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-Oh sweet Lord what is Ginger doing now?

-What is she loading into her giant slingshot, is that a frozen turkey?

-Um…. look at that frozen turkey fly… why is Ginger  screaming “Fly, Be Free!”

-Who knows how far that bird could’ve flown if it hadnt been for that stupid garage being in the way, who wouldve thunk it would’ve gone through both sides though….. this has possibilities in my future weaponry experiments.  Thought I covered it up nicely with me urging it to fly… heheheheh  The Old guy is not happy though… oh well, time to go take a nap! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


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With thoughts of thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and the smell of Turkey in the air my thoughts wandered back to the Plimouth Plantation and the dogs there.  The only thing worse than being a human coming over on the Mayflower must’ve been being a dog on that rough ride.  But, ride it out they did!

Two dogs are recorded as having come over on the Mayflower.  The man who brought them over was John Goodman who reportedly died during the first winter leaving his companions to his fellow Pilgrims who cared for them.

The first was a Mastiff who can go up to 200 pounds and the other a English Springer Spaniel.  Both would be useful in the wilds of the new world for the Mastiff would be great at protection and big game hunting while the Spaniel would be a great hunting dog for smaller game.

There are three references about these two dogs  and they are as follows;

Goodman and a companion became lost during inclement weather and had to brave the storm out ill-dressed for the event overnight with the two dogs with them.  They could hear “Lions” roaring which were probably mountain lions or cougars who lived in the area at that time.  They reportedly had to hold the dogs all night to keep them from breaking for the “lions”.  They obviously found their way back after daybreak which must’ve came as a relief in many ways for these two guys.

The second is that Goodman was out with his Spaniel when a pack of Wolves appeared.  The Spaniel ran to Goodman for protection and he being unarmed did what any guy might do, he picked up a stick and threw it at one of the Wolves and hit it.  Not sure that is what I would’ve done… but it obviously worked. For the Wolves looked at them and Goodman threw another stick and the wolves sat down and observed them for what was described a very long time as the Spaniel stayed between Goodman’s legs.  Smart dog!  Finally, the Wolves wandered off which was lucky for Goodman, who perhaps brought about the saying three strikes your out for Bradford shows him as having died the first winter although other records show him to have died after that but before 1627.

The final note about these two dogs was that when the pilgrims planted crops they had to tie up the dogs to keep them from digging up the fish they put in with the seeds for fertilizer.  Now tied up is different here for it is reported they tied their front legs up to keep them from digging.

So, there you have it. The Mayflower dogs who we remember this Thanksgiving.  Wonder if they left any descendents?

Give thanks for your family and for the love you have in your life…..

We will take a moment to remember those who are no longer with us…… miss you ol’ Boo…..

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More Plotting…..

=Ginger- Look this is what we do… pssst, psst, psst,


-Just a question, if Ginger was to add ex-lax and pepto-bismol to your lunch what would happen?

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Operation Eruption

-Playing ball is fun dad!  Oh by the way, Ginger is ready to launch operation eruption.  She said we are now in the process of finding out what happens when fill the wash machine with coke and mentos……

-Dad Ginger also filled the toilet with coke and mentos……

-Well that will keep the old guy busy for a while so I can do some more work on taking over the world.  Remember, download a picture of me and put it on the wall so you will be ready when I take over the world!


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Actions and Results

Come on Chase me everyone!!!!






-Wow! Ginger pulled up a rope and they all tripped over it! What a train wreck!!





-Pretty funny!!!!!  Muwahahahaha


-Huh, guess she aint laughing now that she is locked in the hallway with nothing to do!



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Hi!  Winchester here..  while much of the world celebrates All Hallow’s Eve millions will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the reformation.  We collies are all excited and celebrating, except for Ginger who is dressing up like the Devil.. ahem.

-For this day of celebration we take a break from the mischief and mayhem to remember and honor God.

-written by Martin Luther we will sing this song;



-Dad love reading abut Martin Luther and he even reads some to us, we loved his comments about dogs being in heaven.

-Being Collies of course will will celebrate trick or treat in the evening….  some costumes collies have worn on All Hallow’s Eve include one of our favorite topic,


-As we remember one man who stood against amazing odds and our God he honored we  wish you a HAPPY REFORMATION DAY!!!! Remember, Jesus is still the reason.








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“Just as we…endure many kinds of injustice and consequently sigh for and implore help and
deliverance in the Lord’s prayer, so do the creatures sigh. Although they have not human
utterance, yet they have speech intelligible to God and the Holy Spirit, who mark the
creatures’ sighs over their unjust abuse by the ungodly.”
—from Martin Luther, Luther’s Epistle Sermons: Trinity Sunday to Advent, Vol. III trans. John Nicholas Lenker
(Minneapolis: The Luther Press, 1909), Fourth Sunday After Trinity, Romans 8:18-22 paragraph 17.

“Rightly was it said from the pulpit in former times that on the last day all creatures will
utter an accusing cry against the ungodly who have shown them abuse here on earth, and
will call them tyrants to whom they were unjustly subjected.”
—from Luther, Luther’s Epistle Sermons, Romans 8:18-22 paragraph 18.

-We are gifts from God!  Wow, didnt know that is what I was.  How about Ginger?  What do you mean she is devil spawn?  Oh, you are kidding!!!  er.. maybe?

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