Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kilts could be misconstrued as cross dressing?

I saw this article it was in the AP.

Utah school forces student to change out of kilt

Sun May 17, 3:52 pm ET
WEST HAVEN, Utah – The principal of a Utah middle school has been asked to apologize for forcing a kilt-wearing student to change his clothes.
Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart says Craig Jessop has been asked to extend an apology to 14-year-old student Gavin McFarland of Hooper after the school official's comments Wednesday.
Gavin says he wore the kilt twice in the past two weeks to Rocky Mountain Junior High as a prop for an art project. Jessop told the boy that the outfit could be misconstrued as cross-dressing.
Taggart says the district recognizes the kilt as an expression of the boy's Scottish heritage and that the kilt was not inappropriate.
Kilts are traditional Scottish apparel generally worn by men for formal or special occasions.

I was outraged! Craig Jessop you need to do some research on Scotland and Kilts you need apologize no only to Gavin McFarland, but to all the Scots and to cross dressers. I am a firm believer of people wearing what they feel comfortable in and not being dictated to by fashion.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Xena the Warrior Corgi

It may seem odd to us what normal sounds are around us especially when one of those sounds is taken away. My home now in silence... so silent it's almost deafening. Gone is the sound of little paws hitting the floor. Gone is the "Ellllooooh" that greeted us when we came home, now 6:00 comes and there is no one to tell us it's here and gone. Gone is the barking at the thunder gods and the cold wet nose that followed because she needed protecting from their noise. I will have to fend off the evil vacuum cleaner when it comes out of it's closet, I will no longer have my protector that will attack it.
Gone the is my sweet baby girl.
She was 12 1/2 yrs old when the faeiries called her back to their land.
It all happened so quickly. We left to go work on Thursday, she was fine, she assumed her position in the living room as we left. When we got home from work she looked and acted like she had a tummy ache. We kept checking on her all evening, and agreed that if she is not any better in the morning we would take her to the vet and pick her up when we were coming home. Friday morning she had not eaten nor had she had any water to drink.
Vet time.
Good ole Doc Cooper and Doc Parker ... they were her docs since the first check up.
Doc Parker was headed into surgery but when he saw Xena he examined her immediately. Words that I remember from that conversation
perinea hernia
intestines in chest cavity
Specialist in Dallas
No guarantee
We thanked him because he knew we needed time to absorb and process, into the surgery he had scheduled. We began to look at pros vs cons,
she may not survive the surgery
possible complications after surgery
may need additional surgeries
So a difficult decision was made, a responsible adult decision was made, we talked to her held her while she went to sleep. She enriched our lives so much, she gave us so much we owed it to her to give her dignity at the end. We will meet her one day across the rainbow bridge, she'll be smiling and give us a "elllooh" once again.