Category Archives: Animals

Really?!? Seriously!?!

Was that young deer THAT much of a threat that you had to kill it out of season? I didn’t like it when they ate my long-stemmed roses years ago. I didn’t like it when they ate all my nice, expensive hostas that I had planted out in the yard. I definitely didn’t like it when they finally resorted to eating the ones at my front porch that had grown, untouched, since before we bought this house some 20+ years ago. I’m also not terribly happy they got into our tomatoes this year before we were able to try to deer-proof them. But really. Seriously??? If it was injured or sick and you did it for humane reasons, I might understand. If it was eating your plants or your garden, there are other ways to deter them. I sincerely hope it wasn’t just a tee-hee-ha-ha moment for you, done out of sport or meanness. What I truly can’t, don’t, won’t and will never understand, though, is why you disposed of it in the creek. Or, if it ran there after you shot it, why you didn’t retrieve it and dispose of it properly. A decomposing animal does not give off a very pleasant smell. Not quite as bad as a skunk, but on hot days it’s bad enough in it’s own right. And once there was nothing left but bones and rancid meat, one of my dogs would happily bring us the pieces almost daily. If she was caught quick enough, we could dispose of the piece(s) before she managed to swallow any of it. If not, it ended up in my house somewhere AFTER she ate it. Yuck. THAT smell is WORSE than a decomposing animal. So, thank you very much. May your actions come back to haunt you one day.


Bark In The Alley at NRV Superbowl

I am not affiliated with the Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care & Control (FACC), but I promised a co-worker I would help spread the word.

On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the FACC is sponsoring “Bark in the Alley“, an afternoon of family bowling fun at the NRV SuperBowl in Christiansburg. The event takes place from 1pm – 3pm. Funds raised through this event will support their continued efforts on behalf of shelter dogs. A flyer with more information is available HERE. If you are looking for something different to do, consider being a part of Bark in the Alley on Sunday, October 20.

You can visit the FACC at their website or their Facebook page for more information.

Maybelline Waits At The Gate To Kitty Heaven

It’s that time.  Time for Maybelline to join D.De and T.Grumpy Badass in Kitty Heaven.  She’s the 3rd of the 4 kittens rescued at AISB in the VTCRC 13 years ago that we gave a home to.  (I couldn’t decide which 2, so to my husband’s chagrin I brought home all 4.)  They were definitely feral, although Maybelline was the easiest to get along with.  After a while they would love on me while I was cleaning the litter boxes and would at least show their little kitty faces at feeding time, but don’t try to pick them up … they would disappear in a flash.  Shadowdancer will be the only one left, but it’s only a matter of time before she makes her trip to Kitty Heaven.


Tic Leaves for Rainbow Bridge

Tic followed his brother, Snoopy Snickerdoodle, to Rainbow Bridge on February 25, 2013 around 4:45pm. To say he will be missed is an understatement, but he was able to leave with dignity and before the presumed bone tumor on his head caused him any more issues. Tic (aka, the Master-Blaster because he would blast off after anything that twitched and didn’t care what was in his way) was almost 12 years old and leaves behind his adopted young sister Sadie Mae and his human parents, Rick and Laurie.

A slideshow of Tic through the years is currently being put together and will be available from Laurie’s website.