Monday, October 21, 2013

Things that make you wanna throw your hands in the air...

Ever had that feeling of just wanting to throw your hands in the air in a celebratory "hell yeah!" sorta manner?
We all have had these moments...but for me...often these moments are simple...little things that make me just go "YEAH!"
There are two of these "little things" today that I'm dancing around saying "YEAH" about.
First and foremost, the corn is down. I know, I know this sounds like such a trivial thing...but when you're home is surrounded by an 8 foot wall of corn for 4 months...change is good. And now...we can see for MILES again!  (one of the many awesome things about the flatlands of Northwest can see forever...when you're not surrounded by corn that is.)
The second thing that has my hands in the air jumping we are going to visit a potential new addition to our family today.  His name is Theodore and he's a miniature rat terrier just like Reese.
Chris found him on Craigslist.  From the sound of it, his owner works long hours and can no longer bare to have him cooped up at home for hours on end.  (We can certainly remedy that!)
sidebar: One thing I truly love about our family is that loss doesn't keep us down for long...and we welcome new members rather moping around here.)
I'm a little nervous as to how receptive Reese will be with Theodore as Reese has been a bit of a queen around here since she arrived from the Ft. Defiance Animal Shelter.
But...hey...we think Theodore will like it here. He can chase chickens for the first time!
Check back for updates...bring on the adventure!

Monday, October 14, 2013

...the passing of's reminder of how living things move us.

Pets.  Often time we take them for granted...until they aren't here any longer.
Today marks the passing of two family pets in three months...and serves as a reminder to me as to just what these lil guys mean to us.  Their absence serves as a reminder to me as to just how powerful their simple presence is.
Rest in peace Joe Joe. The family pug...who lived a very long and good life passed today from health complications that were escalating.
I was reminded today of another moment in "petland" that I remember was mind-boggling to me.  Some years ago I found myself in a place where I wasn't in a place where I could have a dog, or a cat or the "traditional" pet but was able to have a fish. Yes...a fish.  And I was AMAZED at what the presence of another living thing in my personal space did for my peace-of-mind. I was totally blown away as to what a simple fish brought into my life.  Not surprising that fish lived for a VERY long fish years. 
Let us not take for granted our little animal friends.
RIP...Joe Joe and 3 months ago...Lito.  Illness is a sad thing...even when it strikes our pets.