Picture of the Mouse with her buddy!

Mouse and Mook

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Rest in peace my friend. My dog Mouse is gone 1993-2009

Mouse 001 I know I've bored you with the details of my dog Mouse's long decline and I really appreciate you listening and sending your thoughts.  Most all of us have been touched by the death of a dear pet and my writing about Mouse are only my attempt to relate to what all animal lovers must eventually go through.  You can't have unconditional love from your pet and not have pain in the end.

Here are some of the postings over the last year as I chronicled Mouse's journey into old age.

August 2008

February 2009

February 2009 I

February 2009 II

Mouse I purposely haven't written about her over the last few months because your comments have been so nice and sincere that I didn't want to risk another false alarm...

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Great new sports book.

Black14 While I was in Denver last week, I picked up a book called “Black 14.”  It is the story of the University of Wyoming football team in the 60’s and early 70’s.

In 1969 a group of 14 black players on Wyoming’s team asked Coach Lloyd Eaton if they could wear black arm bands in their game against BYU in protest of the policies of the Mormon church which didn’t allow blacks to enter into the priesthood.

Eaton over-reacted and kicked all 14 players off the team immediately.  It ruined the program for years to come.

There are some fascinating things in this book.  I was never even aware that Wyoming was on the verge of becoming a national powerhouse in college football, I didn’t know blacks couldn’t be priests in the mormon church and I didn’t have a clue about this story until I read the book.

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