back on to lighter topics. It takes a lot out of a dog to come up with words to say about buddies that have passed away. Today I’d like to talk about a couple of famous dogs, Astro and Scooby Doo. The reason I am going to discuss both of them is because the same guy did their cartoon voices. That links them together forever in doggie lore!

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The man’s name was Don Messick who was a veteran voice actor. He did Astro for the cartoon show The Jetsons back in 1962-63. Then he did Scooby in the cartoon Scooby Doo, Where Are You from 1969-75. I had never put it together that it was the same guy.
When you think about it though, they do talk quite a bit alike. Don also did Bamm Bamm from the Flintstones and Dr. Quest from the cartoon adventure Jonny Quest.

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Goodbye To Two More Friends


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This isn’t the best time to be an old dog. I have two more family friends who I didn’t get to meet personally but felt like I knew well. Sadly, both were recently put to sleep just a few days apart from each other. I’d like to share a few thoughts about both of them. Jackson was Heidi’s dog in California. Annie lived in Florida with Grandma and Grandpa.
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Adios Scott

Scott was a big bulldog who lived here in our apartment complex. He had to be put to sleep recently and we lost a good friend. Whenever you saw Matt you thought of Scott and vice versa. Scott had fortunately lived a long, happy life.

I must confess I tormented Scott. He was a good sport and in his mind he wanted to chase me and give me a run for the money. But Scott was stuck in the body of a big, lumbering bulldog and it didn’t help that he was getting up in years. Still, he was game for action right up until the end. I didn’t really know he was in poor health. I may have gone a bit easier on him if I’d known (but probably not!)

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