Monday, November 23, 2015


but, things have calmed down again.  Stella and Elliott, a cat, both had UTI's this summer, so everyone is on distilled water and special food.  Had a brain fart and had my water tested.  Failed for bacteria and nitrates, so, a new water conditioner, UV light, reverse osmosis, filters etc., etc. will be installed tomorrow.  It will cost me more than my first new car.

Dad is about the same.  Everyday he does something worthwhile.  Last Wednesday he polished all of his shoes.  Thursday he worked on the lawn mower.  It gives him a sense of accomplishment and makes him happy.

My friend Bobby and his two sons, Ethan and Matt are on their way to Brazil for two weeks.  Sounds like a great trip for the guys.  When the boys were small, the three of them would go hiking in the woods turning over rocks to look for snakes and other critters.  They love the outdoors.  Praying they stay safe.

So, that's it for the Meadow House.  Y'all have a great Thanksgiving and stay safe in these wicked times.


Monday, April 6, 2015


so, now I am back up to four dogs.  Her new name is Stella Elaine, she is 6 months old, weighs 35lbs and I have her listed as a hound but any dog lover knows what kind of pooch she really is.  However, my new and improved home owners insurance has four breeds listed as aggressive and I am not 'allowed' to have them.  To which I told my agent....."There is absolutely NO ONE that walks the face of GOD'S green earth that will tell me what kind of dog I will have!"  To which she replied, "Then don't tell me."  This was before I even thought about getting another dog. 

She came from Maryland, lived with a Mexican family, the wife was talking to the son of a friend of mine about finding her a good home.  She told him the people living with her are abusing and tormenting her.  The next day, she stopped him and said, ''If you want that dog, take her now cause my husband is not home yet."  He snatched her, kept her over night then gave her to his mother.  Now, stay with me, this is where it gets hairy.  His mom just had nine of her dogs removed by the ASPCA.  She had just gotten the little ones from her low-life, druggy brother and was finding homes for the whole crew.  Her 18 year old blind poodle hid under the bed while the dog warden looked in her windows, and she had three others with her.  The next day, the SOB's came and took the dogs they saw.  This all happened because her son's pit bull went after someone that was parked at her driveway to let his teenage daughter out to visit her dope head boyfriend across the road.  Then the boyfriend's mother called the authorities about these aggressive dogs across the street.  Oh, it ain't pretty down there in the village.  I drive down that road sometimes to go to dad's and don't even look at them.  Thanks to my friend, they all know I carry.  They leave me alone.  So the pit had to be quarantined for 10 days, they had to buy a muzzle, she has to pay $500 a year to keep him and have a $50,000 addendum added to her insurance policy, which she doesn't have 'cause her mobile home is not worth $5000 so no one will cover it.  Add to that, a $400 fine for no license and shots on the dogs she rescued. 

Then, this past weekend, my friend tells me she talked to her son and he told her I was right on.....she was a 'bait dog' for the dog fights this Mexican was having. 

Oh, and this dog warden is the same goof that sits in parking lots and harasses people about licenses and shots when he sees a dog in their car.  Now, I realize that buying licenses and getting the dogs vaccinated is necessary, but, approaching someone at the vet's office and ragging on them?  My vet threw him off the property.  Do you think he bothers the Amish, their dogs don't even wear collars and are never tied up.  I can't wait 'til he comes up to me.  Oh, please, please, please!
So, that's been my last couple of weeks. 

Hope all is well with everyone.


PS: Just talked to my friend this afternoon.  She had to take the pit bull to the ASPCA so they could put him down.  She didn't have the $500 and couldn't get the insurance.  There was a lady state cop there and she asked my friend what had happened.  When she heard the whole story, she was pissed.  Of course that didn't help poor Bain.  She buried him down with the other dogs and put a cross up.  Sometimes life just stinks.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SHE'S GONE.................

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Daisy is responding well to the pain med.  Even stretching the leg and sometimes standing on it.  That's a bit of a worry for fear of her breaking it.  Try to not let her run after the Amish as now she isn't in pain and doesn't favor it as much.
Phoebe gets her first bath and haircut on Saturday.  She went with Archie and I New Years Eve to a party at a friend's house.  Fell in love with Don.  I looked over a couple of times and he was sitting on the couch talking to some other folks, scratching her neck and she was fast asleep.  She seems to be socializing easily. 
I had an email from a cousin in AZ who said 'Maybe GOD arranged for me to rescue Phoebe because he knew I was going to lose Daisy.'  Don't know about that but I do know GOD works in mysterious ways.  One dog can not replace another one because the relationship will be different, but, it sure does help fill the hole when one is lost.
Hope everyone that reads this humble blog has a Safe and Happy New Year.
With much love to all...Sharon and the Meadow House Zoo Crew.