Thoughts not resolutions for 2013

| 1/8/2013 10:45:14 PM

 to eat or bury ponders Blackie1431 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  The hooligans enjoyed Christmas as Santa came to visit them.  They got some rawhide chews, a pull rope, and a bag of a new Purina Proplan food called Savor which they really liked.  After I handed out the rawhide chews, Blackie stood there for ten minutes trying to decide if she was going to eat it of bury it.   Decisions, decisions, she wasn’t hungry, but the risk of loosing it to one of the other Hooligans won out and she chewed on it for a while.  

 Patches  w Xmas treat 

  Levi w Xmas treat 

With the economy in the condition it is, the pets are really suffering. The shelters are full and a lot are being dumped out in my section of the country. Coming home yesterday I noticed what looked like a basset hound bird dog mix in the middle of nowhere and covered with ticks.  I stopped and asked her what she was doing here and a little short haired starving dog comes running out of the ditch.  I could take the little guy to my house as he would have been toast.  It was five minutes before the shelter closed; I opened my door and the little brown one jumped in and made a several loops around the truck looking for water and something to eat.  The basset mix tried to get in but her legs were too short, so I got out and boosted her in the back floor board.  On the way to the shelter, the little one rolled up on the front seat and went to sleep.  I felt so bad, but three Hooligans are a handful.  I took pictures at the shelter and posted on all of my Facebook pages and also the shelters page.  Maybe they will find a home.  They both loved to ride.   With a shelter so close why do people dump their animals out in the country?  I’m not sure how strays happen to find me either.

   basset mix stray 

Mary Carton
1/12/2013 10:21:28 PM

Thanks Dave. Forsythia is in bloom here and some of my daffs are getting ready to open. I have a feeling they are going to be mighty disappointed in a week or so when the cold weather comes back. Last year we had this type of weather and most of my early daff blooms were killed. I plan to start things in about 4 weeks. Can't wait to get started. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

1/12/2013 7:15:27 PM

Mary, you and the hooligans really do make for a great read. You never run out of things to write about with them around. It really is hard not to order anything from those great looking seed catalogs, isn't it. Take heart, it's only 66 days until spring and much less to seed starting day. Have a great new year day.

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