April 29, 2009

Visit to Carl Sandburg's Home

"I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building."
- Carl Sandburg


Ca-pow! Let there be lovely!


Yours truly.



Love ivy . . .


Sarie Darling


"Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
-Carl Sandburg


Just because I don't want you to miss out on any puppy love . . .



Meet Eliza!! She is our foster "puppy" . . . only about three months old. The intelligence of a shepherd with the lovable wrinkles of a Shar Pei. She is currently recovering from demodex mange . . poor baby. Anyway, we love her to pieces.


Sweet Dreams!

April 19, 2009

First Foster Bunny

First Foster Bunny

For months and months . . wait . . no years! ;) I have longed to foster a bunny. I love bunnies. Bunnies are my 'thing'. I have had them since I was six years old.

Bunnies are awesome and wonderful . . . and mis-judged, mis-treated and mis-used.

I have spent the last 6 years working with a very traumatized bunny. My darling, dear Abby~Gail. Who now trusts me completely. There is nothing quite so rewarding as a bunny's trust. Way too many people miss out on this . . .

So one of my goals was/is to Foster darlings . . . help warm them up to trusting people again. And sharing the bunny love! ;) I have studied and studied and studied . . .

First Foster Bunny

Well, this Mr. kinda ruined my lovely speech up there. ;) Because he is already a friendly, people loving darling. We have a few small issues we gots to iron out. But other than that . . . . all he needs is TLC. And we are having toooo much fun with that.

His owners sadly had to send him to the shelter, due to financial problems. His name is Dusty! But he has no idea.

I wanted to name all of my bunny fosters after herbs . . . like Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme. So he may be Mr. Comfrey. I haven't decided . . or he may be Dusty still. :) What do you think?

First Foster Bunny
First steps into his new suite. He is lovin all the space to dance!

April 10, 2009

Happy Passover!

"This is a day you are to commemorate;
for the generations to come you shall celebrate it
as a festival to the LORD -a lasting ordinance . . . "
Exodus 12:14



I hope it was wonderful & relaxing . . . and half as yummy as ours. Maybe impossible though. Sorry.

April 6, 2009

Questions { Part 2 }

Bethany: "Where/who/what do you hope to be in 5 years?"

Hopefully not answering this question. lol. It really amuses me how much I have been asked this question this year. :P
Sadly, I'm not really sure right now. I'd be more than happy to be 'Happily Ever After' then. . . or in a traveling orchestra. Hopefully I'll be somewhere! I like moving forward. It's wonderful. I 'vant to be there.

Amanda: ". . . what made you decide to get into helping with the shelter?"

I have always loved animals and have always longed to help the poor "babies" without homes. It was always something I desperately wanted to do, but never a decision. Through a certain sweet stray . . . we found contact with a wonderful lady in animal rescue. And from there more contacts. Until we found our way to help.

Sam: "Been reading any good books lately? Seen any good movies? :D What kind of camera do you have?"

I've been reading a lot of music history books this week. *happy sigh* Mostly skipping to the parts about Schumann. I'm fascinated with him and that era right now.

Movies? What is that? lol. I've been too busy. Hopefully once my quilt is at the point of hand quilting - I'll have more movie time. Oh wait! I did watch Australia the other week. I liked it! What's not to like? It's Hugh Jackman, peoples. Plus the bestest era of all times!

My camera is a Sony of my ownie. A SonyA100. :)

Lizzie: ". . .what's your family's history? As in, when did you start homeschooling? When and did you start keeping the Jewish festivals? Et cetera. . ."

I was very blessed to be homeschooled from the very get-go.

We started keeping the biblical feasts . . hmm . . . it happened in very slow steps. ;) I think I was about 8. But our first year to really celebrate all of them was 2001. Twas so happy! I love them and my life would be incomplete without them. They are a blessing!!

To be continued . . . .

April 2, 2009

Delilah

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame

We were able to send this darlin Delilah, on her way to a foster home tonight . . .

It makes me happy.

Thought I would share. :)

I adore dogs named after songs! There was another American Bulldog that we named a song title and I very much regret it. The darling didn't make it and now I bawl my eyes out every time I hear that song. Not good. I love this breed. It breaks my heart how many rarely walk out of shelters.

But 'Hey There Delilah' is forever a good song! I'm so happy for this sweetie and that she will have the opportunity to live a happy life!