Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And The Rod Came Tumbling Down...

While there are thrills and chills to lots of excitement, the advantages of peaceful and calm far outweigh the excitement, at least for me, at least for these past several days.
Friday started all of this when I decided to walk our dog in the morning and start a new healthy routine for both of us. We got through more than half the walk when this stray dog started coming towards us barking and wagging her tail. She came out of a neighbor's garage and fortunately I knew this neighbor and she was home. Robin said that it was not her dog, nor was she dog sitting. The dog was overly friendly and sad looking too with those bloody stitches in her not so long ago cropped ears (enough to make one wonder about cropping the ears of the wackos who decided this was a good idea and on a grown dog!). So I take her to our backyard, write a lost dog sign and go with Tinkabelle to the front of our little subdivision and put it by the exit. When I realized her owners were 'cruel', I immediately removed the sign (well, Michael did).
As for our most recent adventure, here is some info I found on the Internet, although Michael is going to do it in a more conventional way....
"This Is a Hole Up
Repair a hole or gouge in a slab door with auto-body filler.
After it sets, hide the repair by sanding it smooth and then
painting over it. If you are filling a hole in an interior door,
substitute water putty for the auto-body filler."

Which brings me to the excitement awaiting us when we returned home from church on Sunday! Poor Kelly came to the car and hated to tell us yet more disconcerting news. It seems she heard a VERY loud crash in the house and thought someone had broken in but instead it was our 10'4' clothes rack and shelf in the master bedroom closet that had ripped out of the wall!!! We strongly suspect PG (Pretty Girl) our cat of having tried once again to jump on the shelf and it finally could take no more. Worry over PG possibly being under the clothes and boxes on the shelf caused us to all panic and clear everything out...good news...she was elsewhere and in good condition but probably traumatized.
Here are some of the holes Michael has already filled with putty...

And another section....

Still another part...

Finally, the nice big hole that will require more than putty......

Here are some of the repair things he bought, but he also plans on putting up a sheet of plywood and nailing it to the studs before he puts up new shelving (the old one actually has a big curve in it now...but we will save what we can and use it in the garage).....

This will hopefully be part of the hole repair project....

If you move this over to the driver's side and include the whole headlight and front grill as being removed, you will have an idea of Kelly's car after she hydroplaned. Of course that doesn't include the fact that the car spun completely around and the rear passenger light got smashed up as well. Isn't it just too wonderful that she was unhurt and okay?.....

This goofy cartoon is supposed to be at the bottom with the rest of the jokes, but it would NOT let me drag it down, so here's a 'smile break' from all this craziness going on here...

This is the female pit bull that was wandering around our neighborhood and this is what she does when you try to take a picture....
The first thing Michael said was "WHAT HAPPENED TO HER POOR EARS...THEY LOOK BUTCHERED??" Fortunately for all of you, you cannot see the stitches and bloody stuff in these pictures...
She was also over bred as her teats have no resiliency and she's only about 2-3 yrs. old, according to our vet where they also took out her stitches, cleaned up her ears some more (I had been putting gobs and gobs of Neosporin on them with a Q tip) and gave her shots and tests . She has no intestinal worms but she does have heart worms and she needs to be spayed. Once again today I am going to continue calling around to see if someone will have financial pity on us and this puppy dog and give a discount so we can get her in adoptable condition...

The vet said she is a blue point and a super sweet pit bull. We discovered that we can get much better pictures with treats....

I had been in contact with a pit bull rescue site but she (the owner of the site) hasn't written back to me since Saturday. She did say there is a chance of finding a home for her if she's spayed and treated to get rid of the heart worms...

It has been pouring rain here and Tinka's old doghouse leaks so we have brought this dog inside where she has been perfectly behaved, not even attacking the cats or chewing up anything or having any 'accidents'...

