Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hope you have all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I am just getting my things put away after a wonderful retreat weekend with friends and my SIL. Even our sweet papillon got a chance to go along and helped celebrate my SIL's birthday.
the Stamping Ground!
the Stamping Ground!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Some were seriously sweet.
But mostly taken of new dog of which the cats protested and wanted some claim to fame.
Ani claimed the back porch.
And then there was the dog that claimed the cat did it!
It was an awesome day with things beginning to bloom, and I was even proud of how gorgeous my azalea bush was this year. My iris plants were going to be great and so was my hosta and rhubarb plants.
The Wild Turkey Festival was in full swing, so we decided to run to McArthur to walk around and grab something to eat. It would get the dog use to getting out more in social situations. I carried the little guy on the crowded streets all the while he sniffed all of the wonderful aroma from the food vendors. Off the beaten path, he liked being center of attention, especially if there was a smoked turkey leg to eat!
I hadn't been in the house long when In the near distance, I could hear another cat crying. I knew that this had to be the semi feral cat, Tang. Finally got her coaxed to the step and grabbed her to come inside for the night. She cried briefly, but I think she was more relieved that she wasn't stressed out in trying to fight the elements. By 2 A.M. I was exhausted and fell into bed.
By morning, I began to walk around accessing the damage. It was a real mucky mess as I sank into the well soaked yard.
So much for my lovely hosta plants!
You can see where the waterline was on the skirting. When we had the house put on the property, we purposely had it set up higher since we were in a flood way. Other homes would have had water on the first floor. This would have been over my knee here. It's never been this high and is perhaps considered a 30 year flood according to my husband.
At the end of the fence, you can see that all of my iris and rubarb plants were flattened and where the debri buckled the fence.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
There's nothing really much productive on my desk this week, only stuff that needs to be put away. I know it seems a disappointment but have been busy and gone this past week. I'm sure there are more exciting desks at Julia's Stamping Ground.
Instead I have something more important laying under my work desk. It will be a work in progress! For you see, I must be getting crazier in my old age. I was already a crazy cat lady, but now I had a yearning to own a dog. We haven't had one in 30 years! Several years ago, I saw a guy with a papillon and I decided that someday I would have one. I started doing my research to be sure it was the right dog for me and not just its looks. It's those butterfly ears that had me so long ago. I knew it had to be a furever pet so I wanted to be sure! I also didn't want to go through a puppy phase or a breeder and wanted to do a rescue instead. I actually started looking for a female, but then this little guy came along and melted my heart.
Well, there you have it, my new little 9 lb. bundle of joy. I drove 8 1/2 hours down to Georgia to go get him. Even with the price of gas, he was worth it. Shhhh.... don't tell him he's adopted.