The journeys and adventures of the x-racing greyhounds named Kassa and Ricky
Sunday, October 30, 2011
No help here
The other day my wife and I were on the way back from meeting our friend to let the dogs run. The boys were in the back drooling all over the rear window glass and the people were up front involved in some sort of intense discussion. We were zipping along the back roads not focused on much beyond getting home. At that moment I see what everyone zipping along back roads not entirely focused on driving hates to see: A police cruiser positioned perfectly to slow me down. Now I'm not a advocate of speeding. In fact I truly try to keep my speed within limits. Truth be told I never speed... except when I do. But here I am with my lovely wife beside me and two very cute dogs in back.. surely we will charm our way out of this one. The officer pulls me over and indicates I had managed to be going a 53 in a 40. I check my mirror.. where are the dogs? Where is the cute asset that is going draw idle banter and charm the coldest of hearts into a forgiving mood? The boys evidently decided I was clearly in the wrong and driving far to fast for their liking. They had ducked down behind the seat and were no where to be found. No get out of jail free card here. Sigh.. So I got to go to traffic court. Because this was my first ticket in forever and a day I was able to take a 4 hour interactive online traffic school course and keep the ticket off my record. It wasn't a video as the judge suggested, rather a interactive flash experience with quizzes and a final exam. It wasn't hard though and I could do it over multiple evenings AND in my underwear. The content was similar to the drivers ed course I took way back in the day, replete with statistics aligned to scare you senseless. All in all I think a little refresher never hurts. Perhaps my boys just thought I needed one as well.
I'd also like everyone to meet a new foster dog in our grey play group. Her name is Hope. She is beautiful and sweet. I'm sure she will quickly find a home.