Today’s assignment to try a different posting style… so though I’ve used pictures in my posts before I thought I would show a story via pictures in this blog. Of course the web can’t read pictures so I’ll just say this picture story will show the pup Zulu (catahoula breed) from 8 wks to now 3yrs from mangy, scrawny pup to handsome companion for his older (non-related by blood anyhow) sister (Sky -Australian Shepherd). Both Zulu and Sky are rescue dogs. Zulu the Catahoula was adopted from the Jefferson County animal shelter in Mardas, Oregon. Sky, the Aussie was a year old when she was adopted from the Milo Foundation in California.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Clone Wars.” If you could clone yourself, how would you split up your responsibilities? How would I split them up? Really -the question is how to get out of being a clone and have some rights!! As Bonny’s clone I am seriously hoping that this forum will find other clones in a similar dilemma as myself. I am tasked with doing all the things Bonny doesn’t want to do. When there is a wedding I have to go and make the appearance and as Bonny’s clone I can tell you I don’t like weddings or funerals any more than she does so why am I stuck doing these obligatory appearances. Parties, crowds aren’t my thing either but guess what? Clones have no rights and I for one would like to stand up and be acknowledged as a real person and not a clone. The problem is clones are without rights at all because everyone assumes they are talking with the real Bonny. I want to shout out and tell them it’s all essentially just a joke and Bonny would never go out to a ballgame or a people infested event. The thing is all of you know this! You act surprised to see me so you know I shouldn’t be here in the middle of your crowd so certainly you wouldn’t miss me if I didn’t come. How many years has the real Bonny avoided the family gatherings but I dread that I will be expected to go at the next planned event simply to make Bonny look good. I know my words are in vain but if there is some other clone stuck with writing this task maybe we can band together and somehow be recognised as more than clones! Maybe...
Yesterday was spent reading & re-reading my neighbours blogs. I found a number of new blogs to follow as well as some tags to keep an eye on. In the spirit of the assignment I have come to realise as was stated in the assignment: ‘publishing is only half of blogging – engaging with the community is the other’. The result of engaging = inspiration! I thought I would summarise some of the blogs that have piqued my interest – in no particular order.