It’s a never-ending question!

Do you ever ponder about a question? How about the questions which really don’t have an answer? When I am awed about lots of things, I think of Sparky

We suspect our family dog Sparky is a rat terrier mix. We got him as a young adult. He was found wandering around. My wife named him Sparky because for three reasons. First, she loves Sparky Anderson, a beloved coach of the Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers. She thought his name would be great for our new dog. Second, she thought our new dog is full of spark. And last, his spotted ears look like a sparkler lit on fire.

He looks like a Jack Russell Terrier. He doesn’t bark too many times like a Jack Russell Terrier! But he barks a bit much for my taste, like a Chihuahua. Now that I mention it, my wife and I feel he is part-Chihuahua.

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I have buckets which I divide my colleagues, acquaintances, friends, and family. My veterinary bucket, my stroke bucket, my small business bucket, my church bucket, and my friends & family bucket. The buckets represent my background. Do you have similar divisions?

Rhonda, one colleague from my veterinary bucket, sent me a veterinary twist on the famous quote.

Have you ever heard the one from Dr. George Berkley, an Anglican Bishop and a philosopher? He was from the 1600s. He said, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Interesting!

A veterinary clinic had a signboard out by the road which said, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s there to see it, a Chihuahua 500 miles away will bark at it.” Sparky must be part-Chihuahua because he will bark at nothing that we can see or tell. Now I know that he is barking at that tree!

Remember, this month I am going to lead a group training on the last Monday of this month. It’s all about your memory after the stroke. Retain the information. Like at, our community at The Stroke Recovery Circle (FB), or my YouTube channel at thestrokerecoverycircle. See my last video titled, “I chuckle or snicker or roar to myself after the strokes!” You’ll laugh yourself silly.

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Thank you! To your success!











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