July 5, 2012

Zelvis the Zebra

I grew up with a zebra named Zelvis.  My mother rescued Zelvis from a life of small cages, stupid cowboys, and 2 angry cougars (the dangerous animals- not the good-lookin’ ladies.)   It's a long story...

In deep contrast to his previous life, Zelvis found a safe haven, an adoring family, and a happy life on our farm. 

Here is my mother with Zelvis.

How beautiful is my mother?!??  Unbelievable.
Living with Zelvis was incredible. He was sweet and moody and wild and awesome and we loved him very much.

Cheers to you, Zelvis!
You were one heck of a beast and I love you. A. Lot. 
mae mae

PS- This post was originally published in October of 2011, but was republished today in response to Mama Kat's writing prompt about rescued animals.  

July 3, 2012

Happy 4th!

This picture was taken of me on the 4th of July, 25 years ago.  I’m sure my mom said, “Hey Mary Susan, let me take a picture of you.”  At which point I promptly turned, proudly put my flag in the air, and started singing “God Bless America” at the top of my lungs. 

I hope you have a Happy 4th of July, celebrating our country, honoring our troops, and blowing up a bunch of stuff. 

Be safe J 


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Hi friends!
How was your weekend?  Mine was great, although braving the heat was pretty exhausting. Two days of outrageous heat (ranging from 104-108 degrees) is INTENSE.  The average temperatures for late June and early July fall between the high 80's and the low 90's.  So, 108?  Outrageous.  My dogs weren't too thrilled about spending the majority of their weekend cooped up inside.

But we made it... and with the pool calling my name tomorrow, 4th of July festivities on Wednesday, and the temperatures getting lower and lower, things are looking up.  (Did you notice the word play on 'lower' and then 'up'? ... Yeah, I wasn't impressed either.)  Anyhow, despite the heat, this weekend was pretty awesome. We managed to hang out with friends, grill out twice, and get some good rest. I hope your weekend was awesome!!

PS- I'm looking for a good, light-hearted film to get on Netflix.  Any suggestions??

PPS- One of THESE SUCKERS showed up at a friend's house this week and her dog went crazy. He's a year late... a year late. (He must be so embarrassed.)  I can't figure out if I should be disturbed,  feel sorry for the little guy, or pray he's the only one.