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  • Ranch Rescues for 2016

    Elyn (front) is bed buddies with Mouser Dillon, rescued four years ago.

    Elyn (front) is bed buddies with Mouser Dillon, rescued four years ago.

    We have two rescues this year. Elyn is our new barn kitty. She is growing so fast! Skipper is our new pack member. He gained weight and wags his tail ALL the time. That makes 16 happy, healthy animals with a loving forever home. Please check your shelter at Christmas!

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  • Giving is Fun

    Treats and toys for doggies at the no kill rescue shelter.

    Treats and toys for doggies at the no kill rescue shelter.

    Mommy bought out the PetSmart sale bin for the doggies at Colonial Capital Rescue Shelter. Each doggie received a toy, a knuckle bone, and a pig ear. They were SO happy. Please take toys or treats you can afford to a local shelter for lonely dogs. The smallest things mean so much to them.

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  • Bad Luck Magnet

    Mommy calls holidays a magnet for bad luck. Confusing. Holidays means sharing yummy people food. Yesterday, she opened the house to cold wind all afternoon because something stung our eyes and throat after a man made a boo-boo while working on boxes that warm the house. Back to the yummy food issue . . .

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  • Jaunt through Ireland–Recommendations

    History comes alive in Ireland. Natalie discovers her "Irish" ancestors were "more Irish than the Irish themselves" which means they were land grant and later titled English transplants. Who knew?

    History comes alive in Ireland. Natalie discovers her "Irish" ancestors were "more Irish than the Irish themselves" which means they were land grant and later titled English transplants. Who knew?

    After two weeks driving the Emerald Isle, Mommy has her must see list: every castle possible–all are unique; Medieval Mile of Kilkenny; Gap of Dunloe; Dingle Peninsula; Powerscourt Estate; Bunratty Castle & Folk Park; Muckross House and Gardens; Natural History Museum in Dublin, and the North Atlantic Coast. Things to skip: Dublin (mini NYC and […]

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  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

    Nancy checks out the mill at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

    Nancy checks out the mill at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

    This must see includes a castle built in 1425 and filled with 15th and 16th century furnishings. Alongside is a fascinating living village representing local life of the late 19th century. Walk through furnished homes for all levels of society, touch horse-powered farm equipment housed in the stone stables alongside vintage jaunting carts. Real farm […]