Fraggin' Friday: Puppies and Fireworks

It's Fraggin Friday! Time to get these fragments off my mind!

First, I need your help. I entered a contest to win a raise for my husband, and I need your help to win. My husband works so hard, and like most of you, he doesn't get paid enough for the work he does. Cash America is giving one winner $40000. Please go here and rate the story a 10 so we have a chance of getting him the money he deserves. Thanks! ♪I want money lots and lots of money♪ (Calloway)

We brought our new puppy home yesterday, and except for a little cold, he is doing well. After tossing all kinds of names around, (it's hard to pick the perfect name,) the name that stuck is Dawson, after the former Cubs outfielder, Andre Dawson (Bear's fave player.) So, let me introduce...Dawson

By the way, big brother, Dublin has done so well with excepting him into the home. Although, Dublin is hiding his cookies, as if the little guy might steal them.

This weekend will be a busy one, with UFC fights saturday night, and a BBQ and parade on the 4th (which thankfully, doesn't include getting into full pirate costume, because it is just too hot for a corset!)

A reminder to pet owners: Some pets get very scared around fireworks, and may attempt to run away from the noise.  Too many pets are lost on this holiday, so make sure yours is kept safe inside.

My beverage of choice this weekend: Cherry Vodka and Sprite! Light, refreshing, and sweet! ♪now wouldn't that be sweet? The Sweet Escape ♪ (Gwen Stefani)

Today is Mega Swagbucks day, so if you haven't joined Swagbucks, it's a great time to do so. I use it just for searching (like Google) and then I trade my points in on Amazon Gift Certificates. Great free program! sign up here.

Hope you all have a happy, safe, sun and fun filled 4th of July weekend! ♪I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine♪(Natasha Bedingfield)

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