Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
"How come you have so many animals?" This is the question I get asked all the time from clients at work, and people that I meet. It's not a hard question to answer really. I have a soft spot for all animals, especially those in need. Most of my pets have come from similar situations as the following two kitties. All of them, in some way shape or form, have needed help from humans in order to survive.
I want to thank the local humane society for trying to help not only these 2 kittens, but all the pets that go through the shelters on a yearly basis. They really do a lot for the community!
I decided that I would just show the pictures of the 2 kittens we are trying to help at the moment. I was going to write what actually happened to both of them, but decided it was too graphic for the blog. They both need homes through the local animal shelter, but I am not sure when they will actually go up for adoption.
The first kitten is 8 weeks old, and has 2 broken legs. The 2nd Kitten has a sad story, and although it looks like she is in a cast, it is not. It is just a bandage. I would tell you what happened to her, but I think it might be too disturbing for some to read.
This is how I end up with most of my pets. My heart goes out to both the animals, and the people trying to help them. Each of my pets have similar stories, and that is why I cannot say no. However, the Inn is full. And it will be full for some time. If it weren't ful...kitten #2 would be at my house as we speak. I am in love with her! Both of the kittens are purring machines, even though horrible things have happened to them. However, "calle" as we have named her...has a place in my heart forever. She is a wonderful kitty, and even though she is in pain, she wants to snuggle with you, and love you.
I also want to share with you the one pet that I recently lost. I say recent, because the memory of this pet will live forever in my heart. It has been two years now since Sabre passed away, and I think about him all the time. I rescued him in 2006, and he only lived with me for about 3 months. He was an Oriental Shorthair, and I LOVED him! He had a very bad heart problem, and his poor little body could not keep up.
He died 8/14/06 from Congestive heart failure at the age of 2.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
You could tell the fans were tense about seeing the Packers play wihtout Favre. Some were sitting quietly, munching on popcorn. Others were discussing what the Pack could have done to keep Favre. The anticipation was almost too much much for some to bear, as we waited breathlessly to see the first glimpse of our beloved team.
After the national anthem was sang and the "G-Force" Flag was raised, the cheerleaders, and the Tundra band set up to introduce the green Bay Packers to the eager football fans awaiting the season to begin. I was worried that there might be some "booing" going on....with all the drama surrounding the Packers and Brett Favre. However, they were met with a huge round of applause from the crowd!
Then, it was game time. For the first time in Packers history....Aaron Rogers #12, set foot on the field as the team's quarterback. Again, I was nervous that he might get booed....but something happened that I never expected. The crowd got to their feet, and I heard the most MASSIVE applause I have ever heard in my life. They were yelling, and screaming, and clapping...a standing ovation for the new quarterback!! I did my best to scream with the rest of them, but my poor little throat could not keep up....so I whistled instead. I was happy that Aaron Rogers had been met with such love from the fans. It truly goes to show you that Packer's fans are the GREATEST football fans in the world!! We love our team!!
Aaron Rogers did his best. It can't be easy to lead such a great team for the first time, with all the rumors and drama from the past couple of months. He did make 1 interception, but hey....how many had Favre had in his career? He did make a great pass to Jones for a touchdown. That got the crowd to their feet...especially seeing Jones rush in for the TD with no helmet on! I would have taken a picture, but I was caught up in the moment. Rogers only played for a quarter, and a half, then it was time for the others to show us what they had! 4th quater....Touchdown again!! But it was not enough to bring the Pack to their first victory of the season, and they fell to the Bengals 17-20.
It was just a preseason game, so I am interested to see how the rest of the year pans out. I hope Aaron Rogers all the best of luck, and the rest of the Pack as well. They are going to show us some great things this year!
Life without Brett Favre....my take:
Personally, I was dissapointed and upset when I heard that Brett will be playing for another team. My hubby more so than me. He grew up watching that man make history, and now he is gone. The Packers will always be the team for us....no matter who is the quarterback. I don't know exactly who is at fault for what has happened between favre and the Packers...nor do I know if anyone is really at fault at all. I don't really care to know. So I say.....life will go on without Favre. The other players are going to show us that it's not just Brett that made the team so much fun to watch....it's not just him that held the talent on the team....ALL those players have something to offer, and they are going to prove that to the fans this year!
