It threatened rain all day but held off long enough for the Field Day and today for all the classes to go to the park and play on the playground equipment. Monday is their last day of school FINALLY! With all the snow days to make up they had to go way over the normal time to get done.
I was on my way to an appointment the other day and it hit me when I saw this that I really live in REDNECK country! I was not impressed, not that I have anything against hunting if you're going to eat the meat but come on, this is rather tacky!!! Don't you all agree?????? Please tell me you do! I think the man in the truck was wondering why I was taking pictures through my windshield of his vehicle so he turned down the first side street that we came to. I wasn't taking the pictures as I was driving, it was at the stop light, just in case you were wondering! heehee!
The farrier came yesterday and did all the ponies feet and gave Buddy a good looking over. He can't see any reason why he fell a couple weeks ago and thinks he looks great for his age. I guess I am going to take the attitude that it was just one of those crazy things and ride him. Of course I'll wear my helmet, knee pads, shoulder pads, wrist wraps, jumping vest and anything else I can think of in case I take another digger!!
I had my interview with the director of the Humane Society and one of the board members yesterday. They took me to lunch at Olive Garden and I had yummy lasagna. They filled me in on what my responsibilities would be and what the procedures are for different things that they have to do. They wanted to know how I felt about them having to occasionally put an animal down, what the procedure for that is, that it is always a hard decision to make but is done with the utmost care and respect. When the staff knows that this is going to happen they all come in one by one and say goodbye and this practically brought tears to my eyes. I know that this has to happen if an animal is dangerous or too sickly to save.
They took me to the facility and I saw all the animals. It was sad to see the ones that have been there a long time and have yet to be adopted. I have a feeling our animal population will grow around the 'ole farm! It's a very nice facility but still has things that need replacing or upgraded and money needs to be raised for that. I was impressed at the cleanliness of everything and how healthy all the animals looked. Well, except the ones that had just been rescued a couple days before out of a horrendous situation. They were quarantined of course and everything is being done to get them back on their feet again.
I think this is going to work for me. I had some doubts going in but if I can help to make a difference I will be thrilled. One thing I can start doing right now is using up the fleece that I have in my sewing room making little blankets for the kittens to sleep on. I'm sure you all have seen the throws made out of this with the edges tied together to make them double. Small ones will work up in no time.
My dear blogging buddy Susie over at Susie's Space has had an unexpected incident happen that will keep her in a bright pink cast for the next few months. If you get a chance hop over and give her some nice Get Well Soon wishes! She is one of the nicest ladies here in Bloggityville and I know would appreciate your thoughts and prayers!