Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our New Place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sliding glass door from living room to the deck...

Laundry area located next to the bedrooms....
Laundry doors....
Headed up the stairs from first floor...
Bangin kitchen!!!
Going from the laundry and bedrooms downstairs to the kitchen and living room...
Half bath near the kitchen and living room...
Dining room...
First bedroom bathroom...
First bedroom closet...
First bedroom...
Second bedroom...
Second bedroom bathroom...
Second bedroom closet...
Second bedroom shower...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cinnabun has been FOUND and returned home!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So i have been hoping and praying for the safe return of Cinnabun aka Cinny to her owners Jesse James and Sandra Bullock... they put out a reward 3 weeks ago when she went missing and it BROKE MY HEART to say the least... but I just got this tweet that she's alive and doing great and was returned home... this was the post I read from West Coast Choppers..... Of course, I got all weepy!!!! How adorable is she? Sheesh... and the name Cinnabun... HOLY SHIT!



The search is over! We got a call from a gal by the name of Rosaura in Los Angeles today saying she had Cinny. Since we have had quite a few false alarms, we were cautiously optimistic. She said she’d bring Cinnabun to us, and everyone at the shop was really anxious for her to get here to see if it was, in fact, Cinny. The car pulls in, the door flings open, and out pops Cinnabun! It’s been just over 3 weeks since we last saw her, and were starting to wonder if we’d ever get her back…and there she was.

She’s in good shape…maybe a few pounds thinner than when she left. But super happy to be home. We’re taking her to the vet to get her all checked out and chipped, and GPS’d, and live-tracked by Google Earth…the works. We don’t want to lose this little gal again!!!

Thanks to everyone who sent us emails, calls, and well wishes over the past few weeks, and a BIG thanks to Rosaura in Los Angeles who found her and brought her back.West Coast thanks you all, and a special thanks from Mr.T who is happy to have his little buddy back. Let the barking, wrastlin’, and bone chasing begin!

Cinnabun and her boy Mr. T...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Orangutan and Hound...

I might have posted this before... but I'm posting it again in case I didn't...

WICKED cute story....

CLICK THIS to read it...

I know it's naughty....

but this totally cracked me up!!!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

I loved this...

I am sure some of the rest of you that check out my blog got one too... but what a sweet ass thing mama d can do with her MAC computer... lovely! Thanks for thinking of me!!! xoxo

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More pics of Freedom and Jeff...

You can read more of the story HERE... boy does this story tug on the heart strings...

I cannot take credit for these pics obviously... I found them here... CLICK THIS - boy does this place sound like a wonderful wonderful facility!

Freedom and Jeff - This story made me cry.....

Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby.

When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vets office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks. This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day. We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer.. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000, the day after Thanksgiving. I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long. That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power coarse through his body. I have so many stories like that.

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.

Hope you enjoy this.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Terrified Lyrics...

Terrified(Ft. Jason Reeves)

You by the light
Is the greatest find
In a world full of wrong
You're the thing that's right

Finally made it through the lonely
To the other side

You said it again
My heart's in motion
Every word feels like a shooting star
I'm at the edge of my emotions
Watchin' the shadows burnin' in the dark

And I-I-I'm in love (I'm in love)
And I-I-I'm terrified
For the first time
And the last time
In my only life, life

This could be good
It's already better than that
And nothing's worse than knowing you're holding back

I could be all that you needed
If you let me try

You said it again
My heart's in motion
Every word feels like a shooting star
I'm at the edge of my emotions
Watchin' the shadows burnin' in the dark

And I-I-I'm in love (I'm in love)
And I-I-I'm terrified
For the first time
And the last time
In my only life, life

I only said it
'Cause I mean it (ohhhh)
I only mean it
'Cause it's true (ohhhhh)

So don't you tear
What i've been dreaming
'Cause it keeps me up
It holds me close
Whenever I'm without you

You said it again
My heart's in motion
Every word feels like a shooting star o
I'm at the edge of my emotions
Watchin' the shadows burnin' in the dark

And I-I-I'm in love (I'm in love)
And I-I-I'm terrified
For the first time
And the last time
In my only life, life

Boy do I love this song... Terried by Kara DioGuardi

The song doesn't start for a bit so fast forward if you want... but it's worth waiting for cause it is a beautiful song and she does it SERIOUS justice... LOVE IT!