Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Another Suzanne (friend that I taught with in Garland) made this for her little girl's room---sooo cute!!!
Cheerleaders say...."GOOOOO BLUE JAYS!!!!!!!"
Mr. Cureton on the tram.
Pi Phi Elementary
Sully (2 year old black one)
They will tear up (play with) anything you give them, they are sorry!
They can drink water from the same bowl but not eat from the same bowl, they are a bit selfish.
Cooper gets 2 scoops in the morning and 2 at night
Sully gets 3 in the morning and 3 at night
Cooper will eat right away and Sully might save his for later BUT be aware that Cooper will eat Sully’s if no one is there to watch him hence the reason he is a little over weight! Sully will learn one day that if he doesn’t get it fast then his brother from another mother will scarf it down.
They drink a lot of water but are pretty good about holding their bladders. I take them out in the morning around 6 and then again around 5pm and a few times until the last outside escapade around 10pm.
Sully must wear his halter leash or he will walk you, literally. He still pulls, sorry we are working on that. Cooper is usually unleashed (he is the good one). However he will be fine on a leash too but does have tendencies to want to be the leader.
They play with other dogs well (all sizes included) and LOVE to be outside. They will both bark (to keep me safe) but do not be alarmed, they have never bit anyone. Sully however does use his big head to push people a bit, especially when he wants to play. He does not know how big he is yet. Sully will also chase you if you run and baby bite (this is meant to be playful not to hurt). I am not a fan of this, still trying to break him of it.
They have their blankets (Cooper’s-maroon and Sully’s-blue) and all of their food is inside the big bone. Again, they cannot have their food that close so please only put water in the blue bowls and put their food dishes on different side of the crate.
They and I thank you for loving them while we are away.
Please call me with any concerns on my cell at 229-740-5500. I should be available at all times. I will also be staying at:
402 River RoadGatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-4151 Toll Free: 1-800-423-9582
I will be back in Valdosta Saturday night around 8 pm. I will be happy to come get them Sunday or Saturday night if they are available.
Courtney and David Adkins
What pretty eyes you have...
Strep Throat--yes, I got it and it was BAD. You don't realize how wonderful health is until you have truly been sick. After my Z-pack (aka. miracle-pack) I was ready to run a marathon!!
PTO (Parent-Teacher-Organization) drama...not going there either.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Ok, so some of these are self expanatory but here it goes....
Cooper decided while I was inside that it would be cool to take it upon him self to have a dog party--IN THE STREET. There was a nice old lady walking her golden retriever when Cooper decided that they had to be friends (mind you, I am in the house preparing their breakfast). Interestingly enough two other dogs come out of the freaking forest--no joke!!! Just so happens that another man was walking his two dogs on the street beside ours. Yes, they joined. Next thing you know we are a tangled mess. The dogs were having a great time, the humans on the other hand....little frustrated.
I bought a retractable clothes line for drying clothes....kind of excited about it.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
PLEASE PASS ALONG!!!
Let me know if you donate, I am making a list!!!
So far these are all that I know about:
Dave and Court
Saturday, May 3, 2008
So I slow down....
I learned in a small town that means something TOTALLY different.
THERE WAS A DEER COMING!!!! I HIT IT---DAMN!
Looked a little like this one...
HA, just kidding...I am sure there some one around here has one though.Really, it looked more like this one.
I know (tear) that is what it felt like. Sorry, I am trying to use humor to comfort myself.
Now REALLY, it did look like this one...
Except that he wasn't that fast.
I hit him....
So I turned around to go check to make sure that he was not suffering as did the man that was flashing his lights at me not even a minute ago. We both come to a stop and he has a disappointed look on his face. So, I said, "I know, I am so sorry." So as I sit there trying to comfort this dying creature by talking to it and saying that I was sorry and shhh it will be OK, the man stops me. He says, "No, don't be sorry. It is really just a part of life." So again, coming from a family of non-hunters I still feel almost sick to my stomach that I did this to this poor baby. All four of this creatures legs were broken and he just sat and couldn't move. I asked the man why if this is a part of life did you look so disappointed when I walked up. His response...."I was a little upset that it wasn't a 5-point. I need another one to hang on my wall."
OK, so living where we have lived now for almost 2 years and knowing that you are a red-neck if you live in a town that advertises car sales by luring you with a "we will also include a Marlin Model 336 deer hunting gun if you buy a car from us" slogan, I knew that this man was disappointed now because I had not hit a bigger dear with antlers.
SOOOOO, after recovering from this comment the man tells me he has a shot gun in the truck but that he knows that he cannot shoot it legally inside city limits (definition of city limits in Valdosta is that there are a few more houses, a few less trees, and more paved roads than dirt roads). So we call the cops. The cop pulls up about 20 minutes later and gets out his rifle from the car and he says you may not want to watch. Right-O I did not want to watch, but I am not hearing impaired so I do hear it. As, I walk away the man in the truck asks, "Would it be OK if I took him home for supper?" The cop says, "Sure, there is no use in letting good deer meat go to waste. If I wasn't in this cop car I would have thrown him in the bed of my own truck."
So, needless to say---life is very different depending on where you live. I had to comfort myself by knowing that I fed a family dinner last night with that deer that took the hit from my SUV. Poor thing.
I was fine, the car surprisingly had no damage that I could see and a family got fed.