He’s baaaaack. …


20 Responses to “He’s baaaaack. …”

  1. hurben Says:

    Good on you POG & Herself, many people would have just taken Mr Boo round to the back of the shed with an axe! or because they were caring types, they would have taken out the old traditional 357 Magnum…

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      An homage to the famous National Lampoon cover

      Too much potential for a disastrous ricochet with the brick floors in Rancho Pendejo, Hurben. Might have caused collateral damage among the cats.

      (Some of you may recognize this photo, from the Live Update Guy’s coverage of the 2012 Tour, as an homage to the famous “Death” issue cover of the National Lampoon, bearing the headline, “If you Don’t Buy This Magazine, We’ll Kill This Dog.”)

      NatLamp, circa 1973?

  2. khal spencer Says:

    Cute pills!

    357 magnum? Good lord, hurben….who would clean up the mess?

  3. hurben Says:

    My Dad had a Ruger 357 Magnum, granted the only things that we shot with it were paper targets, but I thought that it was beautiful. However after several years military service & seeing the damage that firearms can do, when Mum asked me if I wanted to inherit the Ruger I told her to sell the damn thing

    • khal spencer Says:

      A friend down the street has one in stainless steel. It is very beautiful. I don’t think he has ever fired it. My stepdad has the S&W Model 19. Nice gun; he bought it back when he thought he would use it for deer hunting. I don’t think it has seen the outside of his gun safe in over 30 yrs.

  4. hurben Says:

    & one of the best

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Seeing a pup romp like that makes me smile! Looking good Mr. Boo; feeling good Patrick.

    It may actually get warm enough here for a desert rat to ride today.

    My favorite Ruger model is the Bearcat.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The Boo loves the chilly weather we’ve been having lately. He’s returned to many of his old habits, once of which involves taking off like a rat out of an aqueduct after enjoying a refreshing poop. Something about success at peristalsis inspires him to take it on the Jesse Owens. Good thing I’ve resumed running or I’d never catch him.

  6. md anderson Says:

    Good to see the Boo-ster rocketing around! (see what I did there?)

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  8. Libby Says:

    Great video! Good on both of you for nursing him back to health. Boo has his puppy-self back.

  9. Debby, south of Longtucky Says:

    Glad to see the Boo-ster all happy and energetic again! My cats tear around the house after pooping too. Just makes them feel so good I guess! I think we can all relate to the feeling. 🙂

    Ruger Security Six in my nightstand. 1980s vintage but looks and shoots like new. I’ve never put a 357 round through it, just 38 SP. Happy to report I’ve never had to use it for defense, only at the range.

    • khal spencer Says:

      Fortunately, one does not need to worry about home defense too much in BombTown. One is more likely to shoot one’s self in the foot than have someone breaking and entering.

      We did have one serial burglar a couple years ago.The town went into an uproar over the judge’s kid-glove handling of the case and single handedly managed to have the judge, who handles Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos Counties, un-elected. That is how rare crime is up here.

      Still, my choice, if it is a handgun, would be a 1911 style, and there are a lot on the market these days (my personal preference would be the Colt Gold Cup, but Meena would kill me with it if I wrote a check for that amount). The modern 9 mm ammo is supposed to be very good and with a double stack mag, you can load a lot of it, and the 45 ACP is never wrong.

      I know Patrick expressed mixed feelings about keeping and bearing smokepoles a while back, given all the bad shit that is done using them. I concur, actually. I suspect the Founding Fathers assumed a slightly higher IQ of the public, or at least a lot of distance between neighbors. OTOH, if O’G is reading the Albuquerque papers, he probably doesn’t want to sell them all. There are some crazy bastids down there that seem to keep popping up and some of them need to be popped back down.

      • Larry T. Says:

        I have issues with the “keeping and bearing of arms” crowd. They have too broad a definition of what exactly is an “arm”. A shotgun or rifle to hunt Bambi is OK with me, but beyond that I think only qualified, authorized folks should be having ’em. They don’t let Joe Six-shooter have a jet fighter plane or a working tank with a big gun on top, so why do we let these kooks have automatic weapons and the like? Our a-hole Iowa congressman, ol’ Steve King likes to claim an automatic weapon is the gun of choice for shootin’ coyotes around the farm. Maybe I’m not understanding what he means when he says coyotes?

      • khal spencer Says:

        I find it amusing that people say they hunt with M-16s or equivalent “modern sporting rifles”. To me, the quintessential and elegant sporting rifle is still a Winchester Model 70 or equivalent or the semiauto SXR. Plus, for some reason, nutcases don’t seem generally attracted to hunting rifles, with a few exceptions. Hunt animals with an assault rifle? What does one expect, anyway? A human wave assault of Chinese Army coyotes?

        Since I don’t hunt any more (and gave up eating meat when I stopped hunting) my amusement with firearms is entirely esoteric and expended on paper targets, although I did load one up when our neighbor’s unoccupied house was broken into, while we waited for the cops to arrive. It was Roy Bates house, for Patrick’s edification, and the cops were worried that the break in might be due to someone setting up a drug lab.

        I’m sympathetic to most gun owners who don’t want to be tarred with the same brush as mass murderers. Plus, given where I live, most of us up here in BombTown have undergone, shall we say, far more than a standard background check. We may sound like loons, but we don’t shoot up grade school kids. It really is a matter of public risk, though. If one in a million persons who owns an M-4 Bushmaster is going to misuse it, should we take them out of circulation or restrict it to public armories, as the founders probably intended?

        Good fodder for tonight’s Frontline on the NRA, on a PBS station near you.

      • mountainhigh10200 Says:

        Due to the culture I tried to grow up in, like college in Newark, I do not own a firearm, knives if for me if you must know, but I have immense respect for them. The effort to create and manufacture and learn to fire a weapon of any caliber is incalculable. I knew a gunsmith who showed me his files once. Just a small drawer but each with it’s own purpose. The History of The Machine Gun is an excellent insight into how the modern world of manufacturing came about.
        I still just view them as a very dangerous tool. I can think of three people right now who either lost their thumb, might lose their thumb or might as well have lost it from Skil-saw accidents. Big difference is it was their own thumb they lost.

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