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

Mr. Deeds has a commercial. Check it out:

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?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A walk in the park with friends

Today, Mr. Deeds went for a lovely walk to Downtown Woodstock with some friends. He had me snap this.

Pictured are...
Row 1: Kane, Dewey
Row 2: Christine, Suzie
Row 3: Cool Coty, Mr. Deeds, Luna
Row 4: Van

Are you meant to be in Mr. Deeds' picture?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To the moon...

On July 20, 1969 during the The Apollo 11 mission, the first humans landed on the Moon. Of course, Mr. Deeds was there.

The footprints left by the astronauts in the Sea of Tranquility are more permanent than most solid structures on Earth. Barring a chance meteorite impact, these impressions in the lunar soil will probably last for millions of years.

Mr. Deeds had a good visit with lots of friends for Thanksgiving dinner. Small dogs are now on his Tolerance List along with the cats.

Hopefully, you will realize that Mr. Deeds is the dog for you long before the footprints fade because he is one in a million.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Things for which Mr. Deeds is thankful:

  • SEGA
  • Treats
  • Kisses
  • Foster greyhound brothers: Kane and Dewey
  • SEGA Volunteers
  • Cushy beds
  • Pigs ears
  • Cat friends: Too many to list
  • Kibble
  • Pets from strangers
  • SEGA Volunteers (yes, he listed them twice)
  • Cuddles
  • People at the door
  • Scritches
  • Foster parents
  • Hugs
  • Maybe a little turkey for Thanksgiving
  • You when you adopt him

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Here Comes Mr. Deeds

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

OTDIH - Origin of Species is published

On this day November 24, 1859, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England. Darwin's theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called "natural selection."

In natural selection, you make the determination that Mr. Deeds is the perfect addition to your home, you call SEGA and fill out an application.

Of course Mr. Deeds is not really Darwin, but he is waiting for you.

Monday, November 23, 2009

OTDIH: First issue of Life is published...

On November 23, 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White. Of course Mr. Deeds was there.

Now a days Mr. Deeds is coming out of his shell a little bit more each and every day. He is still fabulous with the cats. And he is picking out his favorite spots to lie down.

Will you make him part of your Life?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Today in History... Millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

On this day in 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television's popular primetime drama "Dallas" to find out who shot J.R. Ewing. Of course, Mr. Deeds did not do it, but he was there as part of the family.

Will he be the primetime hound in your family soon?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Deeds and History

One of the great things about fostering is that we get to meet many fascinating greyhound characters. It is a little known fact that most greyhounds have history and accomplishments that go beyond the track. For example, so far in our fostering journey we have hosted a greyhound scientist and poet. At times it takes a while to get a foster to open up about his or her past, but when they do it is worth the wait. Enter Mr. Deeds.

Mr. Deeds and I were playing poker today, and while collecting his winnings from a full house he mentioned offhand that Winston Churchill fancied a good game of poker from time to time. Intrigued, I inquired if he was speaking of the historical Churchill or of a greyhound by that racing name. Deeds explained that although he raced in Florida he emigrated from Britain in 1954. During the war he served as a message runner on the Western Front. During the Battle of Britain he served as an air raid warning siren, rooing at the approach of German bombers.

Skeptical, I asked for proof of his claims, and he produced this photo. Not only is Deeds a sweet and wonderful greyhound looking for his forever home, he is also rich in history and experience. Can you make him part of your future?

Deeds at the Yalta Conference, 1945

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good Deeds

Check out Deed's video on YouTube!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yes Indeed

Mr. Deeds, or Deeds as we call him, came to live with us this past Saturday.

Deeds is a sweet red and white male with beautiful amber eyes . He gets along fine with our cats and our 2 greyhounds. Deeds likes to be around people. We took him on a trip to PetSmart and he readily accepted pets and attention from both adults and kids.

Deeds has been shy of the stairs, but he has made progress in the past few days. He has started to go up and down them with much more confidence and less prodding. He enjoys pigs ear and a nice soft bed.

This hound is still blossoming, but the inner sweetness is evident for all to see. With a little patience and love he is going to make someone a wonderful boy.

Deeds has already discovered that cat beds make a soft landing spot in a pinch.