Sunday, November 18, 2007
  maggie is POOPED OUT... and totally content. :)

she had, like, the best day EVER.


for the third day in a row, she got turkey. leftovers from work, you know.. all the animals have been spoiled with hunks of turkey since friday. buddy likes it so much his mouth starts shaking when he sees it in my hand.

also, she got to go to the DOGGIE PARK. she loved it! she and gretchey did. sebastian, um, not so much - i think he likes the car ride there better than the actual doggie park. buddy, uhh... we had to leash him up the whole time. but oooh, gretchey and maggie loved it. a coupla gazelles, those two.

so anyway, tonight they're so tired that i honestly thought something was wrong with gretchen. she just stood in front of her dinner, not eating. i called chris out, worried. she eventually starting eating -- she was just tired.

the best part at the dog park was when the ENGLISH MASTIFF showed up. biggest dog ever. he made the german shepherd look like a chihuahua. sebastian and the mastiff sniffed each other's noses and, maaaaaan.. sebastian looked so nervous and so small in comparison. that dog was a monster! (a big, sweet, nice monster! :)

anyway, back to maggie's best day ever. then she got a shower! well, she hated that part, but afterwards, i toweled her off, and then she seemed VERY HAPPY. clean and happy! and someone is rubbin' my belly with a towel! whee!

now she's sleeping on the bed next to me, with her head on my knee. and to think the shelter was only a week ago...

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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