Monday, November 2, 2009

Remembering the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month...and VetDogs

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Veterans Day
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die 
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 Rosie and I just don't get this thing about hoomin wars,but then again, we are pretty pampered pets and have never had any reason to fight to live. Mom tried to explain it,but just what "modern civilization" means is beyond me!

 I guess what she was trying to tell us is that the world changed on 11/11/1918. About how a big fight between the hoomins made the world a smaller place,and everyone should try to get along better, as they were more interconnected than before somehow. But mom says that isn't how it works in real life. Those hoomins may have called it "The War to End All Wars', but hoomin nature being what it is, that didn't happen. So there will probably continue to be wars until we are all at the Rainbow Bridge.

 So, countries need soldiers to keep their hoomins safe from other hoomins that want to hurt them, just like our moms and dads keep us safe from things like traffic and other animals or hoomins that might want to hurt us.I don't understand why that is, but there ya go.I do know it is true, bad hoomins do hurt animals and other hoomins.So until that day the hoomins stop hurting animals and each other, I guess there will be wars.

  Soldiers now, I can understand! They're the guard dogs!

Mom says we honor the soldiers that have served to protect our country on November 11th every year, and that day is called Veteran's Day(not to be confused with the V.E.T!). And that it started in 1919 to honor the soldiers that had served in "The Great War".

 I'm glad they have a special day for that, but I would hope that people would honor folks that keep them safe EVERY day! And help if they can, those guard dogs that have been injured helping to keep us safe!

That's where VetDogs comes in! They provide Guide Dogs and Service Dogs to disabled veterans.This is a wonderful way for us dogs to thank soldiers who have given a portion of their lives, and suffered for it, so that we can live so pampered a life. So if you can please donate to VetDogs!

So ask your hoomins to remember to honor the Vet (not THAT one) on Veteran's Day and every day for helping to keep us safe.



  1. Aww, what a sweet post my puppy pal!! It's nice to see you blogging again! We like your posts.

  2. That was a very touching post. Very sweet. :)