My gosh, it's been ages since I've posted anything here. Looking at my last entry date prompted me to at least make an entry for this year. So many things have changed, so many have remained the same. I have two new great grandsons, both of whom are just adorable.
The animal menagerie continues to shift, change and grow. We added a new/old dog to our family back in the spring. She had belonged to another family member for many years, but got hit by a car and they couldn't afford her treatment. She "somehow" got dumped off at the local animal impound, and I heard about it just in time to go pull her out. They thought she had a broken leg and just left her there, to be put down I guess. Surely they didn't think anyone would adopt an abandoned wounded animal. But I Did.
She had surgery to repair a dislocated hip and within a few weeks was almost back to normal. She won't be returned to this family member as I don't trust them to keep her safe anymore. So here's the list of our animal family now:
Equines: Cody, now 20, our oldest, Sorrel QH, "the trickster" ; Apache, 15, Leopard Appaloosa, my main ride; Mommy aka Miracle, 12, the rescued and alpha mare; Shadow, 6, her daughter and spoiled brat; Razor, 7, Gruella colt, currently in training.
Canines: Blue, 10 year old Border Collie, sweetheart of the bunch. Lola, 8, chow mix, the new adoptee; Lady, 5, Yellow lab, neurotic clinger..lol; and of course Karma, 4 Aussie Shepherd that owns everything in sight and thinks no one but her has any sense or knows how to do anything...
Chickens: Three hens, fun to have and funny to watch. They reward me with 3 fresh brown eggs daily.
Feline; Only one. Lucy, grey tabby 6 years old. (but I'm seriously thinking about taking in Tommy's tortie female when he leaves for University in August. (somebody stop me)
Speaking of Tommy, once he got out of the Army, he worked for a while as as Security Officer at the nuclear plant nearby then decided to go to school on his GI Bill. He received his Assoc in Criminal Justice this past May, then decided to transfer credits to Sam Houston State Univeristy in Huntsville, for a Bachelors degree. He will major in Criminal Justice and minor in Archeology to become a game warden. I do have to give him this, I have never seen anyone so motivated and dedicated to getting his education in my whole life. He has let NOTHING stand in his way. I am beyond proud of him.
Other stuff going on, all boring. Life rarely changes much here, Ray is thinking about retiring, but he's been thinking about it for 3 years now. I fill my days caring for animals, trail riding when the weather permits, hanging out with gal pals, and occasional visits back to NC to visit daughter, sister and brother. I still miss my Mom almost daily, (remember her, Looking up?) and when she died, I found it really hard to keep up with OD. She loved it here so much and kept me coming back if for no other reason than to see what she was up to, :P
Guess that's all, folks!