Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Clinton's Trip To the Middle East And Puppy Update

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is making her first trip to the Middle East in her new capacity. No doubt, this trip will garner a lot of interest since she is meeting with both Israel and Palestine. And I imagine there will be no small amount of walking on eggshells for the Secretary of State. Peace in the Middle East is something for which many have longed for many years. Hopefully, this trip will renew that commitment.

In the meantime, here are a few photographs of Secretary Clinton in Jerusalem:

Secretary Clinton lays a wreath in memory of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. This memorial took place at the Yad Vashem Memorial Hall of Remembrances.

Secretary Clinton signs the Guest Book.

Chairman of Yad Vashem Memorial Rabbi Israel Meir Lau and Secretary Clinton viewing "Wall Painting Under Duress" by Jewish artist Bruno Schultz who was shot afterward by the SS.

I have hope that if anyone can make headway in pursuit of peace in this region, Hillary Clinton can, and I pray she does.

And now, for the puppy update: the puppies and Lucy went to the vet today for their first visit. Everyone was healthy, according to the vet. And, all of the vet techs oohed and ahhed over them all. Several want to adopt puppies and another client there fell in love with one of the puppies. That's what I want for these puppies - people who take good care of their animals, and use good veterinarians (my vet clinic is an AAHA - American Animal Hospital Association - clinic). Here are the puppies after their first big outing (their mom was outside for a moment):

Aren't they just break-your-heart cute?? They weigh about one pound each right now. Still not sure who the baby daddy was, but hopefully NOT a St. Bernard as someone suggested! Everyone is doing well. Thank heavens.


Logistics Monster said...

I so wish I could adopt one of those little cuties!!!!!

More pics as they grow please!


Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, LM!

Well, I am overdue for a visit to your part of the world - which one would you like?!?!m :-D

I will post more - I missed a golden opportunity last night when one of them was sleeping on his back - SO cute. I wish you could hear the sweet little sounds they make - just brakes your heart!