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It’s Time

May 19, 2009

Time for me to finally post again. It’s been awhile once more and there is no way I can possibly catch up on all the details. So here is a run down.

Dave and I are still getting married. The date is set for October. I have bought the dress. I still need to get my butt in gear and make a guest list so we can make the arrangement for the reception! Won’t be good to have a wedding with no reception!

Mattie the pup has adjusted to life without the ranch. Of course she gets to spend just as much time with me as before. I think she misses the freedom of the ranch. It’s been hard for me to go back. I know the animals left behind aren’t being neglected but I know they are not getting the top care they would be getting if I was still there. Things get left unseen. Things are left uncared for due to laziness. It’s too much to think about.

Lucas.. my favorite little pig, went to his new home a few weeks ago. I made the trip with him to northern California. He has a good home. However, he is not fitting in very well. He is acting like the little child who is still waiting for “mom” to come pick him up from school. This breaks my heart. He hasn’t fit in with any of the pigs yet. I miss him and it breaks my heart that he misses me too.

I applied for a “doggy day care” job a few weeks ago. Even went to an “interview”.  I say “interview” because they never asked me any questions. Just showed me around and told me they’d make their decision by the end of the week. I haven’t heard back from them. Honestly, that’s fine. I am too good for them and over qualified. Besides that, I make double what they are paying on unemployment.

Speaking of unemployment. *sigh* they stopped paying me about a month ago because I messed up one of my forms. Got that straightened out and now I will be catching up on all this back pay.

My mom and her husband have run into some financial difficulties these days. They had invested a LARGE amount of money but then stopped seeing any at the beginning of the year. Too exhausted to get into details, but this is a work in progress. Mom is saying things are looking brighter for them.

Mom’s birthday is tomorrow. I’m having flowers sent to her and Dave and I will visit her during the weekend.

Mattie is getting used to going to our local dog park. She is so shy with all the other dogs. I hope she turns around and makes friends soon. I would love for her to run and play with them. I am having an interesting time observing dogs and owners while at the park and they will no doubt spur the occasional posting here.

I am giving myself more time to enjoy bad and lazy habits. We have a Wii and a PS3 gaming system. On the Wii I am enjoying Animal Crossing but I am also enjoying the Wii Fit. On the PS3, I have just gotten addicted to Little Big Planet. Both games can consume so much time and it’s not about running around and shooting stuff.

Today I was a little productive while at home. I grabbed a large storage container and packed all my “work” clothes and items away. I also went through my closet and set aside all my things that can be donated. It was a bitter sweet experience to pack all that stuff away.

OK.. that’s all for now… I am hoping to start writing here on a daily basis… but we shall see.

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Wango Tango 2009 concert. I bought us tickets because of Lady Gaga. She was AWESOME. It was my first time seeing her in person and she rocked my socks off. She only sang one set of 4 songs but she blew me away. I leave you with a video of her back stage interview with KiSS FM. I warn you ahead of time… adult language is used.


Hello… Is it me you’re looking for?

March 1, 2009

It’s been awhile I know. Life has gotten away from me. I let it slip through my fingers and never let the words come to these cyber pages.

engagement ringDecember 30 of 2008 was one of the happiest days of my life. Dave proposed! We are getting married by the end of the year. Probably in October. So that will be a fun topic to blog about.


Quite a few things have happened since I have last written. As far as work goes really. As you recall, I lost an alpaca to a mysterious death and I lost the camel in a sudden and tragic leg break.

Recently, I have lost my job. I have 3 weeks tops left there.

It’s been very difficult. Emotionally difficult. I have spent years creating these wonderful relationships with all these special animals. Some I am closer and more connected to than others. Some I was there from the day they were born, others I raised from when they were 6 months old.

Days have passed where I have been ok. In fact I generally have been ok. Especially while I am at work.

But the days that I am home, left to think about this tragedy, I fall apart.

Yesterday I broke down in tears thinking of certain animals that will have to go. I got angry. So very angry and hated that this is what it’s come down to. And now I have to let them all down.

Thinking about the goat makes me so very sad. She pulls at my heart strings right now. She and I have had such a great relationship. She is an amazing training animal. Now, I have to bring her to a new place. She will most likely never be trained again. It kills me. I cry when I think about her. About leaving her.

Her new owners say they can come pick her up (as well as the other goat we have) on the weekend. I am just imagining what it will be like to load her up into the crate, shut the door and have her watch me as they drive her away. It tears me up. I would much rather not be there. I actually will be going to Vegas this coming weekend with Dave to start making arrangements for the wedding.  I think I really want to stress that I would like someone to take my place and be there so that the new owners can come pick up the goats while I am away. I think I’d rather not see them go.

So there you have it. I have pretty much placed all of the animals that need to be placed. It’s just a matter of actually bringing them to their new homes when they are ready.

3 of the animals will be staying behind. The zedonk, whom I have bottle raised since she was 1 month old. The mini donkey, whom I have raised since the day she was born. She is also one of my training animals. The mini horse, who was already there when I started working. He became my biggest training star. He was the first animal I started training all those years ago.

I think it’s just a matter of time before they go as well. At least I won’t be there to see it.

Other animals are staying behind as well. 4 of the dogs under my watchful eye and the tortoises. Who knows when they will go as well. I just hope the dogs find homes.

This is all I have the energy to post for now. More will come.