Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Rescued a Human Today

This piece is so touching that I had to share it with you all:

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today. Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Rescue Me Dog's professional dog trainer. Janine's passion is working with people and their dogs. She provides demonstrations for those who have adopted shelter dogs, lends email support to adopted dog owners that need information beyond our Training Support Pages, and aids shelter staff and volunteers in understanding dog behavior to increase their adoptability. Copyright 2008 Rescue Me Dog;

Happy Thanksgiving!


I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!! We all have SO much to be thankful for this year. Blessings all around!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ode to Nashville

Oh Nashville, how I heart YOU!! I'm so glad that I'm only a short car ride away!!!!

Let me count the ways.....

You Totally Rock Out!!

1. Jace Everett

2. Kings of Leon

3. Paramour

Friday, November 21, 2008

This Afternoon...

Well, Casey and I are going to pick the car up this afternoon. A little pricey, but avery quick repair thankfully. Afterwards, we are going to pick up a Christmas gift. It's the last of our Christmas shopping. For once, we are ahead of schedule. We're usually the ones that are out shopping like mad on Christmas Eve. Last year there were so many people out shopping, that we got stuck trying to get out of the Target parking lot for over 45 minutes!! Why can't they just make straight entrances anymore? Why all of that spaghetti crap anyway? Getting to stay out of the madness will truly be a welcome change this year.

Nothing big is on the agenda tonight. We were going to go to the drive-in and see Madagascar 2 and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, but it's just way too cold outside and too expensive to keep the car running for four hours straight. So we've rented Wall-E, and we are going to stay nice and cozy in the house. I'm going to swim straight after work, so I'll definitely be ready for a hot shower, hot meal, and my cozy p.j's. Tomorrow, we're going to see Twilight, and I can't wait....

Have a nice evening everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Two steps forward. One step back. That certainly feels like the story of my life today. This morning, my car wouldn't start. We got it jumped off fairly quickly. We figured the culprit was the alternator. We took it in for a look. Turns out the connection was just loose...BUT they found that my axels were cracked and needed replacing ASAP. Now, Casey and I know this mechanic as a friend, so when he says it has to be done, it HAS to be DONE. So now, I'm just waiting to see if everything gets done today. Otherwise we can pick it up tomorrow, along with a hefty little bill. I guess that's just life, but it sure is frustrating.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hello Clone Trooper Fans!

For the last month or so, or really since the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars series debuted, I've been getting LOTS of hits from folks looking for Clone Trooper pictures. Welcome to you all! Since I'm a member of the 501st, MidSouth Garrison, I get LOTS of pictures of Clone Troopers and Clone Trooper armor, so keep checking back. For now...





O.K., I'll Admit It...

Yes. I'm a long time fan of the Twilight series. I was lucky enough a few years ago, to meet Stephenie Meyer, before all of the hysteria. I'm also woman enough to admit that yes, I DO have my Twilight ticket already! I'm also looking forward to seeing if the movie lives up to the book and all of the hype. Anyway, here's my Twilight encounter.....

Me, Stephenie Meyer, and Kim at Stephenie\'s request at the \"I Love Edward Cullen\" Party

Me, Stephenie Meyer, and Kim

My cool 1st gen, homemade fan sweatshirt that Stephenie autographed.

My \"fan girl\" sweatshirt that Stephenie Meyer autographed.

Looking forward to Friday night....

WOW...It's Been a While...

Yes, I am still around. I'm still recovering from the Bell's Palsy. It has been a slow, sometimes painful battle. I had meant to post more frequently than this, but I really just haven't felt like it. I am feeling better this week, so I'm trying to get back to my regular schedule. Hang in there with me...