Busy, Busy, Busy

Sept 3, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me!

It's that time of year, when our family gears up to help our church raise money for ST. Jude's Children's Hospital. Between helping sell raffle tickets, soliciting donations for the auction and getting everything lined up for the trail ride, I haven't had a lot of time to write anything to post.

A couple of weeks ago, our family helped to run the raffle ticket booth at the First Annual Bowie Outdoor Expo. I don't 'sit' well, so I walked around and took photos, then I went to the vendors and asked them to donate merchandise for the auction (I REALLY tried to get someone to donate a boat, but no takers), then I started just carrying raffle tickets around and selling them to the other vendors.
We raised over a thousand dollars from everyone's efforts, and we got a few nice donations. I slept very well that night. Hey, YOU walk from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see if you don't snooze hard!

This coming weekend we wil…

The Results Of Dairy's First Official Vet Visit, And I Had to Share This

August 16, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me!

Dairy had his first official visit to Dr.Pam, and he did great, even though he was scared, and it took me five minutes to get him out of the car. I just kept talking to him and reassuring him I wasn't going to let him be hurt.

Happy to say he is in great health. He isn't as old as we originally thought. Dr. Pam said he's probably a lot younger than two years old. That would account for all the insane energy and goofiness.

He got his rabies shots, and he will get his other shots next month. He weighs about 50 pounds--and it's ALL muscle. Seriously, ever pet a bowling ball?

He has an appointment to be neutered on the 4th of September.

I was browsing through YouTube just now, and I started watching a few short films--animation, stop motion--that sort of thing.

I came across this little short animated film, and I just fell in love with it. I thought you might enjoy it too, as it makes me think of a certain white pit bull.

Well, …

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

August 11, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me!

It's time of the year again, when my church gets ready for our yearly trail ride and auction to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I finally got my flyers and forms this morning, and after we had a quick lunch, Obie and I hopped into the truck and headed to the Second Monday Trade Days in search of donations for the auction.

Turns out it was so hot today that few people showed up, so many of the vendors were packing up to go home early. I still got several goodies to auction off. A stun gun, granite cross, plaques and even a gorgeous handmade journal were among the items I had donated. Next month I will show up EARLY on Saturday morning, and I will have a small cart to haul donations around in. I can't wait to see people donate, and how much they bring in for St. Jude.

I have tried several times to upload photos of my money saving for last week, but my internet is having a hissy fit, so I will just have to tell …

All Was Well, The House Was Clean, The Laundry Was Going, And....OH HECK!

August 8, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me.

As the title said, I was just about done with all the day's chores. I had laundry going, just had to finish drying and putting away a few things. Obie and I had leftover dirty rice and salad for supper, and I headed into the laundry room to get some watermelon out of the extra fridge. But when I opened the door...

The floor was flooded.

The drain hose from the washer had slipped out of the drain that goes outside. About an inch of water was EVERYWHERE.

I told Obie to hang on, the watermelon was going to be a little delayed. He wasn't happy, but he understood. I got everything off the floor, then with the big snow shovel, proceeded to scoop water out the back door.

This ain't my first laundry room flood, so I had the drill down pretty good. I took all the towels I could find (including the ones I had just washed and dried), and laid them down to soak up water.

Then I got the watermelon and Obie and I had dessert while I waited for…

Catching Up On Last Week, And Dairy Is Developing A Personality

August 5, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me!

First, thanks to everyone who commented of emailed me with sympathy for losing our beloved Fang last week. It's hard to lose a pet, yet it's just another part of life.

What was crazy, was I found out a few hours later that at the same time I was dealing with the Fang crisis, the Redneck was being driven to the ER by his supervisor. He had cut the tip of his index finger on a machine, and needed stitches. He's fine, and the doctor said today that it's healing perfectly. He gets the stitches out next week. Right now he's at the stage of healing where if he bumps the finger, his stomach just churns, and he loses all interest in anything but cradling his hand to protect that finger. I can't even hold hands with him in the truck because I don't want to accidentally hurt him.

I got a wonderful surprise in my PO Box the day after Fang passed. A viewer sent me a sweet card with $40 cash inside, and the note, "To help…

A Bad Day, Yet Some Good May Have Come From It

July 29, 2019

Fang and Chloe

I got the call from the vet with the results of the blood work.

It was kidney failure, brought on due to his age.

We discussed options, but in the end I had to make a hard decision in order to spare him any more suffering.

I was able to find someone to take me to sign the papers, and to help me bring Fang home.

I took care of the paperwork, and then I went into a room, where I was able to say goodbye to my 'wooblet'. I told him not to worry, that I knew his sister would take care of Obie. They are both very protective of my son. Then the vet took him and I went outside to wait.

When it was over, they had wrapped him in a special plastic and placed him in a carton. They put him into the bed of the truck, and we brought him home.

Fang was such a gentle animal, and he loved kittens. He even liked Dairy, the pit bull who has been at our house for several weeks. He was never aggressive to Dairy, and even shared his food.

Obie is depressed, and I know t…

When it rains...

July 29, 2019

Hey y'all, it's me.

Along with everything else that has been happening around here, today I had to take our big male dog, Fang, to the vet for an emergency visit. He hasn't been eating right, not been acting right, and today he started pooping without even standing up. We don't know what is going on.

The vet is running blood tests now, and I'm waiting on the results.

Please pray for my dog. Fang is one of the most gentle creatures I have ever met, and he loves kittens. Also pray that whatever is wrong, it isn't something that can affect my other animals.

I'll keep you posted.
© Evelyn Edgett 2019