Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A busy year!

We got the camera back and in dowloading it's pictures, I've discovered a boatload of wonderful photo's and things we've done to blog about... so much has happened around here in the past few months. Much of which, we can certainly reflect upon with smiles and happiness.

To start, Hank was adopted into a wonderful permanent home. He's quite happy and his new family adores him. He's doing well and enjoys having a family that is home a lot to spend time with him, walk and play with him. As soon as I met them, I knew they were meant to be. It was not easy to say "So long, Buddy!" but I knew he was going to be happy. We're staying in touch and will be meeting for hugs and kisses at the park!
We love you Hank! You big Handsome HuggyBear!

I've actually gotten some knitting done, although I really can't show it all... Christmas is on it's way and the few people who might read this blog might be the ones I don't want seeing it! I did finish one of the Preemie Baby Blankets I was working on in time to turn it in. The other is still WIP. I'm hoping The Red Cross and Swedish Hospital do the Preemie drive again next year; I should be able to find the unfinished blanket and finish it in time for next year's drive. (I know, I am such a cheater!!!)

Here's the one I did make, and as I am so abhorrent with pastels (blame my mother! They gag me!) I hope that whomever the mom is that recieves it is a little funky and likes the colors. The yarn is Stork, I got it at Acorn and is it very soft. Another thing of beauty I can show you is this...
He (she? It was really too small to see!) was very beautiful on my bathroom ceiling and held quite still while I took a few pictures!

and a sneak peek on Christmas presents... talk about soft!Best!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A Moment of Thanks...

As the flood waters have been rising here in the Pacific Northwest, numerous pets, farm animals, livestock and wild animals have been stranded with little or nowhere to go. They have endured hardship, lost lives and some have met some very courageous and loving people who risked their own lives to bring them to safety. Even living a few miles from where some of this was happening, I was barely aware of the severity of the situation until I visited Pasado’s Safe Haven on Saturday, November 11th and got a glimpse into the real situation. Even now, I do not truly grasp the magnitude of the situation, but I am aware of them all today as the rain continues to fall and the winds continue to blow.

Another thing that struck home was that there has been no TV news on this. Now, I'm not a TV junkie by any means, but I usually catch wind of breaking local news, particularly involving animals. Has all the media been so stuck on elections that they don't care about Fido and Fluffy stranded in the rising flood waters?

Regardless, we have much to be thankful for. The roof is not leaking, the power has remained on. Our burdens may feel heavy, but at times like this, how can we complain? The worst thing the storm did so far was blow the cover off the boat. Big deal.

Actually getting to go to Pasado's and meeting all the AARFF (American Association of Retired Felines and Fido's) and the chickens, pigs, Bonks the goose, Mrs. Bonks another goose, the donkey, the goats and all the wonderful people and other volunteers there that day was an amazing experience!

Thank you Pasado’s for the love and unending giving you do for all of us. We never know but that someday, it may be our dear fur friends whom you are reaching out to pluck from the horrors of a disaster and we appreciate each and every one of you!