Thursday, September 27, 2012

Flash Friday 55.....

They amuse, protect, frustrate.
Give comfort, chew things, exasperate.
They shed, slobber, and bark
They enjoy crapping in the park.
Sometimes they pee on the rug, then hide under a couch.
They lick your face, even when you're a grouch.
In spite of it all.....
They are Unconditional Love
They are Unwavering Loyalty
They are Family.

I had a different 55 posted, but after I saw this pic of John Unger
wading out into Lake Superior to give his 19 year dog Schoep some
relief from the effects of arthritis, I had to write a little tribute.
John Unger....I'd like to shake your hand Brother!!
If you or anyone you know have written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment....Then BOOK!!!
So from the most verklempt host from coast to coast
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!

Post Note: After this pic was posted on Face Book, John Unger was
deluged with contributions to pay for treatment for Schoep.
With over 25,000.00 donated, The Schoep Legacy Foundation was
established. Now other elderly pets from low income families have
a source of help for needed treatment. Schoep is now doing GREAT!!


G-Man said...

I hate the new blogger.
I see no reason to change.
Sorry I'm late everybody....G

G-Man said...

I Yahtzeed Myself...BITCHES!!

Mr. Charleston said...

Dogs. 'nuff said. I saw the picture some time ago and it moved me too.

Brian Miller said...

dang you stealing yahtzee....smiles...ugh, sorry thought that might have bit you...

pretty cool story man...and i am glad all the people responded as well....dogs are def family...

my love pops...

mine is up

Janna said...

I love the part about crapping in the park, but my favorite is the line about peeing on the rug-- because that's EXACTLY what my cat did this week!

And yet I still love her.
Clearly I'm insane. :)

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Brian Miller said...

alright, see you all manana...glad i caught a few before bed time...smiles.

Teresa said...

You just turned me into a bawling baby. :-)

Alice Audrey said...

Seriously cool on the donations.

LOL you Yahtzeed yourself.

Mine is up

Myrna R. said...

This is so far the best story I've read today. Can you guess I'm a dog lover. My two 'kids' are sleeping peacefully by my feet right now. Glad they're both healthy. Nice that a foundation was started to help elderly dogs.

(G-Man, I had a birthday this week and now I'm concerned that senility has begun. Where was my head when I posted in the wrong place? Thanks for understanding.)

Margaret said...

... Awe!!! Dogs are all heart and I have FOUR ... just got myself a Yorkie puppy. I'm just CRaZy! But none of my dogs are shedders... that would push me over the edge.

...and the new blogger is great - you will get used to it. Change is good - but it's OK to moan and groan along the way (that's what I do :)

A Prayer

d. moll, said...

SUch a great photo and sweet scene. I hadn't known about all the contributions, so cool. Strangely my 55 is about a dog too, sort of, but I do have a dog photo! Have a kick ass you know what and you will adapt to the new blogger.....

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I love the story, but the best part is how this man's love for his dog has enabled him to help other dogs in need. You just never know.

A Better Life

lime said...

aw, now that's a picture worth 1000 words but you sum it up so well in just 55.

magiceye said...

Wonderful to read!

Mine's up at

Olivia said...

You keep giving all to a human, and he will still leave you. You give once to a dog, he will never leave you...

I did this time- just in time!
My 55

Hugs xoxo

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Hear, hear. :')

(Plus, I just came from Teresa's.......)

~May we strive to become the person our dog already thinks we are. ;)

Lydia said...

Loved your 55, G. I had seen that story on the news and it brought tears. Am so glad to read the follow-up here. My heart is lifted and I think I can sail through Friday now!

outcast as angel

the walking man said...

The dog thing is cool. One of the benefits of lightening fast communication eh?

Lord I pray thee let me not make this a Friday habit

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww... bless him and his dog!
Yes, they give us unconditional love, even though we mostly don't give it back. Great that the dog os doing so much better and the gay is paying it forward. WTG!~!

Mine's up:

Have a fabulous weekend Galen :)

izzy said...

Do you have a dog ? We have 2.
I love this story . Thanks for sharing.

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww... bless him and his dog!
Yes, they give us unconditional love, even though we mostly don't give it back. Great that the dog is doing so much better and the GUY is paying it forward. WTG!~!

Mine's up:

Have a fabulous weekend Galen :)

Bloody hell. Just read the typos in my other comment...haha It must be FRIDAY!

JANU said...

So them too.
Mine -

hope said...

That kind of news should be on the front page! Nice.

Mine's up...happy weekend.

happygirl said...

Unconditional love being returned in spades. I'm not so sure the same will be true for my 55. It's here

Bubba said...

I can see why you changed your 66, G-Man. A touching story, and another reason why dogs are better.
(Try doing THAT with a CAT!)

I'm back again this week with Live Life NOW

Maude Lynn said...

This just made me smile, G-Man!

Unknown said...

I love your post. What an awesome tribute to such a moving story of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. I salute you!
Mine is here
p/s I am so sorry I am late too. Hospital visits.

Serena said...

What a beautiful story! Dogs really are nothing but furry bundles of pure love.:)

hedgewitch said...

I hate the new blogger too--one of the lumps of frustration driving my bloggy vacay. I got nothin for ya this week, my friend, but I loved your doggy 55--and re: the FB stuff, am glad to hear that people can be real human beings, at least when it isn't about other human beings.

That's okay, dogs deserve it more anyway. Have a kickass weekend.

moondustwriter said...

How do you yahtzee yourself??
Had to comment on your 55 (tho I dont have one)

it was a great story of love and compassion and the response for the dog amazing
people do still care - hurrah

hi to all of you in 55 land

Other Mary said...

Love the 55 in praise of pooches! It got me thinking about friendship and...well, things went downhill from there. Here's what happens when one is more literal than literary!
Here's mine

Manicddaily said...

That's so nice - I have a dog who is 17. She is terrific, though blind and at one point paralyzed but recovered more or less. She is just amazing.

Here's mine - less elevating! And late! (Sorry.) Traveling. k.

eastcoastlife said...

awww... that's a beautiful story with a nice ending. Happy weekend!

Katherine said...

Hi G-Man, it's been a while between visits from me. I haven't been actively blogging for sometime and decided it was time to have a read. It was lovely reading this story after reading another story on another page where a fellow blogger had to stop and help a little puppy that had been shot twice with a BB gun. A beautiful 55 and what a beautiful man.

Secret Agent Woman said...

That's very sweet. And cool about the charity getting established.