Good Coffee!

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Good morning peeps! Hope this day finds you up and ready to face the day that leads into your weekend. I am sitting here enjoying a cup of Cafe du Monde coffee before I get started on my day’s activities. This is good coffee!! I never liked chicory coffee until I tried this. So I’m guessing Amazon will be the way to go in order to have it regularly.

The furry support staff is quite grumpy this morning. I have a sneaking suspicion its because of the new addition and his sometimes annoying nipping. It also could be because Kimmy has them all on a diet. Jeb and Bailey both look a bit more trim than before I left.  The newbie is a very young Beagle puppy named Jethro that Justin and Kimmy rescued. He’s cute, but cute isn’t winning him any points with the older dogs…at all. I’m doubting his age a bit. They were told he was 8 weeks when they picked him up. Unless he was an exceptionally small runt, I would put him at 8 weeks now. Its going to be quite interesting to see how he grows up around a passle of herding dogs.

I was asked yesterday about the website for the Chincoteague Pony Rescue so here it is…

http://www.chincoteagueponyrescue.org.

Please use this address to help out.

So while I was in New Orleans I bought a voodoo doll. He’s so ugly he’s cute. Haven’t used him yet so no one can blame anything on me yet….lolol, but when I figure him out…look out!!!

I was looking at my travel map and I added two more States to my list. The only states I haven’t been to in the east are Rhode Island and Vermont. All the gulf coast States have been visited, all but Cali on the west coast.  That’s 27 States in all. So now I need to take care of the middle!

The spring roundup for vet checks was held on Chincoteague island last weekend. Of course I missed it because I was still in Alabama. The filly CLG Wild Star that went missing in December didn’t come in, so she is presumed dead now. How very sad, she was so beautiful and she was one of my favorites to paint. Several others didn’t come in including one of the older stallions that was half Arabian, Phantom Mist. It was a tough winter for these ponies as could been seen in some of the photos taken during the roundup. Hopefully green grass will help nourish the poor creatures, especially the mares that are carrying foals. One of the newer colts CLG ToMorrow’s Tidewater Twist, took on the big stallions in some mock fighting. This guy is only a year old but he was protecting the fillies he has been living with for the past year. He will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. He is the younger stallion seen in the photo above taken by Tracey Clinton.

Well folks I have to get this day started. Lots to do! You all have a most marvelous day. I love you all most ardently!

Love and scratches to your furry support staffs, remember they love the weekends when you are home just as much as you do.

Play nice y’all….

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The Great Alabama Pelican Conspiracy Ok well maybe not great, but true!

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Good evening my friends! I have missed you all! Yep it’s been a while, but as many of you know I was in Alabama for 5 weeks for work. Just got home on Monday and I have been busy unpacking and cleaning since I got in the door. Have you ever been so tired that your tired was tired?

I was soooooo happy to see my furry suport staff, particularly Jeb, who, in no uncertain terms told me all about his woes for at least an hour.

I have so many things to touch on, that I may have to split them up. First of all, R.I.P. Barbara Bush. What a class act she was! If you have never read her biography I suggest you do. No matter your politics or thoughts and feelings about her husband and son, this book is a must read.

Next concerns yet another farm in Maryland with dead and almost dead ponies called Misty Dream. And Misty refers to Misty of Chincoteague ponies, which means again rescues are stepping in to assist in getting these poor creatures safe and recovered. My friend Deb Ober and her Chincoteague Pony Rescue will be over run yet again. If you can, please help.  These ponies will need food and vetting and a few will need it even more so as they are carrying foals. Deb has graciously agreed to take them to get them through that process. I am not privvy to the details as to why this happened but feel that under any circumstance this level of neglect and cruelty is unacceptable. God Bless the rescuers!

My trip to Alabama was overall fantastic! A group of us visited New Orleans, which was an experience in itself. The food was fantastic, the mood was wonderful, but it isn’t somewhere I would want to go again. We discovered that I experience “sidewalk rage” when someone suddenly stops in the middle of a walkway, or when someone walks out of an establishment without checking to see what’s coming. Yea that’s a thing! We also viisited Gulf Shores, Alabama and its little zoo from the Animal Planet show “The Little Zoo That Could.” It was also the basis for the movie “We Bought a Zoo.” Its cute and mostly geared towards kids, but we enjoyed it! Our best find was a place on the beach there called Bahama Bobs. The food was amazing! The Bahama Mamas were even better…I had three!!!

Our last day off was spent on Dauphin Island in Alabama. It is certainly a beautiful place with pelicans all over. My mission was to get a really good photo of some pelicans, because anyone who knows me knows I love Pedicans!!! Anyhow, every time I took out my camera to take a photo it was like pelican ghost town. They would disappear from sight! Eventually I began to rattle off expletives whenever this happened and I called them some not so nice names. Susan and Emily were enjoying this! So as we are crossing the bridge to leave the island Emily who is in the back seat says “I just watched a pelican dive in the water on this side!” and I’m thinking asshole!!! Then Emily says “Sharon, there is one right there!” I am so not seeing it…again she points and says “right there!” Sure enough right outside the passenger side window there is a pelican neck and neck with the car. I mean I am looking him right in the eye. I fumble for my camera and it disappears before I can get the lens cap off. I called him a “m***** f*****!!!! I thought Emily and Suzan were gonna die laughing!!!! This is why I now have a stuffed pelican named MF Pelican, and yes he posed for his first photos very nicely! So goes the Great Alabama Pelican Conspiracy!!

Have you ever heard the expression “a ringing phone must be answered?” Well in my world an opening elevator door must be exited! I’m not sure if it was exhaustion, but I’m not Even going to own up to the number of times I found myself on the 2nd floor instead of the 3rd where my room actually was. And apparently it’s contagious, because my roomie and I both did it together. Even tried to get into room 223 instead of 323 and were angry that both our key cards didn’t work until we both realized it was the wrong room on the wrong floor. Talk about feeling sheepish. At least I was not alone in my insanity.

Well that is all I have for now! I have got to get the furry ones settled for the night and I am beat! Look for a new announcement from CorgiNuts soon! Hopefully this will be the next big thing!

Is anyone out there? Are you listening? Please leave me a comment so I will know…..

Extra scrtiches and lots of love to your furry support staff!

I love you all most ardently. Enjoy your Thursday as you begin the descent into your weekend, it’s almost over….

Play nice y’all…..