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Oh, to be stuck inside.

 

Until Next Time…Appy Trails Smile

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Let’s just say these photos depict 3 that were in frame.

If you live on a farm you know that these numbers can change at any moment…

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Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Well, it wasn’t a huge logging event but, when you’re trying to load up on wood for the winter, it sure feels like it.

My husband and I were cutting out some dead trees in the woods behind us (well I was supervising the cutting down part) and he decided we needed our mare Feather to help out.

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So I threw the roping saddle on her and headed down the road.

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Dragging logs out of the woods onto the main trail.

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There’s something about this mare…I just love.

I always tell people we may not be super great at one thing but, she’s done everything I’ve asked her to do.

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Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I went on the last camping trip of the season this weekend.

The fall colors are just beautiful right now and as we rode along, the one thing I so enjoyed was how the fallen leaves carpeted the trail.

Natures pavement.

There was one particular area, where the Maple trees just seemed to glow.

The cold nights were worth it.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I couldn’t decide what to name this post. “You’ve Come A Long Way Charlie” or “Humans Make Me Sick To My Stomach”

I volunteer for a Cocker Spaniel Rescue – Shorewood Cocker Rescue here in S Wisconsin. Charlie is our 3rd foster. Remember Katie? (we ended up falling in love and added her to our little pack)

Then there was Harvey. He found a home with previous adopters from the rescue. From seeing him recently he is being well fed. (sadly, over fed)

Anywho… back to Charlie…

Charlie showed up as a stray at a shelter this summer. He was then seized by the shelter as a neglect case. (the owner actually came to claim him) He was so badly emaciated and matted he couldn’t be shaved without sedation. He was thought to be around 5 yrs. old by the initial appearance.

We were asked if we could take in another foster.

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I was shown his photo and said we will absolutely take him in.

Absolutely…

So on July 22nd we welcomed Charlie to our little farm.

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Keep in mind that when I took these photos, he had already gained weight as he had been getting fed for a month.

Let’s rewind a little here…

Charlie wasn’t neutered (of course). He was micro chipped. However, the owner hadn’t bothered to register it. With a little detective work, one of our lovely volunteers was able to pin down some numbers and found that he had been registered with the AKC with the micro chip info. Now we know he is only 1 yr. 4 mos. old…

So let’s see here…you obliviously intended to breed this dog but, didn’t feel feeding or caring for him was a priority??? Shame on you. Shame on you.

The shelter vet decided to undertake the neutering as he had to be shaved down under sedation, anyway.

So July 22nd, we have Charlie. Thin, thin Charlie. Medicating his skin infections, Charlie. Very much a puppy Charlie.

Not surprisingly, very timid of my husband. But, surprisingly loves a human touch.

You can see it in his eyes.

It’s now almost 2 months later. Imagine having a 10 week old puppy in the body of a year old dog. No housetraining…no training at all.

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Tuckered out after a roll in something “fresh” and finding out that pine cones are fun to throw in the air.

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Funny what feeding a dog can do…

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Funny what loving a dog can do…

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Funny what play time and socialization can do.

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All I can say is…

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…you’ve come a long way Charlie.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

p.s. I do love a makeover.

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Around here, I find many things inside. I looked through my photos I’ve stored over the years and found some interesting ones!

I’m sometimes surprised, delighted and amused at what I find “inside”.

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One of the trees out front.

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Something REALLY good inside this toy.

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Hmmm, I don’t remember packing Mojo…

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Oh come on!

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As you can tell, our little Mylee has been fitting inside whatever she can since she was a kitten. The dogs were quite confused with this one.

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Last but not least – this was our cat Larry. Our Cockatiel Wilma and him would play like this for hours. It was a strange friendship. They have both since passed but, I betcha they’re still keeping themselves amused.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I recently received notice from WordPress that I now have 500 likes.

So…I decided to set a silly goal for myself.

Can I get 500 more “likes” before the end of the year???

I went through the photos on my laptop.

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If I make you smile will you “like” my post???

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Photo bomb.

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We fostered Katie for about a month but just couldn’t give her up. She’s our little “foster failure”.

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Whinny ‘”nose” when the camera is out. Tee Hee

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One of my favorites of sweet Emma.

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I call this one “stupid dog”

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Just thought I’d break up the theme a little. My mother-in-law, Ilene.

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Sophia and the sunset.

Friend Paul and his dog Nadia. Nothing like a good laugh with a friend.

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…and one more photo bomb for your consideration. Aiden the 8 yr. old “dog whisperer”.

Reblog, reblog, reblog and help me reach my silly goal! Woot Woot!

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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