May 26, 2019

‘Let’s get this squared away right now. I will not agree to any trips of over fifteen minutes. And…on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, I will be allowed out of this contraption to stick my head out the window or you can return me to the shelter. Understand?’


Honey don’t

May 24, 2019

I have received some flak about my hair after Sally posted a picture this week of cowboy after a fishing trip. It was pretty lame to be sure. I wonder if golfers’ wives post pictures of their husbands after a long day on the links? Let’s hope not.



April 2, 2019

Not all of the dogs we care for care for us.  



January 20, 2019

I don’t go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack. Vanessa Hudgens


Poor chicken

December 7, 2018

Most of the dogs we care for usually bring a few play toys with them. That’s not to say that all of these toys make the return trip home.



December 3, 2018

Ok…what do Joe Dimaggio and #5 have to do with me and the daily use of 24 Hour Fitness? Here’s the back story. On my three previous visits to the club, I’d returned to my locker to gather my winter coat and favorite blue sweater. The only problem…I could not, for the life of me, […]


Who knew?

November 11, 2018

The Sunday Denver Post is chock full of articles about sports, politics, and special events. Often missed are the smaller tidbit like pieces that often are quite startling. Like today, there was a very brief notice that scientists have now concluded that the idea for the ‘bed and breakfast’ originated in the animal kingdom. Pretty […]



October 21, 2018

Somewhere around my tenth of thirteen surgeries, it dawned on a young cowboy that nurses in the surgery prep room are kind and efficient but often missing in the humor department. I vowed to change that and liven up the atmosphere a bit. It worked like a charm. I mean who in their right mind […]



September 29, 2018

It sometimes appears that golfers have consulted with The Three Stooges when choosing their attire for the links.



September 22, 2018

After years of using a certain nickname, it’s nice to have a new one. Bandit Bob


Child’s play

September 15, 2018

A very young cowboy has seen some pretty unique customers at your local Wal Mart. After awhile, one kind of gets into the spirit…I guess you could say it’s contagious.



August 15, 2018

John Elway was the orchestrator of some of the most memorable comebacks in football history. ‘The Drive’ to beat The Cleveland Browns will still be remembered fifty years from now by loyal, Broncos fans. And lamented forever by Browns followers. This classic play might still give Elway nightmares though.  


Senior moments

August 15, 2018

It must be Divine intervention. Yesterday, for the second time in recent memory. a senior moment occurred. A beleaguered cowboy searched everywhere for his keys before settling for the single spare key that is for emergencies. Leaving the courts after tennis practice three hours later, I gave thanks for the help from above. I believe…two […]



August 12, 2018

Our neighbors eschewed the idea of sending their new puppies to training school. ‘We got this…it just takes a bit of ingenuity.’


Too funny…too true

August 5, 2018

Politicians are like diapers:  they should be changed often, and for the same reason.   Attributed to Mark Twain but not verifiable



August 5, 2018

There’s no guarantee of success in fly fishing. It is a lot like gambling. Even if the trout are being fussy and not cooperating, at least some spectators appreciate our efforts.   ** photo by Dave Irey



July 30, 2018

They say that British humor is a bit odd. I think it’s flat out funny as can be.  


A bit of fun

July 26, 2018

A number of years ago, Tim Tebow was a quarterback for The Denver Broncos. Today, he’s pursuing a career in baseball and excelling in that sport too. Tebow, a very committed Christian, used to take a knee and put his hand to his forehead presumably to give thanks to The One above. He drew quite […]


Oh my!

May 17, 2018

‘I have no fear. What I do have are parents who smoke strange looking cigarettes and who won’t answer the phone when Child Social Services calls.


Glory days

May 6, 2018

Marion Jacobsen was a world class surfer back in the day. As the years have slipped by, she’s rarely seen on The North Shore of Oahu anymore…now it’s Chicago’s North Side where she sings in the choir and recreates the old times with the blinds drawn.