Archive for February 25th, 2018

I Adopted A ‘Special Needs’ Cat

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Tuffy just didn’t do well at the Verona Street Animal Shelter because he was terrified of  everyone and everything! But now he’s becoming much more secure after moving here 6-weeks ago.  At first, he stayed under the bed for the first 2-weeks except at night when I was asleep.

But today, Tuffy’s a playing fool! He’s constantly running and jumping with his toy mice and paper-balls in his mouth. He insists on playing laser (my limit is 6-times/night; 5-minutes/time max) until he just about collapses in a corner (like you see him here.)

He still won’t let me come anywhere near him but maybe someday! He shows me affection by looking at me while giving me those l-o-o-n-g cat blinks. Every cat owner knows what that means!

Tuffy has taught me a valuable lesson: you don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.  And Tuffy is a most wonderful cat.

2-Of The WORST Spokespeople Ever! (Thankfully)

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

For over 35-years, I coached spokespeople for companies like Eastman Kodak and the Xerox Corporation. I have a good deal of experience in putting human faces on companies and commercial products.

Had anyone suggested we use people like these two clowns, I would have had one question: “Are you serious?”

Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch are LOUSY representatives of the National Rifle Association – the NRA.

In one way, I’m glad of that. I don’t think this shill group representing gun manufacturers needs any more positive images in their particular line of murderous work.

But professionally, I’m offended that these repulsive yahoos are supposed to represent, mostly responsible, American gun-owners. Like me.

LaPierre and Loesch are belligerent, defensive, and angry as they parrot trite party lines without calmly listening and then responding in “correct corporatese.” They rarely show empathy for anyone who may hold reasonable, dissenting opinions. And they are as far from “positive, helpful people seeking solutions” as they can possibly be.

Every person who is for more reasonable gun restrictions (which is just about all of us) should be happy that they are terrible at their jobs.