Upbeat Times with Gaylord Perry at Spring Training in Scotsdale, Arizona!!

Hi Paul, I’m Back! Last year, I took Upbeat Times to Arizona Spring Training. Gaylord Perry (Hall of Fame pitcher) auto- graphed the paper. We had our picture taken together while holding the newspaper. I told Mr. Perry, I’d write an article about him, and try to get our picture into the Upbeat Times. He said, “If you do, bring me a copy next year!” A few weeks ago, I went back to Scottsdale Arizona to see the San Francis- co Giants play at Spring Train- ing. Gaylord Perry was at the stadium,

smiling his gentle

genuine smile, eyes glistening, shaking hands and signing au- tographs.

I handed him a copy of

the Upbeat Times for him to keep. He looked at our pic- ture, smiled, autographed my copies and said he would read the article later. I informed Mr. Perry that there was also a bio written about him on page 10. He said, “Would you like me to sign that for you, too?!” I said that would be great, the more autographs the merrier! And, without any hesitation, he clicked open his blue ballpoint pen and signed the bio. We had our picture taken to-

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gether once again, and he was kind enough to hold up the edi- tion of Upbeat Times, which portrayed our autograph pic- ture and the articles that were written about him from last year. What a unique gem for the Upbeat Times to have two autographs in one newspaper by the famous baseball legend, Gaylord Perry. The next day, I met his wife and she said that he really liked the picture and articles. Mrs. Perry said that they would al- ways keep the newspaper. She also said, “We won’t ever use it to line the bottom of the bird- cage!”

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JOKES & Humor # 5 My three-year-old daugh- ter stuck out her hand and said, “Look at the fly I killed, Mommy.” Since she was eat- ing a juicy pickle at the time, I thrust her contaminated hands under the faucet and washed them with antibacterial soap. After sitting her down to finish her pickle, I asked, with a touch of awe, “How did you kill that fly all by yourself?” Between bites, she said, “I hit it with my pickle.”

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Zsa Zsa Wins the 2018 World’s Ugliest® Dog Contest!

Petaluma, CA ~ On June 24, 2018 the paparazzi were in full swing for the World’s Ugliest Dog con- test as Zsa Zsa, a res- cued English Bulldog from Anoka,

Minnesota charmed her way into the judges hearts.

Nine years young with a swagger- ing tongue, Zsa


delivered a shower of slob- ber as she

claimed this year’s title. Zsa Zsa’s adopted par-

ents, Megan and Jesse Brainard share, “she was a puppy mill dog for 5 years in Missouri sent to a dog auction and later purchased by Underdog Rescue. From the mo- ment we saw her beautiful face, we knew we would be her forever home. We are so excited for her, she deserves this.” NBC News correspondent and contest judge, Jo Ling Kent, said “it was a very difficult de- cision, we loved all of the dogs. It was huge respon- sibility and we are just so happy for Zsa Zsa.” Zsa Zsa and her loving fam- ily are being flown to New York for a live appearance on NBC’s Today Show scheduled to air Monday, June 25 during the 8 a.m. hour. Her prize included a very large trophy, $1500, and a donated prize match for Underdog Rescue. The red carpet runners

up included 2nd place winner Scamp, owned by Yvonne Morones and third place winner Josie, owned by Linda Elmquist who also claimed the Spirit Award.


were four- teen proud pups com- peting in this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog® Con-

test and

all went home win- ners. Each contes-

tant was

given a gift basket and a personalized pet tag by Pawscout®, The Smarter Pet Tag™, the contest’s presenting sponsor.

“Celebrating the beauty within every pet and pro- viding an innovative solu- tion that helps all pets stay safe and in their forever home, the entire Pawscout team wants to congratu- late Zsa Zsa, the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugli- est Dog® Contest,” states Aaron Lamstein, Executive Chairman of Pawscout and Co-Founder of Worldwise, Inc. “Zsa Zsa will now wear a personalized Pawscout Smart Pet Tag to help her pet-parents stay con- nected. It’s been an honor to partner with Sonoma- Marin Fair this weekend to promote adoption and to celebrate Zsa Zsa, this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog.

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