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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. Another beautiful morning. Sue bought a ceramic bird house that is in the image of a large bird and placed it on the back porch. We have Blue birds in the bird house. Being encouraged by that we bought a wooden bird house for the other Blue Birds we have and placed it on a post rail that supports the railing for the patio deck. With the two bird feeders in the yard there is plenty of food for the birds and with the pond there is more than enough water. We have an abundance of birds since we feed them regularly so it is nice to see them around the house and yard. We also have Quail in the woods around us. Every morning you can hear them calling each to other. Once abundant here in the Deep South they are almost gone. It is a shame to see that part of nature disappearing. I understand that pesticides, Fire Ants and the way farmers have changed they way they farm has brought the demise of the Quail. When we had the farm my Dad would leave food parlors for the Quail to feed in. Then when the grain crops were harvested there would be a residue left in the fields. We had stands of hardwood and pines also for them to nest in along side of the open fields so there was a lot of habitat for them. As a boy I would come home from school and take the bird dogs and go hunting. There were many Quail on the farm so the hunting was good and it was nothing to come home with enough to feed the family after an afternoon hunt. We raised and trained our bird dogs and always had some of the best around. When I introduced my dad to the Brittney Spaniel he was smitten by the energy and eagerness with which they hunted. They are great companions as well as great hunting dogs. I had a Brittney named Hobo, he was as much of the family as our children. He was not only my hunting dog he was also a companion at home with the children taking his place in front of the fireplace in the evenings and then marching off with us to the bedroom when it was bedtime. He didn't ride in the dog box with the other dogs, his place was next to me in the front seat of the Jeep. Those were some of the best times of my life as a young man. Now I have the memories of a time that has past and we will never see again. I am so blessed today to have such a wonderful wife and family to share my golden years with. Life is so good when you can live them without regrets. I have made my mistakes but by God's grace they have all been overcome. I have the love of a wonderful woman and five great kids and three grandchildren and many friends, what more could one ask for. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/22/15 06:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. It is another beautiful morning here in the Deep South. As we travel about in our area and see the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains we are reminded of the beauty of God's creation. The fur gang is doing fine just waiting on the old man to get ready for a walk. I had low blood sugar this morning and still don't feel up to par. I don't know what happened as I was fine when I went into kitchen and checked my blood sugar and it was 75. I was preparing the food for the girls and I felt it going down and before I knew it I bottomed out. I hadn't taken any insulin, except for Lantus so that shouldn't have been a factor. However it is what it is, so now I am weak as water waiting to get my strength back and go about my duties. Okay I am going to close for now and rest, Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell aomeone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/21/15 05:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. Another beautiful morning here in the Deep South. The fur gang is well as is Sue and I. Today I will work on the 73 Lincoln trying to complete the project by month's end. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Trying to guess what lies ahead and making plans for Sue's retirement is going to take a lot of time and effort on our part. If we sell the camper and the F350 we can pay off the house and be debt free. That is one of the reasons I am thinking about retiring from the road. That along with my age and disability of being blind in my left eye. We will certainly miss traveling and miss seeing our friends of Old Fella, but we knew this time would come at some point. So with prayer and planning we will make the final decision by next spring. Meanwhile we are still planning on going to Michigan this June and the Old Fella Rally in October. Gary your offer of hosting the Old Fella Rally in 2016 id generous and one to be considered. Sue and I have never been to that part of the country and would certainly be a wonderful trip. There is still one other thing hanging over my head and that is the prostate cancer thing that DR. Flanagan still insists there is something going on there that will eventually show its ugly head. My PSA has gone up yet again and the numbers are consistent with prostate cancer. The last biopsy still says there is no cancer, however DR. Flanagan is convinced that it is in the oven baking and when it is done will show up with a vengeance. However on my part I am trusting God for the outcome and whatever He has in store for me is just fine. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them,
Dixie Flyer 05/20/15 06:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

I have been RVing without a toad for the past 23 years. A small Class C or even Class A is very easy to drive, even for a 75-year-old one-eyed man. Hey, you still need to visit me. I would love to organize a rally in the Amish country near Lancaster. Why don't you invite a son or daughter or grandchild along? That is an option...
