Saturday, April 12, 2008

Having A Made Up Mind

It started off as just an ordinary afternoon. I wasn't looking for anything adventurous at all. My lovely daughter was only working half a day and asked if I would go with her to the animal shelter when she got off work. Sure, I told her, BUT I am NOT going to get a dog! I knew I couldn't take her to the animal shelter without taking my son. He has asked me on several occasions to take a quick ride over and just "look" at the animals and I have turned him down each time. So, I waited until his dad picked him up from school and off we went. I reminded them once again while in the parking lot that we were just looking and we were NOT getting a dog.

The building which now accommodates the strays and others is newly constructed. It's much nicer than the former building that was very old and smelly. Upon entering, we had to sign in before we could be taken to the back to view the barking creatures. I could never work at a place like this. My heart would break too badly, not to mention that I wouldn't have one extra inch of space to keep all those poor babies. As we strolled in front of the cages, I still reminded myself that we were NOT going to get a dog. No, not today.......

While I was upfront filling out the adoption paperwork, *smile* my daughter was on her way home to trade vehicles in order to transport the newest member of our family. *sigh* I knew I shouldn't have agreed to this trip, but then again, we wouldn't have Roscoe. Roscoe had just arrived earlier in the day. Bless his heart. His previous owner was being deployed and had to give him up. I am sure it broke his heart to do so. I feel certain that he loved this beautiful dog, as he was well cared for. I wish I knew who it was just so I could let them know that he doesn't have to worry about him anymore.

Hmmmm.....he actually looks a little sad in these pictures, but I assure you he has jumped, ran, and played all afternoon. I think he might be a little sad that we had to come inside and leave him out.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My Seven

I was tagged by my friend Beth, to do a 7 things meme. She suggested tea cups for me, so..... I decided to go with it. *smile* I actually have mixed it up a little and added a few teapots. (I couldn't help it) Please forgive me for the dust and my neglect of not staging my items. I have been meaning to post this for a few days, and time has gotten away from me. I decided to go and ahead without the fanfare and show you what I've got. *smile*

I'll start with this tea cup. It was an unexpected find on one of my trips to the Biltmore. I always love finding treasures such as this.

This one is a little unique and very delicate.

This is another of my favorites and I was blessed to find the matching teapot. It's photo is coming up shortly.

This is my favorite green Royal Albert one.

My favorite Royal Albert, Old Country Roses in blue.

This is another Royal Albert. It is from an anniversary edition.

This is one like I gave to my dear friend Anita so we could share a cup of tea in spite of the distance apart.

Although I have more, this completes the 7 for the meme. I will now share a few random items from my collection.

This is some of my Royal Albert Old Country Roses. Ahhh....these are my very favorites! Can you tell?

I haven't been able to find a cup or the sugar bowl for this one.

A little something in blue......

The teapot I promised. Isn't it lovely?

The last set I am going to share with you is one that my dear hubby gave to me for my birthday this year. I haven't taken it out and put it with the rest of my collection just yet.

I have a few other things left, but will save those for another time.
I am not going to tag anyone, but if you are reading and would like to participate, please do.

After taking all these photos I am able to see a great need to dust and re-arrange. Thanks, Beth!