Dave makes leather bags
. He's passionate about it. He wants to make the best bags possible. Or as he says it, "I wanted it to be made so well that my grandkids would fight over it while I was still warm in the grave." His bags are tough
(QT). How confident is he in the quality of his bags? He has links to his rivals
on his website. Bag owners are encouraged to send in their own photographs of them in action
. His bags carry a 100 year warranty
(damage caused by crocodiles and elephants not covered). But the real reason to visit his site is to read his moving tribute in Memory of his dog Blue.
When Brandon left for camp
, his last words were, "stay out of my room!" Unfortunately for Brandon, he has the
most awesome family in the entire world. [more inside]
Dog day in Iraq. PFC Connor
, a Marine mascot previously mentioned in this post
, was hunted down and killed just 24 hours before his planned departure from Iraq. "We found you at six weeks old. Not much more than five pounds, you lived on potted meat and long life milk. It was all we had. You grew into a little puppy, an Iraqi dog with an Irish name from Boon Dock Saints. For all the times you ran away . . . you ran to me as fast as you could when I whistled for you. It was those times that I loved you the most."
"I'm wondering why they created this policy. Were dogs barking and attracting insurgents? Were they playing fetch and accidentally bringing home IEDs instead of their stick? Does Rumsfeld just hate puppies?
"No, no, and possibly."