I felt compelled because I saw this today!


 
Sandy Steele's dog Susie Says

A Soldier's Best Friend

Dusty, the boxer from next door and I were watching CNN this morning, when a story about an American soldier fighting in the Middle East came on. It seems that the man died in battle and his dog "Hawkeye" wouldn't leave his side. Hawkeye followed his master all the way home and laid down beside his coffin at the funeral service... and cried and cried.

So called "War Dogs" also recently helped in the extermination of Osama bin Laden, our Country's enemy # 1. In fact, canines have fought in every war for America since the Civil War. They fought in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Iraq Wars number one and two, and Afghanistan. This means that for the last hundred years on average, American men, women and dogs have fought in wars and died each decade.

...and so Hawkeye cried.

Man's best friend is a fearsome warrior. They fight with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Dogs have parachuted from 30,000 feet into oceans, scaled cliffs, sniffed bombs through jungles, attacked nests of machine guns and licked the faces of their companions every night. Estimated deaths for all dogs in all the wars...1,000,000. Estimated deaths for their military masters...87 million. Estimated deaths for all war civilians...80 million.

....and so Hawkeye cried.

The silly thing is that after all these wars and millions of deaths, we seem to be friends today with the very people we fought with. It seems that humans might learn something from dogs like me and Dusty.
You see, when other dogs not from our neighborhood, try to come into our yards, we charge at them and bark like hell! But we never bite. I guess we handle our potential battles like the "smart" human world leaders who dealt with "The Cold War" for decades. As far as I know, not too many dogs, or humans, or even cats, actually died in that War.

In 2010, The Pentagon announced that after years of research and over 19 billion dollars spent to build the ultimate bomb detector, they discovered that trained dogs were still the best. Just think, there is something really really important that dogs actually do much better than people. And we'll do it just for a hug and a kiss. Many of these loyal guardians, whose companions are killed in action, are allowed to live with the soldiers' parents. This was also the case for Hawkeye.

... and so Hawkeye cried..tears of joy.

Catch you later,

Sandy and Susie

P.S. The other day while Sandy was shopping, Dusty and I walked over to the parking meter. Dusty said, "How about that. Pay toilets!"


For more info on Sandy and Susie go to www.sandysteele.com

Sandy Steele's dog Susie Says

Sandy Steele's dog Susie Says



Those geniuses in Washington




Sandy is taking a nap, so I thought this would be a good time to type and twitter. My name is Susie and I'm her Border Collie.


I was watching some TV recently and noticed that it had a lot of "human" dogs barking and "people" cats hissing and scratching over something called the debt ceiling and budget deficit. Congressmen and women fighting like cats and dogs! I haven't seen so much commotion since that sneaky raccoon got into the neighbors garage and pooped in their convertible Mercedes.


My mom Sandy says to just ignore that kind of stuff and focus on really important things like what's going on with Schwarzenegger's lovechild or Donald Trump's latest political speech . You know when people or dogs do something stupid they always try to ignore the consequences by either saying, "it was taken out of context," or denying it ever happened. Somehow the truth always come out and they look more stupid than before.


I remember when I was just a puppy and unfortunately took a leak on the kitchen floor. Instead of owning up to my accident, I tricked Dusty, the male boxer from next door, into coming inside my house and hanging around the kitchen. When Sandy came home the "patsy" Dusty looked guilty and was blamed for the doggy lemonade on the floor. I was innocently "sleeping" on the couch and of course didn't know anything. The point I'm trying to make is those animals in Washington are experts at blaming everyone but themselves for the problems they help create.


On a lighter note, I realized that people are getting fatter than ever. I'm not sure how it happened because I always seem to weigh the same. Of course, I run everywhere and mom fixes me nutritious meals with fish and stuff like that. If Sandy was cooking for the nation, I have a feeling that the health care mess wouldn't be so bad. People would feel and look better, spend little or no money on pharmaceutical drugs and have more sex. However, I'm just a 3 year old Border Collie that Sandy rescued, so what do I know?


I know that the plural of genius is actually genii, but that's just showing off!


Catch you later!

