Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Menagerie

I never paid too much attention to chickens until I saw a news clip and spotted one of these silkies . I did a little research and found out they are good for pest control, fertilization, etc. They are good for the environment. Oh yes, Iv'e heard the horror stories too. How they will uproot anything you may try to grow. But I don't care. They're cute and I want some. Most people try to rid themselves of the squirresl as they are pesky little guys, but we love our squirrels. Even though they dig in my stuff. Tim and I will one day own a home. We will have animals. Some for food. Some just because they are cool. Like these guys.
Llamas are on the list too. Dogs, cats, pigs (the mini kind) they're all on the list. I need to research the camel thing , but there is something intriguing about the thought of galloping on a camel! We'll have horses to gallop of course. But I want to run or gallop (whatever camels do) on a camel. I need to do this before I die. It's like seeing a cow run! I just get a kick out of it. Dreams! Wild imaginings! A sense of humor. It all helps.

The Lorax

Both Tim and I love cartoons. Bugs, Wiley E, Foghorn, they have it all over the stuff they have out today . Wonder why our kids are so messed up? Check out the cartoons. But that's another story for another time. Anyway...... I had never seen The Lorax. Tim just looked at me with disbelief. I was just a kid in '71 and may not have known about environmental isuues of the day, but I was amazed. Big money, greed, who suffers? We do. The creatures God created. Our planet.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
~Dr. Seuss~


The Little Girl now has a sister. I call her Cinder-Girl. Tim went to Miami and rescued her. We found her listed on Craigs List. You always kind of wonder what your walking into when you deal with people over the internet. When Tim arrived to check her out, the guy took him down alleys and corridors (the thought did cross his mind he might be walking into something not so good). She was stuffed in back of an old warehouse. All dirty and forgotten. She had been there for a while. She was in pretty rough shape and the owner was asking too much. Tim was gonna head home without her but the guy decided to go down in price. So Happy Birthday to me! Like I said she was in pretty rough shape but that don't scare us (well... Tim). Soon she was pulled apart in our shed. About a week later I got to take her on our first ride. Like I said before God is good. I really thought I'd never have my own ride again. Anyways..... the reason I call her Cinder-Girl. I started thinking about the beauty for ashes thing in the bible. He took me out of the heap of ashes I was in, loved me even though I was less than loveable. He was my savior. I'm not the person I was. Cinder-Girl is kinda the same story. She may be a machine to most people but to Tim and I they are an extension of us. She now has been loved and given another chance to shine! People give her compliments all the time and I recall the night Tim brought her home. Dirty, beat up and forgotten. My God and my honey........ they are good to me. What a life!