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Thursday, June 21, 2007

WHO can do it????

No, NO, No. The question has nothing to do with the picture and the positon of my two handsome boys! I posted that picture because it reminded me of what I told you all about how Brett and Jeremy's dogs Charlie and Lucy play the humping game "backwards" to put in nicely. Can't use the usual term for that on the blog!

My cats always lie around together and have a lot of different ways they do it! How about yours?

But I do have a question for you all. As you may know, 3 years ago I went Cats Are Us (for the first time) to adopt Catfish and to get their shelter and photos of their cats up on Petfinder. I would go maybe once a week to take new pictures, write down their descriptions and then put them on the Web site.

When I started working nights, I could no longer take pictures, as their hours are 8 to noon Monday through Saturday and 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday. I sleep too late and live to far to make it before work, and even if I could have made it before work, I live too far to drive back home and then go back to town for work...and it was too long a time to kill if I stayed in town.

The Humane Society sent out an action line asking for a volunteer to take over taking pictures, and a wonderful volunteer named Teri has been doing it for about 7 months now. She is a stay-at-home Mom of one, but now number two is on the way and in a month or so she will no longer be able to do this.

SO, would you or anyone you know with a digital camera be interested? As I said, you'd go only once a week or once every two weeks to snap photos, and uploading them is very easy and I will show anyone who takes on the task!

Many people are looking for volunteer work that doesn't involve taking in animals, as we have SO MANY of our own. This is a great way to help that doesn't involve a lot of time, but means a lot to the shelter, as they said their adoptions went way up after using the site.

So, I hope to be getting a lot of emails from volunteers! I will then give you an easy lesson. Trust me, it's very easy even if you aren't a computer person!

Just make sure you can commit to doing this for a while, not just for a week or two! Those who don't have my e-mail can e-mail me at work:

posted by Sandy at 6/21/2007 07:06:00 PM


Blogger Skeeter said...

This task is right down my alley! I love to snap pictures and love kitty cats too so this would be a perfect way for me to be of help without the guilt of not taking one home with me! If only I lived in Clarksville... Can’t someone find the Saint a computer maintenance job on Ft. Campbell???? He has been trying on the internet for years with no luck. We have come to the conclusion, it is not what you know but who you know to get in the door there... Oh, I wish I were there because I would gladly do this volunteer task.... sniff sniff sniff....

Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:43:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Sandy, if there is something I can do here at home, just let me know. I don't drive anymore so helping out from home is my only option.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Well, Alice, if you could find someone to snap the shots, they could email them to you and you could upload them. Let me know if you find anyone and I'll keep looking too.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

The calendar says Summer is here! I think it has been in the Deep South (Georgia) for a while now as we seem to once again skip right over Spring.

The wrens got mad at me this morning for watering the plants that their babies are being raised in. They were cussing up a storm at me. We have 4 little naked things in the ivy and not sure if the eggs in the Wandering Jew have hatched or not. I have to get the step ladder for assistance in that observation.

Sandy, what is the update on your light fixture Phoebe birds?

I saw two new birds this past week within two days. One was the Killdeer I spotted in Lowes parking lot. I have not been back there to see if it is in the same spot. If it is, I can only assume it is sitting on eggs in the landscaping mulch. The other bird I spotted in our back yard was a White-eyed Vireo. I have never heard of such a bird but according to the bird book, they are common from Nebraska to New York in the north and from central Texas to Florida. So that is a pretty big chunk of the Eastern US so I am surprised I have never seen or heard about this bird before now…

My niece and two of her friends will be leaving Clarksville today to visit us. We will be showing them the lake and doing some tourist stuff around here and plan to take a run over to Charleston to spend the day. So I may be MIA for a bit.

Friday, June 22, 2007 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Sandy, Sandy. The only people I know here in Clarksville are the Pet Bloggers.

I mentioned my willingness to help in any capacity not just in the pictures department. As long as I can do it from home, I would love to help.

I know, Sandy, bring all the critters here! I'll take their pictures and upload them! OK?

Friday, June 22, 2007 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Your zebra is on the way hometown girl! I just got some crappy news--little Hines has a bad case of kennel cough so I can't see him this weekend. Bless his little heart, everybody say a prayer for him to get better where he can meet us and finally make it to his new home (if God and the Human Society Approve). ANyway--I will be gone the rest of the day cuz my desk is buried. Skeeter, have a nice time! Everybody enjoy the weekend. Love ya!
YOur Brat,

Friday, June 22, 2007 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Skeeter, there are three little baby flycatchers in the nest. I have every single deck item piled in a circle around the center post, on top of which there nest rests on a light ficture (the deck is covered). There is a big table, four chairs, the grill, two canvas dogs beds propped up on their sides, several big potted plants and trees (some on TOP of the table right under the nest). So of course, we can't sit out there until the birds leave.

Scooter has noticed the babies as they are getting bigger, but he's just getting as close as he can and looking up. I yell NO in a stern voice and make him come in.

