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Thursday Was an Ordinary Day

Thursday was a sunny day.

I baked dog cookies using peanut butter, pumpkin, flour and eggs. Rumpy loved them and I love that even my dog can also enjoy the fall flavor blitz.

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Peanut butter, pumpkin, flour and eggs make these treats a festive fall canine taste sensation!

I went shopping and bought myself some new clothes. You see, I made this list of things that I want and need, and I’m making a conscious effort to get those things for myself. I now have a wardrobe for when I land that new job.

After complaining for a year about AT&T’s internet service, my contract is up and I have signed up with Wow. They come out today to connect their service.

Oh, and a shooter in Oregon killed 9 people and injured 7 others before “the threat was neutralized.”

Rumpy LOVES these cookies! But then, Rumpy has never turned down ANY cookie. LOL

Rumpy LOVES these cookies! But then, Rumpy has never turned down ANY cookie. LOL

President Obama talked about how we have become numb to mass shootings. I know I have. I can honestly say I feel nothing. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I am sorry for those families whose children were harmed or killed. I am sad that yet again our emergency response personnel had to respond to a scene of carnage that was absolutely preventable.

I find it poetic justice that Sheriff Hanlin, who wrote a letter opposing gun control legislation after Sandy Hook, is facing first-hand the consequences of his choice.

But, other than that, I feel nothing. No anger. No hurt. No frustration.

While the Umpqua Community College shooting was the latest event, it won’t be the last. Like our president said, our inaction is a choice. As long as we are a nation with an idiotic obsession with guns, people will die, so we may as well get used to it. I know I did.

Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I washed my car yesterday and cleaned it out. Funny how good it feels to drive around in a clean car.

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I am a malamute that was rescued by her. I live with June Buggie the cat. I blog about animal welfare and responsible care of companion animals at rumpydog.com. You can follow me on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page! Thanks!

Discussion

19 thoughts on “Thursday Was an Ordinary Day

  1. Sad. True. 😦

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | October 2, 2015, 4:27 AM
  2. Sadly, I feel the same numbness. It seems as if we can no longer even get up the anger to raise a stink anymore. We have just come to accept the fact that the gun lobby and extremists have won. We are resigned to the fact that we will see another shooting, and another, and another. Sigh.

    Posted by Mel | October 2, 2015, 4:41 AM
  3. Very sad, we wonder what that Sheriff is considering now? But at least Rumpy has some tasty treats! That makes us happy.

    Posted by tilda2 | October 2, 2015, 7:17 AM
  4. Agreed. I had similar thoughts as well.

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    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | October 2, 2015, 7:50 AM
  5. Sad. But very true.

    Posted by Bernadette | October 2, 2015, 11:47 AM
  6. THANKS for this exceptional, truthful, haunting yet hopeful piece…copying to save forever…

    Posted by murphysmission | October 3, 2015, 1:18 AM
  7. Hard to click “like” for the shooting stuff but as for the cookies and clean car, that I like. It is funny but it does feel good when our stuff (car, home, etc.) is clean. Glad you got some new clothes and internet service. Now fingers crossed on that new job. Have a good weekend.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | October 3, 2015, 6:18 AM
  8. Greetings from Alaska. I would not be alive today if I did not own a gun, on a number of occasions in my life. People kill people, and guns have saved my life. Here is one occasion that my gun(s) not only saved My Life but the life of my employee, my dog and put (attempted) armed robbers in prison for 15 Years each after standing barrel to barrel with sawed off shotguns. https://www.facebook.com/notes/russell-josh-peterson/copy-shop-attempted-robbery/262289197125005
    Then Years later another robbery attempt forced me to take a tire iron to the temple to get to my gun…and survive. Which ironically was the same night my mother passed away 3,000 miles away while I lay on the operating table getting my skull sewn shut. ♡ If she could trade places, she would have and perhaps she did. ♡
    Then again in 2005 an armed intruder pried open the front door of my boat, at 2am and entered my captains quarters to instantly find 1) I sleep naked 2) I sleep naked with a shotgun. http://bezerk.org/nakedman
    SO please understand, I own guns, I carry guns and I would die protecting you and everyone reading this as well as my two best friends in the world Skadi & Freya ♡ http://imdb.me/skadi
    Now 15+ Years later – those attempted robbers in the first link are out of prison…and I see them in passing in a town with no roads in or out called Juneau Alaska…So I carry a gun with me everyplace I go, because I want to live, and I want to protect the ones I love and willing to die trying to protect any other innocent folks anyone ever tries to hurt. But please, just cause I share this with you all – I do not condone people shooting people unless its in self defense of life or property. Sadly, that is my reality thru my life’s experiences.
    Consider for a moment that these shooting tragedies stem from other mental and social issues for us to consider how to identify and prevent thru helping and loving one another more than we do. Because mass shootings, are new – we agree…if we do not count the US Calvary slaughtering thousands of unarmed Natives whom we stole this country from. What causes mass shootings, is our need to know. What drives people to such things, we need to know because its not guns. I think “outside” terrorists are of little concern when obviously “something” is breeding terrorists from within…what discontent breeds to make someone want to kill innocent people? My guns have saved my life, and lives of folks I love with 2 legs and 4 ♡ As I head out the door to let my two big beautiful best friends play on an isolated beach, playing in a river made just for us to share together in love…and peace. ♡
    Please don’t think less of me for sharing so openly here with you folks. ♡
    But if I did not own a gun I would not be typing here, 3 times dead.

    Posted by Russell Josh Peterson | October 3, 2015, 1:11 PM
  9. I will just touch on the cookies, they look delicious and I know Rumpy and you will love them. Good job on the clean car with my two Newfs my car is seldom clean.

    Posted by tylersat99 | October 4, 2015, 2:29 AM
  10. We always wonder why American law let people have guns…at least once or twice a year, we hear these sad shooting news happened at colleges…..
    Oh! Those cookies look yum!!! I’m glad to see Rumpy’s happy face with them!!!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | October 4, 2015, 9:04 AM
  11. If our country ever decides to address gun violence, it will be because of a mass shooting. Sadly, these horrific mass deaths are a small fraction of our country’s annual gun deaths. The majority of gun deaths are suicides. And then there are gun homicides every day that never make the national news.

    As for Mr. Peterson, my husband and I also have been a victim of several property crimes, sometimes by armed people and sometimes not. I’ve never owned a gun and never felt the need for one.

    I’ve never felt it was worth protecting any property at the risk of escalating violence or committing violence toward someone else.

    As I read the words of people who feel the need to sleep with a gun close at hand, I realize how frightened they are of everything. And the assailants in mass shootings also express lots of fear. Perhaps the solution to gun violence is Prozac in the drinking water.

    Posted by somethingwagging | October 4, 2015, 4:44 PM

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