I'm really watching for copperheads too...... This is their season. So far I have only seen one small black snake ...
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4/12/07 at 6:10pm
One of the pounds that we were on a waiting list for called this morning. They had an opening for Charlie. We took him... It was a very sad time but we held it together.
And even though it was sad, we are relieved. The house is back to normal or nealy so. The animals are more relaxed. Molly has her crate and her doghouse back and she is thrilled. She has her back yard back as well.. When her nose heals, there will be no signs he has ever been here. We thought it was just Emma he was biting and so we started keeping her in the house more. Molly was being injured. I am doctoring her wounds now from a fight this morning. We tried hard and did all we could. Juan told the pound that Charlie had an appointment tomorrow to get fixed and they said, if we wait he would lose his spot. So we opted for the pound... We needed him out of our house.
I hope he finds a good life where he is the only animal.. That's what he needs in order to be happy.
I seriously doubt after this ordeal I will ever pick up another dog on the side of the road. I don't regret helping charlie but I do regret what it did it our household. But I can already tell a difference in the realxed nature of things.
I let Molly and Emma out earlier and they went swimming at the lake while we went to town... They are both exhausted now and sleeping inside.
This has been quite the ordeal and I leaned a huge lesson in what NOT to do.
The only two of our four cats who really seem to care about each other or the other cats are Gracie and Lizzie.
I suppose that's because they're Sisters and they've been together since before they were born.
One would be lost without the other.
They also seem to worry about Annabelle, she's a Tortie, extremely vocal and a rather odd little girl...but from what I've been told odd is normal behavior for a Tortie.
If she's in another room she'll sit in there and scream at the top of her lungs because she's by herself we call her and she's come into the room were we are and then she's fine, but when she starts her screaming Gracie and Lizzie both have to rush in to make sure she's okay.
But if one of them would cry, she'd just lay there and give them a look like "Shut up, I'm trying to sleep"
Elliott, well he cares about Elliott, food, water his bed and me!
That ticks Gracie off, because I belong to her and she doesn't want to share
The Girls aren't real concerned about him either, the other night when I dropped the spaghetti sauce on him and had to give him a bath and he was screaming like I was murdering him the Girls came to the bathroom door took a look and then just walked away.
They were probably hoping I would drowned him...they aren't really very fond of him