I remember this stance well... Gotta love these lil guys.
I never thought a whole lot about you tube… except for casual listening to my favorite oldie songs – From Woodstock bands to classical stuff – And songs I’ve heard over the years…
My taste runs all over the place. And whatever my heart desires, or I should say, my mind can remember – I don’t think I’ve ever NOT found something about it on youtube, good quality or not. I could spend HOURS, listening to old fav’s, and each time I click on one… A whole row of new songs, relating to the last, pops up! Utterly AMAZING.
Over my computer usage year (I started out pretty slow), my kids [Editor’s Note: That’s me. :)] have showed me a lot. Helped me immensely. Oh yeah, can’t forget the one who puts up with me – My wife has also helped me in a lot of stuck situations. So now after being around the Internet for… well since the last decade off and on… I can now actually log on and read the news… And go on youtube.
Anyway, what I want to talk about is actually what youtube did for me…
Ya see… My dog died last March 31st [Ed Note: RIP Sammy :(], and then a few months later our other dog, the first one’s pal, had to be put to sleep [Ed Note: RIP Chelsea :( :(].
Chelsea was the sweetest dog... best pals with our cat Cloud. As you can see here, they loved each other!
Now this may sound weird or maybe different – But youtube eased the pain… Not with my oldies playlist, but I just happened to look up a type of dog (Carinterrier mix) and there popped up on the screen videos of little guys that looked just like my pals… Sammy and Chelsea… It was… wonderful.
And yet so sad at the same time. Then I found some videos that people had put of beautiful music to their dogs… Their best pals. Sometimes funny music. For a while, everday, I’d get online and go to youtube and watch as terrier pups, terrier old guy dogs, etc. all did their funny things… Or just slept as their owners proudly shared them with all who wanted to watch.
It was like medicine for me…
At first I thought maybe I was being a little silly… For an old construction worker – Then it just all settled in that the sadness and the kinda guilty feeling I was wrestling around with just kinda floated away…
As I read different comments, like what a good looking little fella you have there… It reminds me of one of my cherished little guys…
Well thank God for youtube and this whole Internet deal… Even an old guy like me can see how so many people are touched by someone’s simple video. So as I forge ahead into computerland, toss up a prayer now and then for us older guys… Oft-amazed still, at what this wonderful technology brings.
Btw, I fell in love with this dog in particular, named Frank the Tank, as you can see in this beautiful video. :) He’s not doing much but relaxing… but I hope you enjoy the music of Stanton Lanier’s song “Resting” from his album “The Voice”.
I also love this video… you can actually see Frank the Tank walking around in this one. Gotta love when Sweet Sarah barks! Enjoy.
Other articles by my dad:
5. The Glass Oval Cuff-Link… Trinkets, Memories, and Pawnee Bill (Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show) (May 11, 2012)
4. Bullfrogs, Bullies and The Troggs (May 5, 2012)
3. Classical Music (Beethoven), Spencer Tracy (Roger’s Rangers) And Computers… TV, Movies and Memories of Days Gone By (April 25th, 2012)
2. — The one you’re reading. —
1. MyDad: The Phoenix I Knew. Arizona’s Hometown From the Eyes of a 1950s-born Phoenician (April 5th, 2012)