Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Puppies in a box

After a few, ahem, misfires, Tex was collected today and "puppies in a box" are winging their way via Fed-ex I write this. If everything goes as planned, Kate will be bred tomorrow afternoon with a follow-up breeding on Friday. We should be expecting puppies around Labor day - just in time for my birthday!

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to Sue Stockslager! Sue has been a wonderful Friend and mentor. I met Sue at my first dog show where she promptly took me under her wing. A year later Sue invited me to go to "The Garden" with her and Otto. She introduced me to Shirley Hobbs on the way and I came home from the trip with Kate and Lego.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Stranger than fiction

This article appeared in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette (Tennessee) This absolutely proves what I have been telling you all for years - "I work with stupid people" Yes, one of the alleged perpetrators is on felony probation!

Arguing couple does no damage with Cheetos Wednesday
June 24, 2009
By Brian Mosely

A local couple arrested on domestic assault charges Sunday had an unusual choice of alleged weaponry -- Cheetos.
Warrants filed by Cpl. Kevin Roddy, of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, stated he responded to a call at a home on Pass Road, where 40-year-old James Earl Taylor and Mary S. Childers, 44, were allegedly involved in an argument.
According to Roddy's report, the pair became "involved in a verbal altercation" with each other "at which time Cheetos potato chips were used in the assault."
"There was evidence of the assault," the report read, "however no physical marks on either party and the primary aggressor was unable to be determined."
Both Taylor and Childers were charged by Roddy with domestic assault. Both posted a bond of $2,500 and will appear in Bedford County General Sessions Court on July 15.

Can't wait to hear what the evidence is...........................

Monday, June 22, 2009


Our Sweet Kate definitely has a mind of her own. She lives up to her nickname "Miss Priss" at every opportunity and going into season is no different. She was due to go in season in early May. Ever the Diva, and always demanding to do things her way, she waited until I was in Florida before deciding to come in. Everything is in place to breed her to Tex when she's ready, hopefully that will be sometime next week.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mini Vacation

Woo Hoo!! Janet S. and I are heading to Orlando this afternoon for a well deserved mini vacation. Of course, this does involve a dog show. I'm not showing anything as Jill is still naked (or as we say in the south "nekked as a Jay Bird") so I will go as Scout's cheering section. I sure am ready for a break - work has been especially crazy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Ohhhhhh I have puppy fever too. Jill's litter went to Shirley's at 8 weeks and I am missing out on the best times. Kate is being stubborn and refusing to come in season - guess that's why they are called Bitches (grin).

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Getting Crafty

I just finished this Birth announcement for my supervisor's first grandchild. It's been awhile since I did any X-stitch and it made me realize how much I miss being "crafty". Maybe this is the answer for the burn-out I have been experiencing at work. Good thing - I just found out I am going to be a Great Aunt again!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Jury Duty

Today I was called for Jury Duty for a DUI case. I showed up promptly at 9 am and took a seat with the rest of the Jury Pool. In walked the Judge, defense attorney and Assistant DA. As each entered, they did a double take when they saw me sitting in the courtroom. The Jury selection began and , yes, I was picked as Juror #6. Then the voir dire (or questioning of jurors) began. We, as a jury, were asked if we could be impartial. Can I be impartial, yes, I do believe that I can be. What was today's outcome......you guessed it - I was the first Juror excused by the defense. What, they didn't want a Probation/Parole officer on the Jury?!!?! I personally think, the defense attorney made a mistake. I certainly have a better understanding of the arrest procedures and what "beyond a reasonable doubt" means than the average citizen. Over the past years I have worked with a lot of guilty people, however, I have also worked with some where I was not so sure they were. I think it's sad, that because of what I do, I am automatically thought to be pro-prosecution. Don't get me wrong, I do think people should pay for the crimes they commit, but I also believe that just because you were arrested does not mean you are guilty. Oh well, at least I have the rest of the day off! I know several of you are attorneys...would you let a Probation/Parole officer stay on your jury?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Coming up for air

Whew, I am coming up for air after being besieged with summer allergies for the past two weeks. I awoke Saturday morning with a bad sore throat that just didn't seem to go away. Since I had court on Monday afternoon, I drug myself into work. I managed to secure a morning appointment with my Doctor who promptly told me - You look awful! Uh, HELLO, Tell me something I didn't already know, please. She then proceeded to tell me that I waited to long to come in for my spring time "snot shot". For those of you that don't live in the south (the allergy capital), that is a steroid shot that "dries everything up". She then proceeded to tell me that I not only had a sinus infection but an ear infection to boot. An ear infection!?!?! I am 53 years old, I'm too old to have my first ear infection!!!! She fixed me up with the "snot shot", antibiotics and a mild painkiller for the aches (bless her) and sent me on my way. I headed on to court where I had to sit through an incredibly long sentencing hearing with a Judge who loves to hear himself talk. Four hours later....I crawled into bed and slept 12 hours straight. What a difference a day makes (isn't that in a song?). Today I am much better, except bending over makes me dizzy! I am sure the dog hair has noting to do with this (grin). Now don't you all want to move to Tennessee......