I am hoping things will work, as the dogs don't go out much while I am at home and if they do I keep an eye and so far so good. I leave them in the house until The Boss gets home. I've told him that when he lets them out to make sure Scooter isn't even LOOKING at the nest. I don't know if he's listening though.

The final hurdle will be when they fly out where they land and hopefully that will happen when the dogs are inside. I am so glad I work nights so the dogs aren't out there all day alone.

I'll try to get a picture and keep you posted!

Friday, June 22, 2007 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

The cats r us picture deal sounds right down my alley. I have a digital camera and this would be a neat way to help out. Sorry-have to post and run due to ball schedules. Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, June 22, 2007 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

ok-I stink ---I did not welcome Sherry to the blog the other day---I apologize profusely---ok-so I am not a snakey kindda guy--but I will agree that God makes us all have a passion for the things he created--if we all like the same thing, all the rest would have faded eons ago. BUT WELCOME to the nut house theater--plenty of seats down front--straight jacket fittings on Wednesday and Friday--ENJOY!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007 1:11:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

ok-I stink ---I did not welcome Sherry to the blog the other day---I apologize profusely---ok-so I am not a snakey kindda guy--but I will agree that God makes us all have a passion for the things he created--if we all like the same thing, all the rest would have faded eons ago. BUT WELCOME to the nut house theater--plenty of seats down front--straight jacket fittings on Wednesday and Friday--ENJOY!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007 1:11:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Brett, you are stuttering again... ha ha... Straight jacket, who needs a straight jacket??? Well, maybe the two planning the covert operation. tee hee...Hometown girl will let you know when Nester the Zebra arrives! Again Thanks, only wish I could give you that hug for him but “Good things come to those that wait”...
I am sooo sorry that y’all will not get your play date with Hines this weekend but it is best to keep him away from your other babies right now with the cough and maybe best with your babies not feeling so tip top as well. Don’t worry too much about the cough as that sometimes happens with kenneled dogs and cats. The Saints parents, Missy had a bad cold when they found her at the shelter. They would not release her for two weeks but mom insisted they release her after week one. But boy did they have a mess to deal with. Poor little thing was coughing and sneezing junk up for days but nurse mom healed that baby and now she rules the roost in their household…

Sandy, Sounds like you are doing the best you can for the flycatchers but I thought you said they were Phoebes...?...

Saint came home from work early today so he ran errands with me in town. I had him drive through Lowes parking lot to see if the Killdeer is in the same place and low and behold, it is! I just know she is sitting on eggs! She is near the street in an open corner of the parking lot so I would not go near the area for fear she may run into the street and get run over! Now I fear for the safety of the babies when they hatch! I read that the killdeer is one of the birds that will fake an injury to get your attention from the babies but doubt that would work on a truck coming out of Lowes parking lot full of lumber, etc... Oh how I will worry about that bird!

Okay, while in town we forgot to run by the bird store and pick up meal worms for the bluebirds so we need to run back again. I swear it never ends with the animals around here.... Geeeeee

Friday, June 22, 2007 2:10:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, me and O'Malley need straight jackets,nah, well ok maybe sometimes but---- if you want a covert operation done you need someone brave enough to get the job done.

Bret, question for ya, were you at Rafferty's for lunch today? If so then I saw you. Hope you get Hines soon, said a little prayer for him to get all better soon.

Friday, June 22, 2007 3:48:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

Oh Skeeter,

Now you have me, all the way in Clarksville, worrying about your killdeer. I would be there everyday stalking the little thing, checking on it. I don't know a solution for it tho. Too bad you can't trap the bird with eggs and relocate it. If only it were that easy.

Straight jackets? Our covert operations only require a bit of beast(or tequila??) and we are ready! haha...and yes Pam, ditto on the 30 seconds.

Brett, I still have not had time to catch up on all the post but I do hope Hines gets better very quickly.

Sandy, I can relate to your precautions. I am a meanie and keep my kitty inside the garage when I know baby birds are flying in my yard. I was so sad yesterday as she brought me a beautiful bird she had killed. I am not sure what it was-looked like one of the swallows that swoop about at dusk after the insects. Its back was deep, deep black with a sheen of turquoise. I was so sad that I didn't see her with it in time to save it.

OK..I am really leaving for the ballfield this time. Have a good one ya'll!

Friday, June 22, 2007 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Here it is almost 6:00 and I still have house cleaning to do but I have to add to my killdeer story. We just got back from the bird store and I was telling them my killdeer story. I found out that killdeer nesting in landscaping is normal around here with all the growth in this area. (Houses going up left and right) She was telling me about a resident killdeer in a McDonald’s parking lot in the landscaping! Said she "did" stalk it and was able to see the babies run across the parking lot into the wooded area! So with all the traffic that parking lot gets plus being by a main road, I feel better knowing that the baby’s instinct seems to be to head for the woods! I just hope they time it right when taking off….

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:57:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

yes, it's a phoebe, but those are in the flycatcher family. They are getting SO big so fast! They are now standing on the edge of the nest and fluttering about, but mama and daddy are still feeding. They should be leaving soon!

Saturday, June 23, 2007 1:53:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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