Tuesday, September 20, 2016


The. last few days have been great and we got totally caught up with our mowing. Because we each spent at least 2 hours, each day, cutting down the tall weeds and grass.

This past Saturday morning, Shelly & Stuart had to return Butterball, because she was getting more and more aggressive towards old Thumper. When Shelly called to tell me that it just wasn't working out with Butterball as they had hoped it would she was crying the entire time, because it had broken her heart to have to return Butterball to us.

When this really nice couple arrived, as I was walking up to greet them they were both wiping away tears, so I tried to comfort them. "Y'all, please don't feel bad about this. It just wasn't meant to be..."

Then when Butterball walked down the truck's doggie ramp she wasn't sad at all about the turn of events. She was wagging her tail excitedly and dragging Tony as fast as she could to get to her best friend Blue, that she has lived with for over three years. (In case you've forgotten both Blue and Butterball had recently been returned to us by the same person and these two fine dogs had lived together for over three years.)

I tried to cheer Stuart and Shelly up, and said, "I think Butterball isn't upset at all. In fact, I don't know which one of these dogs is happier to see each other." Then Tony put Butterball back inside her pen with Blue and their happy reunion almost made me tear up, which I tried to hide by looking up into the sky.

After spending several minutes visiting with this kind-hearted couple, they asked if they could walk the other two dogs that they had also been interested in. And forty minutes later, after we had walked Thumper and Hazel and then with Merlin they chose to adopt sweet Hazel! And everybody was happy about it, including Thumper, Hazel, Butterball and Blue. And before Hazel walked up the doggie ramp with Thumper to get into the back seat of their big truck we told each other that we hoped it would work out this time. 

This morning Shelly called me and she left a message, on Carlton, because I was outside pushing a mower around, again. And the good news so far is, "Hazel and Thumper love each other and they love to play together...." 

Today my good friend Nancy D., up in Chicago, sent me this fabulous Pentonix & Dolly Parton singing Jolene together on YouTube to watch and I totally loved it. In fact, it gave me goose-bumps when they sang Jolene. 

So, I immediately asked Tony to please come and watch it and like me he loved it, too, but he wouldn't admit that it gave him goose-bumps, too. 

Seriously, we think it is one of the best performances ever of Dolly singing one of her most famous songs with these super talented people. So please click here if you would love to watch Pentonix & Dolly Parton—Jolene, because it has already been viewed by over 8,250,000 people since it was released four days ago.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!  


Fay said...

Oh Butterball, you’re quite the Pup
In fact some say, you’re a ButterCup!
You up and rolled, ol’ Blue was bumpered
And now you’re back, cuz, well, Thumper.

But that’s how it goes and all is not lost,
In dog we trust, the towel shall not be tossed
Now Hazel is jumping and playing w Thumper,
Hoping it sticks, we’ll keep our fingers crossed!

cousin nancy said...

Hi Fay! I love your poem. This morning when I was outside talking to our volunteers about Hazel being traded and one of our volunteers looked at her and called her Butter-butt accidentally. We all had a good laugh about it.