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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 5

My middle son has been scouring ads online for Labra doodles for a while. First, because he loves labs but mostly because they are very low shed if you get one that has been bred with a poodle. And, who wouldn’t want to have a dog that looks like a lion? Oh my!

But, the more and more that he thought about it, he could not justify it in his mind to get a breeder’s puppy when so many doggies are sitting in our local shelters just waiting for a home.

Off on an adventure we went. Little did we know, our local animal shelter had a spread of distemper and we could only see a few of the outside dogs. So sad for those animals! And another of our local no kill rescues was closed for “deep cleaning.”

On a whim, we travelled to the next town over to go to the Petco adoption event. You guessed it … no event today.

We were off to a booming start. But, we are persistent!

Luckily, the employees at Petco pointed us to their town’s new animal shelter & we found a shelter full of dogs & cats. Literally, no room in the inn! Tons of sweet doggies just begging to be adopted! It was hard to decide. But, as he visited with this sweet little girl, he knew she was the one!

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Love at first site!

We actually had to wait to talk to the counselor because they were busy with other’s going through the adoption process. It was a good day at the shelter!

Sophie came home with us. A 1 year old black / brown lab. She is a sweetie. Gentle. Housebroken. Spayed.

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 4

You might be a redneck if …

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the best thing about a big rain, is the new swimming pool.

How would you caption this photo?

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3

My blogging friend Donna over at Homemade Naturally has invited me to a challenge from Edwina’s Episodes called Five Photos, Five Stories.

They do have some simple rules…

  1. Post a photo (can be from anywhere) each day for five consecutive days.
  2. Attach a story to the photo.  It can be real, fiction, a poem, a quote or short paragraph – that is entirely up to you.
  3. At the end of each day, nominate one other blogger to take part.

“A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.”
Charles Dickens

Old photo

Feeling a little moody today, I skimmed through my old photos. I came across this one from a junior high band trip. Sharing a seat with my first love. Blurred for his anonymity.

My thoughts when I look at the photo …

– The look on his face. Adoration.

– The good days before we were torn apart … “too young,” they said.

– I still have the promise ring you gave me, in secret, before we believed what they were saying to be true.

– So many words I wish could have been spoken. So many more words that I wish I could take back!

– Do you ever think about me?

– I needed more time.

Now, on a more upbeat note, I nominate The Pickled Pastor to join in this challenge. It’s just for fun and you don’t have to play along if you don’t want to.

Five Photos, Five Stories Day 2

My blogging friend Donna over at Homemade Naturally has invited me to a challenge from Edwina’s Episodes called Five Photos, Five Stories.

They do have some simple rules…

  1. Post a photo (can be from anywhere) each day for five consecutive days.
  2. Attach a story to the photo.  It can be real, fiction, a poem, a quote or short paragraph – that is entirely up to you.
  3. At the end of each day, nominate one other blogger to take part.

Day 2 I am not a poet (as you are soon to see!), but I wanted to do this just for fun. It has been a long time since my high school English class and I forget all of the rules for poems. My son said that they do not have to rhyme. But, I like when they do. 🙂

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I wake too soon.

Why can’t he see?

His morning cries,

they torment me.

I dream up ways

To shut him up.

His cock a doodling

Has got to stop.

A tasty soup,

fried chicken legs

A rooster is good

for more than guarding eggs.

He is not mine,

so he’s safe for now.

But, this cocky rooster

is a pesky fowl.

Now, I nominate HealthWealthLife101 to join in on the challenge. You do not have to do it, but it is a lot of fun!

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day One

My blogging friend Donna over at Homemade Naturally has invited me to a challenge from Edwina’s Episodes called Five Photos, Five Stories.

They do have some simple rules…

  1. Post a photo (can be from anywhere) each day for five consecutive days.
  2. Attach a story to the photo.  It can be real, fiction, a poem, a quote or short paragraph – that is entirely up to you.
  3. At the end of each day, nominate one other blogger to take part.

Day One

A little known fact about myself is that I love chinchillas! When I was a young adult, I began breeding them. When my life became “overwhelming” and then we had to move to a rental that did not allow pets, I had to sell them all. Sad day!

8 years later, we now own our own home again. Out of the blue, my husband brought up the fact that chinchillas make me happy. He suggested we look for one locally. It didn’t take long until I had found “the one.”

She was bought by a man at a pet auction. He got her home and his wife said, “she’s got to go!” Their loss, my gain!

Meet Bluebelle …

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She is a standard grey chinchilla.

She is a sweetheart!

And now, I nominate Cynthia M Voss to join the challenge.

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