Monday, May 26, 2014
Everyone of all ages were part of the fun!
Friday, May 23, 2014
degenerative myelopathy is at the top of the list. Today Gus is unable to stand on his own, and after a long discussion with the vet and the rescue, we're going to try tweaking his medication in hopes it'll ease the symptoms of the ataxia.
The plan is for Gus to stay with us for a couple of weeks until the foster-family returns from their vacation. But the hope is, that he will settle in with us, get along with the other dogs, and become part of Golden Pines.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The 7 months Shadow was with us, wasn't nearly long enough to be together. Even though my heart is broken, I have no regrets. I am only filled with gratitude that we were given the chance to have this most affectionate, sweet-tempered, cat-stalking, gentle soul as part of our lives. I will always be thankful to his family for trusting us to give Shadow a home for the last chapter in his life.
The words for Shadow's tribute will come in time....So tonight as the sun sets on this most sad day, I only want to say, "God-speed to my handsome Shadow. You will be greatly missed. I hope when you arrive at the bridge all brand-new that you are met by all of our-gang who have gone before you; give them my message and as you join them, know that I look forward to the day when I will see you all again."
Sunday, May 18, 2014
|~Cell phone photo of the flooding~|
Thursday, May 15, 2014
|~Cricket, waking up from a little nap~|
Sunday, May 11, 2014
|~Todd's not the littlest one anymore~|
Welcome to Golden Pines, Cricket.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
(A cowbird lays its eggs in nests of other birds.Unfortunately they hatch first, grow large very quickly which allows them to command the most food which usually results in the loss of the other hatchlings in the nest.) I couldn't decide if I should remove the egg or not, so I called our wildlife center and asked them. Cowbirds are native to the US and are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and it is unlawful to remove their eggs from a nest. Finding that out didn't change my mind about the fate of the cowbird's egg. What would you do?
|~The snake-finders, Josh and CarrieAnne~|
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Off to an early start this morning so I could spend the day at home.
|~Part of the gang this evening~|
As I was rounding the last corner for home, I saw a turtle on the side of the road. It was on its back in the full sun and was looking pretty toasted. I thought it was probably dead, but since it's my habit to always stop for turtles, that was what I did. It was just a young snapping turtle about the size of my hand. Its neck was stretched out and to the side and his little claws were all curled in and motionless. Of course I couldn't help but feel a little sad and sorry for the poor thing.
|~Our road yesterday afternoon~|
Thursday, May 1, 2014
After dinner we went to a concert at the Warner Theater that was built in 1924 as a movie palace presenting live vaudeville and first run silent movies. We were there to see one my friend's favorite British comedians, Eddie Izzard. Have you heard of him?
I'll admit that I hadn't.
|~Before the concert that was sold out~|
I found his comedy routine unique, creative and entertaining all at once!
I'll also admit that I don't know if I would go and see Eddie Izzard again, I might. However it really was a fun evening spent with a good friend, that recharged my inner-batteries that have lately been running on empty.