Thursday, December 17, 2009


I know there is controversy out there about S.A.D. or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Since I am neither a qualified medical physician nor a psychiatrist I definitely think I have the knowledge base to declare that Seasonal Affective Disorder is most definitely real and that I am most definitely affected by it.


I do not like Winter.

I do not like it in a house. I do not like it with a mouse. I do not like it here or there. I do not like it anywhere. I do not like it Sam-I-Am. I do not like green eggs and ham.

Sorry.... distracted.

Anyway, back to winter. I am just not cut out for winter. The cold. The wind. The dry, pallid (or in my case, extra pallid) skin. Gray skies. Leafless trees. Frozen ground. Frozen water troughs and buckets.

Yet, I am dying to move to the mountains of NC or Virginia. Can someone explain it? Am I crazy? Actually, do not answer that last one... I know the answer.

Anyway, apparently this winter I may be sporadic with my blogging because, well, it seems that apparently when it is winter I do not want to blog about what I've done with my day because I do not want to remember that I was freezing cold the entire time. And I don't take my camera out nearly as often. But, I will try harder. But more importantly, I will stop whining!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Charleston, South Carolina : : Part Three

Okay... this is my 3rd and final post about Charleston. Don't worry, no more random building pictures with which to bore you to tears. This time, just animals and a toddler... much cuter! Anyway, for anyone planning an upcoming visit to Charleston, I am a free companion! Just sayin'...

My sister and her family live just outside of Charleston so we stopped to visit with them briefly on our way out of town.

Their house is full of critters! Dogs, goats, pigs, cats, and a little rugrat....

It was raining quite a bit so I wasn't able to hug and smother the animals as much as I would have liked...

My niece let me snap a few pictures of her... though it wasn't easy!! Especially since she spends most of her time torturing loving on my sister's poor Min Pin named Lilly. Though, my niece considers Lilly her sister, and calls her "sissy." I'll make sure to remind her of that in 13 or so years... preferably in front of her friends... :)

I'm pretty jealous of the menagerie... but, I definitely have my hands full at home. In fact, I think I spend 90% of my life feeding animals and husbands...

That's all I'm good for 'round here...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Charleston, South Carolina : : Part Two

I repeat. Charleston. Is. Beautiful.

It is a photographer's dream - Even on the rainy day I saw no fewer than 4 professional photographers out within a 3 block area.

I love this photo! What a precious pup!!

We chose a random restaurant for lunch. We ended up wandering into the SouthEnd Brewery.

They provide crayons for children (apparently of all ages) to express themselves on the tables.

So. We did.

My turkey in honor of Thanksgiving. A true masterpiece. It was quite delicious!

I miss it already!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Charleston, South Carolina : : Part One

DM and I were fortunate enough to go down to Charleston for a wedding a few weeks ago.

Before heading home, we went around downtown Charleston. If you haven't been, it is absolutely beautiful.

The weather wasn't the greatest that day, but that didn't stop us!

The homes, as you can see, are absolutely stunning. I am officially in love.

If only I could buy a house in downtown Charleston, across from the water, with enough acreage for all of the animals..... *sigh*.....

Although I love it, and think it is beautiful.... DM is OBSESSED!

He wants to move.... REALLY wants to move down there....

He loves the water. And the history. And the ambiance.

He loves it all.

And you can't help but admit that it is pretty fabulous.

It still has the charm of a small town though it is fairly large and it certainly has all of the amenities you could ask for.

Plus, it is chocked full of history.

I think spring and fall are perfect times to visit.... The summer? Well, it gets a tad bit toasty...

Thanksgiving : A Reflection

Here at Three Dogs Animal Sanctuary, we hope that everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Despite the troubles of the day and of our world, we all have things for which we should be thankful.

Me? I'm thankful I don't always have to survive my entire extended family being in the kitchen with me sticking their fingers in the pie, tearing off chunks of turkey, and opening the oven fifty million times. :)

But then again, I'm easy to please...

One of the things I love most about Thanksgiving is spending time with old friends. Everyone who lives near and far congregates and spends time together and we reminisce about the old days.

Now, only 1 month until we do it again!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Preparation Day

Dogs: Hey, whattya doin' in there besides NOT cleaning these windows?

Me: Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving which means I will spend all day today in the kitchen preparing to spend all day the kitchen.

Dogs: Do you hear that?! It is Thanksgiving! I don't know what that is, but I think I saw her bring in a turkey. Mmmmmm, I love turkey!

Me: What you talkin' bout Willis? You've never even had any turkey.

Dogs: That's what you think.

Dogs: Listen up, everybody! Maybe if we look really cute and are on our best behavior she will give us some turkey! We should spend today practicing...

Annabelle: Seriously. Clean this window. It is embarrassing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We're Baaaack

It has been over a month since my last post! YIKES! I can't believe it!

And it isn't like I haven't had anything to post about. To the contrary, we've been amazingly busy. In addition to work and running the farm, we've had two weddings, a funeral, we've been to the coast of NC and to the southern coast of SC, made trips to the vet, a million trips to the feed store, replenished our hay supply, tracked down two run away dogs, survived the swine flu, and I've even climbed down into the sewer to rescue DM's beloved iPhone.

So, there is no excuse for my lack of posting. Except for the flu + rainy weather + tending to the animals = I barely had enough energy to lift my head. But still, no legitimate excuse!

I hope all is well and I am looking very forward to the holiday season.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rainy Monday

A cool and rainy Monday morning means silence throughout the house. Everyone just wants to stay in bed...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Winnie Update

Hello, Winnie here. I thought I would give you a quick update on my status.

Well, for the first couple of days I was just plain miserable. Whimpering and whining and really trying to show Mom how pathetic I was. She felt pretty bad for me and barely left my side at all. Yesterday, I started feeling much better. I had a lot more energy and didn't whine at all (except for when Mom left me... I don't like that. I've never been alone in my whoooole life because I've always at least had my momma (Annabelle) or my brudder (Oliver) around. Don't worry- she felt sad for me and didn't stay away for long).

Anyway, my Mom (wait, are you confused? I have two moms... Mom- my funny looking mom who only walks on two leggies and has this unfortunate furless condition except for on her head. It's embarrassing, but I love her anyway. Then I also have my momma- my biyologikal momma) Anyway, my Mom made this chart for my medications because she is super dorky.

But, this is the day we are looking forward to!

For the time being, I've been a really good girl. I haven't complained about being locked away in the kennel all day. And I've really enjoyed being fed by hand- I eat all my pills and I sleep for most of the day. Oh! And the drain was taken out of my side yesterday so everything is going well so far!

Incapacitated and Incarcerated,