I'm trying to become the person my dog thinks I am
April 6, 2022

I've been a dog lover all my life. I've had everything from a Toy Poodle (Casper, my dog now) to a German Shepherd, and they are all great dogs. They don't care if you are winner or loser, sick or well, rich or poor. They give you unconditional love and welcome you home every time you leave. So when Jennifer Harman asked me to go to an event for homeless dogs, I went. The press was there in force, so you will see it on TV if you look for it. What a great facility! Each dog up for adoption had his own kennel. No animal is put to sleep unless they are completely hopeless. I went through looking at all the great dogs. One brown terrier came bounding over to me, pawing at his cage, licking my hand and trying to get to me. I petted him for a while and noticed that all the dogs have their name on their cage. As I started to leave, I looked at the name and he was named Chip. I almost lost it when I read that.

There has been a game every night at Bobby's Room at the Bellagio since we lowered the limits. We have taken out most of the no-limit and pot-limit games, and it seems that is what most of the players want. Anything suits me, just to keep the action going.

It's my understanding the World Poker Tour is going to have a special event at the upcoming tournament at the Bellagio. They are going to give very nice bracelets to all the WPT winners from the last six years. I think that is a nice gesture, but it seems like it is copying the WSOP and their race for bracelets. I have a WPT win from the Legends Tournament, so some member of my family will get another bracelet. The only bracelet I've ever worn is the one that the Bellagio gave me for the tournament that bears my name. It's very light and has my Stetson outlined with diamonds. I like it a lot.

Also, I understand they are going to have a tribute to Chip Reese during the party. That fine, Chip certainly deserves everything the poker world can give his memory. The only problem is they expect me to speak again and it just starts the hurt again for me. I guess I'll suck it up and tell again what a special person Chip was. - DB

@EricOosterbeek No, it's just good natured ribbing. He is a cool guy.

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