Dixie Flyer 05/19/15 03:58pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Anyone here from Gary lately? Not lately
Dixie Flyer 05/19/15 02:14pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

.... Sue and I have made a decision to sell the camper and truck next spring and retire from the road. ....Uh . . . . is this really a final decision? I mean, there are other, less overwhelming ways to RV than a big truck towing a big 5th wheel. Wouldn't something like a class C and a small toad be something that could work? Heck, if Sue can drive your big truck, then she could probably handle a class C if you don't want to drive. I have been trying to talk Sue into something like that but she is afraid of her low blood sugar attacks. They come without warning and she goes off into never land. I would be powerless to help her in that situation on a busy highway or interstate.
Dixie Flyer 05/19/15 02:13pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

Good morning everybody. I hope to see as many Old Fella friends as possible this October at the Old Fella Rally. Sue and I have made a decision to sell the camper and truck next spring and retire from the road. I will be 75 next April and I think it will be time to leave this part of our lives behind. It has been a wonderful time of our lives and we have made so many friends over the years that we truly cherish. So lets gather around the Old Fella memories next October and tell the campfire stories that have been made over the last nine years. I will bring albums from the early Old Fella rallies so we can enjoy the beginning of the story over again.
Dixie Flyer 05/19/15 06:35am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. What a lazy start to a beautiful day. I lay in bed this morning not wanting to get up, Finally I was rousted out by the fur gang wanting to eat breakfast. I didn't get as much done yesterday as I had hoped, but then there is today to finish what wasn't done. I have to change the oil and filter on Sue's car this morning and that will take care of her car. I did change the wiper blades on it yesterday, what a hassle to figure out. I checked on the progress on the dash for the 73 Lincoln and the kid is working on it and was told it would be finished by Friday. The problem with him is he has too many Fridays in his vocabulary and can't seem to find the right one as its always I will have it ready on Friday. The girls are doing fine. Izzie is still a cat and king of the house. I used to think a dog had it made when he became a member of the house, however I have discovered a cat is truly the better off part of the family and the world revolves around them. We humans are trained so easily. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/19/15 06:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. The girls have begun getting up with the sun. Peaches has to go out at first light which gets Hobo and Suzie stirred up. So this morning at 5:30 Peaches was pacing the floor running back and forth from the outside door back to the bed. This gets Suzie up and she starts making a fuss and this gets Hobo excited as to what is going on. Is it time for food she thinks? So I get up and let them out and go back to bed. Soon Its Suzie or Peaches barking in the yard at whatever. So I get up again and let them in and go back to bed. At 6:15 they are trying to get my attention to get up and prepare their food. Finally at 6:30 Sue gets up and goes to the kitchen ands starts the coffee grinder. By then I am wide awake so I get up and go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and head over to the kitchen, check my blood sugar, take my lantus and Novolog, check blood pressure and then reach for the dog bowls and head for the laundry room to get the dry dog food and head back to the kitchen to mix the dry food with wet food and put medicine and Pepcid in with the food, stir it all up and place it on the floor. Suzie looks at me and says, "is that the best you have to offer?" turns her nose up at the food and walks over just spitting distance from her food to keep watch on it so Hobo doesn't help herself, Suzie doesn't want it and she doesn't want anyone else to get it either. So this is the start of my day, how about you? Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/18/15 05:48am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. Another beautiful morning here in the Deep South. It is 63 degrees, sun shinning with a high in the upper 70's. The fur gang is doing well. Yesterday Lily came for a visit while her folks were busy with their ice cone business downtown. She just fits herself right into the family routine just like she has always lived with us. She is one smart little cookie. She loves to lay in my lap when I sit down to watch TV. She will snuggle in and sleep as long as I am still. Oh she will get up every once in a while to see what is happening but she come right back to snuggle in. If she thinks Suzie, Hobo or Peaches is going to get some attention she will immediately jump up in my lap and start kissing my face. Today we will go to church, come home and take it easy. Tomorrow I have to get busy and see that the 73 Lincoln is completed with the mechanical stuff and the dash is ready to be put back in place. The last thing to get done is tires and wheels installed and then the clean up. Please read the post from the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue and see if you can help with this important project. Margie is a devoted worker and is trying hard to keep things going. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/17/15 05:56am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

