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Category Archives: Odds ‘n Ends



All zoos are both beguiling and repellent. ~ Thomas French



four generations

History doesn’t move you more than when it’s in the iron of your own blood. ~ J.R. Tompkins


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings


Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way that’s the highway that’s the best
Get your kicks on Route 66.

Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
More than 2000 miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well, goes from St. Louie down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You’ll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don’t forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip
And go take that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66!

~ Bobby Troupe, copyright 1946, Londontown Music


I never really thought about how when I look at the moon it’s the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington and Cleopatra looked at. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It



Meet Moe!  He’s our new Lab pup, 19 weeks, 26.5 lbs of pure sweetness.  He sure has helped ease the sadness of having to surrender our Boxer rescue.  Looking forward to many years with this sweet boy in our family.



We rescued this sweet boy three months ago.  He had awesome potential.  But he had a hard life.  No impulse control.  Highly reactive.  Terrible leash aggression.  We put our hearts into rehabilitating, but he snapped at me twice and that was more than we could tolerate with a child in the house.  We were forced to surrender him last Sunday, back into foster with our local Boxer rescue.  My heart aches for him.  I pray the rescue people commit to him the way we did.  Help him succeed.  Help him be that dog who lives his awesome potential.  We miss you, Jags!  We will always carry you in our hearts.


We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky’ thinking wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.” ― Gavin Pretor-Pinney, The Cloudspotter’s Guide

web©lisahudsonThe difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. ~ Edwin Way Teale


Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever. ― Karen Davison