We had a very odd experience with the neighbors yesterday. We live in the middle of the country so our neighbors are spaced pretty far (about maybe 200 yards or so) apart. So we usually don't talk to our neighbors too often. Add in the gun factor (see above paragraph) and the trailor / Arkansas factor (see Simple Life I), and you'll understand why. Not that our neighbors are wrong to have trailors, or shot randomly into the air, but I'll probably never get used to it being that I came from the parched desert of Arizona. So anyway, our next door neighbors came over and said they wanted the new puppy. Being that we/were in the market for giving away the puppy we asked their story. Apparently she's been going over there to visit and they were wondering if we didn't want her then they'd love to have her. Apparently they lost their last dog due to parvo. At that point, I was thinking "warning flag" because parvo is very preventable with the normal vacceines that you should give to your animals, and its very contagious. All I remember from lectures at dog guide school was that it causes deadly diarrhoea and is carried in water. Contagious? Preventable? Hmmm. This is one of the reasons you keep up shots on your animals. Apparently from what I can tell, they didn't give the dog shots, and most likely didn't even get him/her spaid/neutered. Whose to say they wouldn't do the same with this puppy. So we said that they'd be welcome to watch her if we were away and if we kept her, and that was that. And I wonder why there's so many stray pupppies out there. There's got to be some low economic help for people who have dogs. I feel for people who lose dogs, but, why not take simple steps to take care of your animals and I'd be happier to give her to you. Oh well, can't change some people. Have fun shooting random things, I'm ready for a nap after that rant. More soon.
And oh yeah, lots of new people on my friends list so welcome to you all. I'm lucky I can read quick or I'd neve get through my friends list.