Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants

From the website of Voces de la Frontera:

On May 1st, tens of thousands of immigrant workers and their families will participate in a Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants general strike and statewide mobilization on the Capitol in Madison to urge the state legislature to restore driver licenses and state ID cards for immigrant families and low-income people in Wisconsin. This means no work, no school, and no buying.

Flashback!

Photos of the Week (04/28/19)

Men throw water on women as part of traditional Easter celebrations in Mezokovesd, Hungary.

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Supporters cheer while waiting in line before President Donald Trump’s campaign rally on April 27, 2019 at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Photo: Sarah Kloepping/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

2) Randal Thom, Lakefield Minn., adjusts a flag while waiting in line before President Donald J. Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Randal is with a group called Trump’s Front Row Joe’s that waited in line overnight. Photo: Wm. Glasheen

3) Supporters dressed like President Donald Trump walk to his rally on April 27, 2019 at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Photo: Sarah Kloepping/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

4) A supporter sends a message to Wisconsin political leaders during a President Donald J. Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Photo: Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

5) President Donald J. Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again Rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at a packed Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Photos: Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

6) Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker waves to the crowd after being mentioned by President Donald J. Trump during a Make America Great Again Rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Photo: Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

7) U.S. Senator Ron Johnson cheers as President Donald J. Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again Rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Photo: Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

8) In Negombo, Sri Lanka, blood stains on the wall and on a statue of Jesus Christ in St Sebastian’s Church after an explosion. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside the capital on Easter Sunday. Photograph: AP

9) A Sri Lankan man uses his mobile phone to take pictures inside St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Photo: AFP

10) A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

11) Harshani Sriyani weeps over the body of her daughter, who was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 23, 2019. Sri Lankan police arrested 40 suspects in the wake of a state of emergency that took effect Tuesday and gave the military wartime powers. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena / AP

12) In Sydney, Australia, more than two thousand people gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral to pray for victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. Photograph: Bianca Demarchi/AAP

13) With the announcement by Joe Biden this week, the field of declared U.S. presidential candidates appears to be more or less set. The candidates listed in alphabetical order: Top row, from left: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard. Second row: Kirsten Gillibrand, Mike Gravel, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar. Third row: Wayne Messam, Seth Moulton, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell. Bottom row: Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, William Weld, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang.  All photos from the Associated Press. Photographers, in order: Manuel Balce Ceneta, Charles Krupa, Charles Krupa, Mary Schwalm, Charlie Neibergall, Michael Wyke, Charlie Neibergall, Will Powers, Gerald Herbert, Charles Krupa, Ted S. Warren, Cheryl Senter, Brynn Anderson, Cheryl Senter, Gerald Herbert, Susan Walsh, Nati Harnik, Elise Amendola, Jacquelyn Martin, Charlie Neibergall, Charles Krupa, Amy Harris, and Seth Wenig.

14) The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, clink glasses during a reception following talks at the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island.  Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/Tass

15) A woman from Central America bathes a child at the “House of the Refugee,” which gives temporary shelter to migrants released by ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) due to overcrowded facilities, in El Paso, Texas, April 24, 2019. Photo: Reuters

16) Firearms are displayed at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Indianapolis. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

17) Police guard the Tiffany & Co store on Sloane Street in London after thieves smashed into the shop with a transit van before making off on mopeds with items stolen from the shop window. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

18) A view from a Canadian Armed Forces helicopter shows the flooded region of Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, on April 21, 2019. Photo: Christinne Muschi / Reuters

19) A demonstrator smokes joints through a pineapple at a 4/20 rally, in front of the Parliament building, in support of the legalization of marijuana, in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 20, 2019. Photo: Reuters

20) In Prague, history enthusiasts dressed in US army uniforms from the second world war dance during the Convoy of Liberty, commemorating the liberation of the western part of the Czech Republic from Nazi oppression. Photograph: Martin Divíšek/EPA

21) Pope Francis reads his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and the World”) message during Easter Mass from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photo: Reuters

22) A costumed participant marches during the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in New York City on April 21, 2019. Photo: Jeenah Moom / AP

23) On Monday, the President and First Lady celebrated a time-honored Easter tradition by hosting the 141st White House Easter Egg Roll—welcoming more than 30,000 guests to the South Lawn. Photo: Facebook

