I'm sure you've all just been holding your breath for this, the absolutely final post (probably) about the dogs I first featured here.
As it turns out, those dogs weren't even ON TRAMPOLINES.
They were being dropped, by their owners (traitors!!) from a few feet above a padded surface.
After linking to this article explaining the process, I was still undecided about whether this was fair to the dogs or not, and came down tentatively on the side of "okay", based on the author's description of what they did and how they did it.
But I failed to notice the video that was at the bottom of the article.
So much for exhaustive research. Hah.
After a commenter pointed out the video and I watched it, I changed my mind.
Maybe some of those dogs enjoyed it. I didn't see enjoyment in the video. I saw dogs surprised by being dropped. By their owners!! Who they - hopefully - had trusted before that point in time.
Maybe the owners felt it was okay. I don't understand how they could, any more than I understand why some owners keep their dogs tied up all day, or out in the cold or heat.
Maybe I don't know enough about dogs, but we had one when I was growing up and I would not have dropped her from any height.
The video about dogs on trampolines I posted here, on the other hand, genuinely seemed to show dogs enjoying their time on the bouncy thing.
But the dogs in the meme photos in my original post were not on trampolines.
I apologize to all the dogs for the stupidity of humans, including me.
In other news, my mother did indeed stay over at my house for another two nights. It was mostly so-so, with a dash of clash thrown in. But, as always when we clash, I learned a new lesson. Or maybe it's more precise to say I had an old lesson reinforced, and extended to more situations.
The lesson was that if Mom says something I find outrageous, and I then get outraged, I need to just shut my pie hole. Because arguing won't change her mind. Because she can't help that she doesn't know it's outrageous. Because she is already feeling like she is losing control of her life, and doesn't need to have her speech policed too.
It's not easy, but some lessons are like that.
Funnies!There's no theme here. I'm just housecleaning my memes. When I find a meme, I stick it in a folder. When it gets too big, I create another folder. And so on. I'm losing track of which memes I've posted, so I decided the only way to eliminate a folder is to use them up, in the order in which they appear in the folder, which is alphabetical. Thus, no theme. But I feel very righteous getting the housecleaning done.
Wishing you a good week.