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June 12, 2019

The Seagulls Are Gone....Except One!

Hi, everyone!  While you wait for the last cartoon I posted to get colored, I would like to share this with you. As you may know, I go to the local beach each morning and, starting last winter, began feeding the seagulls that frequent the area. In the winter, a large flock would fly off the water when they saw my car pull-up to get their meal. Now that summer is here and food is plentiful, the flock is gone, except for one bird with distinctive markings who I call "Peg."  The reason I call the bird Peg is because when she was a part of the flock that disappeared, she had a fishing line wrapped around both legs. In fact, the line was wrapped tightly around one of her feet as well, causing her to limp (like she had a peg leg). I tried coaxing Peg with food to get close to me so I could free her from her binds, but she would have none of it.  Over the months I would continually see Peg and luckily, the fishing line eventually was gone (I'm assuming she ripped it off).  This made me relieved, but the foot that was wrapped tightly was obviously damaged. Fast forward to the present. Out of all the birds in the flock I was feeding, it's so cool the only one that still waits for me is the one I tried to rescue.  I am happy to report that Peg's foot, although slightly scarred, has completely healed and she is doing fine! I hope the food I have been feeding her helped in her recovery :))

June 05, 2019

Unreal!

Here's a black & white before it is colored. Dusty is definitely wrong on this one. Some people simply do not have self control. Looks like the person in this cartoon falls in that category. Geez! -Tom

May 31, 2019

It's Here!

This is the color version of the black & white cartoon posted on May 11th. Talk to you soon! -Tom

May 26, 2019

RIP, Dad.....

At age 87, my dad peacefully passed away yesterday. Born Salvatore Giuseppe Giordanella, he leaves behind his wife, Theresa, two sons (my brother Frank and myself), a granddaughter, Armani, and a family who thought the world of him. He was a wonderful father and person in every way. He was giving, loyal, understanding, compassionate, a great provider, and so much more. My family and I were fortunate to have such a special person in our lives and to have the opportunity to spend time with him over the last week where many beautiful emotions were expressed. He will truly be missed by all. Love you, dad. -Tom

May 25, 2019

Be Safe!

For those celebrating this Memorial Day weekend, please be safe.  Take it from the Dust Speck's cast; drinking and driving is not smart. Enjoy, everyone! -Tom

May 21, 2019

Thank You!

Just want to thank everyone who sent me a birthday wish today (I can't believe any of my readers even remembered!).  I appreciate you thinking of me! I didn't go to work so I can enjoy the day :)) Thanks again!! -Tom

May 16, 2019

Dakota :-)

This is Dakota at roughly two years old at a dog park he loved to visit.  Dakota was my daughter's birthday present when she turned five. He was only weeks old when we got him and he looked like a tiny teddy bear...so adorable :))  Dakota was a great dog. He had the calmest temperament, he was affectionate, loyal, and obedient. If you have the chance, look up Great Pyrenees online and read about them. They were bred to guard livestock from predators so, when you think about it, they like helping others. That's a good thing. As Dakota got older, his hips began giving him problems (which is common in big dog breeds). After many months of trying to improve his condition through different methods, Dakota had to be put to rest :-( That was one of the worst days of my life. My daughter, to this day, gets teary eyed when she looks at a photo of him. Even though it was painful in the end, the many awesome years with Dakota made it all worthwhile :)))))))))))

May 13, 2019

In Color!

The above is the color version of the May 6th post. Send me a message and tell me what you think. Crazy busy day at work today, but productive. It sure is good to be home :)) I think I'll catch up on some Game of Thrones episodes tonight. Not a bad way to relax and spend an evening. -Tom

May 11, 2019

Bunny!

Here's a black & white before it is colored. Lol...Bunny! I know some people who can't pass up a sale either, even if they have little or no use for what is being bought. I guess whatever makes you happy :)) Enjoy the weekend, everyone! -Tom

May 06, 2019

In Black & White...

Here's another one in black & white before it is colored. Today is a gorgeous day in Connecticut! Spring is definitely here (finally). Last week we had rain almost every day and it was chilly. Today makes up for all the bad weather :))  I had to leave the office early today to finalize a lease deal about 45 minutes from where I work. So, I was able to open my sunroof and enjoy the ride! Btw, I got the deal done ;-)  While I was driving, I saw a boat for sale. "Hmm, a boat," I thought. "That would be so cool owning one." I live on the shoreline, so I am minutes from the water. Cruising around Long Island Sound would be awesome. Hey, if I do buy one, I will have to give it a name, right? Maybe I'll call it "Dust Specks." Send me a message with your suggestions (keep it clean...lol!). -Tom

May 03, 2019

Here It Is....

Just received the March 25th post in color. I hope you like it! Enjoy the weekend, everyone. I know I will :)) -Tom

May 01, 2019

Still Waiting....

I am still waiting for the March 25th cartoon to be colored. In the meantime, I found the above strip that was never posted. Hey, I like fast food now and then too. However, too much of it is, well, poison! Can you name the restaurants associated with the mascots in this cartoon? Send me a message and let me know. -Tom

April 27, 2019

I'm Going To Visit Armani!

I booked a flight in July to visit Armani in North Carolina :)))  Armani's eighteenth birthday is on July 14th and I want to celebrate it with her. I even reserved a Ford Mustang that will be waiting for me at the airport so Armani and I can cruise around in style (I once owned a Mustang and Armani loved it, so she is psyched). Dan, the owner of the firm where I work, is in Costa Rica closing on a vacation home, so he is unaware I will be  taking a few days off. I am sure he won't mind though. I have known Dan a long time and even owned a business with him.  He kinda lets me come and go as I please, especially when it comes to family. When I tell Dan my plans, I am sure he will say, "go for it!" He always does :))