24) President Donald Trump, accompanied by the Easter Bunny, welcomes guests during the 141st Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

25) U.S. first lady Melania Trump high fives a child at the hopscotch station during the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo: Reuters

26) White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, standing next to her son Huck Sanders, calls on a child during a briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2019. Children of journalists and White House staff were invited to attend the briefing and ask Sanders questions. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP

27) An FBI agent shows the recovered 1615 Breeches Edition Bible which was stolen from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh in the 1990’s. It was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, Netherlands. Photograph: Keith Srakocic/AP

28) In Boeung Trach, Cambodia, royal turtles, a species once feared extinct due to hunting, trafficking and illegal sand mining, are released into a river in Preah Sihanouk province. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images

29) Pusha the cat, who adopted four orphaned baby squirrels and currently feeds and lives with them, lies in a local park in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, on April 25, 2019. Photo: Alexey Pavlishak / Reuters

30) Sculptures by the French artist Daniel Hourdé are displayed in his studio, a few steps from the Notre-Dame cathedral, a source of inspiration, in Paris, France, on April 25, 2019. Photo: Benoit Tessier / Reuters

31) An Adler typewriter, a prop from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, is displayed at the Design Museum in London for an exhibition exploring the work of the late film-maker. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex/Shutterstock

32) The Filipino statue maker Jerry Santos (left) supervises workers as they arrange a life-size figure of Thanos, a character in the popular Avengers movies, in Manila, Philippines, on April 26, 2019. Photo: Aaron Favila / AP

33) The co-founders of the Isotopium: Chernobyl game, Sergey Beskrestnov (left) and Alexey Fateyev, attend an interview with Reuters at the game’s location in Brovary, Ukraine, on April 25, 2019. In the game, players log in and remotely control scale-model tanks in a miniature Chernobyl-wasteland set. Photo: Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

34) A man is silhouetted as he walks by model skyscrapers, including the China Central Television headquarters, made of Lego bricks at a newly opened Legoland Discovery Center in Beijing on April 22, 2019. Photo: Andy Wong / AP. Here’s another look. Photo: AFP

35) Spain’s Rafael Nadal (left) plays against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during a promotional tennis match, on the sidelines of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament, at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona on April 22, 2019.  Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP / Getty

36) A girl holding a balloon touches an LED panel, part of a light installation, during the Spotlight International Light Festival in Bucharest, Romania, on April 20, 2019. Photo: Andreea Alexandru / AP

37) Cast member Brie Larson poses with fans on the red carpet at the world premiere of the film The Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles, California. Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

38) Kimberly Assalone laughs in a disco-ball-filled room at the Unicorn Factory in Miami, Florida, on April 25, 2019.  Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

39) A performer from the Royal de Luxe street theatre company sits in a tent, where he will remain for a week, on the facade of a building in Saint-Herblain, near Nantes in France. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty Images

AND FINALLY…

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How cool is this? Artist Jessica Stemper made this stunning dress out of recycled Sendik’s Red Bags for The Institute of Beauty and Wellness‘ Catwalk for Clean Water event! Shout out to Sam Storms for sharing this amazing photo!

Week-ends (04/27/19)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

The rich and the powerful, and this little girl

Robert King

Girl Scout troop

Antoinette Love

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Mother Nature

Isaiah Joel Peoples

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

 “I just feel like a young man. I’m so young. I can’t believe it. … I’m a young vibrant man.”
President Donald Trump says he feels “young” and “vibrant” at age 72 and thinks he can beat 76-year-old Joe Biden “easily.” A reporter had asked Trump at the White House on Friday how old is too old to be president of the United States.

If Trump “looks young and vibrant compared to me, I should probably go home.”
Joe Biden

“This isn’t your grandfather’s — or Joe Biden’s — Democratic Party anymore. His record, which includes backing the now-controversial 1994 crime bill, boosting the credit card industry, and disrespecting and dismissing Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims, puts him in a precarious place among progressives who view him through a distinctly 2019 prism. But it’s also his bad luck of genetics and age that make him a target of the new left, who do not want an old white guy to be the next Democratic nominee.”
Columnist S.E. Cupp

“I know that we have been cultured to feel that only the white man can save us. I just don’t feel like Biden is our answer.”
Democratic organizer Roxy D. Hall Williamson

“I’m over white men running the country. I don’t know if him (Biden) getting in changes the field. He has name recognition, but his strength is also his weakness. Who is his announcing going to surprise?  To ignite the kind of base that needs to be ignited to beat Trump, I’m not sure he moves them.”
LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter

“She paid a terrible price. She was abused through the hearing. She was taken advantage of … I wish I could have done something. The hearing she deserved was a hearing where she was respected.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden on the way senators treated Anita Hill in the 1991 hearing on her accusations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas ahead of his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Biden called Hill to express regret before announcing his campaign for president.

