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The Value of Something

This post is brought to you upon inspiration from my new old ugly horse trailer. Yes, I’m serious.

My husband came home with my new trailer about a week ago. He has always known I’d like to have a three Horse with a small tack area, and a nose cone I could put an air mattress in and sleep. And here it is! I have to laugh because he kept telling me how old and ugly it was before he brought it home. He said he wanted to prepare me for what I was actually getting and not some built up image in my mind.

Which brings me to my point. The value of something is individual to ones perception. For example my husband thought I may be a little disappointed with my new trailer. When in fact, I am so completely happy. It is exactly what I hoped for. Sure it needs a door latch instead of the bungee cord that is in place now, and the back doors need put back on, and two boards need replaced. BUT I HAVE A HORSE TRAILER I ALWAYS WANTED!!!!!

I had a friend once tell me that I’m “always just so dang thankful!” And I’m happy that I have this outlook, because as Cliche as it may seem, I am thankful….for everything in my life. So don’t let someone make you feel bad for seeing the value of something in your own life that may not shine to others.

A mutt dog isn’t worth less than a pedigree pooch.

A state university education isn’t any more valuable than a hard knocks university education.

A suit and tie doesn’t mean more power than jeans and boots.

And an old paint peeled three Horse with a bungee cord door latch isn’t any worse than a brand new aluminum.

You yourself can only determine the value of something …..

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Greta Belinda Gets Treatment, Medical, Emotional, And otherwise… ๐Ÿท

Our rescue pig, Greta Belinda, has become part of my morning routine. She is still in isolation due to having lice. We definitely don’t want to spread to the rest of the pigs. She saw the Vet Thursday and he gave her her vaccinations and dewormed her, as well as gave her a heavier duty lice treatment. He says she is as we suspected, about 150# under weight. So with better nutrition she should not only gain the weight, but her skin should clear up as well.

Every morning I take her two oranges when I wake her up. She sleeps so hard it amazes me! I usually have to poke her snout and say her name a few times until I see her soulful eyes open.

So we still have a rescue pig, named Greta Belinda ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿท

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Readers are Leaders ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“–

I was getting ready to pull out of my driveway to take the three little cowgirls to school and I look in my rear view mirror and see this view. My girls and I all love books. But it warms my heart to see them reading unprompted, all at the same time.

Readers are leaders people. Inspire your children to read. I’ve always told my girls I don’t care what they read as long as they are reading! Happy Wednesday!

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Rescue Pig ๐Ÿ–

My husband woke the girls and I up Sunday morning, excited for us to meet Greta Belinda…….Who is Greta Belinda, you say? Well, that’s what I said. This is Greta Belinda……

Yup all 455 pounds of sow. ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ฉ ย *insert my loud obnoxious, annoyed sigh here* ย As my husbands eyes sparkled and he said, “She needs ย to gain a bit of weight and be cleaned up then won’t she be a beauty?!”

I couldn’t speak for fear of ruining the moment, because I would have. All I could see was a money pit….errrr….pig. She has lice, worms, and is 150# underweight. No good deed goes unpunished right?! RIGHT!

But the girls and hubby are so excited about her potential. I mean look at these smiles.

So we have a sow named Greta Belinda.ย 

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A Review: Magasin Reusable Dog Diapers

About ten days ago I noticed urine spots on our carpet. I was shocked as none of our pets have accidents. After separating animals I found the culprit. It was our three year old Terrier mix, Virgil. After a trip to the vet he was sent home with antibiotics and pain relievers with bladder stones suspected as a cause of the urine incontinence.

So there I was with a sick dog that was going to be having accidents for the foreseeable future. A dog that had never once pottied on the floor, and was used to being with his family with full run of the house. A predicament for sure. I didn’t want to shut him on the back porch, but I also knew I couldn’t have him soiling our rugs.

So I started doing some online research and discovered Magasin Reusable Dog Diapers. I was skeptical to say the least. But what else could I do? I measured according to the directions on the sizing chart and ordered a three pack for a little over $20.

The product came quickly and away we went to see how they did. First off, the sizing was true if you measure correctly and follow their suggested sizing chart. The product is sturdy, and fits incredibly well. Virgil was a little unsure at first and walked funny for about the first hour or so. But soon walked normally and didn’t try to pull them off. Virgil immediately peeked up when he realized he got the run of the house once again! It made my heart happy to see him sleeping in his favorite chair!

Three hours in and he had had an incontinent urine episode while sleeping in his chair. The diaper was wet, but him and my chair were dry! I just changed his diaper and popped the other in the wash.

I also tried them on our similarly sized Miniature Australian Shepherd, Booker. He usually has to be kept on the back porch as he would try to mark his territory. These prevented him from doing that. He hiked his leg of course but it was all caught in the diaper! Bonus use!

I give this product four out of four stars! Effective, durable, and a problem solver for many issues!

Thank you Magasin!

www. Petmagasin.com

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Ditching the Resolution and Choosing a Word

So it’s now 2018. In years past I would have already been a few days into my New Years Resolution….Usually having to do with losing weight or organizing my life better. And let’s be real for a moment, I have failed at them year and year again. SO, knowing i will never achieve those, I have come upon something that I can stick with!

I have chosen a word to inspire me in 2018! A single word can be so powerful. This year I have chosen “Truth”. This word just speaks to me. It reminds me to be truthful with others , but also with myself on a variety of fronts such as parenting, and financial ability. Being truthful doesn’t just mean telling your best friend her dress is absolutely hideous when she is asking your opinion; it means really considering things for what they are.

So this is me in the New Year, ditching the Resolution and living a single word.

What’s your 2018 word?!