Why We Are Here. Oh Ya And Dogs! Mash Up Day!
Last week we did some stories on the Lake Dora Show and the “Dock Issue” We had gotten the news about 2 weeks ago, and to be honest, which I always am, even to my exposed stupidity, I didn’t want to put the story out. I knew it would get touchy comments. Which as you also know, I allow. I then followed up on those comments and private emails and did a story on the elephant in the room. It needed to be talked about and not glossed over and let go. I trusted that the Sunnyland gang and Terry Fiest are trying VERY hard to make stuff happen. But that glossing over stuff would just make it worse. I will say this again. I HAD MORE FUN LAST YEAR!
But, and this is an example of why you all might think I am frustrated with how stuff plays out.
The elephant in the room forced the conversation as planned. Several Woody Boaters reached out to folks at the city and we got an official letter. A very nice letter. We published this story right away. BTW, in a fun way. I felt for the guy at the city of Taveres. He is trying to do a good job. ALL GOOD.
But, and here is where it gets more contentious. On the ACBS website, they also printed the official letter. And to Dans credit, Ran it straight. Truer to the ACBS style. BUT. In the comment section were these two Comments.
Wilson! Our Wilson? Did you read our stories? We included the official letter and pushed it out there to our pain. And Guy Marvin? Well Guy is right. That comment made me belly laugh. The second we get professional I quit. Now, all this brought up a more interesting thought. We are here to not be polite, or let stuff be politically correct. We care, we are passionate about exposing the truth and believe that if we can talk about stuff like this. It gets better. The ACBS is a class act. They are “The Society” The high road. So it is rude to point out things like this subject. But sometimes that doesn’t solve the problem, but just make it worse.
Hopefully you enjoyed the mash up today. Fun dog pictures with some ranting? Hey, its winter. And yesterday while sniffing varnish this seemed like a good idea. Now, after a good nights sleep??????
Since it’s dog days….
Mo likes all the other “Boat Dogs” in today’s story. Good luck to the Sunnyland chapter guys on their great show and let’s keep WoodyBoaterville fun!
I prefer my water frozen👍
Bimini the golden doodle loves the boat!
Family, dogs and old boats – that’s what it is really all about!
We love having our Snauzhaurs on the boat. Here is The Nuge, on point guard, watching for ducks.
Your coverage didn’t seem much different then that from the ACBS –in the end both said the same thing.
I’ll be dogged if I know?
John in Va
We like summer in Wisconsin much more!
You rest, I’ll keep watch!
Hey, wait a sec… kitties like boats too.
In fact, here is a great shot of Kitty Brunell (she was a successful British race car driver in the 20’s and 30’s) in a grand old wood racing boat !
Bailey going for her first boat ride in our Lyman