Koki – Koki – Koki

I guess I should give an update on Koki. She is an interesting little dog. Last week, we went back to her vet to get her a a new look. She got a bath, toe nails clipped and hair cut for $11. She smelled great and looked like a different dog.

She is still getting me up at 6:30 to take her for a walk. She always hopes we will run into Geronimo, who is a dog friend of hers that lives near by. Sometimes he is running around and they get to rub noses. He is a yellow lab and towers over Koki.

She is always on the lookout for him and forgets the reason that we are out taking a walk. I think I am getting more good out of the walk than she is. She does enjoy smelling every little rock, blade of grass and even all of the flowers.

However, the main reason for the walk seems to be being forgotten. Others in the apartment, not to be named, have been giving a dog biscuit if Koki does number two on the paper on the balcony. I have said this is a bad idea, because now she is waiting until she returns from her walk do to her business, so she can get her treat. This is an intelligent dog.

This morning she made a deposit on the rug in the living room. I brought her back to her crate and asked her why she had done that. She looked at me with those big eyes and said she had heard that President Obama was paying for clunkers and she wanted to be sure I found her clunker, so she put it on the carpet.

Personally, I think that Obama’s “cash for clunker” plan and Koki’s clunker have a lot in common.

15 thoughts on “Koki – Koki – Koki

  1. Hi Don,

    Well said. We are one week away from leaving the financial and political madness, which continues to grow, here in the States (and California in particular). Hope to see you in Panama soon!

    Dan & Deborah

  2. Hi Dan. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Good luck with your move.

    The difference in the two messes is that Koki’s is easier to clean up. 🙂

  3. Don Ray:
    Amen! Now, where is that money to pay for the clunkers coming from …let me check my wallet…yes, from there in the way of taxes! Now that we help the car industry, lets help the housing industry (cash for slums) or the Electronic business (cash for old TV’s) and so on. Dumb ideas!
    Hey, at least you are exercising everyday, and at 630 am, air is nice, no rain, no heat…cool!

  4. At least Koki leaves something real after her clunker deposit.
    Not simply more debt and no improvement.

    I think Koki has the right idea.

  5. Ditto to all comments. If our insurance carrier is dropped (we are retired) and have to secure our future in the crisis in the US, no increase in Soc. Sec., no increase in COLA for my husband’s retirement because they lost so much in the market, we are looking at a huge problem. I have no idea how we will be able to get our scripts with our income, as of now, they are available for a reasonable fee and included in my husband’s retirement. It will all be gone. Measure our casket. This is the first time, in a lifetime, that we are scared. Maybe they will come up with a “reversal fountain of youth” or just put us on the list of Nothings…….

  6. Hi Don,

    Glad to see you getting out with Koki every morning. It’s a great way to get some exercise while getting to know the neighbors better. In the year and a half that I’ve had Max (my little wire haired Jack Russel terrier) I’ve become well acquainted with many of my neighbors within a 4 block radius of our home where we walk regualarly. I’m now known in these parts a Max’s mom. How’s that for being upstaged by a dog?


  7. Hi Michael. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Charlotte. Luckily, I am finding that my insurance and healthcare in general is cheaper here than it would be if I were in Texas. I hope your situation turns out better than you think it might.

    Hi Cheryl. I can relate to that. I used to be know as the gringo with the green jeep and the big black poodle.

  8. The problem with the complaints about Obama’s handling of the economy is that no one has mentioned any alternatives. Obama’s policies are pretty much an extension of the programs begun in the Bush administration.
    The question for everyone is: would we all prefer the Hoover administration policies which were essentially to do nothing?

    Just one example: the saving of AIG started by Bush and continued by Obama. If AIG had been allowed to go under, the widespread financial devastation would have made today’s problems (which are indeed bad) seem like a walk in the park. AIG’s collapse wouldn’t have effected you? Do you have an annuity? Do you have a mutual fund that contains bonds? How about a company pension fund? Life insurance policies? Yes, AIG was that big. We wouldn’t just be talking about a reduction in the size of your assets, we’d be talking about no assets.

    A much smaller company, Lehman Brothers, was allowed to go under, and it had worldwide consequences.

  9. If you are happy with the way that Obama is handling things and you believe everything he says, then I am happy for you. If you have read the health care bill that he is pushing to have accepted, which I have read (House version) and you are happy with it, then you will be happy with the tax increases that you will pay to use it. I won’t use it, so I will not be too excited with paying taxes for it.

    I have a hard time understanding how the cash for clunkers plan was anything other than stupid. Many people would have loved to have been able to have had the cars that were turned in to be destroyed. Shoot, you could have sent all the clunkers to other country’s to have our national debt reduced by some fraction of the car’s value and that would have been a smarter plan. But for me to pay tax dollars so that someone can buy a Toyota or Kia doesn’t blow my skirt.

    I am convinced you cannot spend your way out of a depression, and so far Obama has become the biggest spender the US has ever seen.

    He definitely needed to take a vacation. I think things may run better if he is out of sight.

    You can look at how his popularity has dropped in the last few weeks. and it appears that his magic tongue is losing its luster. If people looked at the background of some of the “czars” that he is putting in with out government approval, I think a lot of people would be amazed.

    But time will tell.

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