The pictures below are some of the animals, that have been accepted for transport to NEAS in Salem, Ma and would have been headed to their forever homes on 5/27/15. Unfortunately, during their health check, they tested positive for heart worms. All of these animals are at the Waynesboro, Ga City Pound. I tuck in the back of my head, that this is still a kill shelter, no matter how many are rescued from there. Since December 2014 alone, six transports have left Waynesboro, Ga with animals that have now found their forever families at NEAS. Many of these animals were from the Waynesboro Pound and others were dumped on back roads and at dumpsters to fend for themselves. 2 transports were done in December, 1 in January, 1 in February, 1 in March, 1 in April, for a total of 6 transports. With these 6 transports , 175 animals kept their lives..The next 3 transports have been set for 5/27/15, 6/9/15 and another for the end of June. Right now, I have a list of over 100 animals that are being vetted to get on these next 3 transports and each day the numbers are increasing. Dr Ford make a comment...."You would think the numbers would decrease with all the spays and neuters that are being done." However, It only takes a few irresponsible people to make the numbers increase. The animals listed in the first pictures below are Nook, Sammy, Rolton, Rufus and a mama dog called Sam, which I am looking for her picture. She is a lab hound mix. I included a picture of her puppies (her puppies are going up North). Any donations you can give to help these wonderful animals would be so greatly appreciated. I will post some pictures of the rescues http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/Levi449/image1_zps6qr7wkye.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/Levi449/image10_zpsms4zgxyp.jpg Donations can be sent to Old Fella PO BOX 1437 Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
Dixie Flyer 05/16/15 03:41pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. Yesterday was a busy day with mowing the yard and taking care of the F350 clean up. The girls are fine waiting on the old man to take them for a walk. It is 65* outside, very nice. Sue has gone to the church for a fund raising event to help the children go to summer camp. Hobo is lying very close to Suzie's food bowl hoping she can eat what Suzie leaves behind. The 73 Lincoln is going slowly at this point waiting on the dash panel to be completed so the dash can be put back together. Then to finish the project of getting all the power windows operating. Okay I need to get moving so I will wish everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/16/15 06:02am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. A dog eating ice cream holding the cone with the paws. Now that's a picture that would be worth a 1,000 words. The fur gang is fine this morning as well as the human gang. It is cool outside and cloudy. Yesterday it was pleasant with the temp in the lower 70's all day. Suzie just saw something out the front window and is telling me all about it. She is nor barking as much as she is trying to talk, it's so funny. Today the F350 is to be finished and the dash for the 73 Lincoln is supposed to be finished. Hopefully I can get the tires and wheels put together for the Lincoln and then maybe by next week it just might be ready for a good test drive. There will be plenty of work left top do but hopeful;;u it will be minor stuff. My goal is to have it finished by month's end so we can drive it Memorial Day weekend to a party at Lake Hartwell. Okay I need to get moving so I will wish you a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/15/15 06:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. It is a beautiful morning here in the Deep South. The Mountains are lush and green and the mornings are nice and cool with a slight breeze. I fixed myself some blueberry pan cakes for breakfast with some orange juice and coffee. Izzie wanted a taste of the pan cakes with the syrup. He loves anything with sugar. Suzie, Hobo and Peaches got a taste, spoiling them rotten. Last night we went to Holly's high school for the awards ceremony. Holly received three awards for her outstanding senior year. She received a full scholarship from the University of Clemson:B Her boyfriend was there to cheer her on as well as the mother and grandparents. The restoration of the 73 Lincoln has slowed down as the main guy working on it has taken his family on vacation. I think we have all the parts to finish the job except maybe a window switch or two, won't know what we need there until Terrence gets back and starts on the power windows. The dash board has to be reinstalled and head light switch has to be replaced to get the dash lights working. The new tires and wire wheels have to be installed and then the detail work on the interior and exterior. The trunk has to be relined with new material to bring it up to par to match the rest of the car. When it is done it will really be a nice car with lots of eye appeal. With only 60,000 miles on it, there is still a lot of life left in the old girl. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/14/15 06:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

The left front axle broke coming off the starting line which threw him into the guard rail. Accident in Mississippi.
