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Face of the day

A loyal dog waits.

A loyal dog waits. -Source: AP Photo


Their noses glumly peek out from under the fence as Nathan Cirillo’s dogs await the return of their master, unaware that he will never being coming home.

The 24-year-old Canadian soldier and single father was gunned down outside the National War Memorial in Ottawa yesterday.

24 hours later and his forlorn dogs have been pictured peering under the fences at his family’s Ontario home.

Cirillo was a devoted animal lover and regularly posted photos with his pets on Instagram.

Friends also described how he had recently discovered an abandoned, starving puppy, which he brought back to health before finding it a home.

“Found him a pretty home, hope he has a good life,” Cirillo wrote of the puppy just a month ago.

Cirillo, who was killed as he stood guard outside the war memorial, also leaves behind six-year-old son Marcus.

Cirillo was bringing up the boy alone, with help from his mother, after the boy’s mother was no longer in the picture.

“He stepped up. Definitely admirable.” Cirillo’s former girlfriend Randi Lotsberg told The Star.

“I feel so bad right now for his kid. Now his son doesn’t have a dad.”


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 24

10 If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.

Friday nightCap

Full moon rising.  Real time.  No computer generated trickery.

OK. He got me


Today’s Trivia

via mstarz.com


Welcome to Daily Trivia.  There is a game to play here.  The photo above relates to one of the items below.  The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights.  Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy.  Can you figure it out tonight?


Maple syrup has more calcium than milk. Get onto it Fonterra, I’m sure the maple syrup price hasn’t tanked in the past 12 months… (source)


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Oh come on. It’s a Friday, and it’s been a while


Oh, just snugglin’ up to my pet donkey

On the one hand I like the idea that we live in world where you can have a pet donkey on your couch, but on the other hand, I’m concerned that that 1) he would want to, and 2) his wife seems to be ok with it.  Definitely a reasonable cause for man card review in my opinion.


So, Russel, Dotcom, Harre… let’s get rid of the GCSB, yeah?


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