Monday, September 13, 2010
Bunnies Galore, Puppy Update
Just about everywhere we go in the yard; there are wild rabbits. Sometimes, one can approach them within about three feet. If we were living off the land I am sure we could snare trap them. It is quiet startling to have one bolt right in front of you in the evening when you least expect it.
Puppy Update: Banjo and Sonic have settled into our routine. We do not allow rough housing between them and the boys since, Lisa and I want calm dogs who know their place. That does not stop Saenz and Zephyr from playing with the pups. It's a fine line for both sets to learn their place within our pack.
Hubby put up our American Flag. Now our little homeschool has a place to say the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning. I explained to Saenz this weekend of the importance to me for my children to understand the need for paying respects to the American Flag. Before our conversation, he would stumble through and not pay attention. Once, I told him warriors, citizens, and allies have died fighting under our flag; he started to get the idea. The flag may just be a symbol to some but, in our home it is one of the ideals I subscribe to:
Honor, Justice, Integrity, and most of all Freedom under a common bond and belief system. I will be adding many lessons about the historical birth of the Stars and Stripes along with its progression in design.
Let me just say here; I took basically last week off to just chill away from school for myself. It was a blessing to finally be done with my last course. I still have 6 classes to attain my goal of a master's in communication but, it was just too much to keep up with the boys progress and study late into the night for my classes. I will finish the degree just at another time when I do not have to monitor Saenz as closely.
Here I want to pass onto you a recommendation to watch "The Cove." It's a documentary that covers the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. Seems the government and fishermen there herd thousands of dolphins (several types) into a cove, pick out the ones for sale to places like Sea World and then kill the rest for sale to the public.
Dolphin meat is contaminated with lead. This meat was being added to school lunches in Japan. The whole process is just deplorable so I joined a Facebook cause and signed the petition to the Japanese government.
These small whales are precious; over fishing them for profit is a horrendous endeavor. Just my humble opinion.