Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Did Not Believe It.

My brother called me yesterday morning and told me that
Art Phillips, from Evansville had passed away. No way.
was my reaction. We grew up in Evansville so we knew Art well.
I gave my brother a hard time for several
minutes. Telling him to knock it off. As most brothers do
they tend to pick on their little sisters. But after a minute
I knew he was not. He would not do that over something so
serious. I got off the phone in serious shock. When I was
growing up Art had just started at the e.p.d. . He was
always a warm, caring person. Always had a smile and
hello for everyone he met. He cared about people.
We will miss him. He was a great man.

Bon Fire

I finally had a big bbq and bonfire for everyone who
helped to fix my barn.
I have not had that much fun in a long time. It makes
me remember how the simple things are the best.
I had about 40 family and friends come and it went
all night. I was very tired the next day and Brian and
I spent the day cleaning up but it was great and it was
worth it. Thanks to all .

Rescues and Adoptions

I have been continuing to work with a rescue group
I find I am embracing it more and more. I actually
have a foster dog right now. A Bernese mountain dog.
He is the biggest baby. He get a long really well with
my dog so we are just one big happy family. I will
tell you though there are a lot of shady rescues out
there. I ask that you be careful when deciding to adopt
remember its a life time decision not just until you
get tired. I ask that you adopt locally. Do not adopt
from rescues that bring their dogs in from other states.
We continue to take in dogs and cats from people who
originally got there animals from one of these rescues.
These states where these dogs are coming from need
to take care of their own animals. I don't believe for one
minute they can not. Nor does anyone else.
If you are not looking for a pet right now as you don't want
the long term commitment, think about fostering. It's
getting the perks but knowing eventually the dog or cat
will go to a great home.