Today I would like to introduce you to the original pack core; Sheena came first, then I got Manney a few years later from the same breeder (their relationship is aunt-nephew); finally, the next door neighbor got Bonner from a friend about a year or more later. The evening that they met, Manney and Bonner became friendly…it became obvious by the next day that they would not accept being separated, as they were both digging under my fence from opposite sides. I figured the best way to solve this was to provide an opening in the fence for Bonner and hope that the Rottweilers could not fit through. I decided to try pulling out one board and luckily that worked; Bonner was able to come and go as she pleased. She loved to stay with Manney and would often spend the night…refusing to go back home when called.
These three have always played this game where Bonner will get something in her mouth as insignificant as a rock and Sheena, then Manney, will line up behind her and make like a little train; sometimes Bonner does not want to play this game and it really seems to frustrate the other two…funny and bizarre!
I am a 54 year old male; I resist labeling myself with a contrived label of race, but I do have a dark complexion and I am human. I was born and raised as a Catholic in the Greater New Orleans Area (West Bank), Louisiana. I permanently left that area at the age of nineteen when I entered the United States Army as an Armor Crewman. I did my Basic and Advanced Initial Training at Fort Knox, KY...when it was still the Home of Armor. My first duty post was Fort Carson, CO, and, in sum, I spent about thirteen years at that post of the nearly twenty-two years total that I was enlisted. I served a tour in the then West Germany and two tours in South Korea; I was deployed with the First Cavalry Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom II, 2004-2005, and then I retired to my present location in Middle Tennessee. I have worked a variety of jobs since I retired from the military, including two stints at a VA Medical Center; presently, I do some construction work part time, but because I am a self-identified Empath and Introvert diagnosed with PTSD and MDD, I try to spend as much time as I can at home alone with my awesome dogs. I am of average build and appearance, and the only special skill I posses, that I am aware of, is my ability to write technically and intellectually. Writing, to many, is a very abstract and foreign endeavor, but my linear perceptive mind allows me to compare writing to engineering; a body of writing as well as a building should achieve a high degree of technical compliance, this is the objective measure. Subjectively, writing and buildings can have a varying degree of effects intellectually and emotionally; the vast majority of buildings go by unnoticed, but the world is filled with engineering wonders that inspire thought and arouse the emotions...this is the writing that I endeavor to present here.
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