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Friday, July 23, 2010

Residentially challenged Senior Citizen looking for

roommate or roomates. 70ish (in dog years), likes 2 simple meals a day, healthy,11 inches tall, weighing in at 25 lbs, good security skills, can round up varmits in your yard. Will accompany you on any/all auto trips, boat trips. Will gladly share your bed (or sleep on floor if you insist). Will gladly pretend your kitties do not exist (what do you see in them????) Can sound alarm if strangers come to door (sounds like broken foghorn). Will befriend any other dogs in the home, and I can be quite charming. Follows easy directions, but have slight stubborn streak when not "in the mood." My mom of 10 years dropped me off at the shelter. Said we both needed to "move on." You get the picture.
Call Chester (aka Wally) at 265-8680 to arrange interview. Even better looking in person.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good Day at NC shelter

3 large dogs adopted today. A 6 month old went home with FOUR young children, to join another dog, 2 cats, rabbits and a snake. Now, that's a readymade family. A beautiful female Rott went to Sac to join her 3 humans, and another is off to another full family. Love happy endings. Still some great dogs needing forever homes. The kitten congestion was eased over the last week, but there are alot of young to older cats needing homes. Some real beauties. They are running a 2/1 sale (2 for $50) and discounting dogs from $80 to $50 to seniors. Way more $$$$ goes into these dogs than they are asking for adoption fee. Things are really calming down at the shelter, and Cheryl and Kurt have created a very safe easy atmosphere for all.
A reader reminded me that there is a Doxie rescue (Doxies are near and dear to my heart, as I have a 16 year old named Harry Dog.) There are alot of rescues for specific breeds. It's such a win/win to get a dog from a rescuer, as you will know so much about the animal from the foster parent. And they usually insist you return the dog to them if for any reason it doesn't work out.
They are spayed/neutered and have all their boosters. Ready made dog.
The Wed night & Thu night street fairs are in full swing, with awesome music. I've been working a booth for NC Land Trust, promoting their 8th annual concert to be held Aug 26th (Sat) with the fabulous Mavis Staples (of Staples singers). I've never seen her live myself, and can't wait, but many fans have dropped by the booth and told me "she brings down the house!" The event is at NorthStar House on Old Auburn Rd. Get your tickets from the Land Trust. Bring your own low back chair and enjoy a wonderful night of music under the stars at a great historic site. Soooo Nevada County.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lower Scott's Flat Lake

Had an inquiry about a quieter kayaking spot nearby. Yes Virginia, there is a lower Scott's Flat. Take Hwy 20 East to 5 mile house (same road that takes you go campgrounds). About 1/2 way down, turn right onto Scott's Flat Dam Rd. It's a good road, though signs may tell you different (locals want you to think you can't make it). Takes you right to a little launch spot. There is a house across the way. The people there like you to think you can't park (again, they wish is was their private lake, but it's actually NID/public). Just park on right beyond the launch spot. The water is coooolder (upper lake bottom water) but it's a beautiful peaceful spot, with the occasional small fishing boat. Lots of wildlife. This is the lake you view from the spillway of upper SF.
By the way, if you paddle the right hand side to the top of Upper SF, you will enter Deer Creek. You can go quite a way up this time of year (starts dropping soon and it's pretty quiet, too shallow for motor boats).
"Minnie" has been renamed Annie and is happy, happy, happy. Her new people work from home and she has their love and devotion 24/7. I love happy endings.
Supposed to start cooling today. Whew, I forgot how draining the 90's can be.