I guess everyone knows by now it is hard for me to pass up a stray of any kind especially one found on the side of a road or by a dumpster. The little kittens are so sweet and seem so helpless when they are small and they fall prey to many kinds of predators. I am so glad Anne stopped and picked up this little kitten and she will do a good job of fostering it making sure she has the best of care before moving on to a forever home. It is so sad to see animals abandoned and left to fight for their very lives when all of this could be avoided with proper care and planning by folks who seem clueless as to the value of life no matter what kind it is.
When I see people step up to the plate and take in a stray of any kind it reassures me there are some great people out there who have a kind heart and a will to give of themselves. It takes a strong heart and a lot of courage to become a foster parent. There will be heartbreak sometimes when one of those precious lives is lost to disease or injury, but nevertheless they continue to make the sacrifice and open their hearts and their homes to those in need. I thank them for their courage and kindness and the good work they do. God Bless those who care and give.
2012 Ford King Ranch F-350 Crew Cab Diesel
2011 Montana 3580RL
Pets: Rainbow Bridge: Old Fella, Levi, Charlie. Others Suzie, Peaches, Hobo, Mama, Izzie
I spent the day taking care of business. I bought a grease cartridge and gave a couple of shots of grease to the wheel bearings on the camper. The computer on the truck gave a warning that the Diesel Exhaust Fluid had a malfunction so I took it to the Ford dealer to get that repaired. I took some packages to UPS for Sue. On the way I dropped by the Vet with a baby bird that had to be put down. This evening we said good bye to Josh and gave him a bible to take with him. We told him how much we loved him and wished him well, closing a chapter in our lives and beginning a new one for him.
When I looked across the table at Joshua this evening it reminded me of a young man I knew many years ago who was just starting out in life’s adventures just like him. Now that man is seventy-one years old watching his grandson leave the nest. Life does come full circle doesn’t it?
Baby Bob is a healthy 1.8 lb female. We took her to the Vet Monday morning and she is negative for feline leukemia. The only injury from Sunday is a tiny abrasion on her lower lip. She will remain in isolation from our Fur kids for 2 weeks and then start the introductions. She is very friendly and loves to be held and cuddled. She will start her baby shots in 10 days.
Please share her story with others who may be interested in adoption
The Old Fella Rally is just a few days away. Sue and I wish safe travel for alll those who will attend. Mama will be there to carry on the Old Fella spirit as well as Suzie, the first rescue. Suzie's sister Anna, Suzie's sister will bring Dan, Lori and Sarah. Sarah is also an Old Fella rescues and such a beautiful story of how she was saved from a terrible accident and was adopted by Dan and Lori Branson and given a home filled with love.
What a wonderful thing Old Fella inspired and the wonderful stories that have come from animals that have been adopted through these Uited States. The Old Fella story has reached from boarder to boarder, east and west, north and south, What a wonderful gift Old Fella has left us.
It has been quiet out there for the last few days??
We have two days to get ready for our travels this summer so I had better get things in gear, taking enough dog food is the big thing. With four dogs how much do you take for a month and where do you store it? Then there is the Diesel Exhaust Fluid that I have to take along, where do I put five gallons of that?!? I can't take a chance on not taking the stuff as many places don't have it yet. Then there is the problem with the warning messages I have been getting that the DEF system has a malfunction. This was taken care of hopefully Tuesday. When the warning comes on it tells you that in 50 miles the engine will reduce to half power and the what???
The Marvels of new technology that has been put into vehicles before really being proven is beyond me? But anyway that’s where we are at the moment. The technicians at the Ford dealership say, “We are still learning on these new trucks.” That really makes me feel safe in planning a four thousand mile trip especially to Montana where the population is sparse and help may be fifty to one hundred miles away. Mama may have to teach us some of her survival skills. No matter we will be leaving Saturday morning hoping for Wytheville, Virginia before night fall. We will spend the night there before leaving Sunday morning for Ohio and the rally. Have a blessed day and hug the fur babies for me.
Our guys are on a universally available dry food (Science Diet, gasp) that we can get just about anywhere. We are rarely gone for more that 2-3 weeks at the most so we have not run into storage issues (just poor planning).
Last Feb, I forgot to pack the Heartgard and I got some serious ribbing from people at my clinic when I had to have medical records and proof of HW testing faxed to get meds from a vet in Georgia. The clinic in Georgia was very nice and helpful, and they didn't give me a hard time either.
Doug & Sandy
Jill (12yr old Golden) Charmin (at the bridge)
Henry our camping cat
2009 Honda CRV
I use Wysong dog food and buy it by the case(40 lbs) I carry 5 cases with me when i travel, stored in the big plastic tubs//It is packed in 8 lb packages that fit just about anywhere , even in the overhead cupboards. I found several distributors around the country. I had 5 dogs with me when i started RVing I have lots of storage in the Rexhal and i even carry 40 ft of fencing for the dogs
I would carry extra special fluids you need for the vehicle in their own compartment
I know you are going to have a fun trip
Well I have stored the dog food in four plastic ten pond containers along with some in zip lock bags. The can food was easy to store as I don't have to carrry that much of it as I divide one can among the four dogs. Tomorrow we leave bright and early with a lot of expectation of a wonderful trip.
Mama has been watching me load the camper and she knows we are about to go somewhere, she's so excited. I hope this rally will be exciting and everyone has a great time. I have come up with some prizes for a raffle and one is very nice, it is the latest large screen Garmin GPS with a life time update and traffic advisory.
Today we will be busy with last minute packing and trip to the grocery store. Have a blessed day.
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