Yesterday was fairly busy: had the car serviced, shined the candelabra:
I took the dogs for a walk in the park, they loved it, though Seig was exhausted when we got home. He's good for short bursts of speed and walks around the block. I also rode 12.19 miles of a 16.18 mile ride in Canyonville, Oregon. Rouvy has a little clip if you want to see what I see. The clip shows several cyclists and usually it's only me. Occasionally there are other riders, but we never really get close.
Gallup has an interesting article on how the number of people who respect organized religion is continuing to drop. They cite several reason: the priest scandals of the Catholic Church and Evangelicals forcing their way in to politics. Their comment about the latter was something like: Republicans may like it but Democrats and Independents don't. Remember, the election will be here before you know it.
And finally, Seig goes to the Vet today. He needs his distemper and rabies shots. As always, I like to remind people with pets that they need to manage their Veterinarian. He may talk puppy or kitty talk to you pet in a very trustworthy voice but the bottom line is he is running a business. He is a lot like the big, home improvement retailer I work for in that he wants to fill your shopping cart. Here's one example: Seig was wormed when he was a puppy, yet they wanted me to bring a stool sample so they could run a fecal test for parasites. A small modicum of research on the Internet will educate you on what symptoms your pet will exhibit if he have worms. The last time Seig weighed in at 118 lbs, it's why we call him Biggie. He does not have worms, but that's not going to stop them from charging me $40 to run a fecal exam... just to be on the safe side. Once you begin to manage your Vet he will learn to reach into someone else's pocket to pay for his Mercedes.