Chased By a Shark

Once when we were vacationing at Jacksonville Beach, Florida, a baby shark chased my sister, Rhonda, up onto the beach. She was only about 10 years old and she didn't even know it was behind her. The shark was about 2 feet long and with every step...

Waddle Waddle Waddle

One time my boss came in the kennel and told me that my family was waiting outside for me. I thought this was unusual because NO ONE is allowed in the kennels without a license. I walked outside and waddling across the parking lot, I saw a...

My First Major Dog Fight

I had two full turnout pens outside and I was inside doing beds when I heard a mighty roar. I raced outside because I knew what it meant - both pens were fighting! A greyhound fight is an awesome sight to see and I never met anybody that didn't...

My Motto was "One at a time"

For 13 years of my life I was a greyhound trainer. I was very good at it. I guess that is where I developed such an independent streak because I learned very fast that I could dictate the terms and conditions of my employment. Depending on what was...

No Hunting

When I had my 100 acres, I didn't allow hunting except for a select few people. It was actually an animal paradise and I wanted to keep it that way. One day I had the priviledge of watching a 16 point and an 18 point buck do battle in my front yard...

The Repo Man

One time when my car was getting repo'ed, I found a cat. This cat looked extremely disheveled and was the weirdest shade of gray that I had ever seen. I was switching out cars and the cat just walked up and started rubbing himself on my legs so I...

fattycatty loves to be vacuumed

I was vacuuming the house the other day.  I wanted to do fatty catty's chair but she wouldn't get up.  I got tired of waiting and begging her to no avail (she is arthritic and I don't ever move her) so I started to run the vacuum cleaner around her...

How to Catch 50 Dogs at Once

For most people this wouldn't be an issue.  It has come up in my life more than once. I was waiting outside my kennel one day to do afternoon turnout.  This particular kennel was all the way in the back corner of the compound.  Everything was...

I Couldn't Go Home for 3 Days

One time I left some eggs sitting out.  There were about 9 of them.  Instead of throwing them away I decided that I would boil them and feed them to my 2 greyhounds that lived in the house. BIG MISTAKE! BIG MISTAKE! BIG MISTAKE! Those dogs...

Conflict in the Land of the Squirrels

Every so often I write about my squirrels I feed everyday.  For so long everything was harmonious and all my lovelies would surround me and peacefully eat to their heart's content.  Sometimes there would be as many as 7 squirrels at once with a few...

I Ain't As Good As I Once Was...

.but I proved today that I'm as good once as I ever was!  (I love that song by the way)   Yesterday one of my neighbors came to me in tears.  They had found a puppy in deplorable condition and she knew of my history with animals and asked me to...

Arny the Tomcat

We had a tomcat named Arnie when we were growing up. He was named after my dad. When he was just a kitten we started putting him in a baby carriage on his back (just like a baby) and covering him up to his chin and putting a pacifier in his mouth....

The Epitome of Stupidity

One time when I had my puppy farm there was a lightning storm.  I looked out into the field to see all my greyhound puppies just standing at the gate looking at the house instead of doing the perfectly logical thing and going to the barn. (they...

did you know chickens only have one hole?

I am refering to the hole that the egg comes out of. It is the same hole that chickens poop and pee from. It all comes from the same place. I was around 25 years old when I learned it and this is how I found it out. I was at my sister-in-law,...

the Baby Eagle Cam

Link Here's a link to the new baby eagle webcam in Shepherdstown, WV.  I have been watching them for the past two years.  The first year I saw the baby take it's first flight. Last year the baby died.   2 were born this year.

My Invention is a Success

I enjoy relaxing by the fountain here where I live at Lee Terrace.  There was one big problem with it that I seemed to have solved this year after much contemplation over the course of the year. Once or twice a week I was fishing out either a...

He Ran Over My Foot

I had been training greyhounds for 1 year and I was eligible for my first years paid vacation and I was leaving for Florida the next day.  It was at the end of a long, hard day at the track because I worked extra so that the people I work with...

It Was Free Fishing Weekend in WV

I actually went fishing twice. It was nice. I think after the summer is over (swimming) I will get a fishing license and fish. It is actually the perfect activity for me. You just sit on a bank and wait on a fish to bite. I didn't catch anything....

Sacrifice

One pretty spring day my husband and I were at he park, as usual, when we saw a mother bird teaching her baby bird to fly. The baby was so cute. It was flying but with no control what so ever just bobbling up and down and up and down through the air. ...