My Bingo Should Have Been a Shadow

This is my baby, her name is Bingo. Why Bingo? I’ve always thought it would be funny to have a dog named Bingo so I could sing – B I N G O and Bingo was her name-o.   😀

Bingo is almost 14 years old. Her momma was a Dalmatian and her daddy was a Chow. Yet, she looks just like a Black Lab. So for years we have just told people she is a black lab. Although she is a little thicker in the middle like a chow and has the chow black spotted tongue. But her looks and personality are of a black lab so that is what has stuck.

Bingo is an awesome dog. Greatest personality and temperament. And knowing that she is in her final years makes me really sad. Each day it is hard watching her age. The grey on her muzzle has grown so much, her hips are going out more and more and some days your heart breaks as you know she wishes she could run the big back yard like she use too.

For years she has been the first one to greet me when I come home. She gets so excited to see me and that makes me smile no matter how bad my day may have been.

For years I have called her Shadow because she follows me everywhere. And I mean everywhere. If I move more than 10 feet from her or round a corner she gets up and follows me. Even in her advancing years and the pain I know it must cause her, she still gets up. Even though I tell her not too.

I wish we could see in the future when we name our animals. Normally I wait a few weeks to see a little of the personality but even I wouldn’t have guess that 14 years later she would still be my Shadow.

Then again, it is fun yelling out Bingo when I’m trying to call her (now that is funny all on it’s own especially if you play bingo which I do occasionally). And when I’m really playing with her, I call her Bingo Dauber. (more bingo inside humor).

Today Shadow, I mean Bingo was making me smile which is why I was inspired for today’s post. I was in the shower and heard a big thump. Looking through the glass I could only smile because today like almost every other day, she came in and plopped down on the mat while I showered. And I realized how with each passing year, soon I will get out of the shower and she will not be there. But I will have wonderful memories for years to come of my baby girl following me everywhere.


~~~till we laugh again~~~


Bingo Whining – Pass the ear plugs

Ok, I’m not too proud to say I’m a bingo player. I play on-line more than in a live bingo hall but that is more out of convenience.

I’ve been playing at my site for over a year now and I love it there. Great chat hosts and some great bingo buddies to chat with. If you come and play with us, you might find me being my smart ass self usually picking on the chat hosts or the “regular” players. That is if I’m not “justcuzgetoutofthefreezer” as a certain chat host says.

Which now brings me to my weekly rant.  BINGO WHINING

Ok, I know losing is painful. I know it sucks losing your money. It becomes frustrating after long periods of no wins. It can even make you so angry you want to kill “waldo”. Yes Julie, I’m talking to you. (inside joke). Hell even I get depressed and feel like a big old loser some days (like this week for sure). But please STOP THE WHINING! I’m not talking about the occasional whine out of frustration. The needing to share your pain because you can’t take it anymore. I get that, I really do. And I’m ok with this type of whining.

Here are the whiners that drive me bonkers (and no it’s not a far drive)

A)   The people that will win and then like 7-8 games later will be whining that they can’t win a game. Then they will win again and say it’s their first win even though we all can see they have been winning. I swear these people think they should win every game.

B)   The people that think if they whine each and every game the fake bingo caller will hear them and feel sorry for them and give them a win just to shut them up.

C)   The people that are new, use free money, play 5-6 games then whine the site is rigged and no one can win here. Hello, winner every game. And by the way, we don’t want you to win, cuz then you stay and then you will just become the whiner mentioned in section A or B above

D)   People whining about the same winners all the time. Yes, I agree, it can get very frustrating seeing the same names over and over. But hey, everyone gets on a run and then there are those that spend TONS of money to get those wins. They are the same people you ALWAYS see in the deposit specials. Trust me, they Lose it as fast as they win it. They are gamblers and can’t help it. They spend hundreds of dollars to your $25 a week for those wins.  LOL

E)   Math lesson people. If you buy 60 cards ($15) then you have to win every 6-8 games or you lose. STOP BUYING all them cards and maybe, just maybe your money might not run out in a couple of hours. If you keep buying that many, quit whining about it, you are doing it to yourself.

F)   Oh who are we kidding, you are whining for the bingo win so you can use the winnings to go play slots. Face it, slots are your crack and crack is wack as Whitney says.

Ok, I feel better now. I know this blog will not stop the whining. Hell, I’ve been losing all my free bbs (fake bingo money for you that don’t play). I’m getting sick of losing too. Maybe I should start whining. Nahhh, not worth it. I’ll just be smart and take a day or two off and hope my bingo mojo comes back.

Till we rant again readers…..

Next time – we talk about Common Courtesy