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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Spring Fever and a Breakfast Invitation!

What beautiful weather today! A tease of spring to come! I have daffodils already poking through the ground.

Though the weather is beautiful, both The Boss and I still are feeling the effects of the flu. We still have stuffy heads, congestion and our taste buds still aren't working. On top of that, the slightest exertion is DRAINING. We both feel weak and tired. I have no energy to do all the things I'd like to do around the house and outside of the house!

Tarzan and Catfish are really loving the warm temperatures and during the day, spend most of their time outside lying in the grass or on the love seat on the front porch. To think we had snow just a few days ago!

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to spring. February is the most depressing month, don't you think? You're sick of winter and know there is still a ways to go to true spring weather. I'm glad it's over and we are "marching" our way to nicer weather, though I'm sure we'll still have several cold snaps until then.

This photo of Tarzan was taken a few years ago. He really looks like the King of the Jungle!

So what are your plans for spring? Spring cleaning? Gardening? I am in the mood to do all of it, but the trick as always, is to find the time.

This coming Saturday, Stacey's veterans group is having a pancake breakfast at the VFW on Haynes Street, behind the hospital. The Boss and I will be there and I thought we Pet People could have a gathering! Stop by between 8 and 11 a.m. for a huge breakfast feast, all for only $5! We plan on being there around 10. Maybe we can discuss a Pet People spring fling while we eat! Any takers?

posted by Sandy at 3/02/2008 03:53:00 PM


Blogger Skeeter said...

That is a great picture of Tarzan! He does look as though he is hiding in his jungle...

Wish I could indulge in some pancakes! I love pancakes and hardly get to eat them. I think it is a bit too far to drive for breakfast. LOL...

Spring time is my favorite time of the year. I spend most of my spring in the yard playing in the dirt with my flowers, plants, etc while my feather friends sing to me...

Sunday, March 02, 2008 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Sandy, about the Pancake Breakfast, I wouldn’t miss it for the world. It is the only time that I can ever get Wifey Pooh to fix MY breakfast. And, serve it to me. Of course, I do have to pay $5 for it, but it is worth it. Of course, it is only worth it because Wifey pooh doesn’t actually cook the breakfast, she just serves it to me. Otherwise, I would never go. Okay, I’m just making fun here. I can’t help myself. Wifey pooh is really a very, very good cook. In fact, she hasn’t poisoned me yet.

Seriously folks, let’s all try to do the Pancake Breakfast. It is some really, really good pancakes and the SOS is “the best ever”, as quoted by a pancake breakfast regular. I’ve never seen anyone eat 3 helpings of SOS before, but Kevin sure does like it. And since this is the Women Veterans organization, this truly is their calling. There is just nothing like getting waited on hand and foot by a bunch of women.

Pam, if I really hurt your feelings on the other post, I am very, very sorry. To make it up to you, I would be willing to pay for half of your breakfast. $2.50 is very generous I think. I hope we can get together soon. I have something that I need to discuss with my dear sweet long-lost sister.

Yes, Skeeter it is a bit of a far drive for pancakes. It would be really nice to see you though. Yes, warmer weather is wonderful. I will be out playing in the dirt and planting flowers myself. But, I don't think the birds will be singing to me. I have a habit of sending the cats after them, so they don't like me very much.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I can't wait for spring! Everything is in bloom and all the baby animals are born. The only draw back is the start of red and orange days. Hate those! Have to stay inside.

Last year we landscaped the back yard, this year I am doing the front yard and putting up a storage shed. Then I can get the Foremans tool out of the house!

Wish I could come for pancakes. Skeeter how come you don't get pancakes? I love them so much that we will have them for dinner sometimes. I love to have breakfast for dinner. The Foreman just bought me a waffle maker. I made chicken and waffles for the first time the other night. And to think I had never even heard of them before we moved to VA. Who would have thought that putting the two together would taste that great?

Monday, March 03, 2008 9:06:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Yes, please, everybody come out for pancakes, sausage, and SOS!! You more than get your money's worth for the $5 you pay. I won't have too much time for visiting myself, unless we are really slow around 10:00. I work like a dog at these functions, but it is alot of fun. You get to meet so many different people.

Sandy wasn't sure which of my many veteran organizations this breakfast is for, so let me say that it is to benefit Chapter 20 of the Women Veterans of America. We are a non-profit Veteran Service Organization made up of honorably discharged women from all branches of service, and from all eras of service. We have members in their 80's, and those that have recently served. You can find out more information on our Chapter web site at

I am currently the Vice Commander of Chapter 20, and we are planning the 2008 National Convention in Nashville, which we will be hosting in September. The proceeds from the breakfast will be used to offset some of our out of pocket expenses for the Convention. We hope to have members from all across the country in attendance.