Susie and Sandy

P.S. Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always make it look like the dog did it.


For more info on Sandy & Susie go to http://www.sandysteele.com/

Can't we just all get along


Sandy Steele's dog Susie Says




Sandy is taking a nap, so I thought this would be a good time to type and twitter. My name is Susie and I'm her Border Collie.


I was watching some TV recently and noticed that it had a lot of "human" dogs barking and "people" cats hissing and scratching over something called the debt ceiling and budget deficit. I haven't seen so much commotion since that sneaky raccoon got into the neighbors garage and pooped in their convertible Mercedes.


My mom Sandy says to just ignore that kind of stuff and focus on really important things like what's going on with Schwarzenegger's lovechild or Donald Trump's latest political speech . You know when people or dogs do something stupid they always try to ignore the consequences by either saying, "it was taken out of context," of denying it ever happened. Somehow the truth always come out and they look more stupid than before.


I remember when I was just a puppy and unfortunately took a leak on the kitchen floor. Instead of owning up to my accident, I tricked Dusty, the male boxer from next door, into coming inside my house and hanging around the kitchen. When Sandy came home the "patsy" Dusty looked guilty and was blamed for the doggy lemonade on the floor. I was innocently "sleeping" on the couch and of course didn't know anything. The point I'm trying to make is those animals in Washington are experts at blaming everyone but themselves for the problems they help create.


On a lighter note, I realized that people are getting fatter than ever. I'm not sure how it happened because I always seem to weigh the same. Of course, I run everywhere and mom fixes me nutritious meals with fish and stuff like that. If Sandy was cooking for the nation, I have a feeling that the health care mess wouldn't be so bad. People would feel and look better, spend little or no money on pharmaceutical drugs and have more sex. However, I'm just a 3 year old Border Collie that Sandy rescued, so what do I know?



Catch you later!

Susie and Sandy

P.S. Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always make it look like the dog did it.



For info on Sandy & Susie go to http://www.sandysteele.com/

Sandy Steele's dog Suzie Says

You know after years of watching and listening to my owner Sandy Steele, I finally decided to say something about this crazy planet we all live on. Sandy thinks she's my Mom, but I consider her like my older sister. Anyway, here goes World with my first blog. I really hate that word, so can't someone come up with something a little nicer?

First of all, what really bugs me are bugs. I love to chase them and every once in a while I get to eat one. Few calories, some protein and excellent roughage for keeping a girl's figure sexy and lithe. I live half the year in a small village high up in the mountains in the South. Sort of like a return to Mayberry based on the reruns I've watched. Sandy's from California, so we spend the other half roaming the beaches and swimming with surfer dudes and dolphins.

You might be wondering how I know and understand all of this, but the answer is simple. I watch a lot of TV, read a little newspaper and spend time in various dog parks. I'm also a Border Collie and everyone knows we're much smarter than your average dog, and most men.

Like I said, I've been with Sandy for nearly 3 years since she found me as a “rescue” dog. I recently helped humor her with tricks because of her daily care-giving for her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's, which really sucks. So we sort of rescued each other. We loved each other at first sight and are both extremely lucky to have one another.

This leads me to my very first “Bone to Pick.” Why can't four legged animals get some real help when it comes to animal shelters and dog parks. I just found out that our local “no-kill” animal shelter really does kill. Disgusting, and if I figure out a way to go over there, I'm going to organize a sit-in with about a hundred of my friends including cats. We'll all howl and sing in unison about the taking of so many four-legged lives. The cats can spit and hiss!

Anyway, I'm not one to preach, but please see what you can do to help your local shelters and the massive euthanasia of thousands of potential loving companions. You know if Americans can spend billions of dollars adopting children from Africa and China, maybe a small amount of that time and money can be directed to this terrible problem all around you. Enough bitching.

I had to dictate this to Sandy because I can't type...yet. She's still wondering if she's really hearing me talk or is just dreaming. I'm not a dream, but I can be a nightmare when something bugs me.

Catch you later,
Susie and Sandy

P.S. From Sandy; “One problem I've recently had is Susie now chases people on a bike. It got so bad, I had to take her off it.”