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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 17, 2004
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. - Bob Talbert
Source: Best Quote of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
When I was thirteen, we adopted the most wonderful dog in the world. Penny, as we called him, was smart and obedient. He loved everybody, and everybody loved him. But when I went off to college and my parents moved, our family reluctantly decided to give Penny away to another family.
After a while, Penny decided that my father wasn't coming back. The dog began to grieve. In fact, he seemed to give up on life, and before long, arthritis and other problems left him paralyzed. When my father heard about Penny's sad state, he drove seven hundred miles to bring him home. He found our dog curled up in a little ball, unable to move. But Penny's tiny stub of a tail thrashed wildly when he saw his master. Remarkably, with the love and attention my parents began to shower on him, Penny recovered. Within two weeks of returning home, he was running and jumping. He lived eleven more years without another sign of arthritis!
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Does Your Cat Own You?
Part 3 of 3 [May 3, 10, 17]
At the store, do you pick out the cat food before you pick out anything for yourself?
Do you go to sleep sitting up in bed because you were reading and the cat is curled up on your lap asleep?
Does it always take you longer than expected to read a magazine, because the cat keeps curling up on it while you're reading?
Do you frequently leave your dresser drawer open when you leave for the day, because the cat jumped into one of them and is asleep in one of the drawers?
Do you cook a special turkey for your cat on holidays?
Does your cat "insist" on a fancy Sunday breakfast consisting of an omelet made from eggs, milk, and salmon, halibut, or trout?
Do you have pictures of your cat in your wallet? Do you bring them out when your friends share pictures of their children? (Pollsters claim that 40 percent of cat owners carry their pet's pictures in their wallets, by the way.)
When people call to talk to you on the phone, do you insist that they say a few words to your cat as well?
Do you accept dates only with those who have a cat? If so, do you eventually double-date with the cats to see how they get along?
When someone new comes to your house, do you introduce your cat, by name, to them?
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, http://www.katscratch.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Amazingly, antelope stew
Is supposedly better for you
Than a goulash of rat
Or Hungarian cat;
But I guess that you probably gnu.
Source: Judy's Jokes for Sunday, mailto:JJs4Sundayemail@example.com
Health Folklore or Fact?
Part 3 of 5 [May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 1]
Folklore: Cherries cure gout.
Fact: Eating 45 Bing cherries cut blood urate levels (a sign of gout) 15% in women, says University of California, Davis, research. Other signs of inflammation (including blood C-reactive protein) also sank.
By Jean Carper a nutrition authority. Sign-up for a free newsletter at http://JeanCarper.com
Source: USA Weekend, March 19-21, 2004, http://usaweekend.com