Friday, October 30, 2009

Every Girl Wants a Horse!

Okay, okay... I know ya'll haven't heard from me in a while and there's a good reason... honestly. Someone new has come into my life (1000lbs. of somebody) and she is taking up a lot of my time! Say hello to Rosie....
True confessions, I have NEVER owned a horse before. But like every other little girl in the world, I always dreamed of the day when I would have my very own to love. Come on ladies haven't we all fancied ourselves like this at least once in our lives...?
Or have you dreamed of taking "Misty" away to live in equine bliss, in your backyard, forever? Did you collect Breyer ponies or possibly My Little Ponies to the point of obsession? It's okay. You're not alone. But here I am, 30-something, and throwing myself headlong at a greenbroke 3yr. old mare! Crazy... possibly. But I'm smitten and committed. I know my knees don't have too many more "horse-riding" years left in them. So, what better time than now? And with the unwanted horse epidemic in this country, (brought about in large part by irresponsible breeding and a bad economy,) what a great time to welcome a horse into my life! So, I may not be Liz Taylor and Rosie may, or may not, be the next National Velvet, but we're happy kickin' it down the road... sharing an apple... and being best buds!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordy Wednesdays

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience"
-Woodrow Wilson

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Mutt of What?

This guy... he's a stray that we found on Tuesday. We took care of him for a few days and found his owner yesterday. Sadly we were already in love with him by then and didn't want to let him go. So, I did what any dog lover would do.... I asked the owner if we could keep him. He said no, but when I offered some $$ he changed his mind and now he's ours! We immediately took him to the vet because he had never been and the vet said she believed him to be 4 months old. He weighed a MIGHTY 7lbs.! We named him Max and he is my sons BEST buddy. He's getting along really well with the other pups too and he is even happy to be in the crate, (probably because he was being kept outside before and was happy to be by the fire.) After a good flea bath and deworming he is settling in nicely. But the question for ya'll is.... what the heck is he??? I know there are DNA tests out there to help us know for sure but, what fun is that? Let me know what ya think. My guess... Pekingese/Pomeranian? Here's more shots to help with your analysis!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordy Wednesdays

"My little dog- A heartbeat at my feet."
-Edith Wharton

Thursday, October 8, 2009

No Groundfloors.... No Plastics.

You know this guy don't you? He's the one in High School that got great grades, captained the football team and won every award. And what about her? She's the cheerleader, pageant queen who had ponies and cars and everything that you thought you wanted. Do you think Mary's having a moment of fur envy here? Well we just can't say for sure about Mary. After all, director Frank Capra liked his female leads to be strong, hearty and enduring.... and Mary Hatch-Bailey was no exception. Mary is about to tell George Bailey that he has "lassoed the stork." They've got a cash-flow problem and are about to bring babies into the world. Mary is getting everything she wants, but does she feel a measure of guilt that George's life is unfulfilled? And is Mary truly happy or is she just the long-suffering housewife we all wish we could be... holding her tongue... making lemonade out of lemons? I imagine the pressure is building for them both. In this frame, the devil is speaking to the Baileys. He is planting seeds of discontent in both of them. But, at the same time the Lord is still there... blessing them... and caring for them. As we all know, Mary eventually calls on God. But she forgets that he is standing there... waiting on her... the whole time. She didn't have to suffer in silence, spinning her wheels... but the devil was trying to crowd her and make her busy. I, like Mary, often forget to call on God. I get so caught up in my flesh.... What about you? And what about those moments when you could feel his presence right next to you, holding your hand, stroking your forehead, saying "I'm here,"...? George and Mary are soon going to feel the Holy Spirit right next to them! And, oh, what a great moment that is.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordy Wednesdays

" Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative."
- Mordecai Siegal

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