Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Friday, December 17, 2010

Post # 300

Hey Friends,

As you can tell by the title of today's post, this is my # 300 post. That is a very big deal from a gal who is dyslexic and legally blind in one eye and don't see very good out of the other.
A very big deal!!! I am so hooked on telling the world about everything!!! Tom doesn't like it but he loves me and is trying to stay out of it!!

For you that are new the picture above is of Joker and I a long time ago!!! I rescued him from a couple who made their living by breeding and showing dogs. Joker was 5 and a half when he came to live with us!! He had never been in a house before!!!! He had always been in a kennel.

Joker was an Ibizan Hound. At the time there were only a few in the US. Joker was born in the UK and this couple had had him shipped over to the US. It turned out he was not a good breed dog. He didn't do well in the dog shows. He had a very bad over bite and he was too tall. They had sold him 3 times before I rescued him. I don't know why the people brought him back!!
The couple tried to sell him the forth time but got no takers in a year. They were going to put him to sleep if they couldn't get rid of him!!! We took him and we loved him so very much for 7 years!!! He was so so wonderful!!!

This was going to be a short post but I got carried a way!!!

The flower is a camellia. It is called a Pink Perfection.... It is blooming this time of year if it is not freezing!! It is warm today. The bush and buds are not hurt by cold!!
They are wonderful to have this time of year!!!

Love coming your way, Bambi & Fern


  1. Happy 300 to you Fern....well done.
    I keep a tablet in my car as I'm waiting at stop lights and riding to/from work I most of them. They are all on NC license's tags.

    Hugs Madi and Mom

  2. What a gorgeous shot of your camellia! And what a nice story about Joker. It takes special people like you to safe some of these anipals from uncertain fate.

  3. Hey girlfriend! Happy 300th post!!! Here's to the next 300 :)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Fern, Congrats that's alot of posts, thanks for shareing the story of Joker, he found his forever home.
    See Yea George xxx

    That camillia is just gorgeous and Joker's story is quite something. Thank you for sharing BOTH with us.
    Keep Blogging!

  6. Congratulations on #300, Fern! Here's to another 300!
    Mom is just loving your pink perfection camellia!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Congrats on #300, Fern. Joker was a very handsome dog, and we think he was waiting all those years to come to your special home.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. Congratulations! We have a Pink Perfection although we are really on the edge of its preferred climate. Some years the blossoms get frozen and fall off. But every now and then we are rewarded with those beautiful flowers.

  9. A beautiful camellia for your special post!!!
    I am so happy I found your blog and YOU long ago!
    Hugs to my special Girlfriend,
    ~K and The Pups

  10. Hey Girlfriend, I keep forgetting to tell you, I love the stickers on the envelope you sent!
    Very cool!!!

  11. Congrats on your 300th post! We are getting hit with a winter storm....7 inches to be here by morning and more coming on Thursday. I best get busy and start shipping it out of here! Do you want some? Keep smiling!

  12. Congratulations on 300 postings, Fern!!! Way to go, girl! Love the pictures of you and Joker and the flower. We had a warm day, got up to 76 degrees! But it is Oklahoma, so tomorrow will be 30 degrees colder.

    Hugs, Liz

  13. Love the story about Joker. What a beautiful dog. Congratulations on your 300th post, Fern. Looking forward to many more!