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Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's hotter than hot, and time to hit the lake

Feels like a steam bath out there. Even the dogs (all 5 right now) are spending the day flopped on hardwood and lapping pails of water. Can't wait to hit the lake this evening in kayaks, once the ski boats take off.
Well, foster dog Minnie (cause she a mini-pinscher) got a great home with local artist LeeAnn Brooks (you've seen her wonderful river photography and art around town and in card selection) and her partner Robert. She could not have found a more beautiful and peaceful existence. Don't know who I envy more, LeeAnn for picking Minnie, or Minnie for getting LeeAnn and Robert. Any, wishing you a wonderful long life, "monkey girl."
No sooner did Min go out the door, that I went to my shift as the NC Shelter, and found a beautiful 10 year old male beagle named Chester hanging around behind the counter, flirting with all the girls. His former guardian "was done with him" and just turned him in. Well, I could not leave the little man in jail, so brought him home till a permanent situation can be found. Do you know anyone looking for the perfect companion. He is sweet, quiet, well trained, healthy and a perfect gentleman. I've only heard that "beagle bark" twice, when we arrived, and when he wanted his breakfast. He gets along with dogs and cats, and I'm told kids. He just needs someone who will let him live out these senior years with love and dignity. He's only about 25 pounds, and has the sweetest face you've ever seen. I'll try to post a pic.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2 more movies, plus kids yoga

I stand corrected by Pam Herrenkohl. There will be two more movie night Fridays. On the 23rd they are showing "Old Dogs."
Womens Club has arranged for Kids Yoga at the Firehouse by teacher Colleen O'Rourke. Tues & Thu. 10-12, bring a drink, snack and yoga mat if you can. The cost is a donation of $5-$10, but no one turned away for inability to pay. All ages welcome. Yoga has just too many benefits to list here, but know that it is a wonderful healthy form of exercise for your kids!
Foster Dog Minnie showed off her swimming skills at the lake last weekend, and gained many new fans. She's got a couple of families interested, and should soon find her 4ever home. It would be sooooo easy to keep her myself, but as someone asked me, do you want to help one dog, or many dogs? So, I will send my little Minnie to her new loved ones, and open my heart to a new pup. Can't tell you how rewarding this fostering is. Plus I get to try out all kinds of training tips. Minnie has learned sit, down, off, dance, and house trained in just a few days. What a smart cookie! Amazing how they bloom when they feel secure and loved.
Are you watching this season of America's Got Talent? So many amazingly creative acts, especially one called "Fighting Gravity." You can catch them on YouTube. The Air Guitar guys are hysterically funny.
I accidentally stumbled into DICKIPEDIA. Way funny. Check it out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

movie at Firehouse

I did't make it to the Friday night movie at Firehouse this time (Monsters Inc) but heard it was a big hit. This coming Friday *(Journey to the Center of the Earth) is the last of the series! Lots of fun to sit under under the stars on a balmy night with all your neighbors/kids. Free popcorn and soda's/water. Thank you CS Womens Club! Just bring your chair and banky.
The Homeowners Assn is planning the annual group yard sale at Firehouse. If you want to participate (have a booth) at the Firehouse this year, contact Pam Herrenkohl (see her info on cascade shores website). She's checking on interest right now. It's a great way to get your garage cleared out for winter, make a few bucks and have fun with the neighbors. It's usually just a one day, (SAT ) sale. If you want to just shop, there will be many a treasure to find.
Things are going well at the Nevada County Shelter. It's getting spruced up, dogs are happy, kitties are in good condition, & lots of volunteers showing up to help. There are some wonderful dogs looking for permanent homes, or even foster homes. "Get a Life" by saving a dog or cat! Be sure it's the right dog for your situation. I've seen more than a few come into the shelter because they were the wrong dog for that family/person. Choose carefully. That's why fostering is such a win/win way to pick a dog. You get to try them on for size/personality. Agencies will pay foood/vet/meds while you foster. Call me if you want to hear about the experience from a foster mom's perspective.
Camped for 3 days across the lake at Scotts Flat. Such a beautiful clean campground. The bathrooms and showers are great too. The lake temp is perfect right now! By Sunday noon it felt like we had the campground and lake all to ourselves. It's fun camping in your own backyard!