“I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I’m sorry for what happened to you. I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose. The focus on apology, to me, is one thing. But he needs to give an apology to the other women and to the American public because we know now how deeply disappointed Americans around the country were about what they saw. And not just women. There are women and men now who have just really lost confidence in our government to respond to the problem of gender violence.”
Anita Hill has revealed to the New York Times that former Vice President (and newly declared 2020 candidate) Joe Biden phoned her earlier this month to express his regrets about the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Hill testified against Thomas at the time, claiming he had sexually harassed her when she worked for him at the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. Biden, who was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and presided over the hearings, has been criticized for his handling of the event.

“Does this mean that you would support enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murderer? Do you think that those convicted of sexual assault should have the opportunity to vote for politicians who could have a direct impact on women’s rights?”
At a CNN town hall discussion in New Hampshire, Harvard University student Anne Carlstein asked Bernie Sanders to clarify his position that convicted felons should be able to vote while serving time in prison

“Here is my view: If somebody commits a serious crime — sexual assault, murder — they’re going to be punished. They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible people. Because once you start chipping away … you’re running down a slippery slope. I do believe that even if they are in jail, they’re paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”
Bernie Sanders’ response

“You’re writing an opposition ad against you by saying you think the Boston Marathon bomber should vote not after he pays his debt to society, but while he’s in jail.”
CNN town hall moderator Chris Cuomo replying to Sanders

“The gloves are beginning to come off in the crowded Democratic race for the White House that so far has resembled more of a tea party than a barroom brawl. The new attacks come as the race for the party’s nomination takes shape around Biden and Sanders, who are the clear front-runners at this early stage. Both are now coming under attack.”
Jonathan Easley writing on The Hill

“Nobody crushed cell phones like Hillary did. Nobody deleted 33,000 emails like Hillary’s people did, and nobody bleached a server like Hillary did. There was no obstruction.”
Trump attorney Rudy Giulani

“Environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand. A strong market economy is essential to protecting our critical natural resources and fostering a legacy of conservation.”
President Trump in his Earth Day message

“I think we need to take a deep breath and say tax credit is important, but we don’t make decisions based solely on tax credits.”
Foxconn’s U.S. Director of Strategic Initiatives Alan Yeung said Thursday the company is in discussions with state officials over potential changes to its contract with the state of Wisconsin. While providing no specifics, Yeung still promised 13,000 jobs despite recent assertions that the company would no longer live up to its promise.

“The government shouldn’t force lottery winners to come forward publicly if they don’t want to. Just because you win the lottery, it shouldn’t mean you lose your right to privacy.”
Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) are introducing the Lottery Privacy Act to allow prize winners to remain anonymous. The bill authors unveiled the legislation on the day the Wisconsin Lottery announced the winner of the state’s largest jackpot and the third largest jackpot in U.S. history.

“We haven’t dealt with the transportation crisis in years, several sessions. In the meantime, the roads continue to deteriorate. People don’t want to increase taxes. Since this is such a huge windfall, we should send it to local roads.”
State Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, said Wednesday that he’s drafting a bill to direct Wisconsin’s $36.5 million cut of the jackpot toward local road programs. On Tuesday, state officials announced that 24-year-old Manuel Franco, of West Allis, was the lone winner of the $768 million Powerball drawing, the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

“Like most tools, email is useful but it can become disruptive and even damaging if used excessively or inappropriately. When managers are the ones trying to recover from email interruptions, they fail to meet their goals, they neglect manager-responsibilities and their subordinates don’t have the leadership behavior they need to thrive.”
Michigan State University management professor Russell Johnson, lead researcher for a study that concluded keeping up with email throughout the day places high — and sometimes downright impossible — demands on managers that prevents them from achieving their personal goals and from being good leaders for their teams. According to the study, office workers of all seniority levels spend more than 90 minutes a day just recovering from email interruptions and returning to their normal workload. For managers, these distractions caused by email have wider-reaching consequences.

