28 May 2012

Happy Memorial Day 2012

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.

~~ Joseph Rodman Drake, Early American Poet, 1795 - 1820


Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...

~~ Thomas Moore, Irish Poet, Singer, Songwriter, and Entertainer, 1779 - 1852


They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.

~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet and Educator, 1807 – 1882


On this Memorial Day, my paws are crossed in remembrance for those who have died in our Nation's service.

And paws crossed for those left behind to weep.


Epigonos (?), Dying Gaul, circa 230-220 BC (Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy)

Dying Warrior, fragment of sculpture from the east pediment of the Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, circa 490-480 BC (Glyptothek Museum, Munich, Germany)

Back to me...

Legend has it that King Arthur will awaken from his slumber at Avalon and come back to help when he is needed. I think he is needed. There are too many bad humans running around the world wrecking havoc. They need to knock it off.

I know King Arthur would make me a Knight. I would look rather stunning in my shining armour.

But what would I call myself? Sir Sukalot? Sir Sukahad? Sir 007 Sukabond? Decisions...

I exhibit all the Chivalric Virtues and I already follow much of the Code of Chivalry so Knighthood seems to be the natural progression for me. For example, I always use my "power to protect the weak and defenseless." Yummy bunnies are the exception. I "never refuse a challenge from an equal." Ninja Cats and Kung Fu Bunnies are not equals. And I always "obey those placed in authority." Actually, I don't. I am an Alpha Male, no one is above my authority! O.K., so I may need a little work on the Code, or they could just tweak it for us canines. I'm just sayin'...

20 May 2012

Suka Sneaking Snacks

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.

~~ Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161-180 AD and the last of the “Five Good Emperors," and is also considered one of the most important Stoic Philosophers, 121 AD – 180 AD

That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it.

~~ Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Playrwright of the Roman Republic, 185 BC – 159 BC

Now that the weather is warm my human, K, is letting Porgy eat his dinner on the deck. And, it is always a plate of human food! She has no idea how hard that is on me. Will power can only carry me so far.

Hey Porgy! How's it going? So...what are you having for dinner tonight?

Mmmmmm...that sounds so good.

Porgy! Look over there! An owl!


Moretto da Brescia, Saint Justina with the Unicorn, circa 1530-1534 (Kunsthistorisches, Museum, Vienna, Austria)

Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto, Saint George and the Dragon, circa 1555-1558 (National Gallery, London, England)

Back to me...

Lip smacking good!

What? I've been napping here all day, just minding my own business. I don't know what happened to Porgy's dinner.

My covert tactics never fail me. "Stealthy Suka sneaking snacks." Try woofing that seven times! If 007 ever needs replacing, I'm your dog! "Bond. James SUKA Bond." I'm just sayin'...

02 May 2012

Happy May Day!


He was as fresh as the month of May.

~~ from The Canterbury Tales (believed started in early 1380s) by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Humours of May Day
What Frolicks are here
So droll and so queer
How joyful appeareth the day
E'en Bunter and Bawd
Unite to applaud
And celebrate first of the May.

~~ Anonymous, circa 1770


I ran as fast as I could to wish you all a Happy May Day!

But I am a day late and a dollar short.

And you know what else I am short of? A May Day Basket. I did not receive one.


John Maler Collier, Queen Guinevre’s Maying, circa 1900 (Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England)

William Powell Frith, A May Day Celebration, circa Unknown but believed to be between 1870s – 1890s (Private Collection)

Back to me...

Very curious. First no Easter basket, and now no May Day basket. What's up with that?

Hey, Mr. Bull, if you happen to see any homeless Easter and May Day baskets please let me know. I seem to be missing mine.

By the way, I have a great joke! A bull, a deer, and a dog go into a hamburger joint...

What?! Where are you going? That joke is so funny!

No sense of humor.

My quest for my missing Easter and May Day baskets continues. And I will boldly go where no dog has gone before to find them. Except anywhere near Ninja Cats. Or Kung Fu Bunnies. I'm just sayin'...