May--for whatever it's worth! I wonder when I will be able to put my coats
away?? It's nice to see the flowering trees & the tulips & of
the lilacs! I do love Spring, I really wish it would get warm tho! Well-I
have no idea where April went! I was so busy every day-I guess everyone
decided enough is enough & they left town. Now that it's a bit quieter
I'm trying to catch up on all kinds of household chores because I sure
am hoping that I will be seeing all of you in the next few months!
Who out there loves to shop garage sales? There is a very big one with
lots of great stuff on June 2nd thru June 4th., 9 am to 4 pm. This sale
benefits all the homeless animals being fostered by GRASP
assisting stray pets). I would love to see lots of people support this
wonderful cause & buy lots of stuff & bring your friends &
family & the person at the store checkout, & the bank teller &
oh heck-anyone walking down the street you see as you are driving there!
The sale is at 227 Woodcrest Rd. It's on the corner of Wildwood Dr. which
runs from Mt.Read to Dewey, just north of Maiden La. Lets raise lots &
lots of money to help with these pets who need to be cared for until permanent
homes can be found!!
Also coming up on June 24th is Take Your
Dog To Work Day ! I of course have that every day since Max is always
with me. I don't know how I would get thru the days without him. He's
such a quiet rider! I never have to argue with him where we are going!
All kidding aside- he really does make a big difference. He makes me laugh
which sometimes I need-especially dealing with a hectic schedule or a
problem animal. He
definately gets me out exercising more! So many times I try to talk myself
out of rollerblading or taking that 2 mile walk but then I think how much
Max enjoys it so I do it for him. I can't even begin to put words to how
my heart feels when I see him prancing along in the grass, sniffing every
tree, pole, etc huge smile on his face. Every day he reminds me to not
take life so seriously & to appreciate the small things & enjoy
nature & life. It is the smallest things-like stopping for an ice
cream cone that brings him so much joy. (Well--kinda a bad example since
ice cream cones can be pretty joyous for me!) If it's possible & your
boss is willing it would be great if you could take your dog to work that
day. An extra benefit besides the stress relief the dog creates is that
maybe one of your pet-less coworkers would see how wonderful a dog can
be & visit GRASP, or Lollypop or Rochester Animal Services & give
a new home to a homeless animal! For more information feel free to contact
me or you can visit Pet Sitters International
at petsit.com .
As promised I have lots of new fluffy buddys
that joined our family! Taking over the position of our eldest member
She is 20! She was so cute but she sure -literally-put me in my place.
I would sit next to her on the couch & one time I thought I'd sit
on her other side which
is where her mom Sharon sat during our meet appointment. Well-Callie started
hissing so I jumped up & went to the other side & she settled
right down for her petting! I had a great time with Harry
while Jeneanne went away. Such sweet cats & we had a lot of fun playing.
Another one who reminded me who was boss is Sonni. Now mind you-Sonni
is a cockatiel! It was actually my last day & I put a cracker back
in the clip for Sonni. I turned away for a few seconds & when I looked
back it had fallen again into her dish. So I picked it up & tried
to put it in more securely. Next time I looked the cracker was on the
floor on the other side of the cage! Then I noticed she took all her little
seed balls that I had just put in the dish & threw them on the floor
of the cage! Not the ones that were in there-just the new ones! I told
Cheryl & Bob I think they were away just 1 day too long! Shadow
tiger cat is named Tiger. I only saw them for a couple days but I will
be seeing them again soon & I'm looking foward to getting to know
them even better. Now-the reason I specifically mentioned who was Tiger
is because at the same time at another house I was with Tiger
where Tiger was the black cat! Did I forget to mention Shadow who lives
with Tiger is a black cat? Do I have you totally confused? Try walking
in my shoes! So to Judy who is mom to Tiger & Shadow -yes, the right
cat got the meds even tho in the note I switched the descriptions! Back
to Tiger & Woodsy- so much fun! Wonderful cats that I enjoyed every
second with. (just like all my buddys!) But you must see Tiger- he is
the only cat I have ever even seen that is solid black with blue eyes!
all girls! Such joys! Not that easy to photograph since they thought the
camera was the best toy they've seen. I got a lot of pitcures of noses!
Ohh-my buddy Mickie!
I was suppose to only see Cocoa
at that house but Mickie not only came out but he let me pet him &
he played like crazy with his new toys! hehe He is added to my "special
needs" buddy list! I'm so glad Ann & Bruce invited me to meet
their great cats! Then there was Brittany-my
little sweetie. We took long walks and as all Shi-tzus she lived up to
her image of herself as a 500lb tough-guy! She quickly won my heart! (like
any don't!) Finally I met puppy Rocky.
Rocky was a midday walk & he had to let everyone in the neighborhood
that he was walk'n! We couldn't pass anyone without Rocky barking so they
would see him! It was truly a pleasure spending time with him so Marge
could enjoy her vacation & Tony worked! One thing tho Marge-I also
leave hubby behind but I take my dog! hehe Also as promised you must see
the picture of Gina- she is a ragdoll & really doesn't care if I'm
there or not. I'm only useful until I've supplied her with her furry miceys!
We got a picture of Toto finally to add to our album & of Snotpuss
who I finally met! Wow- how about that! I told you last month there were
a lot coming!
Sadly we lost our favorite deer chaser.
passed away this month & may be gone in body but not in spirit. I've
known Chewy since almost the beginning & I got pulled behind her chasing
deer in the original house & then again in the new house Lynn &
Bob moved to. I know
their hearts are breaking & my heart joins them. She will be sorely
missed & I bet even the deer will miss her. She was one of Max's girls
& a few weeks ago when we stopped in to let Logan out Chewy who was
completely blind now found her way outside to see her pal Max. Another
of my special buddys-Muffin
passed away. Another tough girl-I don't think she even weighed 10 lbs?
maybe a bit more. But boy could she put on a show- Max was smitten with
her even tho he never got out of the truck to meet her. He would hang
his head out the window & you know in the cartoons when the character
was in love the little hearts floated around their heads--well, that was
Max about Muffin! The look on his face-you could just "see"
the hearts floating. Well Mufin played that for all it was worth-she would
get in front of the truck-turn to look & make sure he was watching
& then put out the biggest strut with her little rear swaying in that
slow-motion walk, head held high! What a tease! & Max being a --(typical!hehe)
--boy just ate it up! Muffin was the only dog Max got excited to see without
ever getting out & actually meeting her. She's another sweetheart
that will be sorely missed & I know how much by her mom Ursala. My
prayers are with them all. I also found out Princess
passed to Rainbow Bridge a few months ago.
That'll do it this month. Have a great Memorial
Day & I will be seeing some of you over that long weekend. Altho-I
see all of you every day in my heart!