“I honestly don’t think I can hack it in the 9-to-5 world, though I’ve never actually tried. I really like not having to justify my decisions to anyone else, as well as the freedom to vacation whenever I want.”
Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer. Holzhauer has racked up $1,225,987 over 16 games as of Thursday. His real job is a professional gambler.

Everybody loves a winner — except, it seems, when it’s someone running the board day after day and toppling records on “Jeopardy.” Then suddenly that person is compared to a robot and told to “give someone else a chance.”

Nonsense.

We suggest everyone, especially the Holzhauer Haters, study his keys to superiority:

Master the subject area. Technique aside, Holzhauer only wins if he gets answers right — in the form of a question! — and he does, over and over again. Bravo.

Master the tools. He’s agile on the buzzer — he practiced using a homemade version — and his timing is impeccable. And he knows how to assess a wager. The strain of mental calculations is not slowing his roll.

Master the strategy. He dances to his best advantage across the game board, one that’s been broadcast in plain view for decades. Holzhauer watched the show as a child with his grandma. Don’t blame him for figuring a few things out along the way.

Act boldly. Holzhauer isn’t rattled by the dollars. He obviously gets an edge here from his day job, but other contestants could get into this mental mindset just the same, remembering that any money lost is on paper only. He also isn’t “paying his dues” by playing the board in the usual order, which irks some viewers. There are no extra points for timidity or plodding.
The Chicago Tribune editorial board

“I was going insane.  My heart started racing, my blood started pumping, I felt warm. I started screaming. I got that paranoia when you think the whole world is after you. I thought there was somebody behind me every single day. It’s hard living your life when you have the ticket everybody wants.”
24-year old Manuel Franco of West Allis, WI stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation’s third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought the winning ticket, but has been worried that people want to steal it

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The grim toll of Christians massacred at Easter rises again

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Federal Report: 220,300 Public School Teachers Physically Attacked by Students

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Push for impeachment

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

This sentence by a judge in Idaho

A Small Town Takes a Stand: It Banned Gossip

Take kids to work day gives child’s-eye view of coroner’s office

Vaccinations; smartphones; the power of prayer; and Joe Bartolotta

Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (04/26/19): Remembering Joe Bartolotta: A passionate entrepreneur who loved what he did

Today’s highly interesting read (04/25/19): Mother Of Baby Who Caught Measles Begs Other Parents To Vaccinate

21ST UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Today’s highly interesting read (04/23/19): Raised from the dead

Today’s highly interesting read (04/22/19): Beyond the pale

 

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (04/27/19)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  A mainly sunny sky. High of 61. “B”

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny. High of 75. That’s nearly 40 degrees warmer than last Sunday.   “A+”

WAIT!!!!!!

That was last week. Let’s try this again.

TODAY:  UPDATED: WINTER STORM ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM in Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties. Heavy snow expected.  Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

High of 41 in the morning, dropping slightly throughout the day.  “D” in the morning, “F” later in the afternoon.

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 48.  “C”

Now, here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog.

We’ve had too many friends & family members affected by dementia.  No matter what form it takes, the disorder is devastating not only to the patent but everyone who loves them.

When someone with the resources to help a family member diagnosed with dementia steps in, amazing things can happen.  Such is the case for Tom Stevens, whose mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. The greatest heartbreak for their family was when she could no longer care for her dog.  And so Jenny was eventually “born.”

Dementia patients, Parkinson’s patients, and children with special needs could all potentially benefit from a robotic pet like Jenny.  Just imagine all the wonderful things that are possible with a special friend like her!  Watch this heartwarming video where dementia patients interact with Jenny… prepare to be amazed. 

Tombot, the company that brought Jenny to life, has an amazing website.  I encourage you to read their story.  I’m so impressed and inspired by the minds & hearts behind Jenny.  I’m hopeful that “pets” like her could be the future of therapy for so many deserving patients.  I look forward to hearing even more about Tombot and the lives they touch!
Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

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Federal agency offers reward in poisoned dog, wildlife case in northern WI.

