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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

December in April!

Isn't April supposed to come in like and Lion and go out like a Lamb? Nay, nay. Just made it back from town (saw Oceans at the Del Oro). By the time I hit Brunswick and NC Hwy, the hail was 2" deep, and all the 2 wheeled vehicles were a slippin' and a slidin'. Made the curve around Meeks Lumber and found a total cluster ____ at Ridge Rd and NC Hwy, with Rangers and Sheriff's Dept. attempting to control all the sliders, and folks chaining up. Pulled into Zion Thrift and watched the chaos for awhile, and jumped back in. Found the Pine Street bridge closed due to condition. Snuck around Pioneer Park (Broad St. intersection clogged ) up Red Dog to Pasquale intersection to find 2 cars in the ditch and the plow TRYING to clear Red Dog, with a line stopped to await. When we got to moving again, everyone was slipping and couldn't get traction to get going again, so more in the ditch or sideways . . . I wheeled the trusty Suburu around that cluster, onto Pasquale and made it safetly into the shores, while only a few passed me trying to make it out (good luck when you hit the Y). Hubby had the fire going, and there's a spicy casserole in the oven. Life is good. Hope you made it home safe. Snowing here, after a good hail storm earlier. I like the snow much better than those ice balls!
Oceans is a beautiful movie, plays like a Natl Geo documentary. It is a wonderful reminder of the unimaginable beauty of the 2/3 (or 4/5) of our planet that we never see. Just wondrous, like a secret world right under our nose. Great movie for the little ones, well really for the whole family.
Hope you're enjoying SOCAL Dixie. Lucky dog!

Yep, snowing in the shores again

Had to run up top Summit Ridge this AM to feed pets. Huge snow flakes falling, and sticking.
This has to be the last of it, right? Sun predicted Thurs - Sunday. Happy day.
Scooters Pals is having a adopt-a-thon at the Nevada County shelter this Saturday, 12-4.
They will also have one at Incredible Pets on 5/8, from 11-2. That's the pet shop by the cinema on Sutton Way. Lot's of beautiful health dogs looking for a home. And they're being fostered, so their temperment is know by the foster parents. That's a big plus. Wish I'd know my Jenna was a regular Houdini when I got her at shelter, but she was a new stray (wonder why???? duh). But then maybe I would not have adopted her, and that would be my loss. I love my little Houdini.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thank you Liz Keller & anyone looking for used Kayak?

Beau continued: I want to totally thank Liz Keller for helping get Beau a home. He was originally thought to be a Pekingese, and was posted on Scooters Pals as such. Once Liz clued me in that he looked like a Tibetan Spaniel, and we verified, his profile was updated, and BINGO! The family from Sacramento had been looking for that specific breed, and just fell in love with his pic and profile. (His new Mom's mother spotted him and called and said "your dog is named Beau and he lives in Nevada City!) So, power to blogging and power to Liz for tipping us off after reading the blog. Don't you love it when the world works like that! Liz, there is a Tibbie in Berkeley shelter looking for a boy to love. Check the website. She looks darling.
At 5PM today saw a lady putting a used blue Diablo single kayak in her driveway with a 4sale sign. Talked to her. Son going to college. Can't take boat along. She's asking $300. Hard to find used kayaks. She is at the corner of Crystal Wells and Banner Quaker Hill. Saw her husband loading 2 other kayaks on the roof of his Forrester. He put those foam noodles on first to cushion the boats. Clever. There should be a book "100 Uses for Noodles."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Days! Beau got a family

My foster dog, Beau, a Tibetan Spaniel met his new family today. A Mom, Dad, 11 year old boy and 18 year old girl. Happy for him, happy for me (a few more weeks here and I could not have parted with the little guy) I'll be driving him to Sacramento on Friday to his new casa.
Wasn't it just glorious the past 2 days. Spring has finally sprung. My garden is convinced. It's all poppin now. Didn't make it to the lake for "no motor day" but I'll bet it was perfect.