After a week of the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the relentless, non-stop coverage of the responses from the two candidates, all I can say is: I have a headache.
Seriously. I have had one all week long. All I can figure is that it is a natural response to the on-going reactions to the inane, loony, whackadoodle, fact-challenged statements from both candidates during the debate.
But it doesn’t stop there, of course. Besides the revelations about Trump and his business dealings, along with an incredibly disturbing story of a rape of a minor charge against Trump, among other stories like Trump wanting to fire women at one of his places for being “unattractive,”you can see why I have a headache. That Trump is seen as a legitimate challenger for the highest office in the land, and the most powerful in the world, considering this and so many other issues, is beyond mind boggling.
Then there is Hillary Clinton. While the sex charges apply more to her husband, a fact Trump is all too ready (or his son)to cynically and hypocritically point out given HIS history, Clinton has her own problems. Boy, and how…
So, yeah – in order to keep my head from exploding, I turn to things like animals, my own as well as wonderful videos about animals, and other “feel good” stories to help keep some equilibrium during these trying times. And “trying times” these most definitely are. Let’s just say, these videos help “rescue” me from the angst of the current state of affairs in our country.
In that vein, here is an adorable video via The Right Scoop of a koala mom rescuing her baby (who wasn’t in danger, so no worries there):
How cute was that? No doubt the baby could have made it, but everyone needs some help now and then, am I right?
A friend had this up at Facebook, and it is just too precious. In this case, a very sweet boy brings his girl a gift, and some kisses, too:
Isn’t that just the sweetest? Made me smile and forget some of the current insanity.
But wait, there’s more. This past Thursday was our dog’s 4 th birthday. DJ is part German Shepherd, and as you can see, a very handsome boy. Naturally, I mentioned on Facebook that it was his big day.
Our dear Helen then shared with me an amazing story that features a German Shepherd, and I just had to share it with y’all. It moved me to tears.
This story comes courtesy of wimp.com. It is a story of a true “rescue and recovery, ” on the part of both human and canine. I am just giving you some fair warning that you will want to get some Kleenex first. Just trust me on that one.
Okay. Ready? Here is the story of Danny and Saki, the rescue/recovery dog-in-training:
Right? RIGHT?? What a wonderful story of the healing an animal can bring to a child on a host of levels, and the healing she gets in return. But that she sought this boy out and KNEW he needed a “rescue” to “recover” and be more fully himself is just incredible.
Animals. Amazing, aren’t they?
This was such a beautiful story of rescue and recovery, and it sure helped with my headache. At least for the moment, that is!
One last thing, the Jewish New Yeah, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown on Sunday. It is a time for reflection on the year past. It is a time for “Starting Over,” as this video highlights:
Not a bad way to go into a New Year, seems to me. A Happy Rosh Hashanah to my Jewish friends and family!
So that’s it for me. How about y’all? What do you do to give yourself a break from the lunacy that has become the 2016 Election? Gardening (Marge)? Music? Other animal videos? Feel free to share those, and whatever else is on your minds. This is the Weekend Open Thread.