At 5 feet 8 inches and 165 pounds, he was a not an imposing opponent on the football field but his determination and grit finally endeared him to the real jocks. His senior year, he scored a touchdown in the 52-0 swamping of Western Maryland. Despite a broken leg that kept him off the field for most of the season, the coach rewarded that grit by letting him play in the Yale game, which won him his letter. The man dismissed by his father as the runt of the litter. He is credited as being the architect of his brother’s winning campaigns and went on to challenge the likes of Jimmy Hoffa and Sam Giancana, king pins of organized crime that would strike fear in most any other Attorney General. He told us, “I think that we can do better in this country. And that is why I run for President of the United States.” So what if Bobby Kennedy had won? The hope he had ignited was extinguished after he was killed following a victory speech in California but he still inspires us
I myself was born without toes on my right front paw and mostly walk on my three other legs but my pawsitive attitude and love know no bounds. Victor Frankl who survived the holocaust said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”. Wags and licks, your friend, Mr. Molesley
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While researching facts about depictions of the last supper we came across this observation:
Look for Peter and John on either side of Jesus, and Judas, usually shown standing or sitting slightly apart from the other apostles and sometimes holding a purse of money, isolated or is in the act of leaving the table. Judas is sometimes shown with a dog at his feet, which is difficult to account for since the animal normally symbolizes fidelity.
Julie Ann’s Adoption Song. Mom and dad rescued me from a bad breeder situation. Yes, each one of us has our own song. This one is a derivative of a Harry Chapin song. Dad says, “The higher one aims the greater the number of predecessors to whom was is endowed”. I am the spokesperson for our Best Bully Sticks affiliate program now. See below for a coupon and you can now subscribe on www.twodogdad.com so you never miss a post. Yeah, I make it three now but who’s counting? Love you!
His early skills at music and the violin were decidedly less than impressive. His teachers thought him hopeless. It was his father who saw the potential in him and took over his education. Beethoven slowly lost his hearing throughout his life and yet, four of his greatest works were composed when he was completely deaf. The important thing is that Beethoven did not give up and realized that he had to face the truth and continue living his dream of composing music. Even Beethoven’s deafness was not enough to be an obstacle large enough to block his path of success.
1) “Beethoven can write music, thank God, because he can’t do anything else!” – Ludwig van Beethoven
2) Don’t worry about the permits. I’m sure there’s room for a second building.
3) It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain
Go get em’! Wags and licks, your friend, Mr. Molesley
Mr. Molesley’s Musing
His first wife’s brother sent him a letter saying, “She had no business marrying a no-good fellow like you who can’t hold a job.” Things still didn’t look so rosy when at age 65, after 25 years in the restaurant business, Colonel Harland Sanders was effectively broke. He received his first social security check-$105 but he had something else besides determination on his side…a great chicken recipe. He lived in his car for 2 years and was rejected 1,009 times before finally finding a restaurant owner who agreed to use his recipe. Finally his hard work paid off, his success was “finger lickin’ good”. For more details read about it .
This man has enjoyed a reputation resembling something of a secular sainthood, yet historians disagree as to what his greatest blunder was. Here is one view:
George Washington’s largest blunder was surely his signing a surrender document with the French at Ft. Necessity that acknowledged the assassination of French officers by Washington and his Indian Allies. That was the justification for the French to start a world-wide war.
Washington’s conduct during the Battle of Long Island was incredibly risky and the only thing that saved the Americans from annihilation was the lack of action by the British commanders.
He also spent most of his life in debt to the British as his tobacco crops experienced numerous failures. Historians do agree that one of his great virtues was the ability to learn from his mistakes
The Love of a Dog
The devotion and loyalty of a dog touches us all, from the vagabond on the street to the regal monarch, unsure of whom she can trust. Anyone who has loved a dog knows this pain even as Queen Victoria did for Dash and the other animals she cherished in her lifetime. Some cast members paid a tribute to their fellow cast member and the real life Dash, friend and confidante of Her Majesty, the Queen.
Saying “Goodbye” to Dash
We have been following the exquisite Victoria series on PBS and were so very pleased to see that she was a dog lover as well as a great monarch. Sadly, Dash succumbed to old age. We thought you might enjoy some real life facts about Dash.
Who knew his dry nose was the sign of horrid things to come?
“Why oh why did Dash have to die?”, we hear you cry. Well, because the real Dash died in 1840, too.
Victoria’s beloved pet – who was gifted to her when she was just 13 – passed away and she buried him herself in the grounds of Adelaide Cottage in Windsor Home Park.
A special marble effigy was erected over his grave, bearing a heartfelt inscription.
The favourite spaniel of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
In his 10th year
His attachment was without selfishness
His playfulness without malice
His fidelity without deceit
If you would be beloved and die regretted
Profit by the example of
We will concede that Darwin had one concept correct-it is not the strongest or the swiftest who survive but those most adaptable to change. Drat! I hate it that he’s right on that point.
My cousins have checked in to experience all the wonder, the marvels, the luxury that is…Gracie’s Bed and Breakfast and Bark Park. Mr. Molesley has set the standards of service high. He is adamant that a restaurant that boasts “same day service” is simply not good enough. It seems fine to me unless of course it is my dinner we’re talking about. There is some underlying history to my distaste for change. It seems my first few months of life were fraught with it, being passed around to four different homes before I found mom and dad. “There is no sense in worrying about things you can’t do anything about because you can’t do anything and there is no sense in worrying about things you can change because you can do something about it”.-Wayne Dyer. Maybe a good ride in the car with my head hanging out and my ears flapping in the breeze would help. By the way, “Mr. Molesley, what time is check out? I’d be glad to help with their bags.” Wags and licks, your mostly patient friend, Gracie.