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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Something Else I Learned

I got this today on my Homepage:

"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. - P. G. Wodehouse"

That's something I never thought of! And I thought I knew all about human nature. I can't think of too many people who don't want apologies, and only very few who take a mean advantage of them. Well, relatively few. I always thought people who don't apologize are the type who don't give a shit who they hurt, or how. What is a person supposed to do to make things right after they did something wrong? Most people I know settle well for an old-fashioned apology. I don't know, maybe it's just me. I always thought if I was wrong that it was good manners to give an apology. That's how I was brought up. I never take a mean advantage. In fact, if someone has done me wrong, and they think enough of me to apologize, I completely wipe the slate clean. All things done before are forgotten and forgiven. However I only allow myself to forgive once, and no more. I won't allow someone to go on and on shitting on me after I've forgiven them once. I am not the woman of a thousand chances!

If I am proven wrong, I don't mind giving apologies, I don't care who it is to. Well, most of the time anyway. And there is one rule of thumb, I must be PROVEN wrong.

Well anyway, today was quite a day. There is a blizzard here in Ocean Shores. We have to be careful with the doggies. They're so teeny, I do worry about them. Just like people, they can get lost in this kind of weather too. It looks like the Alaskan tundra out there!! My sis Anna had to wear 3 layers of clothing just to go out about 25 feet to get the mail! It took her 2 minutes to go to the mailbox. The wind was blowing something fierce, and powdery snow everywhere!! Tomorrow is supposed to be like this too. In fact, last time I looked, it's supposed to be like this all week. That's a shame, cuz ma is supposed to come up here on Tuesday. I hate the powdery snow!! That stuff is a bear to melt!!! It lasts a lot longer than wet snow. Well, one good thing is that we may have a white Christmas! Something I have never had in my lifetime.


Anonymous said...

In this kind of weather, I use an ex-pen for the little ones. You're right, they can wander and/or sink into the deep snow. At least if they're in the ex-pen, you know where to look for them!!!! http://www.petco.com/product/13911/Midwest-Small-Pet-Playpens.aspx

Anonymous said...

Yep that's what I need. I would have got one, but I heard it never snows here. HA!! I wonder what the people who told me that are saying now? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Even without snow, the ex-pen is great for small breed dogs. It keeps them safe from predators. You still may need to keep an eye on the sky for hawks, but at least they're safe from foxes, other dogs, etc. :)

Anonymous said...

That's a good point. Coyotes are still a threat out here. I remember I saw one right after we moved here. Scared me to death!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I highly recommend you get an ex-pen then. Coyotes take small dogs alllll the time! Not even a leash can help you if they get a hold of pup. Not to mention---it's easier for potty pick up, since you know that it's going to be found in that confined area.

Anonymous said...

Yep, it would make clean-up a lot better too. Better than going all around the yard. It's on my necessity list now. I've been deterring any coyotes that may be lurking around by not putting my dogs out that often, and when they do go out, the longest they've ever been out is about 3 minutes. But I do like those ex-pens, I like the thought of getting some. Thank you for that :)