Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I've been away for a long time now.
No excuses other than life.
Got caught up in it.

Here lately my taste of music has reverted back to country.
I've been out of the loop as to who the artists are and who's hot right now.
There is an artist by the name of Miranda Lambert that I have taking a liking to.
One of her singles that is out now reminds of a special place.
A place where most of my childhood memories are.

107 Park Avenue
Newport News, Virginia

I hope this song takes you to a special place that you once called HOME.

Until then...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you need rescuing?

I Rescued A Human Today

by Janine Allen

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Me- "See that star up there? It's not really a star. It's a planet."
Her- "Really? Well, do you see that twinkling light ? It's not a star either. It's a plane."
Ah, great conversation.

until then...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I have done something that I thought long and hard about.
Something that apparently I have been very passionate about and have just now
discovered about myself.
I have become a volunteer at the Greenville Humane Society.
Animals have always been a big part of my life.
I've had pets of all sorts.
I have been attacked by a dog.
Not once.
But twice.
I feel that it is time to give back the love that has been given to me by so
many four legged friends.
Starting next month I will be walking dogs,
cleaning kennels,
doing their laundry,
feeding and watering,
and anything else that needs to be done.
Doing what I feel I have been called to do.

I am very excited.
Can't wait to get started.

until then...


After a hard day of moving furniture and working in her room,
Shelby gave out.
She was sitting on her stool in the kitchen eating a late night snack.
It became very quiet.
This was what we found.
She fell asleep sitting up.

until then...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Uh - oh

Helping Shelby with her homwork has become, well....
For those of you who know me know that when it comes to math
I am not the sharpest tool in the shed.
So who knew school systems now teach geometry in second grade?
This is where we are.

a cube - got it
sphere - ok
cone - piece of cake
rectangular prism - um
faces, edges - sure
vertices - VERTICES?
trapezoid - I think I remember that from BASIC math.
parallelogram - did I even spell it right?

See what I mean?
I'm lost.
So guess what?
I'm not smarter than a second grader.

until then...