Monday, January 3, 2011

Catching Up

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, and I have so much to say, that I'm not sure where to start.  So let me give you a quick summary, and maybe later this week I'll share more about some of these things. 

First, let me assure you that life around here continues as usual.  I still haven't closed on the log home that I've had a contract on since September.  I'm told it could happen any day now.  In the meantime, Ziggy continues to be Ziggy (yes, he was laughing at me when I caught him chewing on the vacuum cleaner cord).  Please note that both the vacuum and the carpet spot cleaner have taken up permanent residence in my kitchen since they are put to use so often.  Also please note the silver exercise pen that has been turned into a fence to block off the kitchen from the living room.  This serves two purposes.  First, it limits the destruction caused by Ziggy to just the living room.  Second, it keeps Peanut and Cricket safe in the kitchen.  Please ignore the chew marks on the windowsill.  These were not caused by Ziggy! 


Remember the thirteen puppies I talked about several weeks ago?   They grew up and got adopted.  At least ten of them did.  There are three left, including the one shown above.  I am guessing they will all be gone by next weekend!

Cricket and Peanut are doing great.  I am so crazy about these puppies.  One of them actually went to their new home yesterday, and the other one has received two applications (we are waiting on the vet check and home visit to be scheduled).  I'll tell you more about them later this week - I promise!

I was recently contacted by a teenager who lives in Illinois.  She is a volunteer with Forever Home Feline Ranch, a 501c3 organization that provides sanctuary for homeless cats in need of a forever home.  Owen has not only fostered special needs kittens for this group, but she's actually written a grant proposal that has been accepted by the Pepsi Refresh Project!  That's pretty amazing for a 16-year-old to do all on her own.  The organization sounds like a great group of people, so I hope you will support them and Owen by voting for them as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project.  You can vote every day, once a day, throughout the month of January.  And if you have a blog or a twitter account or Facebook account, please share the link below with others.

Vote here:


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

The least Ziggy could do is look a little remorseful! We're so happy to hear so many of the pups found homes.

Owen is awesome, already making the world a better place. I've promised some other's my popsi refresh vote, but I'll for sure include Owen's project in my rotation!

Cupcake said...

It's always good to see a new pic of Ziggy. I can't wait to hear about Cricket and Peanut. I see a permanent Chihuahua in your future. They are wonderful!!

Two paws up for Owen and the Forever Home Feline Ranch!!!

Love, Cupcake

Frankie Furter said...

Glad to have you back. Hope that house closing happens soon.

Kari in WeHo said...

Sure hope that closing happens soon!


Purrfect Haven said...

May the new year be a most happy one for you. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Sure hope you close that deal soon! I can't believe having accomplished that much by 16, Owen is definitely inspiring.

Sue said...

I was so sure you were in your new home by now. It's good to see that Ziggy is taking the holidays in stride.

JackDaddy said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing the Pepsi cat info!