Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The story of Pete and his human friend, David, is a unique tale. Pete was attacked by dogs and mauled when he was about 5 days old. Vermont Fish and Wildlife told the people who found Pete to let him die. They couldn't bear to just leave him there. So, they took him to a kind man named David Lawrence, and he nursed Pete back to health. Click here for the rest of the story.
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We are currently under voluntary evacuations; the east side of town is under mandatory evacuations. The sun is up but there doesn't appear to be any air support. There is no smoke or ash in Wrightwood but the winds are gusting which isn't a good thing. The fire started yesterday afternoon in Lytle Creek and has now spread to 3,500 acres.
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is the new pop-up Christmas Tree die from Stampin' Up! The tree measures 5" high and is approximately 3.5" at the base. The base of the tree is attached to the crease in the card so the tree pops up when the card is opened. Really, really cool.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Well here's the inspiration for my craft room, a craft table from Pottery Barn. Now you may be saying to yourself, "Who would spend over $1000 on a craft table?" Well, not me.
This is where the fun begins. Since Joe's dad, Pat, is a carpenter I had an easy solution. Have Pat build the craft table to my specifications. Great idea, saves money, and will surely look way better than what Pottery Barn can produce. Little did I know that this would lead to a complete renovation of our garage apartment.
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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
On Saturday, November 8, an emaciated Asian male elephant named Ned was confiscated from Florida based circus trainer Lance Ramos by the USDA for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act and was placed by USDA authority with The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
Ned was born into the captive breeding program at Busch Gardens, and at age two, sold to a circus trainer and performed with the Big Apple Circus until 2000. Later, Ned was traded to another circus trainer who hired him out to the Royal Hannaford traveling circus until Ned’s emaciated condition attracted the attention of the USDA.
On May 15, at 3:42 a.m. Central Time, Ned, the second elephant ever confiscated by the United States Department of Agriculture, died peacefully in the company of his caregivers at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
Bunny was born in 1952, captured in the wilds of Asia and transported to America as a young calf. For more than forty years, she lived a mostly solitary life at the small Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana. She was officially retired and arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee on September 29, 1999 as the Sanctuary’s fifth resident. For the first time since her capture from the wild, Bunny slept out under the stars.
On May 14, at around 3:30pm Central Time, Bunny, the second to the oldest elephant resident of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, died peacefully in the company of her caregivers. Bunny’s long time elephant companions, Shirley and Tarra, kept a round-the-clock vigil nearby.
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