Monday, Monday

It’s raining, but we need it, so no complaints.

Marika– Debby planted the moonflower seeds a while back, and some varmint immediately began digging in the dirt to make a meal of them. But at least some of them are finally sprouting, so there’s hope yet. Fingers crossed!

This is NOT the varmint. This one’s busy doing other things.

Transport Thursday!


Meet Forry! He was one of a family of four gorgeous German shepherds who were dumped near the airport and recovered by BARC. Two were adopted at BARC, and RPM took the other two. Forry is the first to travel. I named him for a kind donor to my fundraising team for the 2017 Saving Pets Challenge. (There’s still time to donate! Any amount is appreciated, and please opt out of the fee. Your entire donation will go to RPM.)

Thank you, Timmy, and happy life, Forry! I’m so glad I was able to meet you.

Three Angels

Three angels up above the street
Each one playing a horn
Dressed in green robes with wings that stick out
They’ve been there since Christmas morn
The wildest cat from Montana passes by in a flash
Then a lady in a bright orange dress
One U-Haul trailer, a truck with no wheels
The Tenth Avenue bus going west
The dogs and pigeons fly up and they flutter around
A man with a badge skips by
Three fellas crawling on their way back to work
Nobody stops to ask why
The bakery truck stops outside of that fence
Where the angels stand high on their poles
The driver peeks out, trying to find one face
In this concrete world full of souls
The angels play on their horns all day
The whole earth in progression seems to pass by
But does anyone hear the music they play
Does anyone even try?

Bob Dylan, Three Angels

I found these in the bin of Jeff’s stuff. My best guess: I colored them for him, and he returned them to me. They’ve now joined the Band of Angels in the Angel tin and will be displayed at Christmas with the rest of them.

Let’s make a deal!

I have my own fundraising team for Rescued Pets Movement’s Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2017. You can see how to donate by clicking here. Right now, I have ZERO DOLLARS. I need help!

If you’ve been following Pet Prose, you know that many of RPM’s rescued dogs and cats have been sharing excerpts from their writing on my blog. If you contribute to my team, a future author will include you as a character in their work! You’ve always been quite a character–now everyone will know it.

Or if you prefer, I can name one of RPM’s rescued dogs after you or the name of your choice (names should be ten letters or less and G rated).

Have a little fun, give a little money (NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL and you can opt out of paying the CrowdRise fee), and help RPM save more dogs and cats! (And also keep me from having zero fundraising dollars.)

Feel free to link to this post from your FB or Twitter account. I thank you and so does Gerald, pictured above. He’s safe and ready to travel next week to his new home because of the kindness of folks like you.

A day can be a lot of things

May 4 is Star Wars Day. Silly!

It’s also The Rhonda’s birthday (to be celebrated at a later date with cake). Fun!

In the neither silly nor fun category, it’s also the day our friend Jeff died in 1995. With resolution, I actually brought the Jeff bin in from the carport to begin purging it. And I did get a full trash bag of stuff to throw away. But I’m nowhere near done and my resolution is fading.