Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's been a while

Hey there! Anybody still reading along? I wouldn't blame you if you weren't! Let's see what has happened in the last month. Kora graduated from beginning obedience, and we start beginning agility in May. We have a month to hone her obedience skills on our own. Should be fun.

Last Sunday I rescued a dog from the culvert across the road from me. I kept seeing a beagle out by the end of my driveway, causing cars to slow down to avoid hitting her. I finally walked down there to see what she was doing. She saw me coming, and disappeared. I realized she must have gone into the culvert, so walked down into the ditch. That is when the big black lab barked at me. I talked to him, and he melted. No more ferocious barking. He must have followed the little beagle in, but couldn't make it all the way through. The outlet side had filled in halfway with dirt. He couldn't back up. I went back home for the shovel, and shoveled him out. I managed to keep hold of him, and got the beagle too. They were my neighbor's dogs. I'm very glad the little beagle stuck around and I went to see what was up. I shudder to think what may have happened.

The other day I heard breathing behind me and turned around to see how Mom was doing. Then I remembered. That just sucks.

A friend is coming over tomorrow after work to stay the night, so we can head out at first light Saturday to go to the Textile Center Garage Sale. I have never been, but my friends have it down to a science. They know where to park, where to eat, etc. I'm looking forward to it.

14 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh, Sweetie. I know that feeling. You can feel the sob in the bottom of your throat. Thank goodness you saved the pups. Have a blast and please report back!!!!!!!!!!!

anncrafts said...

Good to hear from you. I lost my Dad almost 3 years ago and still think I see him every once in a while. Grief takes a long time. The textile center garage sale is amazing! Unfortunately I can't go this year but you'll have fun!

Cynthia said...

So nice to see Maple Corners in bold on bloglines. I'm glad things are going well. How lucky that the beagle stuck by her pal & that you saw her.

Thistledog said...

Dog rescues are good for the soul.

Good to hear from you, we all still check of course and a time for everything is understood. Another Spring, another year... here we go!

Marie said...

Still here. Glad to hear from you.

mary lee said...

still reading... and blessing your heart for saving that dog.

The Bunny said...

Yay for saving the dogs! So glad you were there.

Lona said...

Oh, you bet we're here. Just waiting for you to feel like writing something again. No pressure, though...

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Thank goodness you were there to save them!

dragonxser said...

you are such a good soul - and those dogs are very lucky you came to investigate! You remain in my thoughts and on my blog list :)

Leslie said...

Bright blessing upon you, for everything.

Cyndi B. said...

Glad you're back...missed seeing you post.

Good for you saving the doggies! I have a soft spot for beagles myself.

Eyes to See said...

I have three (only three) blogs that I check on a daily basis. Yours is first! I am not posting to mine very often, either, so, I'm certainly not going to nag you! But, although I understand very little about the wool-working and such, I just enjoy the way you write!So, keep it up! As for the dogs, you are a good neighbor to keep an eye out like that! You saved the dogs and their owners much grief.

Diann said...

so glad to see your additions to your blog.I have missed you.