Monthly Archives: April 2006

Our new doggie — the continuing saga……

I wrote earlier about our new doggie:
 
 
Lilly is feeling more and more at home every day. I’ve been working on getting her used to the parrots. At first, she didn’t know what to make of Rufus the Wonder Bird, and Rufus didn’t know what to make of her. We put them on the kitchen floor together and watched them very carefully while sitting right next to them.
 
Rufus is OK with dogs since we already have two of them who he gets along fine with. Lilly at first was very curious about Rufus, but the last time we gave them supervised visitation she seemed bored with him. That’s fine with me! We still are going to keep a really good eye on her every time the parrots are out. We don’t want to take any chances.
 
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The Three Question Personality Test

I saw this linked on Scott’s space: http://spaces.msn.com/luvvbuzz/
 
I am very surprised about how close this came to me in one area… "You’re very serious, and people often tell you to lighten up." My mother was so happy that I married my hubby because he is less boring than I am….
 
It’s really off on this part: As far as looks go, you are traditionally attractive. You take good care of yourself.
I’m just an average looking woman, and I have my factory issued face and hair. I just get clean in the morning and let my hair and face do what comes naturally.
 
Anyway, check it out. It’s fun:
 
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Your Personality Is

Guardian (SJ)

You are sensible, down to earth, and goal oriented.
Bottom line, you are good at playing by the rules.

You tend to be dominant – and you are a natural leader.
You are interested in rules and order. Morals are important to you.

A hard worker, you give your all at whatever you do.
You’re very serious, and people often tell you to lighten up.

In love, you tend to take things carefully and slowly.

At work, you are suited to almost any career – but you excel in leadership positions.

With others, you tend to be polite and formal.

As far as looks go, you are traditionally attractive. You take good care of yourself.

On weekends, you tend to like to do organized activities. In fact, you often organize them!

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Lilly, the continuing saga…

Lilly, our new dog, is settling right in and making herself at home. So far, she is eating, sleeping and going potty, and that’s about it. We are feeding her as much as she wants. I’ve never seen a doggie that skinny before. It’s heartbreaking. Hopefully, we will notice that she is putting on weight soon.
 
This is one of those times I wish I had a camera. I’d really like to have a before and after picture of Lilly. I’ll bet she turns into a cute little thing once she puts on some weight and grows some hair.
 
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We have a new doggie!

Hi Everybody!
 
My hubby has been wanting another dog. We already have two medium dogs, but my hubby was thinking of a small, fuzzy dog. We decided to keep our eyes open for who needed us instead of supporting the pet trade by buying a puppy. Also, our other dogs (who needed us) are both about nine years old. I didn’t want to bring home a bouncy puppy while our two other dogs were starting to slow down.
 
But, let me backtrack for a minute: The day before yesterday, my bird Penny broke a feather and it wouldn’t stop bleeding. A bleeding broken feather will not stop bleeding until you pull it out, and we couldn’t see the broken feather. We went to a vet who treats birds that we had recently heard about. We fortunately got there just as they were closing. The vet knew how to find the broken feather right away and Penny is fine, now.
 
The next day, yesterday, we went back to the vet’s office, and we going to look at the aviary we had heard that they have on site. When we walked in the lobby, we saw this pitiful little doggie and started to talk with its owner. Then, we totally forgot about looking at the aviary!
 
We met Wanda, and it turns out that she and her hubby were good Samaritans who took in this pitiful little doggie and was getting it medical attention while trying to find a home for her. It turns out that this doggie was apparently abandoned. She is so skinny it is very sad. We told them that we had been looking for a little dog who needed us.
 
They were very happy to hear that we wanted this little misfit. We offered to pay towards the medical bill, and they said “No”. They were just happy to get the poor thing a loving home.
 
So, now we have a little misfit doggie named Lilly. She looks to be about nine years old according to the vet, but we’ll never know. (But, all three dogs are around the same age.) She has a really bad hair cut, we are guessing because of matted hair being cut off with scissors. She has a crooked grin like Harrison Ford does sometimes because her bottom fang sticks out sideways some and sometimes holds her upper lip up. She is so skinny that you feel you are going to cut your hand on her back bone when you pet her. Her front legs are too short and bowlegged. She is so out of proportion that when she starts getting into position to go “poop” she does a momentary handstand and her back legs go into the air since her front legs are so short.
 
So here’s the deal: We had never been to that vet before. We only went because our regular vet does not treat birds. God just had to break Penny’s feather so that we would be at the vet at the right time to meet Lilly. We feel that God chose us to be Lilly’s caretaker.
 
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You are invited to contribute to my space!

Hi Everybody!
 
I have a list here on my space called "Just For Fun!" that has family favorite videos and silly things. Do you have something fun or silly you would like to contribute? If you do, post a link to it in My Guestbook and I will look at it and add it to my list if I like it.
 
Please remember that I only want family friendly links.
 
Thank you!
 
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PS:
 
For music lovers, on my Favorite Classical Music list I have three links to Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 played by three different "people". They are fun, too.

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I saw a Goldfinch yesterday!

I was sitting on the bench by the fishpond in our backyard yesterday and I looked up and there was an American Goldfinch in full color! He was posing for me on the power line. This is one of those times I wish I had a digital camera. Here’s what I saw:

 
 
The only few times I’ve ever seen a goldfinch they were in their winter drab coloring or immature. This one was an adult in the full summer colored splender! I was jazzed!
 
Only a fellow birdwatcher can really appreciate this, I guess. But if you are one, then you understand!
 
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Dolly Llama and Donkey Odie

Hi everybody!

 
My hubby took me for a drive in the country yesterday. I love to see all the animals………
 
We live in a residential neighborhood — very close to everything we need. Our street is a very quiet street, but if we drive a minute we have a major intersection with the drugstore, video store, post office, doctor very nearby, and grocery stores and hardware stores just a couple of minutes further.
 
My hubby would like to live in the country, but I like living so close to everything. For instance: This morning there was not enough milk for breakfast and my hubby made a five minute round trip to the drug store to pick some up.
 
Anyway, back to the drive in the country……..
 
Whenever we drive in the country we will see signs saying Goats for Sale or Llamas for sale and I always say "I want one!"  So he tells me (again) that I could really have one if we lived in the country. I reminded my hubby how many pets I would have if we lived on land zoned for livestock.
 
I would have goats, llamas, donkeys, of course a horse like my friend Sue: (http://spaces.msn.com/thatchcottage/), among many other animals. After all, I’ve already got some of the names picked out.
 
He’s not quite the animal lover that I am…. Suddenly, he wasn’t in the mood to live in the country…………..
  
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