I would love for all my Pet People buddies (and your friends and neighbors) come out and support me and my fellow women veterans!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:06:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Adrienne, I dont get them often because I cannot make them worth a flip! (Pun intended) I am too impatient and overheat the skillet thus browning them too much. The Saint makes really good pancakes but he is usually too busy watching Food Network to cook!

Cracker Barrel has killer pancakes. But we dont go there often due to crowds...

I have a non stick waffle iron but the waffles are not crunchy enough for me. They come out too soft... Our Huddle House waffle’s always smell so good when we visit them for breakfast but I always end up with bacon and eggs…

I have never had Chicken and Waffles before and never heard of them before moving here. I had never heard of Shrimp and Grits until we moved here either. They are soooooo yummmmmmy…

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:06:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

IN the words of Charlie Brown "UGH!!!!"
Sorry folks, you know where we will be on Saturday. I'll be flipping something other than pan cakes-tee hee--If I haven't mentioned it, adoptions are up! But it seems like every time we get two or three a new home, an old one comes back or someone dumps off more. Such is the game we play. Someone abandoned a beautiful ole hound dog last weekend. She was covered in ticks and crud, but so loveable. They named her Abigail (sp?) Gherta says she's is probably about 6 or 7 years old. I sponsored her vet visit (no brag there-just special shout of thanks to Dr. Ramey for her help)--she is free of heart worms and other tests came back zero. So we're off to a good start with her. We are wondering if she was lost and someone picked her up and deposited her at Cats R Us. Poor baby, she kept looking down the road like she was looking for home. She is in a foster home right now with one of their regular volunteers. If anyone knows someone who would love an older animal, we will have her posted by next weekend if everything goes well.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

B, when you get some good pics of Abigail, please e-mail them to me and tell me all about her and I'll post her story here!

Where have you been? Haven't seen you for a while. How are Charlie, Lucy, Hines and Pearl? Hines still ruling the roost?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Such good news about the pups getting there safely and how heartwawrming to hear how CJ's new parents love her! Sure hope the same happens for Bruiser.

On the pancake breakfast, Fly Boy and I planned to be ther but then my sister called to say she and my broth-in-law may be here late Friday night through Sunday morning. So, if they do we will want to catch up on all with them and won't be there. If something happens and they decide not to come then we will show up to meet you guys.

Dragon, now you know I have a very tendy and forgiving heart so no worries we're good. Now you have my curiosity up on what you want to talk to me about. You can always call me you know. I need to hear what this is.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:28:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

uh, that is tender heart not tendy. Man I have got to slow down and pay more attention when I type.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:30:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

We will make sure she gets posted EVERYWHERE. If she is lost-we might find her family by accident!
All my babies are fine. Yes, Hines is still playing vice president to her Highness Lucy. Poor Charlie is still playing consort to them both. But we all know that the great Goddess Pearl controls all!!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:03:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hey, B, if you email Abigail's picture to Amy, she can do an Action Line to put her face out there to see if she is lost and maybe someone out there would know her.

Pam, if your sister and B-i-L come in, bring them to breakfast!! Ya'll still have to eat, don't you??? You don't have to stay long. Same for B and Jeremy. Breakfast opens at 8--come eat and then go to CRU, or come after--open til 11.

Hmmmm......I don't know about that pecking order you listed there, B. But, I can say that Hines is just about used to me. He hardly barked at me at all this weekend, and he was letting me rub him right away, as long as I didn't look at him. What a goober.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 8:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Shannon, you know what's good? Waffles and ICE CREAM. Back in PA you can get them at fairs and stuff. I like chocolate. You put a nice hunk between warm waffles and eat it like a sandwhich!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:35:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oops, meant to say Skeeter not Shannon on the waffle thing!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stacey, if we were staying in town I might be able to talk them into coming to the breakfast but- we are going to see our grand kids so won't be able to make this one. I talked to my sister last night and they are going to be here Friday evening sometime.
Hey do you know what Dragon wants to talk to me about? I am so curious now, it's bugging me.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Oh trust me---Hines has found his place in the heirchy that is the house of Dogwood. But he gets kudos for being so well behaved on Saturday night.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Poor Saint is still looking for his "heirchy"!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well duh Skeeter, after all he is a manly mn so he will just have to wait to find his place in order.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well duh Skeeter, after all he is a manly mn so he will just have to wait to find his place in order.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...


Just got the official word from the Commander. We will work out another date with the VFW, and I will let everyone know when it will be. Sorry, I was looking forward to seeing Sandy and Glen and you other Pet People that were going to come!!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008 10:08:00 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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