Monday, July 30, 2012

Unexpected Company

This weekend we decided to hit some yard sales, one of my favorite pass times.  I ran across this purple paw pin at one of them to add to my collection of paws from The Animal Rescue Site.  I click on every day to help donate food for the animals.  We went to a few other sales, but found nothing that I really couldn't live without.  I still had to go to the pet store to pick up some cat and dog food, so we stopped before we left town.  Jessie loves that he is allowed to go in the store to shop.  As it turns out, I happened upon a weekend that they were having a rescue adoption where there were several cats and dogs.  Before I could get into the store, a leash was thrust into my hand and on the other end was a female papillon! In the other hand, I had Jessie.  The owner of the rescue group was trying to convince me that I needed a new friend!  Well,  I came for pet food.... I started to say and before I could say anything else, she said, how about a trial run for the dog for the weekend.   I looked at her and said, ah yeah o.k., yeah, it's just a trial run and just for the weekend.   I paid for my purchases and she helped me load the car with the dog.  I am sure I may have even heard a snicker as we drove off.  

When we arrived at the house, Jessie was the first one in to tell the cats of the good news.  Guess what I got, guess what!?!
Oh no, you got a dog, didn't you?
Yeah and she's really cute too!  Woo Hoooowl!!! Woo Hoooowl!!!
Her name is Abby, isn't she a fox!?! I mean she really looks like a real fox! 
She's red like a fox and has this big fluffy tail that looks like a big plume!
She's super sweet, doesn't bark much, likes to snuggle and give kisses and sleep in your bed!

She already loves mom.  She catches on to being babied really fast!  Mom, can we keep her, can we, can we????  Can we be like a pair? Come on mom, what do you say????

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

When Papillon's Meet

Jessie and I went for a walk yesterday and luckily I had my camera with me.  It seemed the two Papillons were destined to meet.  The tiger swallowtail didn't stay long, but long enough to get these neat shots.
Don't you just love Jessie's butterfly ears?  Such a sweet photo together.
 Jessie was curious, but didn't want to get his nose too close. lol 

I apologize for not getting back to blog land.  Lots has happened since my last posting. 

The biggest delay was being without power for 10 days due to the storms that blew through.  Such a mass outage.  We were one of the lucky ones that didn't have trees down on our property.
Then there were people like these that had damage to their homes and vehicles.
Jessie and I didn't stay in the heat, we ended up moving into my daughter and SIL's house about 45 min away.  She had air and pool side accomodations! lol
While there, I had taken Jessie for a walk and had tripped on an uneven piece of sidewalk.  OUCH!!!
It was scraped but still not really bad.  My SIL had been in a head on car accident a few weeks before and had some triple antibiotic ointment for me to put on it.  Sounded like a good idea at the time, but as it turned out, it had blistered in the heat and my ankle and leg swelled up and got redder.  Actually it was worse than this photograph, but didn't think to photograph it. My main focus was on icing it down and drinking to numb the pain!  LOL  It took quite awhile before the nerve ending pain subsided. 

It's much better, but certainly gonna leave a mark! 

I am back to creating again, so all is good!

I had fun doing this photo of Jessie by using the free Pic Monkey photo editing software.