Saturday, December 12, 2009

OTDIH - Da Vinci notebook sells for over $5 million

December 12, 1980

Da Vinci notebook sells for over $5 million

On this day in 1980, American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays $5,126,000 at auction for a notebook containing writings by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci.

The manuscript, written around 1508, was one of some 30 similar books da Vinci produced during his lifetime on a variety of subjects. It contained 72 loose pages featuring some 300 notes and detailed drawings, all relating to the common theme of water and how it moved. Experts have said that da Vinci drew on it to paint the background of his masterwork, the Mona Lisa. The text, written in brown ink and chalk, read from right to left, an example of da Vinci's favored mirror-writing technique. The painter Giuseppi Ghezzi discovered the notebook in 1690 in a chest of papers belonging to Guglielmo della Porto, a 16th-century Milanese sculptor who had studied Leonardo's work.

No need to pay millions for a masterpiece, just adopt Mr. Deeds. Deeds is a very sweet boy who loves to give love and be loved. So come and experience a renaissance of love with this wonderful greyhound. He is priceless.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dancing Deeds

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

OTDIH: INF Treaty Signed

Reagan and Gorbachev signed off on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty, which called for the elimination of all ground cruise and ballistic missiles and launchers in Europe with ranges of 320 to 3,400 miles. By June 1991, the United States had eliminated over 800 missiles and the Soviets had eliminated 1,800 such weapons.

Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.

We encourage you to enter into the forever home treaty (FHT) with Deeds. You agree to surrender your heart in return for unconditional love.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Forever home? Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.

Mr. Deeds is doing very well in our home. He has been excellent with the cats since the day he arrived. Deeds is not a picky eater, has really gotten adept at the stairs, and loves to be loved. When we leave for any length of time we put him in the "mud room" with his foster brothers. This arrangement has worked well with him.

Deeds has much to offer to his future family. He is going to do best with someone who can give him lots of attention. In his blog we have mentioned all the places Deeds has been, but there is one place that is missing, his forever home. We look forward to the day when we can write, "Forever home? Of course, Mr. Deeds was there."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh Christmas Deeds, Oh Christmas Deeds

Last night was the 2009 SEGA Holiday Gala. It is a time for SEGA folks to party, mingle, and celebrate our beloved greyhounds.

Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.

Every day is a gala with Mr. Deeds. If you would like to make each day a party RSVP to SEGA to come and meet this wonderful, sweet boy.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mr. Deed's Commercial

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

OTDIH - Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11

On this day in 2001, the Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history.

Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.

No corporate scandal with this hound. Mr. Deeds is a safe investment that is guaranteed to be an excellent addition to your love portfolio. So invest in this hound and be prepared for excellent returns. To get a free prospectus keep returning to his blog, or better yet fill out an application to meet this wonderful boy. The returns will keep on coming.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OTDIH - Chunnel makes breakthrough

Shortly after 11 a.m. on December 1, 1990, 132 feet below the English Channel, workers drill an opening the size of a car through a wall of rock. This was no ordinary hole--it connected the two ends of an underwater tunnel linking Great Britain with the European mainland for the first time in more than 8,000 years. Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.
Speaking of progress, Mr. Deeds has been making quite a lot of progress himself. We are not quite sure if peanut butter has made it to the "Likes" list but Bil-Jac is definitely there! Each day he seems more and more sure of himself and more and more willing to give his love to us. He is a very laid back hound, but he really enjoys going for walks.

Will Mr. Deeds tunnel his way into your heart?