I will cry today when our tractor is leaving. We got it sold yesterday. Good since we need the money but we need the tractor too! But life has its thorns and right now it is all about surviving!
Finally I got my own vacuum cleaner yesterday. Don’t ask me how I have survived without one but I can confirm that I had to empty it from sand many times! I got my bedroom, bathroom and puppy room cleaned. All five puppies got a bath and dewormed and Candy got a bath too! It was really nice to go to bed, newly showered in a bed with new sheets!
Today will be a stressful day! I have to go to the vet with Shannon here in the morning to get her nails trimmed. We might have to sedate her since she have decided that it is horrible to get it done. Or she gets really nice just because we are not home… You never know… Have to prepare Dallas and her equipment to the photoshoot this afternoon. My friend Ericka is coming at 6pm. So I have to be ready in makeup etc until then… So it will be a busy day and if I have some time left over the cleaning will continue so I get my house back in standard!!
While I was cleaning my bedroom Hanna and Crispy had a nice time
I got interrupted from my cleaning, it was dog show on TV! I love watching it, I see all the breeds that also helps me at work to determine what breeds the dogs are!
Now it is half hour break and then equestrian show jumping! An afternoon in front of the TV! Well, I got some good cleaning done and will do more later!
So not much is going on today… Music in my ears, singing and cleaning doesn’t really give you anything interesting to write about…
The passed two days has been great at work! Many dogs got new homes and when I left two runs was empty plus empty intake!! That is just amazing! Unfortunately that will be changed since I will be off for two days now…
Guess I don’t have many news today… Very tired! Will need to clean my house this two days! It is really dirty! You can tell I have been working a lot and not kept up with my house… Won’t go to church tomorrow just because it takes too much time. Time I will use in my house and with my dogs instead!
Yin and Yang! Aren’t they just adorable? So cute!!! Had a good day at work today! Thought it would be a crazy day but I was wrong. Got two dogs rescued, one cat adopted, and one dog adopted that will be picked up tomorrow! Donations to both TAA and the shelter! On top of that I was able to make it home after 9 hours! Just amazing! A good Friday!
Getting more and more excited about next week. First getting my yearly picture taken on Monday and then getting the award on Tuesday! Then back to a normal work week. But it will be very fun! Mom and I will go to Applebee’s after the award, hopefully some friends will come along. I can always hope, no one wanted to celebrate my birthday or three year anniversary day so it might just be mom and me… But we will celebrate!
Well, not many other news.” the sun is shining, I am longing for rain again… As usual…
I wonder if I get paid for all phonecalls on inconvenient times that I get? I love my job, no doubts about it but sometimes it feels like people need to respect that when I am off work – that means that i am OFF WORK… had a call last night 9:30 pm regarding a pot-bellied pig they found… well not the caller but the callers FRIEND found… really? I was in bed, on my day off… well, today the pig owner showed up at the shelter and actually thanks to that late call I could help the pig to get home so it turned out to be good after all… but I don’t know how many calls to my cellphone I’ve had the last days regarding dogs running around town, when they can drop them off etc etc… hm… First of all, we don’t take drop off’s… second of all, the shelter is so packed right now so I don’t know what to do. Being off three days was just crazy to come back! But I got a lot of things done. Two Greyhounds will get pulled by rescuegroups tomorrow, we got two dogs adopted out and I got it somewhat sorted out what we had inhouse and what wasn’t in the computers etc. We also got one dog neutered today, paid by a sponsor! So it turned out great anyway. But a long day. I was at work at 7 am and didn’t go home until 6:20 pm… The same tomorrow… just crazy…
Tomorrow is also Amaria DW’s third birthday! Gosh, time runs so fast. Amaria is the foal born in Sweden, she came here when she was about 7 months… This is the first picture we got of her three years ago
And this is one of the last picture I have taken of her this year, it is not taken today thou…
Her head has become quite bigger She is a very sweet horse. Will start working more with her now when things goes back to “normal”… hopefully next week! Anyway, Happy Birthday Amaria DW!
Got approval from Chief today that Ranger can come along to the event at Terrell Highschool end of May. So this weekend his training will start for real. Socialization and obedience in express or something! Not impossible of course, just needs to be done!
