Yesterday I had the pleasure of SHOWCASING a dog from the Kansas Humane Society at a local business in Goddard, Kansas.  The owner of the new business loves dogs and wanted to invite families with young kids to come play with the puppers.  I chose sweet Enoch, a.k.a. Harry the Dirty Dog.



Enoch is 8 months old, weighs 25 pounds and is incredibly gentle and sweet.  Enoch was brought in as a stray 3-4 days ago.  While he understands love and truly enjoys touch (ears, mouth, face, back, legs) he can be a little skiddish.  I believe once he bonds with a family he will love them all very passionately.  There was a 11/2 year old little girl at the SHOWCASE Event and Enoch came up to her upper leg.  He didn’t jump on her and she was comfortable enough to pet him. There were also other dogs at the SHOWCASE Event and Enoch was happy to meet them all.

Enoch will require some patience as he learns to walk better with a leash on.  And when he is really excited he wants to put his front feet on your knee for a hello.  Enoch seems to understand potty training as he has not gone potty in his kennel and further wants to hurry outside as he needs to potty in the grass at walk time.

This sweet little boy has a energy level that most anyone could accommodate.  He is not a high energy soul.  I’m sure he would love a backyard and a daily walk but mostly he wants to be loved!! He will mold himself to his new family and become your shadow.  He will cuddle next to you on the couch or wrap himself near your feet.  He will look at you with his beautifully expressive eyes to tell you “I LOVE YOU”.  He will appreciate every pet and cuddle you have to share.  He will be a dedicated companion and daily joy to introduce life experiences to (remember he is only 8 months old).

I so want to bring Enoch home with me!!!! My husband keeps telling me our 2 Great Danes are more than enough.

If you know a sweet family or someone in need of a companion or your interested in meeting Enoch PLEASE go visit the Kansas Humane Society!!!!!




Traveling with My Dear,Old DAD


Papa and I took a long weekend excursion to the City of Brotherly LOVE (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) for a conference.  We left Friday morning from Kansas City International Airport.  My sweet husband booked my dad and I a first class ticket 🎫 ✈️ so we had plenty of leg room, snacks, drinks and attention.

When we arrived our hotel 🏨 room was a 2 bedroom/2 bath with a living room and kitchen.  Again, we were very comfortably content.  Since my memory/dizziness are a issue and my dad recently had a eye surgery we opted out of a rental car. Luckily, the hotel was gracious about calling a taxi 🚕 service to move us around the city.


Initially as we waited for a 🚖 TAXI we were watching for a traditional numbered yellow taxi perhaps even with black and white checker board print on the vehicle.  Instead what we got was a very new, shiny, black Cadillac.  The driver immediately stepped out, introduced himself as “CJ” and began opening doors for us to get into the car and loading our luggage. 💼 💼


Over the weekend we traveled to many local hot spots as well as our conference.  Each and every time we contacted CJ he would answer the phone in his Guam accent “HELLO JENNIFER”.  Minutes later he would happily be at our location opening doors and driving us to the next destination.  CJ was a very hard working, positive, kind, trustworthy, good soul.

We all talked about many things during our travels but my favorite times were when we shared stories.

I think my favorite story CJ told was about a client that invested in him.  This particular client bought bad debt and invested the earned income into new business.  As she got to know CJ via travels around the city she learned he was saving to start his own business with his brother, Effron.   On her last day in Philadelphia she paid for her ride, offered a tip and a check for $10,000.  CJ and Effron both said they still keep in contact with her.

Papa and I also explored South Philadelphia where Rocky lived in a row house in the first Rocky movie.  We ate at a Food Network TV 📺 acclaimed walk-up-window called Pat’s KING of Steaks (Cheesesteaks that is), crossed the narrow 🏍 motorcycle filled street to try the local competition (Geno,s).  Shockingly I liked the cheesesteak wit wiz from PAT’S the best!  😳 😜  😝


Pat’s King of Steaks


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When ordering a cheesesteak, the idea is to clarify as concisely as possible the requested type of cheese and whether or not to add onions.

Locals have become so adept at this practice that they basically have it down to three words: saying “one whiz wit” to the person behind the counter means that one cheesesteak [denoted by the “one”] with Cheez Whiz [denoted by the “whiz”] and fried onions [denoted by the “wit”].

Similarly, saying “one provy wit’out” means a single cheesesteak [one] made with provolone cheese [provy] and without fried onions [wit’out].

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We saw the Liberty Bell, the first White House and the Independence Museum.


Enjoyed the statue of The Thinker outside the Philadelphia Art Museum.  And saw the famous steps that the character Rocky Balboa run up in the first Rocky movie.



The long weekend in Philadelphia melted away quickly but I really enjoyed having my dad to myself.  Papa and I had some nice walks and talks, attended a fabulous conference together, met some wonderful people, ate some good food and thoroughly enjoyed our time together!!! Everybody should get a long weekend with just their dad!!! I will cherish my weekend with my dear, old dad for forever.

Lucky 🍀 Me!!!!!