Taking Your Dog on a Plane Just Got Harder.

Trump calls working dogs ‘the greatest equipment in the world.’

Green Bay Police K-9 handlers to receive emergency trauma kits as Pyro returns to work.

Man offers to sell his car to save his dog’s life before community comes to the rescue.

Deaf man adopts deaf puppy from shelter, teaches dog sign language commands.

Wisconsin Humane Society celebrates future $5.9M Racine campus.

The Best Cat- and Dog-Safe Plants, According to Experts.

21 Reasons To Rescue A Dog From A Shelter If You’re Used To Buying From Breeders.

Is this the perfect party question?

THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.

HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.

A picture taken by a 12-year-old girl  captured a tender moment between man and his best friend.

“To see a dog standing on his tippy toes looking into a casket struck the heartstrings of this community.”

Sam James is the director at James Funeral Home in Huntersville, North Carolina.

“Anne Marie (Sibthorp) sent us the photo,” said James. “We asked if she would mind if we shared it with the community because we found it to be such a touching photo.”

“I didn’t even know she was taking it,” said Sibthorp about her granddaughter, Nina Holcombe, who snapped the picture. Sibthrop took Chief into the chapel for a private viewing of her boyfriend, Bill Schiller, on April 11.

“I’ll never forget. He stretched his neck in as far as he could, and he gave Bill just one little quick lick on his ear, and of course, Bill didn’t move,” Sibthorp said. “And Chief laid his head right down by his head, and just laid there for the longest time.”

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Personnel from Station eight of St. Johns County Fire Rescue in Florida last weekend performed a rather unique rescue. A resident in the Hastings area returned home from work and found her Rottweiler “Fifi” in a rather precarious situation.

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Fifi was apparently sniffing around her residence and became stuck in a cinder block. The six month old puppy managed to wedge her head inside one of the holes in the block. The resident tried to free Fifi’s head but was unable to do so. Out of options the resident placed a call to the SJC Communications Center for help. Deputies from SJSO arrived and attempted to free her head using soap and water. However, the puppy remained stuck. Shortly after, personnel from Station 8 arrived and began to work on Fifi’s predicament. Using the Jaws of Life, firefighters were able to crack the block and free Fifi. Fifi was uninjured and is excited to be sniffing around again.

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And one more…

The owner of a dog holds her pet up to the Sakura cherry blossoms in the Sakura park in Vilnius, Lithuania, on April 22, 2019. Photo: Mindaugas Kulbis / AP

We close as we always do with our closing video. Like the photo section we have more than one this week.

This past Tuesday was National Lost Dog Awareness Day, aimed at bringing awareness to the dogs that go missing. It’s also a day to celebrate the reunions between lost pets and their owners.

The first annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day was celebrated on April 23, 2014. It was created by a group called Lost Dogs of America. The American Humane Association estimates more than 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the United States every year, and that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.

Cedar, a dog found abandoned in Colorado, has been returned to his family nearly two years after he was stolen in Florida as a puppy. The pet was identified thanks to his microchip.

Next …there was no way he could have known a trip to the dump would change his life — and those of hundreds of dogs.

AND…Sox, AKA ‘The Bike Dog’ is traveling the world by motorcycle. Months of training and years of refining his techniques have allowed him to travel almost 70,000 miles on a motorcycle. He is currently traveling from San Diego to New York City with his Dad, stopping at National Parks and National Forests all along the way. Sox is trying to inspire more amazing dogs to live life to the fullest and bring their humans along for the adventure.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

We’d really appreciate it if you forward this on to other dog lovers you know. Let them have some fun!

See ya, BARK, next Saturday!

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Best Cartoons of the Week (04/27/19)

SRI LANKA ATTACKS BY ISIS

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Bob Gorrell

A.F. Branco

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THE MUELLER REPORT

Gary Varvel

Bob Gorrell

A.F. Branco

Michael Ramirez

Henry Payne

Steve Kelley

A.F. Branco

BIDEN

Michael Ramirez

ALL THOSE CANDIDATES

Michael Ramirez

IMMIGRATION

Steve Kelley

AOC

Michael Ramirez

A PRIORITY OF THE LEFT

Steve Kelley

Tom Stiglich

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Tom Stiglich

Chip Bok