Otherwise things are just normal… will try to take new puppy pictures but it might have to wait to Sunday when I am off… hopefully I will be able to do my normal schedule 10a-7p next week and not 7-whenever as this week turned out…
So much on my mind right now… don’t know if I should laugh or cry or maybe both…
Had to mowe the yard today… well it is 25 acres that had to be done before we put the tractor up for sale. Got most of it done, have 1/3 left to do. But mom will put the tractor up for sale today since I got the most important done at least. Hopefully we will still have the tractor in the weekend so I can do the last then… here are some pictures of it if anyone is interesting in buying it
Gosh, I will miss that tractor. But our economy doesn’t let us have it anymore… Need the money to the property taxes since they didn’t allow us to be a farm last year and our property tax raised in the sky. But it was sad to know that this might be the last time I used it…
Have to go to Terrell this afternoon to start on my taxes. The lady who was supposed to do it has just disappeared and I am late with that too. Everything right now is just a mess. I have been working so much lately so things at home has fallen behind, nothing has been done as it should have and now I have to deal with it all. I really hate it! So many hard things to get done, so many bills to get paid. Trying to get everything back on track, but it isn’t really easy all the time.
In the same time you have lights as the successful jubilee. I will also receive Certificate of Merit at the City Council meeting next Tuesday. That is kind of big for me. That proves for me that the work I am doing is actually pretty good. We don’t really have Certificate of Merits in Sweden or any awards for that matter that are work related like we have here in US. So yes, I am proud and extremely happy about it. And it encourages me to keep on working as I do! Just try to combine everything as good as possible.
One thing that is kind of interesting. I wanted to get some pictures of me as I did last year… I asked my friend who took last years picture if she was interested but never got any answer. I assume that is a no then… asked another friend who also is a photographer, she was going to look in her schedule… that was two weeks ago… asked again a couple of days ago, still haven’t got any answer… guess that is another no… ok… I guess I will have to try to take my own pictures then. The other people I know are professional photographers and I can’t afford them. I want the pictures to be taken here because I want some horses in the pictures… So I guess it won’t be any pictures of me…
Called a vet the other day to get a pricing for BAER-tests for the puppies. First when I called I was told “I don’t have time for you right now, I have people up front…” ok… I am apparently not an important customer anywhere… not at a photographer or at a vet clinic… the vet clinic did call back and told me that the testing would cost $56.00 PER PUPPY!!! Are you freaking kidding me? And I have five puppies. Sorry folks, my puppies is not going to be tested this time. Last time I tested my puppies it cost me $25.00 per puppy!!! I will NEVER pay that much! But I at least got them registered in AKC today!
Well, guess my lunchbreak is over for now, Terrell here I come…
Glad I told you that I would be gone all week last week. It was no time for me to sit in front of the computer and blog. I worked from 8 am to 7 pm all week almost. But it was SO WORTH IT!!! Eleven dogs got adopted out at the jubilee!!! We didn’t have any goal of how many dogs to get adopted out but I think 11 was more than we ever would have imagined!!! I talked to so many people, my body was hurting so bad Sunday night so I could barely move!!! Here are some pictures from the event:
This is my second day off. I will be off tomorrow too. Will work Thursday, Friday and Saturday… It will be very interesting to see what I will come back to on Thursday… lol…
Ranger is at the vet today!!! Getting neutered and vaccinated and up to date on all his shots and stuff! He will probably start working with me in end of May. His first assignment will be to come along to the career expo at the Terrell Highschool in end of May. That dog impressed me so much yesterday. I was cleaning out the doghouse/tackroom and he was running around on the farm. He was close to me all the time. He didn’t chase the horses and he was just awesome! So I figured he might be able to get him fixed and done with and then he can get to work with me So when I called today to set an appointment for him tomorrow or Thursday they said come right away… so I did…
Today is just cleaning day. I will clean the former doghotel… don’t like it but it has to be done… so off I go! Bye bye
Sitting listening to the rain… Just home from church. They warned on TV that it would be really bad weather, that we might get the “left overs” from the storm in Oklahoma where 5 people died. But so far it has only been rain and some thunder but nothing bad at all. Mom choose not to come along to church since they warned so bad about the weather. I had to go since I was singing. So I went to church, sang and went home… But now when we saw the weather, both could have gone and been there all the time… Wolf is coming…
they didn’t warn this much last week when the tornados came!
Well, heading out the door again in half an hour to get to work. Will get at least one dog adopted out today . Then I just have to clean… Hope to be out of there pretty fast… Will have to be at work 7:30 to get dogs to the vet to get spayed before adoption! Next week will be crazy with the Heritage Jubilee next weekend. So if you don’t hear from me, then I am working!
