As the World Turns for the Young & Restless
Any soap opera fans out there? My Mom watched several as I grew up and to this day I still watch Young and the Restless and Bold and Beautiful. In fact, I have watched Young and Restless since it started back in the mid-70s when I was a tender teen.
When I was in the Air Force, I missed a lot of it, but my Mom always sent me the soap synopsis from the newspaper.
Some people scoff at soaps and say they are stupid, and if I glimpse one I don't watch, I think the same thing. But not for the ones I watch. And when you've watched them for a time, you know all the characters and want to see what happens next. It's not like a favorite prime time show that goes off the air and you then miss. Soaps go on year after year. Having TiVo makes things easy, because I can zip quickly through the shows whenever I want.
And when you think of it, we've all seen things happen in REAL life that rival any soap. So, tell us a story from your life that is soap-worthy. We know Dragon terrorized Nashville with his motorcycle "gang" in his much-younger years. Pam was a band chick. So tell us a soap story!
Now on to pets: There's a dog on Young and Restless that makes a regular appearance, Zapato, a yellow lab. There's also been a doberman recently on Bold and Beautiful, but it's been used to scare a character and I don't like that. However, I think soaps should have more pets. Better yet, show characters going to shelters to adopt. The send messages about other social issues, why not animal welfare?
Our recent saga with the Golden Huggs pups that were rescued from Waverly was a soap opera of its own.
The two pictures on the bottom are Bruiser at his foster home with Brigette. He had a nice visit with a black dog named Charly. His pending adoption is not final, so I can't let the cat out of the bag. The two top pictures are of CJ with her new dog brother and one checking out the resident kitty cat. The cat looks nervous :)
C.J. is doing great in her new home. Her new Mom Angela says: "CJ is doing so well. She cuddles with her brother (a golden named Louis) and they sleep like that. She is 98 percent house trained with a few accidents in between.We love her very much. She is a joy to have."
Will keep you posted on the continuing soap! What shall we name it: Golden Days of Our Lives? :)
posted by Sandy at 3/10/2008 11:13:00 AM