Life without Brett Favre....from the stadium:
Not everyone in the stadium was happy to see another person at quarterback. There were signs everywhere saying "Fire Thompson", "Bring back Brett", "No Rogers"...the list goes on....But there were signs to the opposite as well. It seems that the fans are divided, but when push comes to shove....they are Packers fans at heart...and will continue to support their team till the very end!
Check out these signs I found around where I was sitting. Look really closely....everything happens so fast when you are at a game.
Will pay 20 million dollars for Ted Thompson to retire (LOL) The one below it says "It's okay Thompson....we all make mistakes...with a bunch of pictures on it I couldn't see.
I bought these tickets to see Chad Johnson (WTH?)
I think this one says ESPN - Eagerly supporting the Packers Nation
I had a great time at the game! Lambeau Field is truly an amazing experience. The atmosphere is intoxicating, and so many people really LOVE this team! I Never realized however, that the team stopped playing every few minutes...and the cheerleaders or band would come out to play. I kept wondering what the heck was going on. Then it came to my attention that they were stopping to take a commercial. A COMMERCIAL!! When did they start doing that?? Here are a few random shots of fans, and the team.
The team sets up for a practice
#80 Donald Driver RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!!
Aaron Rogers #12...first huddle as the new quarterback for the Packers!
I was too caught up in the moment to get the first Lambeau leap on camera...this is what was left of the group as I struggled around in my purse to find my camera.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
4.) The animals are too cute, and people always flock to the baby animals, making it virtually impossible for you to see them.
5.) Your friends will always want to sit and listen to a band play, no matter how awful or good they are, leaving you to wonder if you should hang around or try to make a mad dash to the bathroom.
6.) The food and drink are always going to be expensive, and you find yourself leaving the fair with about $1 and some change, thinking about things like " I could really use a drink right now, and if I hadn't of had that 4th corndog...I could buy one"
7.) The lines for food are going to be astronomical, especially around Saz's, the cream puff place, and the mini donut stand. (a personal fav)
8.) If you go and play bingo....a few things are going to undoubtably happen. 1.) Someone is going to yell bingo when they don't really have it 2.) Someone walking by will yell bingo just to mess with the crowd 3.) When somebody actually does get bingo, you will hear a loud groaning noise from all the other people around you....followed by a few choice swear words.
9.) You will consume 4 times the amount of calories as any one normal person should eat.
I had a great time at the fair this year. I went several times, and ate way too much food. Since the fair only comes once a year, I figured...hey, what the heck....I'm going to pig out. Well Friday night was the most disasterous evening I have ever had at the fair. My friends, and I, went crusining the fair after work. I thought it would be a good idea to eat anything that I could find that was made on a stick! Well, the plan started working out well until I realized that I was getting....well.....um....sick. I had eaten about 40 pounds of cheese in like 20 minutes....and my body just could not keep up. However, I persisted....like I said....it only comes once a year. What can I say...I had a goal....I had to sample every food that came on a stick. And here we go.....
But not everything that was sampled came on a stick. I endulged in way too much junk food, and even some food that should be healthy for you.....unless it is deep fried!!
Dippin Dots Ice Cream....I LOVE this stuff!!
I was puzzled by the illusive "bacon on a stick". I was told that it was being sold at the fair, but I could not find it anywhere. Is it a myth? All in all, it was another great year at the fair. I even got see some of my winning entries, and check out the last picture...I caught these two pups napping away in one of the booths.
On Friday night, my friends and I listened to this really good band calle "Rhythm Method". They sang virtually anything from oldies to Journey to Queen....they were really good!!!
I find myself today with the dreaded summer cold. So as much as I would like to keep on blogging about my adventures...I'm afraid I will be headed off to bed. Hope you all had a great weekend!!