Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Trot - 2010

This is one very lucky turkey.  It was only fitting that a real turkey should strut his stuff and start  off the 2010 Turkey Trot that is held here annually to benefit our local "For Pets' Sake Humane Society".  

Under a clear sky and very cold, sub zero temperatures we started the trotEverybody, both two-legged and four legged, quickly warmed up the day. What a great way to really feel thankful.   
Here are just a few of the very active participants.

We are Thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there in blogdom!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ready, Set, Go ... New Post

I've been thinking about a new post for a while now, but wasn't quite sure where to begin.   So, let me start with ...

This has been a very nice break for me. Enough so, that I think I will do less posting and spend more time following all your blogs.  I have really enjoyed reading your daily/weekly posts.  Having  said that, I do have something to share now.

 Cape Mendocino, Fort Bragg (my hometown), California 10/24/10

Everyone paces themselves after the loss of an animal.  I expect that the pace is different for each situation and for every individual.  For me, in the beginning, it was hard to take a deep breath.  It was hard to sleep.  It was especially hard to do all the familiar things that I always did with my good friend Maggie.  Within a very short time I realized that it was more than just missing Maggie.  I knew that I needed to have another dog in my day to day life.  Selfish, maybe, but about three weeks ago I started looking for a new canine-in-need, to call our family dog and to help fill the big void in our lives.

Meet ... "Maddie May"  

Maddie May ... Day #5

We Do know that she was in need of a good home.  We Do know that she was rescued after being dumped along the side of the road.  We Do know that her foster family named her Maddy.  We Do know that we didn't have the heart to change her name because she was just starting to respond to being called Maddy.  We Do know that we tweaked the name a little, and that we now call her Maddie May.  AND yes, it's confusing, but every time we goof and call her Maggie, we Do know that it's a very loving slip-of-the-tongue.

We Don't have a clue what she is, or where she came from, or why she knows so very little about being a family dog, but we Do know that we will try to help her be the best  darn dog that she can be!  And we welcome this dog-in-need into our home-in-need of a dog.