Been on my new meds for three days now… Don’t feel any difference at all. I guess that is good thou. As long as I am not getting worse, right?
Well, better get out of the house so I can get home soon!
Yesterday was my three months anniversary at work… I started Friday January 13th. Guess Friday 13th isn’t such a bad day after all… So much I have learned, so many fun people I have met, so many nice dogs that has been saved. Just amazing that I am experience all this!
Yesterday wasn’t a bad day for me really, but a day filled with heavy tasks and things to deal with. But once again, with all the support I get from different sources just makes it all worth! The shelter is so filled up right now so I don’t know what to do! Feel a little bit helpless but then people shows up and wants to foster and adopt to Heritage Jubilee so we can get more room at the shelter. People comes and donates things to the shelter and to the raffle. It is just unbelievable!!!
Yesterday, Terrell Daily Photo wrote an article about the adoption center. Just take a look at the great article he wrote!
I came home last night and was so exhausted. I changed dogs and even forgot a big bucket with dogfood in Japp’s and Shelby’s room. So this morning when I was going to change the dogs again and realized the dogs that came in did not understand why they didn’t get any breakfast. Well, I assumed that Japp and Shelby had eaten everything. But I was wrong! Can you believe it? Yes, they had eaten some but left 3/4 of the bucket there!!!! Just so it was enough to everybody to get some breakfast! I was so amazed that they didn’t eat it all at once. They had the whole night to eat it and they didn’t!!!! Just crazy! I am so proud!
Spent the morning in bed with Hanna. She needed some TLC and a pillow apparently… She was snoozing so deep so I really didn’t want to wake her up. When the time passed 9:30 I figured, sorry Hanna, I have to get out of bed. Even if it is my day off I want to get something out of the day. I will need to go to town and get dogfood today. In the same time I will drop by work really fast to foster out Leo, the dog with the broken leg… Don’t know if I put a picture of him here yet. He has his leg in a cast and one of my volunteers will foster him since I have so much to do right now and that will release me a lot. I also have another family who wants to come and look at Sebastian, the Saint Bernard we have there!
Leo with the broken leg
So I just keep my fingers crossed that they like Sebastian! He has been at the center for so long time and I gotten no help from any rescue group at all! He needs a new home and I think this family (who I know) would be so great for him!
Got a pretty good picture of “the sisters” Amaria and Acriz. Amaria is born 4/27/09 and Acriz 5/13/09 so it is not even a month between them. Both is by Briar. Acriz mother is Aisha, and Aisha is Amaria’s Grandmother so they are out of the same bloodlines almost and see the difference in size! I think it is so interesting! Amaria has had briddle in her mouth a second time without any problems. Dallas has had boots on all legs, and that without problems too. Both really good girls. Still looking for a cheap briddle for her but it is hard to find and I don’t have any money to spend on something like that so she just has to wait.
We will get bad weather tomorrow again. I am supposed to sing in church but if the weather is too bad I won’t get out of the door! Well, I have to get to work and clean the shelter but I don’t have to do that while the weather is really really bad… so it will be interesting to see how that develops…
I went to the doctor yesterday to get my health figured out. Got a new doctor that was just great! A young woman that listened to me and my problems, thoughts and that was just great! I didn’t eat for the whole day so I could get all labwork done that was necessary. I did labs both for my thyroid and to see if I have diabetes. She doubted that it was diabetes because I only have problems eating certain things. If I would have diabetes I would have reaction eating bread and pasta for example but I have never had any problems with that and I eat a lot of both! So she thought I might be allergic to certain kinds of sugar, and especially artificial things like sweets and ice cream. But we would see when the results came… I guessed it would take a couple of days so I might have an answer on Monday but she called today!
My thyroid was of course way off, no wonder, haven’t taken that since December! And she was right, I don’t have diabetes but my cholesterol was very high! She was really surprised over that high number and it was just to start on meds for that cholesterol right away. I don’t remember exact what the number was supposed to be but around 80 and mine was over 200… Ooopsi! And I am trying to eat pretty healthy! Then my liver and kidney was a little bit off but she didn’t want to do anything right now in risk to overwhelm my body. So we start on a very low dose of thyroid meds and cholesterol meds and new bloodwork in 6 weeks. So both sweet and sour but nothing I can’t live with!
As mom said… If I am a steam engine with this bad bloodwork, what will I be when I am really “back on track”? Does anyone want to know?
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