We would consider keeping her ourselves but my daughter would not come to visit any more with the three grandbabies as she has read too many sad reports about pit bulls and she also said that my son and daughter-in-law would probably feel the same. I did speak to many, many people who work with and have had pit bulls (including our vet) who say that they have gotten a bad reputation due to what people have 'trained' them to be. So hopefully today will be a little less stressful as I call and call again to see what can be done about this sweet little dog.
The good news with Kelly's car is that we found a place that will fix it and is 'affordable'...the first place she went to quoted her over $5,000.000 to fix it!!! For awhile she will have a car with maybe a red hood and blue fender and white body but it will be safe and we can try saving for a paint job in the future.
The great news with the closet rod ripping out is that Michael was totally cool with and so was I. It was almost like comic relief and I'm actually excited about going through all of this stuff and giving lots away. Another God moment occurred yesterday when I got a phone call from "INSPIRE" and they were calling to ask for clothing donations for the homeless!!!!
Let's laugh alot.....

A doctor, a farmer and the president of an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) arrive at the pearly gates. St. Peter hesitates, because heaven is getting kind of full. Finally he tells the doctor, "You may go in, for you have taken care of the sick in their time of need." Then he turns to the farmer and says, "And you, too, may enter for you have grown food to nourish your fellow man." Then St. Peter turns to the HMO executive. "Well, I guess you can come in too, but only for three days."
Seen printed on the back of a Motorcyclist's leather Jacket:
If you can read this my girlfriend fell off.

