We traveled through the rain, whizzing into Indiana and past Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
On to the show. We were so busy with teaching that we never really got our show space all set up.
Forgot to take pictures too.
|Vintage chandelier crystals.|
|Brass numbers for the old St. Louis Library shelves.|
|Cecile was my great helper all weekend. We stopped for a bit of refreshments before getting started.|
Jane in Chains.
She is off to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
Time to head west. We have been helping several of the dog rescue groups transport animals as we are traveling. We knew there was a chance that we would bring back a neglected dog that had been pulled from a farm in Ohio. He was one of 30. His name is now Chester. Chester had been chained all last summer to the outside of the barn unprotected from the sun. He had been coated in motor oil that had never been cleaned off which left his skin burned and infected. He was also covered in rat bites and has every kind of worm in his body that a dog can get including heart worm. When we went to get Chester, we learned there were also 2 siblings that weren't in as bad of shape, but there was nowhere for them to go. So Mark went out a bought a kennel, food and chew toys and we ended up with all 3. Not being able to get a hotel with 3 dogs, we ended up sleeping in a truck stop. The dogs were so frightened that I had all 3 under the covers with me through the night.
And you all think I have a glamorous life.
The medical bills (even with a generous veterinarian, Dr. Julie that gives us a great deal) for these three dogs over the next 2 months will be over $1,000. If anyone would like to help by donating for their care or the care of the other animals in the rescue, you can send a check
or call to donate by credit card to:
Ark Valley Animal Clinic - 122 N. Park Avenue, Valley Center, Kansas, 67147 - 316-201-6690.
You can make it attention Chester-Benny-Jasmine (Russell).
Benny being the strongest of the 3 spent some time at the store while his brother and sister were boarded at the vet for a couple of days. He is introduced to Jeager the rescue cat.
Hanging out in Mark's office. Getting used to the idea that not all humans will hurt him.
Just loved this image. Circleville, Ohio. Trompe-loeil on the side of a building.
I had to really look at this one.
Arriving home to a cruel joke. It's my birthday and the best part of April 24th for me every year is the great weather. This is what we were met with pulling into Wichita.
my flower beds.
The next day in the Public/Brickyard Courtyard.
On our way back from Ohio we stopped in St. Louis to help our son Travis and his wife Brooke pack up there belongings as they are moving back to Kansas this week. I ran across this in the process.
I gave this to Travis 16 years ago.
I was surprised to find it sitting in the living room on the book shelf filled with the
same treasures (and a few more) that were there when he received it.
They may grow older, but a son at any age is
still your little boy.