Dixie Flyer 05/13/15 06:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. It is cool and cloudy this morning, very nice outside. The fur gang is well, waiting on me for a walk. The last of our grandchildren will graduate from high school this week. Holly will receive some awards from her senior year tonight. Two of our grandchildren will be in college by next September while one is in the army now in special forces and will be at Fort Bragg for a while. He has been in Germany for the past eighteen months so he and his bride will be glad to get back to the States. Son Scott crashed his race truck in Mississippi this past weekend. He was not hurt but his truck suffered a lot of damage. This is the second time he has been involved in a crash so I guess he has been lucky up until now. On the way home he blew out a tire on the trailer, very little damage to the trailer. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/13/15 06:05am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. We had a very hard rain and thunderstorm during the night. All is well this morning however with the ground getting the rain needed. Last evening Sue and I took Hobo, Peaches and Suzie to Conestee Park in Mauldin, South Carolina. The walking trails are lovely especially where the trail crosses the river. The river is shallow at that point so the fur babies can play and enjoy the water. We took precautions with Peaches to make sure she didn't get overly tired and dehydrated. At fourteen she still loves to go and be a part of what we are involved in. It was hot yesterday with the temp close to ninety. It is going to be hot again today with a threat of thunder showers late in the day. I take the truck in today to have the damage repaired from the parking lot incident. I went out to the camper yesterday and turned on the A/C and lay in the bed and thought about continuing with the camper and our planned trip to Michigan in June. I felt a little better about things once I rested and pictured all the trips we have made over the years and how much we enjoy ourselves. I thought about New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, North Carolina Outer Banks, Nova Scotia and all of the other places we have visited. We truly have been blessed to have such beautiful memories. I just want to make sure the memories are just that, beautiful and enjoyable. Anyway we will go to Michigan this summer and visit Sue's brother and sister and make the best of the time we have left with our good health and loveable fur babies. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them. Please pray for the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue that they will find the foster homes and help needed to continue their efforts in saving the stray animals of Burke County Georgia.
Dixie Flyer 05/12/15 06:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. I hope all the mothers had a blessed day yesterday. We had a big crowd at church Sunday morning to celebrate the special day. I taught Sunday School as our teacher was away. Sue and I went to Fire House Subs for lunch and found some of our church people there. We came home, rested and then went to Arizona Steak House for an evening meal with Jeff and Allison. Our granddaughter Holly was our server so that was nice. We had some bad weather come through in the late afternoon with heavy rain some wind, lightening and thunder. The girls didn't seem to mind and took it as if nothing was happening that wouldn't pass on by. I have been talking with Margie with the Old Fella Rescue and things are tough with too many dogs and not enough foster homes. She is about to burn out I'm afraid. I hope she finds help soon. They have a transport scheduled so that will relieve some of the pressure as they send dogs and puppies up to the New England states where there are homes waiting to adopt them. Sue and I are supposed to leave for Michigan at the end of June. I am really have second thoughts about going. Maybe I will get some courage before time to go. I am so apprehensive about going with all that has been happening with me and the truck. I don't want to become a person who doesn't know when to stop driving the big rig. Okay I need to get moving so I will wish everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 05/11/15 05:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Pickles finally got her new ride. http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s373/Dan5714/image.jpg2_zpsfxn36ton.jpg Congrats to the Tool Guy Family. It looks very nice and hopefully it will give you many miles of trouble free towing. Is it also a Duramax/Allison? I think the GMC is a step up from the Chevy. Nice! You will enjoy this ride.
Dixie Flyer 05/10/15 12:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sue and Suzie got back from the trail walk just before noon today. Suzie did fine but was ready for some water and a nap. Sue was ready to go again.
Dixie Flyer 05/09/15 06:25pm RV Pet Stop
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