Friday, August 10, 2012

Peanuts and Animal Cops

My roommate/best friend refuses to eat peanuts. She says the reason is that she had one once that tasted terrible. I've tried to explain to her that, ya, occasionally you get a bad peanut--but they're like 1 out of 100... the thing to do when you've eaten a bad peanut is to eat another one to get the bad taste out of your mouth. She doesn't like those odds of getting a second bad peanut.
This is a conversation we had some time ago.
Another while ago, I told her about how I can't watch animal cops without ending up watching several episodes. This is because you watch a little bit, and then he just have to keep watching to find out whatever happens to that puppy they found with a fish hook in it's nose. Then, after you finally find out (at two minutes till the hour) they start another episode before they go to commercial break. So you get into that next episode and have to keep watching.
This evening Ashley told me she had tried to watch animal cops. She agreed that you want to find out what happens to the animals. Only the animal that she wanted to find out what happened to ended up having to be put to sleep. Now she says she never wants to watch the show again. I told her that does happen sometimes (okay it happens a lot of the time) but the thing to do is to watch one more episode because the next one will probably have a happy ending.
It suddenly dawned on me that she and I both have the same views of watching animal cops as we have about eating peanuts. I wonder what other aspects of life this peanut analogy could be applied to...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fire storm

The start of another painting.

My horse (who happens to be the model for this particular painting) lives in Luther, Oklahoma, along with several people I love. She was out of the path of the fire, but this Friday all I could do was watch the news as a fire burned through parts of the town. I am so so thankful to report that that nobody I know lost their home to the fire, but a lot of other people that live around there did. (I've been hearing varying numbers, but somewhere between 25 and 30-something homes were lost.) Please pray for these people/families. I can't imagine. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I didn't realize how difficult it is to investigate and remove a possibly neglected animal until following Cody's story. I'm sure I don't know all the details just from reading stuff on Facebook, but the gist is that people started reporting that they saw this horse, then vets were apparently called in and deemed his condition to be due to old age and surgery (to remove golf balls he had ingested). Then other people that are higher up (like the DA) got involved and the horse did end up being seized. He was severely dehydrated and malnourished. One wonders how much longer he would have survived in his dehydrated state in these over-100 temperatures we've been having.
I don't know how long this has taken to get him removed and cared for but, Animal Cops (the tv shows) makes it look a little faster than this.

If you want to help Cody and others like him, I'm offering the print from my giveaway (scroll down a couple of entries to see a pic,) on my Etsy page for $15 (not including shipping) with $15 going to Horse Feathers Equine rescue for each print sold. You can also of course, donate any amount directly to Horse Feathers by going here.