Sunday, August 31, 2008
Heidi and Janet - I think a road trip from the Murfreesboro Dog Show maybe in order.
Oh, and for those who enjoy country music - they have a band on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Here is a video of Miller's Grocery for you'll to enjoy...see ya'll
Saturday, August 30, 2008
We received this picture of the last puppy placed from the Presidential litter. This is one contented puppy! I think Truman has found his perfect home!What a nightmare this litter was. Star whelped a litter of 8 beautiful puppies on 2-18-08 - President's day. The whelp was textbook easy, but that did not last long. Unbeknownst to us, Star had contracted an e-coli infection in her uterus a day or two before she gave birth. The next morning, we started losing puppies. We fought hard to keep the pups alive with the help of my good friend (and Brittany breeder) Geri. Off we went to the Vet at 6:30 am. What a great Vet I have. He is always just a phone call away! We spent the entire day in intensive care only to lose 4 puppies. Star was also very ill and we nearly lost her. Her milk went bad, so....we needed a surrogate. I made a frantic post to the Nashville Kennel Club and within 4 hours was driving to meet a pointer breeder, whose husband just happened to be a vet as well. So the remaning pups were raised on pointer milk. What a site - 4 tiny Cardigan Welsh Corgi pups, suckling the enormous ninnies of a pointer.
The pointer milk did them good! They came home at 4 weeks and we weaned them to solid food. Star, the ever vigilant mommy, took right over cleaning them and snuggling them just like they never left.
No show pups developed and we found wonderful, loving pet homes for all.
Whoever said having puppies was easy and profitable!!!!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Does whatever a spider can.
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies.
Look out! Here comes the Spiderman.
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread?
Take a look overhead.
Hey there! There goes the Spiderman.
At the scene of the crime,
Like a streak of light,
He arrives just in time!
Friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
Wealth and fame, he's ignored—
Action is his reward.
Life is a great big bang-up—
Wherever there's a hang-up,
You'll find the Spiderman!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I am a probation/parole officer in an area that covers 4 rural counties. I specialize in writing presentence investigations for the courts. That means when a felon is convicted in a trial or enters a plea of guilty and requests alternative sentencing (ie - probation), I do an extensive back ground check that includes criminal history, social history, victim interviews, etc. I am also taxed with writing similar reports for the felons going to prison. Yes, that means I interview rapist, murders, drug dealers, thieves, child molesters and so forth. Mostly I work with Stupid People. Yes, there are really dumb criminals. From time to time, I will try to anonymously retell some of the funniest stories I run across. Have to be careful though, and not reveal names, dates or places - don't want to violate any one's rights.
Sooo... what is my answer to job stress ----- dogs.....puppy breath....dog shows...dog people!!!!!!!
I got into showing dogs in my 40's. A little late in life, but well worth it. I have made some awesome friends and absolutely love my dogs.
There is hope - in 6 more years I can retire (actual date:1-1-2014) . I will only be 58 - so will need to find something else to do to supplement my income - hmmmm maybe run a doggie day care.........
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This weekend, Heidi and I went to Atlanta for a dog show. While lounging (or should I say - recuperating) in our hotel room after a long day of showing, Heidi whipped out her laptop and set up a blog for me. So, here I am - a 50 ish female, probation and parole officer writing about my life. Now I need to figure out how to post pictures and navigate around this site.