The Sochi Puppies Have Arrived!

Gus Kenworthy’s Sochi puppies have arrived!


The puppies landed in New York on Wednesday and were reunited with Kenworthy on Thursday.  Sadly, though, one of the pups, named Sochi, passed away.

Big thanks to Gus Kenworthy for bringing these beautiful dogs home with him and giving them a great life.

Puppy Love Rules!

The Walking Dead: Some Thoughts About “Claimed”

(Spoilers for The Walking Dead episode “Claimed”)

As the games of the Sochi Olympics come to an end, I am happy to have The Walking Dead hitting its stride.  I like the way the second half of the season is unfolding.  While I still think that it’s unrealistic that everyone from the original group will manage to find each other (maybe at Terminus?), I also think that it’s nice to see individual characters in a closer light.  Seeing Michonne interact with Carl, and having her reveal more and more about her past to him, makes me realize that she never would have been so relaxed if she was still at the prison.  She wants to bond with Carl and this is the time for it. 

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never read the graphic novels, so I don’t know anything about Abraham and his group.  Judging from what he said of his mission, I wish Eugene hadn’t shot the gas tank.  I wish they would have continued on to Washington DC.  It would have been fun to see what’s going on in a metropolitan area.  That’s what I’m dying to see.

What is Terminus?  Will everyone reunite there?  It seems to be that way, but it’s always possible that not everyone will make it there. All I know is that I’m quite enjoying the narrative style presented by this half of the season.  It’s fresh and exciting and it allows for so much more storytelling.  I can’t wait to see what happens!

Celebs, Olympians Team Up for Sochi Stray Dogs and Puppies!

Here is more about the Sochi Strays who are getting a second chance in the US!



Update on Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy and his Sochi Strays

Silver medalist Gus Kenworthy was on CNN talking to Anderson Cooper about his Olympic medal and his dogs.


He is in the process of bringing four puppies and their mother back to the US after falling in love with them.  He found the puppies first, and when he found the mother with them he knew he had to keep them together.  Since dogs were not allowed in the Olympic Village housing, he left them under the building where he found them and visited them several times throughout the day in between practice and competition.

Many Sochi pups have found homes with Olympic athletes and volunteers.  Kenworthy said that American Humane Society reps have said that the Sochi strays and their plight has shed new light on the dogs in US shelters.  This is awesome news.

Kenworthy told Cooper that he plans on keeping the smallest pup, Rosa, and the biggest, Jake.  His brother is taking the others and his mom has claimed the mother dog, Mama.

I love this story.  It just makes me feel happy. Nice work, Gus Kenworthy!

Gus Kenworthy and the Sochi Stray Dogs and Puppies


At long last I’ve found a story to make me smile when thinking about the Olympics.  American Skier Gus Kenworthy heard about the Sochi stray dogs and found a litter of puppies.  Now he’s making arrangements to take them home with him. 

The Russians who are smuggling the dogs out of Sochi are also heroes.

The fact is that these Olympics are bringing out the goodness in people…my only regret is that the media didn’t bring this story to light soon enough to help more dogs.

Great work, Gus Kenworthy.  You are awesome.

Clive Lewis, the Olympics, Dogs, Giraffes, Blackfish, and a Captured British Army Dog

Clive Lewis is talking about the Olympics.  He feels that the games are losing their luster.  Are they worth it? 

I don’t know.  I don’t think the games are about athletes anymore.  Now it’s about nations showing off, sometimes with money they don’t really have.  Look at all of the magnificent structures that the Chinese built, only to have them sit in ruin now.  Greece is in major financial trouble, but they made sure they had a good Olympics.

I’m with the caller that is boycotting the Olympics over the dogs being killed in Sochi.  Russia is famous for having dogs that ride the subways.  Now they’re a nuisance for the next two weeks, so they’re exterminating them.  Sometimes humanely, but mostly horrifically.  And no one is talking about it.  It’s awful. 

And now there’s a story about the giraffe named Marius who was killed in Denmark with a bolt gun and dissected and then fed to the lions and tigers, all because he was genetically undesirable.  And all in front of a so-called “enthusiastic” crowd.  They couldn’t give him to another zoo because of the “rules” even though there were places willing to take him.  Apparently, being dead is better than having a giraffe fall into the hands of a wildlife park.  Heaven forbid.

And it’s been a week since anyone on CNN has mentioned the army dog that the Taliban captured in Afghanistan.  The soldiers touted having a US dog, but the US denied ownership.  The poor creature looked terrified. 

I don’t know.  These things bother me.  I haven’t watched Blackfish and I won’t.  But frankly I don’t understand why the people who are so passionate about Blackfish were silent as the dolphins were slaughtered in Taiji.  An albino calf was torn from its mother to be shipped to an aquarium while its mother was probably slaughtered.  I’m sorry, but life in a small tank is much better than being corralled and slaughtered .

I needed to get that off my chest.  It’s been bugging me for a while.


Preparing for…what?

Once again I’m listening to Clive Lewis’ Ground Zero radio show.  He’s talking about the hidden messages in the Super Bowl.  The multiple appearances of the number 12, the word “prepare” during Bruno Mars’ performance….  Prepare for what?  The next big world war?  The symbolism is everywhere.  It’s like the movie 21, which is a great movie.

This nerdy girl is going to return to her nerdy roots.  While the people on the radio show are talking about the Antichrist and all of the religious symbolism, I am recalling a dream I had in college whereby aliens arrive on Earth and take the form of Jesus and other major religious figures from religions all over the world.  Everyone goes nuts and thinks it’s the second coming, and the aliens take over with little to no resistance.  Think about it: It’s the best way to take over a planet.  Mimic the religious leaders (especially, in the case of Jesus, a religious figure who is forecasted to return at some point).

For all we know, we could be under attack from the Daleks or the Borg.  Or the Cybermen.  Doctor Who and Star Trek teach us great lessons about why the human race needs to be wary of getting too comfortable.  We lose sight of problems and forget to be mindful of what is going on around us.  Ground Zero is talking about something possibly happening around February 15 or the Ides of March (March 15).  For my sake, I don’t want anything to happen on those days.  They are the 6th and 5th birthdays of my cat and dog, respectively.  Of course, last year around this time, we had the huge fireball over Moscow.  And now we have the Olympics in Russia.

I know I’m rambling.  This is all a lot more esoteric than the snow that won’t melt, which has been a favorite topic of mine the past few days.  All I know is that we have to pay attention to what’s going on around us.  Don’t read too much into everything, but be mindful.

To quote Spock: “Live Long and Prosper.”