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* On Sears hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping.
(Or at least let us send a photographer over if you do.)
* On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(Contact Superman for more information.)
* On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap.
(NO, instead use it like fancy soap and just tell us how you that.)
* Some Swann frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost.
(Unless you like your food extra crunchy and tasteless.)
* On a hotel-provided shower cap in a box: Fits one head.
(For those of you with two heads, please call the front desk.)
* On Tesco's Tiramisu desert: Do not turn upside down. (Printed on the bottom of the box.)
(This is located in the grocery aisle that says all shoppers must lay on the floor in this aisle if they are going to read ANY labels...disclaimer that is no longer just in the parking lot... "Not responsible for any damage caused by shopping carts.")
* On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating.
(Surprise, surprise...)
* On packaging for a Rowenta Iron: Do not iron clothes on body.
(This is for those who are desperate to remove body wrinkles.)
* On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine Do not drive car or operate machinery.
(Not only does the cough syrup contain alcohol but the label makers have been drinking alot of it too.)
* On Nytol (a sleep aid): Warning: may cause drowsiness.
(This is enough to keep you awake worrying about the manufacturer.)
* On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning: keep out of children.
(Keeping out of adults is also a very good idea.)
* On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only.
(A few restrictions do apply to using these in outer space.)
* On a Japanese food processor: Not to be used for the other use.
( After reading that I'm not sure I want to use it for any use!)
* On Sainsbury's Peanuts Warning: contains nuts.
(Also this warning has been printed by nuts.)
* On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
(They forgot the important parts of chew and swallow.)
* On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
(Wouldn't you know it? They take all the fun out of operating a chainsaw!!)
~~~Loving Father, thank You for the blessings of so many solutions and please help us find a very loving home for this little abused dog and not get stressed about it all.


  1. Hi Marcy,
    Boy you've been busy! I hope that you are able to find a good home for the dog. It looks like a sweet dog but I agree with your daughter. I wouldn't want to take a chance either. As sweet as they may be they still are animals and we just can't predict what could possibly happen! Good luck to you on finding a good home for her. She does look very sweet, that should help!
    Love Di

  2. I'm so happy to see you have posted, but I'm not happy to hear about all the mishaps your family is having! And that poor pit bull!
    My sister-in-law Susie has a pit bull, Jada, and she really is the sweetest, calmest little lady, and Jayden loves her, but I am nervous with him around her (or any dog really, you never know), and I know that my son and daughter-in-law will not enter their house with Mia unless Jada is put away and locked in another room.
    I hope you find a good home for her, Marcy. But I can't see there being a more loving environment than your home. Don't get too attached to her either now!

    So good you could take everything in stride, both you and Bernie are such good examples to me!

    Thanks for all the jokes/signs/instructions/headlines! I loved them all!
    I'll say a prayer that your orphan finds a home!
    Love you!, E

  3. Dear Marcy,

    I hope this beautiful dog finds a loving home where she will be treated well. It's terrible what human beings are capable of doing to animals (and to other human beings).

    As for the closet rod ripping out, you're right -it feels good to declutter and give things away.

    Love to you,
    Marina x

  4. Hmmmm Marcy...I never thought to iron away my wrinkles...the bigger problems along the way do put everything in prospective though, making smaller ones more tolerable...
    it would be nice if we could iron away all of them including wrinkles.

    It is a blessing Kelly wasn't hurt...On her drive home form college on a long straight country highway, that is normally a peaceful drive, Amanda fell asleep at the wheel...went off the road over corrected and rolled her car twice...skidded a distance on it's top,and crashed into a cement culvert, totaled the car, but she managed to release her seatbelt while upside down...an older couple came to her aid...She suffered a concussion and some bruises, but you wouldn't believe that car! It hurts to look at the photos! Just writing that left me tensed.

    Hope you find help for the dog Marcy.

    I now need to go start lunch!
    Enjoy your day!

  5. Marcy....if I was a homeless dog, I would want you to find me. That dog is one blessed li'l dog...and I do hope that she continues to get better.
    I'm thankful beyond words that Kelly wasn't hurt. I know that was a frightening event for her....and for you and Michael...I'm so glad that she didn't get hurt.
    So many things are piling up on you at once...and I know that it seems to just keeping coming at you. I say a special prayer for you today...and will again tonight before I go to sleep...hoping that things begin to settle...and as they do, I know that you have and will handle these things as you do your blessings....thankfully. It's hard to thank God for all things, but that's what He said for us to do. I'm happy to see your post...and to know that the closet will be back in tip top shape soon. What a great job Michael is doing with that. Take good care of you, my friend. Smiles to you from Jackie

  6. It's so kind of you to care for that dog. Poor thing. I have been spoken to a few times about Holly' tail having been cut off, but I just tell them it was done before I bought her, she healed up nicely and the breeder was GREAT with her. Anyway, I think York's are cuter with the stub tail. Just my opinion. Ear cropping is hard to take, though. I hope you'll be able to find a good home for her.

    Thanks for the laughs!!

  7. Marcy you have a heart more wonderful than anyone I know. I, too am afraid of pit bulls and I have no reason except for their reputation....I do hope you can find a wonderful, loving home for her.
    What a relief that Kelly is okay, and who cares how many colors her car is as long as it gets her where she is going and keeps her safe then it is a blessing she has it.
    Now the closet, how well you accepted that episode.....so many things going on at your home, hope all settles down soon. I know you will handle it all with grace my friend, your beautiful soul only knows grace.....:-) Hugs

  8. So funny that this sweet dog just Happened to find her way to YOUR house???? hmm divine intervention??? LOL Marcy you are so funny! So glad you daughter is ok! I need to go through my closet...Huhoney was just saying tonight that he thought he would line the back of the closet with CEDAR, now wouldn't that make the closet smell wonderful! YOU GO FOR IT HUHONEY! that's what I say! I will do a post tomorrow and get caught up on the happenings of the past week. LOTS to TELL...

  9. I need a closet decluttering desperately but I don't wish for your experience! I hope this is the end of this kind of adventure for you and yours for awhile! Chuckled my way through the instructions! What fun.

  10. Good evening Marcy, I'm so sorry for all of the troubles you have had. That poor little dog. I would not give her back if the owners come looking for her. Heart worm is very serious and it's obviously that they didn't take very good care of her. I will pray that you find someone to take her. Please keep us posted. I'm glad Kelly is OK.

  11. While I read this post, I went from feeling sadness for all of you, to feeling relief that the noise was only a shelf falling and not the house falling, to feeling sorry for the dog you found, to laughing at the last part of your blog. You add spice to the blog world, in that your posts are so unpredictable and yet you keep your cool, and find some "good" out of the bad. I enjoy my visits here so much!

  12. Hi Marcy...I am so glad that Kelly wasn't hurt...and that you'll hopefully be able to repair the car:) What a sweet looking doggy! I will pray that you find a good forever home for her. My kids over the yrs. have brought so many pets..mostly dogs..home to our house. I hope that you find her a wonderful home!! and...you are an angel for having took her in!!
    Hugs!!! Jerelene

  13. You Whoooo, where are you?

    Without you we are blue,

    So tell us, tell us, tell us true,

    You who, you who, where are you?

    Love Di

  14. It's very kind of you to think of getting the stray a home. Not many are like you in this regard and I really really respect you :-)


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