Siete de Mayo

There’s a monkey in the boat…..


Come on everybody, sing along.  You know the words.






That’s not a song lyric that I know of.  I just wanted to see if I could get the members of the blog reading world to sing along for the sake of singing along.


In the meantime, my beloved pit bull Hope just ran into the bedroom where I’m sitting here on the bed, watching American Chopper on Discovery Channel, and typing up today’s dispatch.  As always, she comes in excited and guns blazin’.  Usually in this case, I put my hand out and growl at her to stop her from mugging me.


Today, things went a little different.


She runs in, throws her 60 lb. frame onto the bed, comes to a complete stop just a matter of inches from me, and burped in my face.


Run, run, run, bank corner, slide into the wall, correct course, run, run, jump…… brake, brake, stop, belch.


I’d like to take a moment out of today’s blog to address the good people at Iams.  For those of you not in the know, Iams is a brand of dog food which has made it’s way in somewhere between 15 and 20 pound increments into the TharpSter compound since Christmas of 2006.


In that time, we’ve sampled the puppy flavor and the adult blend ranging from beef, to chicken, to lamb, to bacon.  Okay, not so much on the bacon.  One can dream though.


Over all, we’ve had pretty good experiences with Iams, and don’t really have any intention of changing brands anytime soon.


To our friends at Iams, please understand that we’re loyal customers.  As such, I feel it only necessary that you consider what I’m about to suggest and treat it with the highest of regard and deepest of consideration.


Iams, I have a new flavor suggestion for you.  It was inspired by the events of just seven paragraphs ago.




‘Nuff said.



Randy Tharp

TharpSter is a husband to one woman, a father to two kids, a master to two dogs, an occasional cubical occupant, and unable to make up his mind on an adequate theme for this website.

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