A drop in the bucket

We had an unexpected surprise this week…something we haven’t seen in a very long while: rain!

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While the rainfall total is but a drop in our drought bucket, we are so grateful. It delivered a much-needed assist to the firefighters battling the massive King Fire in El Dorado County, about 70 miles from us. After two weeks and thousands displaced, the 97,000 acre fire is now 87% contained.

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The garden soaked up every drop and enjoyed a few consecutive days of cloud cover.

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In response, it spewed forth tiny frogs,

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snails,

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and a host of mushrooms…one of the gifts of our bark paths when the days are darker and there is finally moisture.

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You’ll remember Moses from my Say Goodbye To Summer post? Well, your good wishes worked. He went home this weekend –

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joining Carly Simon, Loki, Gordon (below right with his new sister, Sophie) –

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Casey, Reacher and Ginger (pictured left with her new sugar-faced sisters).

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Patsy Cline and Coki went to foster. Curious about the names? You try being original after rescuing nearly 8,000 dogs!

It was another good weekend for adoptions. Heard among our volunteers: “We have lots of open kennels.” Quickly followed by the arrival of seven (at last count) more.

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Seven adoptions; two fosters…a drop in the bucket that keeps being refilled. But, like the rain, we – at Homeward Bound – are grateful for each and every one.

15 comments

  1. Carol

    So glad you got your much needed rain and the fires are almost contained. Very happy Moses finally found his home. Hope more of the same for this new week.

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