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About a month and a half ago, we lost our trusty friend Domino after twelve and a half years. He was known to us as our other child. A son if you will. He was the best Boston Terrier and dog ever. Extremely intelligent! I have been through many dogs in my life and I knew there would be no comparable companion. He will always be in our hearts. Without a dog the world seems like it is missing something to me personally. I knew I had to get another dog. Which brought me to a dilemma. Do I get another pure breed Boston Terrier or opt for a shelter dog? After searching for Boston Terriers, I found quickly that they were not as easy to find as Domino was, and in twelve and a half years the price skyrocketed to well over $1,200 for most. I heard so much about saving dogs from rescues that I gave it a try. My first few trips I really hated it. Way to many Pit Bulls! Breed and fight! Geez dog fighting losers! Get a real job. However, I did not give up.

One day, I arrived at the shelter early with family and we came upon this beautiful rat terrier/chihuahua mix. He was just jumping to see us. We knew he would be the one. His shelter name was Taco, but we chose Raphael for him. We adopted him and he has been a wild man and little bundle of joy for a whole $50 for neuter and shots too. It was great price and we saved a life. So many pets are euthanized(translation: KILLED), during their stay at shelters do to incoming dogs and cats. It is happiness for all parties! It felt great even though it was not another Boston Terrier.

My daughter always wanted a cat and she was looking at me like, “Dad! Can we get a cat too?” Cat’s were so plentiful that they were literally giving them away for one dollar adoption. I thought,”O.k. Let’s give Raphael a companion. A dog and a cat? What could go wrong?” So we searched the cats and came upon a playful beauty that we named Dinah. She is a Russian Blue mix. She runs all over, plays, climbs, purrs, and has become a buddy to Raphael or Raphael has become a buddy to her. Mutual friendship! As Jackson Galaxy says in his book TOTAL CAT MOJO,” A Mojito Cat!” She has been PURRRFECT! On another note, if you are a cat lover, I do highly recommend Jackson Galaxy’s book. It has a host of information to make your cat experience excellent and not a “Cat From Hell!” Also check out his YouTube channel on cat’s here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCheL-cUqfzUB8dfM_rFOfDQ

To shelter or pure breed, that’s the question, and it was answered. Save a dog, save a cat, love an unwanted pet or stray. They will love you greatly for it.

Besides photography, poetry, travel, dining out, cooking, and the other things I blog about I also spend a great deal of time playing my drums.  On my YouTube channel I have been posting many songs as of late featuring my practice sessions. I often pick 15 random songs and just sit down and play them. Sometimes I listen to them a few times and other times I just sit down and go for it. Drums for me are cardio, therapy, enjoyment, and somewhat spiritual in a sense. Music in general is a great love of mine. It is something I definitely love versus say a video game or watching T.V. all day, and there is always the added bonus of playing with a band and making a little money. Thank you to all my fellow bloggers for the kind comments and checking out my material.

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This weekend I attended a Sam Houston State University football game in Huntsville, Texas which happens to be my alma mater. It was homecoming weekend, and I did shoot many shots, but this one is by far my favorite of all. Sitting about 50 yards away, I noticed a player set his helmet on a fan. Shortly thereafter, a trainer set down the Gatorade bottles right next to the helmet. The colors blended well, I took aim, and I captured a great photo.

People ask,”What do you do when you are stressed?” I beat stuff! The drums. Laughs! Turn your speakers and bass up. Enjoy!

Hey, blogger friends! I decided to enter the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Dreams Of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) Play-Along Contest. I have been playing drums for ever as some of you already know. Two years ago, I started teaching myself bass guitar. This is the instrument I decided to play for the contest. It is my first ever post of me playing the bass guitar too. I appreciate you guys checking it out!

About three weeks ago, I undertook my own challenge to write haiku’s on all 50 states with facts about each state included in them. I am finished! Some are better than others, but as all creative minds know, you just keep creating, because with failure comes success. Thank you to all the readers and supporters.

One of my many favorites, and some of the best things in the world to eat are pancakes with fresh Maple syrup, and blackberries. They are also great to photograph. Here is a macro photo of some delicious pancakes I made for breakfast.

Pancakes with Blackberries

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

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For those out there who think it’s easy to become famous, watch this video that I produced regarding my recent road trip. This is what it is like for most touring musicians. Actually, it can be worse than this, you might not break even, or make any money at all. So if you’re a student, please get your education, because you will need it if you do become famous, which is about a 0.6 percent chance. The odds are not with you.

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Steel Cut Oats with Raisins, Walnuts, Apples, Cinnamon, and Honey

One of my favorite breakfast foods is steel-cut oats. I prefer their nutty crunch to the flat pasty style rolled oats. Steel cut oats take longer to cook. They usually take about 30 to 45 minutes. If you are looking for a healthy, natural, breakfast choice, this is about as natural as one can get, and your body will love you back for it.