A Barrel on 4 Legs

I have found homes for many greyhounds. I always told people if they had any problem to call me and some of them have. You never know what will happen in someones life and they may not be able to keep a dog any longer. (i.e. people move or get sick or...

If You Wish It, It Will Come

Of course I only wish for weird stuff but it has worked once again. I am babysitting 2 parakeets. I was kind of wishing for some birds but I know they are a lot of work. This way I will get it out of my system. I'll probably be sick of them in a week...

I Called Her Disney (part 1)

I named her that because every day was like a Disney movie with her. She was a black lab mix and the neighbors got her when she was around 6 weeks old. They promptly tied her to the fence and forgot about her. My other neighbors wanted to call the...

I Called Her Disney (part 2)

A few months later I had to move again. There was not a lot of property but I built a large pen out of my whole back yard. I actually witnessed my 17 year old nephew pick up a telephone pole during that process. A quite impressive show of strength -...

In the Valley of the Squirrels

Today in the Valley of the Squirrels I fed a whole herd of them - seven to be exact. There are 3 families that come together for the evening ritual feeding of corn and sunflower seeds and when one of them gets an odd raisin here and there a squirrel...

If you are going to correct my English...

at least do it in a proper manner. I was working for a man who was a gawd awful crack addict. He was in the middle of a rant one day and the subject came up about my use of the word "y'all". Here is what he said to me: "Y'all, what the hell is...

OverWhelmed 2/10

DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP FOR ONLY NO KILL ANIMAL SHELTER IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA Boone-Logan SHARE Rescue Inc. PO Box 273 Jeffrey, WV 25114 Phone: 304-369-7283 Email: trishbragg@4shareinc.com   Thursday February 11, 2010, 6:45 pm ...

Laddie oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Before some of ya'll start lecturing me about this story, please remember it happenned in the 70's. Laddie O was an adorable little cocker spaniel mix that showed up on our doorstep one day. He was sooo cute. He was a solid blond color with the...

Chico Was a Mean Dog

Chico was a mean dog, but he was MY dog. He loved only me. He was very protective. One time I was in a dispute with my brother over a car. I knew he was going to show up and try to take the car. So I parked the car in the garage and I chained...

Have You Ever Tried Love

I had an absolutely magnificent white german shepherd named Max.  I got him as a full grown animal and I fell in love with him at first sight.  When I met the man who gave him to me, Max was wearing a shock collar AND a training collar.  The...

Something to think about

There are many reasons to adopt an older and in my case a very old animal. 1. you don't have to worry about keeping it for 20 years. the older it is the quicker it will die. then you can save another one. 2. you don't have to go through the...

Compliments of the Crow

1. Who was your FIRST prom date? didn't go 2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? If I see him - I have only run into him one time in 20 years. 3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? some kind of mixed drink my Aunt Mary gave me at my...

The Rules of Rural West Virginia

1. PULL YOUR DROOPY PANTS UP. YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT. (UNLESS YOU'RE A PLUMMER) 2. TURN YOUR CAP THE RIGHT WAY, YOUR HEAD ISN'T CROOKED. 3. LET'S GET THIS STRAIGHT; IT'S CALLED A 'DIRT ROAD.' NO MATTER HOW SLOW YOU DRIVE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET DUST...

The First Time You Ever Cried Because You Were Happy?

I was around 12 years old.  I had a tomcat named Marie and he went missing.  I was devastated.  I put up signs around the neighborhood and I even called the local radio station and had them announce that Marie was lost.  The DJ had a ball...

have you ever seen?

A chicken run after it's head was cut off. I did once when I was a little kid. It ran about 50 feet with blood spurting about 6 or 8 inches out of it's neck! Then it fell over and flapped it's wings with one last giant convulsion.I don't think I was...

I Squeaked out another one

  I manage to do about 1 out of 10 of these LARGE sudoku puzzles. This is the 2nd. one this year. The good news is that I did it. If my oxygen level is down I can't even do an easy one. The bad news is that I felt so bad today that I laid on the...

Dead is dead or is it

When I first started working in the dog business I was working with a guy named Larry. I did the kennel and Larry did the puppy farm. One day Al (my boss) came in and told me Larry had a heart attack. I asked about Larry every day for 3 days (once a...

Your local animal shelter probably has similiar stats

In Charleston, WV the local animal shelter took in over 10,000 animals last year. About 1/4 of those were from the actual owners who cited the economy as the reason they couldn't take care of their pets. ALMOST 7,000 WERE KILLED. Our shelter...

"What are you going to do, catch her?

Every greyhound trainer worth their salt tells a new helper, "You're going to hurt a dog. You're not going to mean to do it, it's just going to happen. Just come and tell me if you do, so I can fix it. A lot of times something you think is a big...

fattycatty

has lost 5 lbs. in the past year. When I brought her home she was 11 years old and weighed 21 lbs. She couldn't move and I even posted a video of her having to lay down as she drank some water. Now she is 12 years old and weighs 16lbs. I have not...

My Greyhounds

  This is Queenie. Her track name was Cheyenne Queen. She was the mother of my puppies. This is her lounging on my 100 acres when she was probably 9 years old. The rest of the pictures (that I have found so far) are in the photo section. The...